Our interior designers Richard and Janet were lucky to spend much of last week in the beautiful Bamburgh, Northumberland for our latest project in partnership with luxury holiday cottage providers, Coastal Retreats.
Our task was to bring to life the interior of ‘The Chimney’; a magical stone cottage with its soaring red brick chimney that stands proudly above the neighbouring development of former farm buildings.
As far as blank canvasses go, this was an interior designers’ dream, with its fusion of rooflines and skylights and carefully restored rustic stonework. The property boasts an impressive sense of open space and original features and is set within the beautiful Northumberland landscape, with panoramic views of Bamburgh castle and the Farne Islands.
Our aim was to create a tranquil interior that mirrors the Chimney’s stunning rural/coastal backdrop and the property’s impressive architectural features – a place where holiday makers can unwind and retreat for a luxury break to remember. This was reflected in our colour scheme of soft greys, whites and muted greens. We carefully sourced beautiful and classic pieces from bespoke lamps to driftwood furniture and commissioned unique items such as the huge striking canvasses featuring local iconic landscapes.
Our favourite room has got to be the vast living area with its huge stone coach arch. We set the room off with natural and rustic textures, accessorising with storm lanterns, grey log baskets and driftwood lamps, adding a classic nautical twist and creating a perfect place for the family to relax and relive the day’s discoveries.
The Chimney has four bedrooms and we gave each of them a clean, classic style with extra cosy factor thrown in! The property sleeps eight people and for families who share there’s the perfect balance of socialising and more intimate spaces. We love the large open kitchen where the soft grey and white colour scheme continues, contrasting perfectly the natural oak floors and huge oak table.
If we’ve tempted you into a stay at The Chimney, find out more here or if you are looking for help and inspiration for your own holiday home please contact any of our designers at 01423 817117 or pop into our showroom – we don’t take much persuading for a trip to the seaside!Tags: Bamburgh holiday cottage, coastal retreats, Holiday home, interior design, janet sandles, richard grafton, richard grafton interiors