This is a contemporary interior designed for a client in the Lake District.
The basis for any contemporary design is the integration of traditional techniques with a modern aesthetic.
The Master Bedroom
When we were set the brief it became apparent that the view from the bedroom was the clients primary concern so our first level of input was to replace the existing timber balcony with seamless glass and the mid 70's patio doors were removed in favor of specially commissioned frameless by-folding doors. The dressing table is flanked by silk drapes framing the view.
This is effectively the day time setting for the room. In the evening the the curtains shut automatically on a concealed track and the textures of the fabrics are illuminated by pelmet mounted recessed lighting. The television is hidden with a ceiling void and drops into the room rotating between the bed and the evening lounge whilst the lighting is operated via a scene set control allowing the client to set the scene.
Family Room Fireplace
The wood burning fire was set into the limestone surround flanked by black ash panels with inset shelving. A natural oak floor created a contrast to the piano finish gloss lacquers used on the cabinetry.
In contrast to the family room fire the lounge wall was clad with burr oak bookmatched panels. The television was fully automated to retract within the paneling to conceal it during the day. Each individual pane opened on touch catches to reveal hidden storage including a bespoke cocktail cabinet.
The following images on the carousel allow you to see the continuation of the theme throughout the property. Limestone, oak, glass and polished steel working seamlessly together to create a contemporary interior.