Chinking cups and the clatter of plates die down, papers folded and discarded, everyone journeying back back to their abode, staff having well earned rest after a busy day. A the sun goes down a calm descends and Yao managed to get over to Mote House and take some photographs when it was quiet, or should I say in “lull” before the restaurant opens. This building is 18th century built in the typical Georgian proportions, a wonderful space to work with
what a transformation, Mote House at Bearsted. A before and after shot.
Still awaiting some more images of the rest of the house, the Library I particularly like
Another project successfully completed by Inside Design Co, Tunbridge Wellls. This project took a long time to come to fruition but it’s finished at last. Set in the Derbyshire Dales its a real treasure………
This last week has been a real push, made much easier by such a friendly team helping us, always with a smile. Hours leading up to launch somewhat frantic, but it all came together in the end.
One very happy client thankfully
Here are a few last minute shots courtesy of Yao photography
More to follow when we visit again
this latest project, a beautiful Georgian house completed last Friday. This has kept myself and the team at IDC extremely busy over these past months. Fabulous 18th and 19th Century oil paintings really make this space, beautiful gilt frames set against the grey walls. All the detailing, limestone floor, lighting, furniture, carpets, sculptures all carried out by us. Not only in this room, but in all the principal areas, Library, Morning Room, Bistro Bar, Restaurant and spa complex.
The image her was captured at midnight on the eve before the launch, what a feel of calm and quiet, its do difficult to believe that these past 3 weeks on site have been absolute mayhem. What a contrast !
More pictures tol follow soon
more images to inspire me in the turquoise mode. I hadnt realised that William de Morgan not only used this colour to great effect but used red too, take a look here :- red lustre ware
Having some holiday time from the office has enabled me time spend researching some of the projects I am working on. Usually office is so full on there is just not enough time. Also I have broken my foot and have to rest up !!
Its all Interesting stuff, one building in its hay day, towards the end of the 19th century, belonged to the founder of Shell and an ex mayor of London, The house was famous for its beautiful gardens which was cared for by 25 full time gardeners. Another has Lytton Strachey as a pupil, bohemian intellectual and part of the Bloomsbury group. So interesting, so much history, a beautiful Tudor gothic revival building. The Aesthetic period, the rich colours, especially turquoise has caught my attention, I want to try and incorporate this look but in a more pared down way.
why is it when I mention blue to my clients they retreat in horror and say “oh its so cold”. Yes its a cool colour I agree but right at the moment with Christmas acoming its a real antidote to all the red and green that you see around this time of the year. But lets look at blue, its a strong confident colour, its the colour of the skies, the deepest oceans, the azure blue of the mediterranean, for this reason it brings about a calmness and tranquility and in a bedroom can aid sleep. However it can be strong and powerful, think of the crashing waves, deep thunderous moody skies. Blue mixed with red gives you a rich warmth and produces many shades to the depth of rich purple and mauve, a very spiritual colour.
These are some of the rooms that have inspired me decorate in various shades of blue