With the top two flats nearing completion at our project in Bath City Centre, today we are sharing the moodboards of furnishing ideas as these flats are heading for the AirBNB/ Luxury Holiday Let Market soon! Watch this space and make plans to head to Bath people!!
We’ve been hunkered down with our project in bath, so thought it would be a nice idea to do something different and share with you a few of our favourite interiors finds this month. You may even end up recognising a few come next month when the project finishes and we show you our results!
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First up is this canvas botanical wall hanging from Rockett St George. We love the black poster hanger, rather than a frame, and the fact that it’s printed on canvas gives it a softer, almost weather worn feel. Perfect for period homes as well as modern industrial.
This Phrenology head from John Lewis. Phrenology was the practice of human head measurement. It was believed that certain areas of the brain were used for different things, and that measuring the head could give you an idea of the patients personality. It also often departed from science and concentrated on obscure things like “philoprogenitiveness”, from the Greek for “love of offspring”, that was located centrally at the back of the head. It was very popular in the 19th century, and heads like this would depict what areas of the brain did precisely what. Put him on a side table or bookshelf for a Victorian gentlemens room feel.
This bankers lamp from Debenhams. They first appeared in the early 1900’s and they seem to be experiencing a small comeback. Green is thought to be a soothing colour and so would work well on an office desk or worktop, as well as a bedside table.
And finally another from Rocket St George, the Gatsby side table with leather magazine holder. Perfect for smaller homes in need of clever but still lovely looking storage, the magazine rack could also be used to store your laptop or a spare throw.
A few months back we started our first proper project as Stark & Goodwin– A Victorian Cottage renovation in Godmanchester. We proposed the design concepts and colour schemes and also project managed the build working with building contractor Redwood Conversions to organise, oversee and manage the project from start to finish.
With the cottage now rejuvenated; Complete with new slate roof, some internal re-configuration and new heating system, new tenants will be calling this place ‘home’ in a few days so before we hand over the keys here’s a little sneak inside at the final result.
As this was such a big project with so many elements to show you we will break it down into mini case-studies across forthcoming blog posts; sharing the transformation across each room from the fireplace to the bespoke soft furnishings and the stunning new relocated bathroom…
To find out how Stark & Goodwin can help you Execute Your Vision contact Laura@starkandgoodwin.co.uk
Our latest project is designing 4 apartments in a Grade II listed building in the heart of Bath City Centre. We took a little research trip to Bath last month when we visited site for the first time. . .
These photos were taken at the The Circus and 1 Royal Crescent. We came away feeling very inspired by our Georgian surroundings and plan to use these influences in the design details throughout the apartments.
The project will be finished Summer 2016 and we’ll update our blog with the progress as it happens!
Here is the Bathroom concept mood board we put together for our Cambridge Street client!
The bathroom promises to bring an early Edwardian sensibility and style to the renovation with classic white sanitary wear and traditional decorative brassware. Geometric patterns from nature such as hexagons will feature with a monochrome colour palette. Flashes of botanical colour will be injected sparingly in the next design stage.
For the rest of the house our client is looking for a rich palette with some depth such as purples and reds. We looked back at the illustrious era of Victorian Botanical Art for inspiration to create the concepts and colour schemes. This process of producing a concept board helps to communicate our vision. From here we’ll work on honing ideas, bringing colour families together and executing our vision into a design solution.
and enjoy your home… (ta-da!)’
Or current project Cambridge Street is a Victorian Cottage. Our previous blog post depicts a few before photographs and here at Stark & Goodwin HQ we are busy at the drawing board exploring ideas for the project. As our heart lies in restoration and history we have been looking back at the illustrious era of Victorian Botanical Art for inspiration to create concepts and colour schemes for this renovation.
Flowers became an important part of Victorian life; drawing rooms, walls and fireplaces were adorned with flowers and plants. In our modern age of digital photography, the meticulous detail Victorian artists used to record the flora discovered on expeditions around the world is awe-inspiring. The main criteria was of course scientific accuracy, but many of them are very beautiful in their own right.