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COTSWOLD LUXURY HOMES & INTERIORS MAGAZINE

AUTUMN 2013 COTSWOLD LUXURY

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For over 50 years, Abercrombie & Kent has been pioneering luxurious holidays to established and emerging destinations all over the world. We appreciate that your idea of a perfect holiday may differ from someone else’s. That’s why we specialise in tailor-made travel. We make it our business to understand exactly what you are looking for – and then make sure we deliver it. We believe that focusing on the little details can elevate a great holiday into an experience of a lifetime. Whether you are looking for a family adventure, a honeymoon, a safari, a cultural tour, or simply to relax on a beautiful beach, we’d love to help you find it.

Abercrombie & Kent Ambrose Street Cheltenham 01242 547700 www.abercrombiekent.co.uk


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Sims-Hilditch present their latest Cotswold transformation a Converted School House in Wiltshire.

14  A selection of the Cotswolds best homes available from country retreats to waterside luxury, courtesy of Hamptons, Knight Frank, Lockstones and Watermark. 46  Kelly Hoppen shares her secrets once again, this time - Mood Boards and Colours. 74  A Cotswold Gem - We get guided around the Dormy House Hotel a newly renovated 17th Century Farmhouse in Broadway, now one of the regions finest small luxury hotels.

Published by Luxury Titles Limited Publisher/Sales, Matthew Evans matthew@luxurytitles.co.uk Advertising Sales, Alastair McClare ali@luxurytitles.co.uk

Kelly Hoppen - Page 46

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A Cotswold Gem - Page 80

Contributors: Kelly Hoppen Emma Sims-Hilditch Dormy House Hotel

Editor, Cooper Samuel-Jones cooper@luxurytitles.co.uk

Cover shot courtesy of: The Design Practice by UBER www.thedesignpractice.com

Graphic Design, Simon Gale simon@luxurytitles.co.uk

For all enquiries please contact the office on 07527 352290.


EDITORS NOTES Autumn is upon us, the nights have drawn in, the heating is on and the wood burners are being lit. It’s time to relish those cosy evenings in with family and friends. Yes, the summer is over, but what a fantastic Summer we had! Somehow it feels better heading into the colder and darker months having enjoyed such a wonderfully warm and pleasant Summertime. In this issue we hope that you will find inspiration from the fantastic Kelly Hoppen, I’m sure you’ll enjoy her imaginative designs, natural forms and edges as much as we do. We’re also very pleased to feature a beautiful barn conversion with Sims-Hilditch, and a beautiful renovation and redesign of The Dormy House Hotel. So light the fire, grab a hot chocolate and we sincerely hope you find our Autumn edition inspiring and we look forward to seeing you again. Enjoy!

Cooper Samuel-Jones Cooper Samuel-Jones Editor

“the wonderful quality of light” See page 8

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FEATURE | School Conversion

Back to the

Old School A Sims Hilditch project

When Emma and John Sims Hilditch first stumbled across a row of old farm cottages in a pretty village in Wiltshire they knew they had discovered a hidden gem. The three derelict homes with small barn attached, dated back to 1790 and had originally housed the village school; but years of neglect had left the properties needing a complete restoration.

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“what makes this house a home is the balance between the space that lets everyone do their own thing and the cosy areas around the woodburners.� COTSWOLD LUXURY

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he first step into breathing new life into these Grade II listed cottages was to apply for permission to open up the space to give them an open plan living area to suit their young family. The challenge was in sympathetically re-organising the property whilst maintaining much of the character of the old buildings. The result was an elegant three-bedroom home that comfortably accommodated Emma and John’s family for over 15 years. However in 2010, with a husband and three children, an award winning interior design practice and two cats all squeezed in, Emma decided the time had come to convert the barn to create an open plan living space to properly cater for their extended brood. The conventional route would have been to create two stories throughout. Instead, Emma designed a

mezzanine level and stunning full height sitting room that dramatically opened up the space and created a sense of theatre, light and space. The huge glazed barn doors, rendered limestone fireplace and fitted bookcases with a ladder for access, all create a spectacular setting, which is cleverly offset by the informal layout of the kitchen area. Emma felt that “what makes this house a home is the balance between the space that lets everyone do their own thing and the cosy areas around the woodburners.” To create the dramatic full height effect whilst 10

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maximising the accommodation Emma raised the roof to its original height and organised the interior so that she could introduce a mezzanine level with a new upper storey for a bedroom and bathroom above the kitchen and dining areas. An elegant dining room helped sympathetically link the two structures, whilst the introduction of a beamed roof, exposed stone walls, and floor to ceiling doors, helped to preserve the character of the barn, whilst introducing the crisp, contemporary feel of the present. To ensure the building retained its sense of the past, Emma used plenty of local vernacular materials, such as Cotswold reclaimed stone that helped retain its historical roots. A less expensive, but just as effective design trick, was her clever use of new wood, which was given a limed effect by colour washing with thinned paint. Used as timber boarding on the kitchen and dining room ceilings, it gave the impression the building had been that way for generations. Emma uses layering as a practical, functional and effective technique throughout the conversion. The different finishes she introduces such as fabric walls, timber boarding and rendered limestone, all bring a depth of colour, texture, light and character to the overall design. Combined with a play of scale with the full height sitting room, impressive fireplace (designed by John and Emma), and flanking large sofas and beautiful table lamps, the feeling of space and size is energising and enthralling. When combined with the warm, cosy winter sitting room and atmospheric dark hallway, you have an intriguing and engaging space that keeps on surprising. Her design of the elegant new bedroom and bathroom on the upper storey employs the same technique to beautiful effect. The open rafters create a sense of drama, which is complemented by the modern four-poster bed and large floor to partition-height mirror. The light pours in from the bathroom and surrounding open eaves. Emma’s inspiration for this new addition came from “the wonderful quality of light” that floods the top floor conversion. The freestanding bath, painted in a stylish Moss by Neptune has been COTSWOLD LUXURY

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“It’s a cleverly restrained use of colour, light and architectural detailing that adds drama and ease, glamour and comfort”

placed between two bedroom windows so they can enjoy the expansive view while bathing. The palette throughout the house is soft and restful, whilst feeling fresh and modern. The use of a soft wool plaid fabric for the curtains by British design company, Mulberry Home combined with the cushions by De La Cuona add elegance and warmth. Much of the beautiful interior furniture and accessories, including their stunning Chichester Kitchen and Sheldrake Dining Table are part of the sophisticated Neptune Collection, a stylish lifestyle brand run by husband John Sims-Hilditch. 12

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Emma’s approach throughout the conversion is understated and elegant. The overall effect gives the subtle impression that it has been simply stripped back to the bare essentials. It’s a cleverly restrained use of colour, light and architectural detailing that adds drama and ease, glamour and comfort. Not an easy balance to satisfy so completely, but one Emma has done with great success.

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Beyond your expectations www.hamptons.co.uk

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Guide Price ÂŁ1,350,000 Freehold A magnificent Grade II listed Georgian Italianate villa of c.1830-50 with stucco elevations and decorative ironwork, which was constructed as part of the development of the original Lansdown Estate. The property offers beautifully presented and well-proportioned accommodation retaining much of its period elegance. In addition there are 2 useful annexes/studios, lovely gardens, garage and parking.

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Beyond your expectations www.hamptons.co.uk

Painswick, Gloucestershire ÂŁ1,550,000 Freehold An impressive conversion of a Grade II Listed 18th Century threshing barn and adjoining timber and stone cart shed and granary occupying a truly delightful elevated setting on the fringe of Painswick boasting fabulous views across open countryside with gardens and pasture extending to over 4 acres and several period outbuildings that offer superb potential to create further accommodation (subject to permissions).

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Cheltenham

A handsome Regency town house

Wellington Square. M5 J11 (N&S) 3 miles, Cirencester 18 miles, London 100 miles A Grade II listed period home forming part of an historic Regency square. Reception hall, drawing room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, study, utility and cloakroom. 5 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms. 2 bed coach house. Garden and off road parking. Guide ÂŁ1,125,000 (CHE120309)

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KnightFrank.co.uk/cheltenham nick.chivers@knightfrank.com 01242 246959


Hampnett

A Cotswold setting without equal

Northleach 1 mile, Cirencester 12 miles, Kingham (Paddington 87 minutes) 16 miles An immaculately refurbished edge of village house with stunning Cotswold views. 4 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. 2 bedroom cottage. Tennis court and swimming pool. Beautiful landscaped gardens with parkland and small lake. EPC rating E. In all about 6.1 acres.

KnightFrank.co.uk/country peter.edwards@knightfrank.com 020 7629 8171

KnightFrank.co.uk/cirencester atty.beor-roberts@knightfrank.com 01285 659771

(CHO130401)

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Luxury Holiday Homes in the heart of the Cotswolds

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Watermark The Cotswolds T. 01285 869031 E. newsales@watermarkcotswolds.com W. www.watermarkcotswolds.com

An Exclusive Award winning Development of Luxury Holiday Homes in a private gated community situated in the heart of the Cotswolds. This elegant holiday village established for over 20 years boasts outstanding properties with breathtaking views across the lakes. The resort includes many leisure activities on site including wakeboarding, waterskiing, fishing, children’s activity areas, tennis and spa with golf, horse riding and other activities close by enabling owners to experience the very best of the British seasons. There are 25 plots on Summer Lake remaining whilst The Peninsula has just four exclusive plots available. Properties starting from £495,000 to £1,500,000. Architect designed lodges combining luxury, comfort and security together with a wealth of local amenities and activities. Resale opportunities start from as little as £175,000. An award winning development in the Cotswolds only 90 minutes from London, ideal either as a vacation home or as an investment property.

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MALMESBURY - 52 The High Street, Malmesbury SN16 9AT T. 01666 33 86 33 E. info@lockstones.co.uk TETBURY - Lockstones, 12 Church Street, Tetbury GL88JG T. 01666 338603 E. tetbury@lockstones.co.uk

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Growth for one of the regions finest estate agents S

ince opening its doors for the first time in Malmesbury in 2010. Lockstones have been committed to providing the very best in property sales and residential lettings. Proud to offer a completely bespoke service it was always owner, David Rogers, ambition to grow the company and spread across the Cotswolds. The name Lockstones is synonymous with the region with David’s ancestors trading underneath the family name in Malmesbury since 1808, so when the opportunity came up to take an office in nearby Tetbury it was time to build on the success Lockstones Malmesbury had so far enjoyed. Tetbury is one of the most beautiful Cotswold towns with its elegant buildings creating a real sense of timeless beauty — a delight for those who visit this jewel of the Cotswolds. It is a thriving market town built around its outstanding seventeenth-century Market Hall. Offering a unique retail experience with many individually owned shops, and a centre for antiques it is the perfect location for Lockstones fresh and innovative approach to estate agency. Situated on the towns historic Church Street Lockstones sits alongside some of the town’s well established businesses, adding their modern but classic style to the high street. For more information on Lockstones call 01666 338633 or email david@lockstones.com. 20

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MALMESBURY - 52 The High Street, Malmesbury SN16 9AT T. 01666 33 86 33 E. info@lockstones.co.uk TETBURY - Lockstones, 12 Church Street, Tetbury GL88JG T. 01666 338603 E. tetbury@lockstones.co.uk

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The Beeches The Beeches is an imposing Grade II listed house and a signature property for Malmesbury. Providing C.6000 sq ft of living accommodation, including 6/7 bedrooms and 4/5 reception rooms. The property has been painstakingly renovated by the current vendors and with an enviable position on Malmesburys southern border makes this a perfect family home.

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HATCH END - INTERIORS AND LIFESTYLE SHOWROOM

We are very proud of our 25,000 sq ft showroom – Across 3 floors and 2 buildings we display over 180 of the biggest and most exciting European furniture and lighting brands including dedicated studios for B&B Italia, Cassina, Poltrona Frau, Interlubke, Cor, Ligne Roset, Molteni&C and Giorgetti to name but a few. 26

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Our new showroom at the internationally renowned Design Centre Chelsea Harbour showcases some of our most luxurious brands including Reflex Angelo and De Sede. A hand picked selection of custom lighting from Brand van Egmond and Barovier & Toso plus designer accessories accompany these collections.


collage studio - photo tommasro sartori

DESIGN PORTRAIT.

Adrian, the amateur botanist, could never part with his Toby or Charles. Charles is designed by Antonio Citterio. www.bebitalia.com

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An expression of yourself...

Roundhouse’s Jonny & Rebecca Morris

At our Roundhouse studio in Montpellier, Cheltenham, we know how important it is to make the right decisions when investing in a new kitchen. Given the way we live today, it’s the most important room in the house and should be both a highly useable space and an expression of your style. The beauty of Roundhouse goes beyond our hand-crafted, sustainablysourced furniture and clever features. We believe that the Roundhouse approach gives our clients a flexibility not found elsewhere. Whether you are nestled in the Cotswolds in a 17th Century barn or loving urban life in a citycentre, our designers have a unique understanding of what can be achieved to create the perfect bespoke kitchen for you. Roundhouse is recognised for innovative kitchen designs and original finishes. Our team at our factory in Malvern is always pushing forward with new techniques and the latest look simply stunning. Our hand-polished metallic range includes silver and bronze with a high-gloss, hammered or burnished finish. Used in a tall run of units, or as a stand-alone piece, the metal brings texture and originality to your home. COTSWOLD LUXURY

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Another creation we’re proud to reveal is the new ‘driftwood’ finish on our Urbo range – a beautiful, sea-washed oak. We like it mixed with the uber-cool polished concrete work surface on display in our Cheltenham studio. Texture plays a big part in the redesign of our Cheltenham showroom. Smooth stainless steel nestles up with rough-sawn oak, burnished silver gives depth to ice-white glass and industrial chic concrete and black walnut pally up with marble and high-gloss applewood. And of course Olive the beagle continues to be the most popular feature of all! Roundhouse offers an initial planning service free of charge. To see how we can bring out the best in your home, call or visit our Cheltenham studio, or email us to arrange a site survey. Roundhouse. Made in Britain, built to last. The studio is open Monday to Saturday. Roundhouse 12 Montpellier Arcade Cheltenham GL50 1SU T. 01242 521900 E. jonny@roundhousedesign.com W. www.roundhousedesign.com

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Proudly flying the flag for chic, comfort and hand-made Britain is the Sofa Workshop - specialising in creating tailored sofas and accessories to suit your home. With stores in Bath and Bristol, as well as across England and Scotland, the Sofa Workshop is a haven to thousands of luxurious fabrics and leathers with infinite colour options to unleash your inner interior designer.

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After all, finding your perfect sofa is a matter of personal choice. Take a seat at your local store and relax in their exclusive sofas, sofa beds, chairs and chaises - or browse their personable website at your leisure. Thanks to the Sofa Specialists on hand or over the phone to guide and advise you every step of the way, the company is able to design sofas to your exact requirements - from the style, size, fabric and even cushion filling - to makesure you get the perfect, bespoke creation. Sofa Workshop’s products are built by skilled craftsmen in one of the companies studios in Great Britain. What’s more, the company promises to deliver the sofa to the room of your choice, unwrap and inspect the furniture with you, plus remove all unwanted packaging and take it away for recycling. Each sofa is accompanied by up to a 10-year guarantee to reaffirm Sofa Workshop’s reputable brand and quality assurance. All you have to do is make your choice. Bath 21 Milsom Street, Bath, Avon BA1 1DE T. 01225 442 586 E. bath.store@sofaworkshop.com Bristol 76-78 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2QN T. 01179 706 171 E. bristol.store@sofaworkshop.com

www.sofaworkshop.com

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Serving the West Country since 1969

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Specialists in bespoke doors, windows, conservatories and more...

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RH Windows Ltd is proud to be the longest established Window Door and Joinery manufacturers in the Chew Valley area south of Bristol. Established in 1969 by Gerald Read and Bernard Harrington hence R H Windows, the firm has continuously served the area since then. The company is now owned and managed by and run by Alan Nash and Duncan Read. Alan is a time served apprentice with qualification up to ONC Level in Carpentry and Joinery and Duncan having trained as a Window Installer and Fabricator, both Directors have been with the company for over 20 years. RH Windows now boasts a staff of 20 all trained to a high standard. They also have apprentices training in Carpentry / Joinery and wood Machining. They offer a free quotation service dealing with all concepts from windows and doors up to conservatories, orangeries and lantern roofs. They manufacture all types of joinery from stairs, internal doors, shutters and window boards. To contact RH Windows please call 01761 452171 or you can e-mail them at info@rhwindowsltd.co.uk for further information or to book an appointment.

R H Windows Unit 5, Farrington Fields Trading Estate Farrington Gurney Bristol BS39 6UU T. 01761 452171 E. info@rhwindowsltd.co.uk

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Peace of mind from a family business established 1974 Broadway designs, manufactures and installs bespoke kitchens, bedrooms, studies and media rooms to suit your lifestyle. As a British manufacturer with our own workshops we enable you to cut out the middleman and buy the best for less. Our enviable, long-established reputation for quality and service means that the children and grandchildren of our original customers now come to us for their kitchens knowing they are buying quality workmanship whether their requirement is Victorian, Edwardian, Regency, Shaker or ultra-modern. We manufacture not only fitted furniture and wall panelling but also free-standing items such as islands, chairs, tables and dressers. We turn your dreams into reality and allow you to see the craftsmanship and passion that goes into the making of every handmade kitchen and other room furniture. Throughout all English Counties, Central and Greater London, Scotland and Wales Broadway kitchens take pride of place in countless homes where our customers are justifiably proud of their purchases and more-than-happy to provide testimonials, even a guided tour of their pride and joy.

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For almost three decades Fired Earth has been creating and sourcing stunning products for every style of living space and for every budget. With a number of stores in and around the Cotswolds – each staffed by experts passionate about finding the right solutions for every project – you really are spoilt for choice. Fired Earth is perhaps best known for its beautiful tiles. Collections include  handcrafted Englishmade decorative tiles, iridescent glass mosaics, timeless stone flooring, hardwearing porcelain and reclaimed terracotta. But it’s not just tiles for which the company is renowned. It has three paint ranges – one produced in collaboration with the National Trust as well as stunning kitchen and bathroom collections and a unique range of contemporary wallpaper.  The team at Fired Earth work tirelessly to ensure everything it offers is relevant and extensive and, with this in mind, they continually source new and interesting products. Particularly notable are the new stone ranges. The Hamptons collection, inspired by America’s East Coast, is made up of timeless sumptuous marble, which is both tactile and a joy to look at. Each piece that makes it into the range has been carefully sourced and considered before being allowed in. This is particularly noticeable in the new Marble and Diffusion Stone collection, which is made up of beautiful limestones and travertines.

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Whether you’re simply looking to brighten up a room with a lick of paint or are planning a major renovation, Fired Earth can help. And with design services, a bespoke marble service or simply informal advice in store, you really are in safe hands. For more information visit firedearth.com, call 0845 366 0400 or visit your nearest store. Fired Earth, 11 Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ T. 01225 471212 E. bath@firedearth.com Fired Earth, 65A Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2LY T. 0117 973 7400 E. febristol@firedearth.com Fired Earth, Twyford Mill, Oxford Road, Adderbury, Oxfordshire OX17 3SX T. 01295 814399 E.twyford@firedearth.com Fired Earth, 13 Woodstock Road, Oxford , Oxfordshire OX2 6HA T. 01865 514549 E. oxford@firedearth.com Fired Earth, 25 Clarence Parade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3PA T. 01242 251455 E: cheltenham@firedearth.com

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Bringing homes to life... Annie Hazell Interiors have been bringing sumptuous interior design to Cheshire, Manchester, London and all over the UK for the last 12 years. Annie has worked on a wide range of projects, incorporating both residential and commercial. She is a successful Interior designer and Television presenter. Annie has always been passionate about interior design. With her exceptional eye for colour and attention to detail, she brings a unique and powerful style to any environment. Her talent for enhancing the visual impact of a space was evident from the first opportunity she took to decorate a room. After completing her design training and developing her skills through years of experience, Annie has now established a varied and strong base of clients who continue to require her designs for their projects. All sizes of project are undertaken in many areas of England, with past commissions ranging from small apartments to large country homes.

Please contact Annie to discuss your projects or arrange a meeting.

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FEATURE | Colour

How you Begin A good beginning starts with a focused mind, and there is no better design practice than that of laying out mood boards to get your vision under way. Seeing your influences pinned t o the boards will increase your confidence and skill. Raid fashion and interiors magazines for references – a chanel jacket can be as key an inspiration as a finished room. Put it all on the mood boards, one or more for each room, leave them for a day, then revisit them with a fresh eye. Do not file swatches and samples away – keep the boards on view, as this will move you ever closer to the right d esign d ecisions.

At work in my london studio, where I initiate every design by compiling many mood boards detailing every facet of every room.

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Colour

by Kelly Hoppen

I am known for my palette of neutrals – Black, white, cream, grey and taupe. These make the perfect backdrop for any scheme.

Subtlety and contrast of tone and texture are the keys to a successful monochromatic scheme where neither the black nor the white dominates and there is a natural balance between the two. Adding elements such as the bronze christian liaigre ajoure side table, the wroughtiron Mark BrazierJones sera lantern floor lamp and the zebra-skin rug brings highlighting focal points into the design.

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BLACK AND WHITE (below) have been used to give this staircase dramatic flair – the wide green band on the curtains balances the weight and depth of contrast.

Every one of us sees and responds to colour in our own way.

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have always wholeheartedly enjoyed a monochromatic palette. To my eye, it embraces all the neutral tones between the opposite poles of black and white, plus the black and the white. This palette has an infinite range of blacks, charcoals, greys and whites, browns, taupes, sands and creams. It forms a limitless variety of neutrals that can be put to work with vibrant tones of burnt orange, luxurious purple, earthy green, glorious red and, sometimes, emperor’s yellow. Dwelling on this locks my mind on to the creation of vastly rich, exciting colourscapes that translate into wonder fully workable, comforting homes. Every one of us sees and responds to colour in our own way. When I am putting colour together, I always start with a natural linen fabric. Instinctively, I will know whether it is a taupe or a sand tone. If it is grey-brownbased, it belongs in the taupe family; if it is

yellow-cream-based, it hangs with the sand group. Brown is not just brown: it can be bitter chocolate or honeyed oatmeal. White can be blue- or umber-based. Just the slightest shift in tone can throw out the whole, or give me the beauty i seek. I never mix the taupes and the sands together in a scheme. A taupe linen next to a sand linen will look dull. Taupe goes with white, while sand goes with cream. Taupe is happiest with nickel and other silvers, while sand is in harmony with bronzes and golds. That does not mean that bronze and taupe cannot be mixed, nor does it mean that sand will not work with silver. Metallics and reflective materials can be moved between the families of taupe and sand. Trust your instincts and go with what is beautiful, harmonious and exciting to you, and mix a signature palette to create a personal colourscape vision.

IN NEUTRAL I cannot separate colour from texture: a natural linen in a sleek, glazed finish will look entirely different to a wide, chunky-weave linen in the same colour. Black, charcoal, dove grey and silver are as invaluable to me as white, cream, sand and gold, but I am careful to never mix taupe tones with those of sand, as the two are incompatible.

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A RICH AND SENSUOUS IMPRESSION (left) is given by the combination of the black velvet cushions and the charcoal damask upholstery in conjunction with the lace banding on the white linen cushions. I particularly enjoy this part of the room, as the grouping is reinforced by the powerful photograph of a woman wearing a sexy lace dress – Jessica in Lace Dress, by Louise Bobbe.

MONOCHROME PALETTE I liken the success of a monochromatic palette to that of black-and-white photography, where the serenity of an interior scheme lies in the subtlety and contrast of tone and textural combinations.

MONOCHROME LOVES… A RANGE OF BLACKS, from purest ebony to charcoal, mixed with whites that can have undertones of grey or taupe. REFLECTIVE SURFACES such as glossy lacquer or silky polished plaster. CONTRASTING TEXTURES that are surprising and enlivening within the space – such as the combination of linen, lace and velvet shown here. CRYSTAL LIGHTS for reflection and feng shui.

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Taupe is neither too warm nor too cool, so its effect on a scheme is that of complete harmony and calm.

TAUPE PALETTE Taupe is the most perfect neutral colour – and there are so many tones that embrace or hover between mushroom and grey-purple, giving you enormous design scope within a single palette. Taupe is neither too warm nor too cool, so its effect on a scheme is that of complete harmony and calm.

TAUPE LOVES …

PURE WHITE – paint, plaster, wood or fabric. TEXTURAL plaster finishes.

BLACK-STAINED WooD – flooring or joinery. GLASS – clear, as well as dramatic accents of green, purple or red. SILVER or NICKEL finishes. STONE MATERIALS that have grey or mocha undertones, such as slate and grey limestone. A TEXTURAL MIx in the same taupe tone.

TAUPE HATES … BUTTERY YELLOW TONES in any material, hard or soft. GOLDEN WOODS, such as oak. TAN LEATHER, as it contains too much yellow.

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SANDY-COLOURED STONES – for flooring or walls. DARK CREAM CERAMICS or any accessories that contain any hint of yellow.


TAUPE RULES  ou can create wonderful interiors using taupe-only materials, as long as you have suffiY cient texture and contrast between the different elements – mix the rough with the smooth, matt with gloss, opaque with sheer. A dash of the perfect accent colour will enliven the whole. Taupe loves clear glass – it is like sun breaking through clouds.

PERFECT ACCENTS FOR TAUPE Taupe is the perfect foil for rich, deep tones such as mulberry red, purple, burnt orange and chocolate brown – colours that can be injected into a scheme to lift the palette and delight the eye. Taupe is also as happy with bronze as with nickel and chrome, and always enjoys a pure white accent.

THE ACCENT OF RICH MULBERRY RED (right) in both the rough texture of the linen cushions and the smooth texture of the leather ottoman and carpet border lifts the taupe scheme of this living space.The mood board (above) illustrates the bones of the design, showing how it translates into the finished interior with furniture by Christian Liaigre.

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A sand palette can be put to work with coffee, cream, toffee, rusts and the right kind of earthy, organic yellow.

SAND LOVES … THE CONTRAST of white and the easy warmth of cream.

SAND-BASED neutral linens and natural buttery suede. ALL TONES of caramel, coffee, toffee, rust, and a touch of orange or yellow. STONES that contain beige, such as French limestone. WARM METALS, such as verdigris, bronze, copper, gold and brass. MOTHER-OF-PEARL details. NATURAL HONEY-TONED oak flooring.

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SAND HATES … ANY TONE of taupe. ANY TYPE of wood with a pinkish base. TOO MUCH black. BLUE-BASED stones. METALS in black or copper tones.

THE COMBINATION OF SUEDE AND LEATHER in this sand scheme (right) is in perfect pitch with the textures of the white blinds and the cream shaggy carpet. The natural white and cream tones in the petrified wood blocks bring in another form of texture that is beautifully peaceful in this woodlined living space. It is easy to see in the mood board (left) how this particular yellow brings in just the right amount of light-handed contrast. The quinn sofa by Meridiani is covered in linen, and the IPE Cavalli opium ottomans are upholstered in soft suede. The curving leather Rosetta armchair and Pia hanging light above it are both from Promemoria.


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bespoke oak frame living Welcome to Arboreta. Our beautiful oak frame garden rooms, orangeries, annexes and outbuildings are the perfect solution to enhancing your home; whether you would like to create more space, makes use of natural light, or simply wish to create a beautiful addition to your home. We believe that good design is the key to bringing your ideas to life, and every one of our oak frame structures is expertly designed and constructed by our experienced team to create wonderful new living spaces that are full of character, specifically tailored to your home, to you and the way you like to live. Our designers and craftsmen truly care about their work, so you can be sure your project is in safe hands – from the very first drawings right through to the moment you step inside. Our approach is refreshingly different, our service always excellent and our wealth of experience as on of the UK’s leading bespoke oak frame home designers ensures your project is handled with unsurpassed attention to detail at every point. To request a copy of our fully illustrated colour brochure or to arrange a complementary design consulation simply call us on 0800 288 8333.

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T. 01225 571 943 E. hello@emersonliving.co.uk W. www.emersonliving.co.uk emersonliving 3 Brassmill Enterprise Centre, Bath BA1 3JN.

Your space, your way. emersonliving designs and creates beautiful, contemporary kitchens for you to cook, eat and live in. Always bespoke so you get exactly what you want, always functional so your kitchen is a pleasure to work in, always incredibly well made so that it lasts, always absolutely stunning so you love being there… You want your home to be a modern, stylish and practical space. You want striking interior design without compromising on functionality. You want a kitchen that’s unique and tailor-made to your exact requirements. In short, you want style and substance. Using a range of materials, emersonliving produces utterly bespoke, modern kitchens and interiors to your exact specifications. This means you’ll always get exactly what you want in your home. We’ll take all your ideas and create a design that works beautifully in your space to suit your style. We specialise in producing stunning, contemporary kitchens and interiors that are a pleasure to live and work in. Everything we make is designed and made in the UK. We see the entire project from design through to production and installation. You tell us what you want and we’ll ensure that’s exactly what you get. Our kitchens are made to last meaning they should still look as stunning in five years time as they do just after they’ve been fitted. Contact us now for a speculative chat about your project or have a look at some of our more recent contemporary kitchens and interiors by visiting our website www.emersonliving.co.uk where you can also find a free kitchen design guide.

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New L’una Design Studio You rarely get a Second chance to

make a First Impression From their stunning two storey “living” studio in the heart of Cheltenham’s Montpellier, L’una Design offers a unique opportunity to experience real life spaces furnished with kitchens and furniture from the world’s leading designers and interiors brands. Contemporary furniture for kitchens, living, bedroom and bathroom, including outdoor, lighting and home accessories are all available as an integral part of L’una’s Interior Design and Project Management Service.

Open: Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10.00 – 5.00pm Telephone: 01242578798 / Mobile 07951698892 Email: info@lunadesign.co.uk | www.lunadesign.co.uk

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Watermark

Life undiluted...

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Leaving a great impression Hand Crafted, Exquisite plasterwork, custom made by Fullbrooks of England’s highly skilled team of master craftsmen. All of our products are made from traditional materials in the traditional manner. Reinforced with jute scrim and timber lathes will move and breathe with your building. Town House or Country House our ‘Heritage Range’ has authentic period designs to reflect your style of home. This luxury range will enhance and enrich any building, make it more desirable and create value for generations to come. Visit www.fullbrooksofengland.co.uk/product

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Restoration... Very little has changed in the methods employed by Full brooks’ master craftsmen since the 1700’s.

This is something that sets us apart from companies who simply retail plaster architectural features and it is why we are commissioned by organisations that need optimum levels of authenticity, skill and tradition in the workmanship. We are trusted to deliver work that is as well executed as the original article and so we have worked on a wide range of projects from the restoration of Grade II Listed buildings such as Cheltenham College’s Thirlestaine House (pictured) and Bath’s Holburne Museum through to the re-instatement of opulence in many private homes that may have damaged or missing pieces. We work with architects, interior designers and private clients who expect a bespoke service and a discrete approach to working relationships. 64

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Bespoke Bespoke interior features such as ornate ceilings, cornices and other decorative schemes can include enrichments that have been designed to suit your own creative requirements and personal tastes. Originally these features displayed an understanding and appreciation of quality and craftsmanship and in turn were a show of status. So why stick to tradition? With the introduction of modern materials, the medium of ornamental plaster has never been so versatile, so flexible or had so much potential for precision detail. Fullbrooks of England , Southbrook Place, Southbrook Road, Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL4 3YY T: 01452 300071 E: info@fullbrooksofengland.co.uk

“Put simply… If you can draw it – we can make it.”

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For Beautiful Houses Both Town & Country

Renovations & Refurbishments | Extensions | New Builds | Kitchens | Bathrooms High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6HB info@symesonline.co.uk | www.symesonline.co.uk | Tel: 01386 841060

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Each client we work with is unique. We pride ourselves on delivering a friendly professional design and build service, and we listen and respond to your needs throughout the entire process. Katherine Roper

Looking back over a fabulous summer, did your garden allow you to celebrate it? Or were you one the 7.4 million Britain’s who didn’t use it? Autumn is upon us and this is the best time to start turning your attention to the garden. Start planning now with Katherine Roper to ensure your garden fulfils its true potential in time for next year. Katherine’s specialised and practical knowledge of art, design and horticulture enables her to deliver a professional and inspirational garden design service. Katherine believes the key to developing a good design is to be responsive and considerate not only to the homeowner or guardian of the space but to the specific site including the buildings and environment beyond. Katherine does not follow one particular style, but listens carefully to your needs and aspirations and endeavours to respond sympathetically to each site presented to her. Katherine is a registered member of the Society of Garden Designers, having passed the only professional adjudication process for garden designers in the UK. Working across the South West in collaboration with a trusted contractor Katherine can design for and advice on any size or complexity of project. In order to book a free initial consultation or for further information please call Katherine on 07930 565999.

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a complete home development solution If you’re looking for friendly advice from a family run firm with over 30 years of experience within the Kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry then you have come to the right place. Dajon interiors specialises in both service and design of Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and also Heating and Water systems Dajon Interiors Ltd is your one stop shop for all of your interior requirements with a unique design service to help you along the way. Their qualified team of designers will create for you your dream kitchen, bathroom or bedroom using the latest 3D photorealistic computer aided design software, which enables you to see your new room before purchase Dajon interiors Ltd was founded in 1998 by directors John Morgan, Pat Hyam and David Collingwood. John and Pat have been in the Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom industry for over 30 years and carry a wealth of experience. They are still at the core of Dajon today. Alongside the founders are a friendly team of designers and installers that will assist you with your project in one way or another. Dajon has grown over the years to become Gloucester’s premier interior design studio catering for all requirements from a single tap purchase to a complete project managed renovation.

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Exclusive design Beautiful Furniture for your Home and Garden. Visit our Cirencester showroom to view exclusive designs in beds, sofas, dining sets, Lloyd Loom and accessories all stocked from our 40,000ft2 warehouse.

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A lifelong love of plants and gardening combined with a passion for design...

Susan Dunstall is a Landscape and Garden Designer in the Cotswolds, with a practice based in Charlbury, Oxfordshire – with garden design projects both locally and in London. I ndividually designed to fit the style of architecture: urban townhouses and Victorian terraces to country cottages and Grade II listed homes.

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Bespoke flooring solutions and much more Town & Country in Burford knows everything there is to know about bespoke flooring, having been in business for over 10 years. We are focused on giving customers the best possible service, so that you can have the floor that’s right for you and your home. All our flooring solutions, whether hardwood, stone or natural fibre carpets, are purposely picked to work together. Our unique service also extends to the finish, colour and width of the type of flooring you want. This extensive choice means that you can experience directly the inspiration, knowledge and passion for the products we sell. As well as a large range of flooring options, we also supply fine paints and wallpapers from British company Little Greene, made-to-fit wooden doors and handsome door ironmongery.

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Cheltenham Road, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4JA “As well as a large range of flooring options, we also supply fine paints and wallpapers...”

Drop into our Cotswolds showroom just off the A40 roundabout in Burford to get a real flavour of our entire product range. All our floors are shown in sampled areas, helping you to choose the right flooring for your home and enabling the product to show its natural features and blemishes. We’re open from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm. For more information, call us on 01993 824331 or email us at info@towncountryflooring.co.uk.

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ONE NAME IS SYNONYMOUS WITH THE REGION’S GARDENS AND THAT IS COTSWOLD ESTATES AND GARDENS LTD

Autumn is the perfect time to start planning for the Spring, whether it be for a landscaping project, garden improvements or a beautiful natural swimming pond, one company that will have the answer is Cotswold Estates and Gardens Ltd. This Cirencester based family company has evolved over the years to become acknowledged for its high standards and professional approach to a diverse variety of landscape projects. Their reputation is illustrated by their constant repeat work with well recognised designers and clients on high profile projects. Their professional team offer services in most areas of landscape and amenity horticulture for both private gardens and commercial grounds including design, construction, maintenance, environmental works, horticultural excellence and now, stunning Natural swimming ponds. Their motto is “turning visions into reality” and this is evident in the quality of their work and endeavours to provide the best gardening solutions for you. They provide quality plant stock and materials from reputable sources paying attention to even the smallest details whilst enabling projects to mature and be nurtured with their ongoing skilled maintenance. Cotswold Estates and Gardens Ltd work across the region and can undertake projects of any size or complexity, from a small cottage garden to a large country estate or commercial development. Gardening is their passion and pleasure and they are here to help. For more information simply give them a call or visit their website, www.estatesandgardens.co.uk. Cotswold Estates & Gardens Ltd Baunton Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 7BG. T. 01285 654766 E. info@estatesandgardens.co.uk

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Premium brand kitchens Stunning bedrooms Stylish interiors Abingdon Furniture Gallery has been established with one philosophy: to provide all your interior furnishing needs based on enduring quality and cutting edge design. Our range incorporates kitchens, bedrooms, occasional furniture and a full interiors and soft furnishings service. There is no such thing as standard in our eyes, we offer a plethora of materials, finishes and colours for all furniture and furnishings, giving you endless opportunities to mix and match to create that personal statement within your home. Our products are showcased in a spectacular 10,000 sq ft showroom set over two floors allowing your imagination to be challenged. When you choose your interiors from Abingdon Furniture Gallery, you are buying the very best quality, where modern technology and precision design work in harmony with traditional craftsmanship, passion and an eye for detail.

Bedrooms

Quality is best appreciated up close. Our stunning 10,000ft2 showroom in Oxfordshire, one of the largest in the UK, is the perfect place to begin your journey towards a stunning home interior.


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To find out more, call us on 01235 558000 email us at sales@afgk.co.uk or visit us at www.afgk.co.uk

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AM A R ITA VA RGA S A RT

Amarita Vargas is a visual artist capturing the essence of energy and flow in her abstract works. Strongly influenced by her career as a flamenco dancer, Amarita pares movement down to a minimal statement using a restricted palette of tones. Her paintings may be created in her studio in Oxfordshire or whilst travelling in Spain. She recently exhibited two canvases in the exhibition ‘Flamenco: Entre Lo Figurativo Y Lo Abstracto’ at the Museo del Baile Flamenco in Sevilla and her artist’s books are in the collection of the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Dancing Script

“I don’t recall seeing anything that similar. I’m sure Picasso and others have made squiggles like these yet not perhaps with the same deliberate purpose” Rosie Miles National Art Library, V&A “It is the placing of the sound in the space that is important - the resonance that a step has when it is surrounded by exactly the right amount of silence. In the same way the drawing needs this relationship. The stroke carves out space that holds the immediacy and vibrancy of the gesture. The real practice is in understanding this relationship of form to space and sound to silence.” Amarita 2013 Flame

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Amarita undertakes commissions upon request. Receive a 10% discount on all works in Amarita’s online gallery by contacting the artist directly and quoting “luxury titles”. T. 01865 589 395 M. 07526487492 E. info@amaritavargas.com Online Gallery www.artfinder.com/amarita-vargas Website www.amaritavargas.com

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FEATURE | A Cotswold gem

A Cotswold Gem Dormy House Hotel near Broadway has undergone a complete transformation by interior design house Todhunter Earle Interiors. The exciting new look has transformed the 17th century farmhouse, part of the family owned Farncombe Estate, into one of the finest small luxury hotels in the Cotswolds. The extensive renovations retain much of the hotel’s original charm – oak panelled beams, flagstone flooring, exposed Cotswold stone, roaring fires, earthy tones and traditional local materials – whilst creating a glamorous new look for the next chapter in the hotel’s story. Todhunter Earle has worked closely with Architect Tony D’ Alton, and introduces a mix of classical touches with contemporary designs combining old antiques with a new look of geometrics patterns, a mix of fabrics including velvets, suede, felts with rustic materials and earthy tones, a hint of retro and a touch of Scandinavian influence. Highlights include oneoff pieces and bespoke fabric designs by Emily Todhunter, which have been made exclusively for the hotel. Three sumptuous lounges (The Red, The Blue and The Yellow) set the scene to welcome guests into the Dormy’s ‘home from home’. The rooms combine wood burning stoves, rustic benches, a splash of colour and a mix of antique mirrors and 1950s-inspired lighting. The new bar and restaurant The Potting Shed will offer the perfect surroundings for a relaxed drink and meal for COTSWOLD LUXURY

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up to 52 guests. It features a large rustic oak bar with leather and stud detailing designed specifically for the hotel, exposed timber flooring, antique mirrors and retro wall lighting. Internal courtyards will welcome guests through and the large main restaurant, The Garden Room, with seating for up to 80 covers and its own terrace, will ‘bring the garden inside’ as the ultimate country retreat. In addition, 23 of the 40 stunning en-suite bedrooms have been individually designed by Todhunter Earle. The Main House offers six newly-designed bedrooms with a charming, traditional feel - hand painted wallpaper, natural fabrics and linens - and all feature large en-suite bathrooms. The Emily Wing offers five additional rooms, newly-built in 1950s style and with a hint of Danish influence. For those preferring a more contemporary look, the tongue-in-cheek named Attic and Loft Suites offer a separate wing with their own entrances. Five other rooms have been all designed with a ‘New England’ feel - think big geometric patterns and bold contrasting colours,

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with lacquered furniture and pale flooring. The New Spa Rooms will offer calm, spa-like décor, whilst the intimate Rose Cottage has more traditional, floral interiors. Additional rooms in the Danish Court and Main House have also undergone refurbishment. Emily Todhunter, who headed up the refurbishment, comments, ‘I fell in love with Dormy House the first time I went there. I don’t know if it was the way it is nestled into the hill overseeing that extraordinary landscape or because the staff and family were so friendly; perhaps it was the building itself, its warm Cotswold stone and roaring fires. It is a good, solid English farmhouse with no airs and pretensions to being anything else. If the building were a person, it would be a wonderful smiling farmer with stories to tell of bygone days.....but young at heart. It is that “young at heart” that we were asked to bring out in its reincarnation whilst respecting its charm and history. The process has been a happy collaboration between all who recognise the potential of this wonderful place


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Testimonial We visited Dormy House on a blustery rainsoaked day, but this didn’t dampen our spirits or our experience. On days like that you really appreciate the hotel’s attention to detail – particularly when we were met from our car by a member of staff with an umbrella to shield us from the rain and welcome us into our new home for the night. And what a home it is! The Dormy is warm and welcoming, with the perfect combination of a new look with a lived-in feel. There were three lounges to choose from on our arrival, Red, Blue and Yellow, all with their own impressive log fireplaces already burning away. During a short tour of the newly opened hotel we were really impressed with the décor throughout, particularly the men’s toilets! The much-anticipated new Spa, opening early 2014, already sounds like an exciting reason to visit again.

and feel a responsibility to bring it into the next chapter of its life, preserving its history but with a new lightness, to give it a new lease of life. Personally, I can’t wait to stay there!’ Todhunter Earle was founded in 1988 by Emily Todhunter and has expanded rapidly both in size and scope. Projects range from English castles to well-known restaurants, ocean-going yachts, nightclubs, to ski chalets and beautiful homes throughout Great Britain and Europe. Another rare hotel project was the Manor aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire. Dormy House also features beautifully landscaped gardens by designer and BBC broadcaster, Chris Beardshaw and exceptional dining experiences created by Head Chef Paul Napper and Food and Beverage Consultant John Wood. House Spa, a stunning new destination Spa by Sparcstudio and Howard Spa Consulting, will be added in January 2014. For more information or to book please visit www.dormyhouse.co.uk or call 01386 852 711

We settled into our individually designed ‘Top Notch’ room – a spacious, beautifully designed, luxurious affair with a lovely view of the gardens and our own terrace – before heading down to dinner. We chose to eat in the Garden Room, the more formal of the Dormy dining options. Having looked at the menu we were anxious to save space for the amazing desserts and both plumped for the blade of beef for our main course. We had already heard some wonderful things about the Dormy’s new menus, both in the Garden Room and the Potting Shed, but we were blown away by the quality. The succulent melt-in-your-mouth beef with crisp Parma ham, parsnip pomme purée, thyme root vegetables and an oyster jus was beyond delicious, whilst the rhubarb crumble soufflé, which came highly recommended by our attentive waiter, rounded off a perfect meal. After a restful night’s sleep back in our room we were all set to move in and make it our actual home! Sadly, albeit after a delicious breakfast, we left our Cotswold retreat after a wonderful stay. We highly recommend the Dormy – with its faultless service, beautiful location and farmhouse chic design it is well worth a visit. Alastair McClare COTSWOLD LUXURY

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Craftsmenship everytime.... With nearly two decades of experience you can trust us to provide an unparalleled service and quality of work. We understand that every project is unique and individual, so we tailor our skilled services and design concepts to each and every client. Providing the highest quality of product and service is attained by a core passion for what we do. Our unique process makes sure that you benefit from our creative skills. A site survey will be carried out to assess the room / space. We will then discuss various design options with you and use our vast library of photos from previous work to help you choose the style and solution that is best for your home. However, for more complex or extensive projects, we can offer you our in-house

CAD design service. Using state of art 3D photorealistic design tools, you will be able to visualise the perfect storage solution or room layout. At Jamie Williams Carpentry & Joinery we pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and attention to detail. This, combined with our excellent communication, always achieves the best result for you.

Jamie Williams Carpentry & Joinery Unit 16 Space business centre, Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 9FL T: 07971 286 496 E: info@jamiewilliamscarpentry.com www.jamiewilliamscarpentry.com

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Bathrooms and Kitchens of distinction Pittville Bathrooms and Kitchens are Cheltenham’s and the surrounding Cotswold’s leading designer, supplier and installer of beautiful bathrooms, kitchens and living spaces. It is up to our clients how much involvement we have. We are unique in that we project manage your complete installation and can therefore take on the design, sourcing and fitting of your bathroom, kitchen or living spaces. Alternatively, we are happy to just supply the products for a project but with the same level of reliability and care. If you are planning a new bathroom or kitchen please call in to see us in our Cheltenham showroom. Our showroom displays the latest ranges of Bathrooms and Kitchens. Bathroom brands include Duravit, Hansgrohe, Simpsons, Bisque and Huppe to name but a few. We supply and install both German Made and English Kitchens with over 60 door choices. Kitchen brands include Gaggenau, Siemens, NEFF appliances, Elica Extractor, Franke and Blanco sinks, Silestone, Caesarstone and Granite worktops. Pittville Bathrooms and Kitchens Price Promise - We live and work in a competitive world. We therefore take pricing very seriously and always welcome the opportunity to demonstrate that we are offering the best possible value for the high quality products and service we provide. Pittville Bathrooms & Kitchens 12 Prestbury Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2PW. T. 01242 251113 E. info@pittville.co.uk

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Cotswold Stove offer premium Stove & Fireplace retail as well as installation services and sweeping. We offer Traditional and contemporary designs from the worlds leading manufacturer's and specialise in the finest Italian & Scandinavian pellet and woodburning stoves. With professional accreditation and years of experience, an expert and bespoke service is always assured. Cotswold Stove covers the whole of Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. Cotswold Stove have opened a brand new state of the art showroom: Unit 4, Mead Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, GL53 7EA For more information please contact Gary Banwell and his team on: 01242 241694.

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INTERIOR DESIGN

Whether you want complete Project Management – from concept to installation – a new room design, or to dress a window beautifully with hand made curtains, entrust Stella Mannering and her team to turn your vision into comfortable elegance. As a respected Interior Design Company in the heart of Oxford, discerning clients come back to us time and again for a truly personal service. Whatever your style – from traditional classic to modern chic with a refreshing twist, we create unique spaces you’ll love coming home to. No job is in fact too small; from plump scatter cushions and sofa upholstery – to leaving your entire home renovation in our hands, you can expect Stella’s impeccable attention to detail at every stage. STELLA’S PHILOSOPHY Stella’s design ideas are inspired by a simple Philosophy; your house should be your home – a joy to live in. Whether sourcing contemporary or traditional furniture, sumptuous fabrics or designer wallpaper, Stella draws on her vast expertise to give your home both comfort and style throughout. A SHOWROOM BURSTING WITH DESIGN IDEAS With a wonderful interior design showroom in central Oxford, it’s easy to call in for a chat about room design ideas or to simply order a pot of paint or a roll of wallpaper. Our showroom is open Monday – Friday 0930am – 5.00pm Stella Mannering Ltd, 2 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT. T. 01865.557196 E. Hello@stellamannering.com

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Oakbeamuk.com is the UK’s leading supplier of the finest fireplace beams, air dried and reclaimed oak timber, all bespoke finished and cut to order.

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Original Architectural Antiques has been defining Cotswold Style for the last 21 years. It offers a unique collection of antique stone troughs and planters, quality statuary, period fireplaces, historic oak doors and the best available reclaimed oak floorboards John Rawlinson, Ermin Farm, Cricklade Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5PN.

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M. 07979 906 329 T. 01285 869 222 E. info@originaluk.com

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Bespoke joinery beautifully crafted...

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TJ JOINERY “Bespoke joinery, beautifully crafted”

TJ Joinery create hand-crafted custom joinery to blend beautifully with the character of your home. Individual, hand-built and hand-painted. Our fitted furniture, windows, doors and staircases, are thoughtfully designed and built to complete your interior design or building restoration. Traditional country style for a heritage setting or contemporary sleek - we bring the same high standard of workmanship and excellent finish to each and every project. We’ve built up our experience in traditional joinery over many years. Our small, dedicated team of highly skilled craftsmen, have brought their expertise to some of the finest homes and country retreats in the Cotswolds, such as Highgrove House, Barnsley House and the Barrington Park Estate. Bespoke joinery, honed to perfection with the utmost care and attention to detail. Built with precision and style. Beautifully crafted.

TJ Joinery Limited Unit 6, Lyncroft Business Park, Perrots Brook, Cirencester GL7 7BW T. 01285 831423 M. 07973 816361 E. info@tjjoineryltd.co.uk

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without compromise Mike Honour/Lattice Period Windows Ltd specialise in the manufacture and installation of steel windows and traditional leaded lights also Part L Compliant double glazed windows, all hand made by our team of experienced craftsmen, many of whom have been with us since inception. The company also specialises in the refurbishment of existing period windows and leaded lights, utilizing wherever possible existing materials to preserve originality and able to provide bespoke blacksmith fittings to match those from bygone days. We specialise in Listed Grade 1 & Grade 2 properties. We are able to give advice on your conservation requirements for your property, through each stage sourcing colours, glass and window furniture, to preserve the look of your property whilst improving insulation, We have just finished a fabulous new development at The Four pillars hotel creating beautiful oak french doors with Leaded steel inserts, opening out on to a decked area to take in the glorious surroundings, this can be created in your home environment or maybe we could create an orangery to spend lazy Sunday mornings in! We are a friendly family business and we will aim to achieve the look you require, which can be done in different phases to suit your budget. T: 01386 701079 E: sales@mikehonourwindows.co.uk Mike Honour Windows Ltd, Unit 85 Northwick Business Centre, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9RF.

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www.mikehonourwindows.co.uk


Trusted Experienced Reliable

Field builders is a family run building services business which was originally formed in 1985 by Vince Field after leaving the army where he had served as a combat engineer and qualified as a bricklayer and plant operator. The company presently has over thirty years of experience having successfully completing many domestic and commercial projects across the south west. Field Builders Limited have built a reputation upon the quality of their workmanship and pride themselves on being able to offer clients a wide range of services such as domestic extensions, new housing, refurbishments, barn conversions, structural steel frames and watertight basements. They have the skills and resources to undertake all scales of projects with the upmost efficiency, reliability and professionalism.

Serving the Cotswolds and beyond since 1985 Mobile: 07845 032934 Office: 01225 703757 Email: fieldbuildingltd@googlemail.com

www.fieldbuilders.co.uk

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Be inspired...

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www.broadway-florist.com


Serving The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire & Worcestershire

Be inspired by The Broadway Florist’s gorgeous Flower Couture and Floral DECO collection detailing a selection of beautiful flowers for different occasions, scene setting and seasons. Originally specialising in weddings, Shelley Spencer the Creative Director has an enviable flair and exceptional talent that transforms flowers into coveted gifts, expressions of love and impressive displays. Whatever the occasion, be it a thank you, I love you, I’m sorry, a celebration, event staging & home dressing or a Cotswold wedding, The Broadway Florist can create bespoke displays or arrangements to add the wow factor. The Broadway Florist 3 Keil Close, High Street Broadway Worcestershire WR12 7DP

Tel. 01386 853000 info@broadway-florist.com

www.broadway-florist.com

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Cotswold Luxury Homes & Interiors magazine - Autumn 2013