A hidden, grade II Listed, GEM of a house

Recently I had the pleasure of interior styling this beautiful Grade II Listed, 18th Century, Georgian Building.

This original and somewhat quirky home was set over three floors with four bedrooms, original fire-places, high ceilings and lots authentic architectural features that I thought were adorable.

Before 

There was a larger dressing table to one side of the bed making the shot asymmetrical and the bed was pushed up against the fireplace.

After 

I found two similar bedside cabinets to create a far more balanced and harmonious sense of proportion of this space. I dressed the bed, added fresh flowers and revealed this beautiful, original fireplace.

There were some architectural challenges in this old tannery built in the 18th Century, and I had to work with some quirky, but lovely, original features: the photos above show the same room from three different viewpoints. Unfortunately, this room did not seem to have any real purpose, and was not being used to it's full potential. It was empty except for a small lonely table pushed up against the back wall. By moving this table into the gorgeous shelved space under the stairs, and adjacent to the kitchen, this gave me the perfect opportunity to re-purpose and style a relaxing, bright breakfast room overlooking the garden through the patio doors.

Before

This large bedroom was full of original features including the bed, but again looked unloved and a little jaded.


After

Matching bed-side tables and table-lamps along with luxury bedding. With soft furnishings and fresh flowers to accentuate the original fireplace, this blue bedroom now became much more appealing to potential buyers.