This project began with the desire to transform a tired sitting room into a tranquil teal space where the owners could read, relax and sink into super comfy sofas.
A key element was replacing the dated 1970s brick fireplace whilst maintaining proportions appropriate to the room. The bespoke solution was a simple oak surround framing tiles glazed with a variety of peacock and opal green colours, creating a striking and contemporary focal point. The curves of the scallop shaped tiles are mirrored in patterns on the soft furnishings as well as decorative paint effects on the walls. A sweeping arch frames a beautiful collection of Sophie Cook's elegant porcelain pieces, the strong colour seeming to draw the end wall closer, helping to balance the room's lengthy proportions. Further shelving in a gradation of teal grabs the eye and provides space for the clients' distinctive collection of ceramics and tulipwood vessels
Sumptuous velvet cushions and the Galvin Brothers' handcrafted footstool introduce fresh punches of lime and leaf green to enliven the space whilst the custom made table lamp continues the use of block colour and geometric shape against a backdrop of cool grey tones. The warmer grey of the luxurious wool pile carpet completes the comfortable, calm yet colour rich interior. A real teal treat.
Photography: Megan Taylor