Surrey Homes | SH56 | June 2019 | Kitchen & Bathroom supplement inside

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Above: In contrast to the cool white walls in a small guest bedroom, colourful floral abstract paintings provide a splash of primary colour

up’ blinds, together with stunning curtains in a wonderful

blue-grey fabric, redolent of the sea or sky in stormy

weather. A prominent and original feature is the witty

and creative use of a famous Gainsborough painting as a

bedhead. This clever idea has set a trend and they can now

be made to order directly from the makers of the fabric.

The only piece of original plasterwork is in this bedroom,

as the whole house had to be re-plastered throughout.

Another large bedroom can be found on the top floor,

with stunning views across the garden to rooftops beyond –

the only reminder of town life. This room has a serene and

understated elegance, enhanced by the verdigris-coloured

bed, which is almost an artwork in itself. It was bought in

France for around £20 many years ago at a brocante and,

despite its romantic, delicate looks, has a strong framework

underneath. This main guest room is simply furnished

with a large wardrobe from ’Tasha Interiors, painted a

“smudgy green” by the owners, and a Mark Maynard desk.

The small guest bedroom is charming and equally

restful, housing a single bed and a large built-in

cupboard, which allows for extra storage space.

Artwork features prominently on the walls of the

staircase. Along the top of the landing, as you descend the

stairs, there is a paper sculpture by Jack Milroy, featuring

alpine flowers cut out to stand up from the book they

were printed in. Further down the stairs larger artworks

shine out boldly and bring character to the space.

The only working fireplace is found in the living

room, where a collection of tiny birds march along

the mantelpiece towards a wave of hands. This end of

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