We published images of the reception areas earlier in the month and are now catching up with pictures of the bedrooms ……
This room is in the 17th century part of the house with original wide oak floorboards. It takes inspiration from ‘the road to Samarkand’. That is, we acquired the silk embroidered bedspread in Uzbeksitan and the hand-painted ceiling refects Uzbeki motifs. Vintage photographs and intricate watercolours of Uzbeki culture have found their way onto the walls. The windows are fitted with black-out blinds and curtains of embroidered Indian silk..
In this 17th century room, we started with the beautiful Chinese screen. That dictated the rest. The bathroom has a good sized drench shower but, for fun and decadence, we installed a bath in the bedroom . The windows are fitted with black out blinds and curtains of embroidered Indian silk.
The accessible ground floor 17th century bedroom (which can operate as a twin or superking) overlooks the garden on two sides. We’ve used blues and greens to reflect its name as ‘the Garden Room.’ Parquet floor and curtains / bedspread of Indian crewel work.
This is in the new (rebuilt) extension and the colour scheme revolves aroud the ‘distressed’ bedhead and wonderful painted chest of drawers. With its white painted floorboards and teal walls, it somehow smacks slightly of a ship’s cabin. The west-facing velux windows are fitted with remotely operated black-out blinds. Well, this is a one off for sure. The unusual ‘headboard’ was recovered from a Franco Maria Ricci event. Franco is an Italian art publisher including FMR, an art magazine published in Italian, English, German, French and Spanish for over 27 years – some editions are in the room. Twin or superking. The door into the en suite bathroom is Victorian gothic and due to this and pictures of Venice, this room has become known as the Venetian Gothic. The velux windows (on both sides of the room) are fitted with remotely operated black-out blinds.