Many may think that during lockdown, whilst the shop was closed, I had time to “put my feet up and relax”... heck no!
Here’s what I got up to...
Mount Edgcumbe owns over 865 acres across The Rame Peninsula. This includes many buildings, some disused or in need of renovation. Several of these have been turned into luxury holiday lets, to help boost the park's income, some of which I’m proud to have been asked to design the interiors.
It was during the last lockdown I was tasked with designing the interior for one such building in a spectacular location.
Situated right on the edge of The Rame Peninsula, overlooking the iconic chapel there and next door to the Coast watch Station was a tiny building crying out to be utilised. It was in a state of disrepair and so after knocking down some walls and redesigning the interior layout I began my mood board.
Using the Coastguard colours of blue, black and yellow, I began my search for locally made artisan work that would compliment the space and my design. Although the space was tiny it was a tough brief, as absolutely essential that everything not only served a purpose but was beautiful too.
With no room for a freestanding table, we designed two bespoke foldaway tables and the chairs are designed to be used both indoors and out and are made using recycled plastic.
In fact wherever possible recycled, organic and sustainable materials were used.
The coast guards kindly donated art work and several local nautical charts which were framed to create art work with a difference.
I used crockery and linens from two local artisans @helenrounddesigns and @thecornishsurfer whose coastal designs perfectly reflected the surrounding area and my colour scheme.
The bedroom is again a small space but by careful planning, adding the tv to the wall, clever storage and again minimal artwork by local artists @lisawoollett and Gez Taylor the minimalist design came together beautifully.
The shower room was designed to echo the cliffs which have rich slate and tin streams and the floor to ceiling tiling has a real feel of luxury.
Add to that the superb outdoor decking area with corner hot tub and the overall feel is light, spacious and airy with a nod to a coastal vibe.
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Wishing you all a wonderful summertime wherever you may be...