Interior Architecture

Current Project – Golant

Near Fowey, Cornwall


The property:  Contemporary new build house in a beautiful river valley setting


The clients:  Recently retired couple and their labradoodle


Location:  Near Fowey, Cornwall


The brief:  To create a welcoming and relaxed home with colour and personality for a couple far more used to living in period properties than a modern house.  Whilst they love the fact that their new home is filled with light and has excellent environmental credentials, they clearly feel like fish out of water in the stark white developer’s box.


Our response:  We’ve started by planning some minor alterations to the layout, to provide much needed storage and create a more intimate master bedroom.  There’ll be improvements to the lighting, with plenty of table lamps and more decorative fittings taking the place of lights more suited to a retail environment than a relaxed family home.  Finally, we are adding texture throughout in the finishes we choose and selecting comfortable furniture with simple clean modern lines – sofas that look at home in the contemporary setting, but still invite you to curl up on them.





Project team: Tanya Bentley