Following our work removing the mezzanine from The Barn last year, creating an arch to save our heads, replacing the front door and redesigning the boot room (more on these last two soon, I promise!) I’ve been turning my attention to the Parlour.
We just love this space with it’s fireplace and antique coal burner, beautiful tiled floor and oak beams!
But we wanted to transform the space from a walk-through connecting two parts of the house and make it more workable as a room with a purpose and definitely more light. With a shared love of books and reading we’ve decided to make it a small library with bespoke built in bookcases – a cosy space perfect for curling up in with a good book or for chilling out with a large cup of coffee. Heaven!
Often statement pieces we love help to create a theme for a room and just before Christmas I found these gorgeous French chateau-style chairs from WITHIN Home.
Hand-carved in solid mango wood with well padded upholstery in dove grey and gorgeous detailing, the Rochelle is one of their best sellers – and I can see why! They are so comfortable and really set an elegant tone for the room, picking up the grey tones in our painting (from John Lewis; our favourite department store) and the floor tiles.
In the Spring we’ll be starting the a new building project to increase light in the parlour (I shot these on a particularly bright day but still had to edit the shots so you could see the detail), design the bookcases, alter the fireplace which I feel is too dark for the room and find the perfect vintage radiator to replace the existing one that’s covered up. I’d also love to add the WITHIN Home Filou foot stool and Collette side table to the chairs to complete the look.
What are your fab furniture finds or remodelling projects for 2016?