This Victorian vicarage had been a little too modernised over the years, with some of its original charms being lost along the way. We will be restoring it to its former glory with modern updates to suit the young family who are now its custodians.
In this first stage, we started with the snug and home office. For the snug, we created a grownup evening space, with new log burner and marble fireplace, plus wall panelling and aged-oak floors to highlight its traditional features. We balanced these with sumptuous velvets and soft cottons (with the sofa in an unexpected plum colour), and a fun bar area for after-dinner cocktail mixing. The second room, the home office, had none of the beautiful original shutters that the snug still had, so we also commissioned replacements. We sourced an extended dining table as the central feature of the room, for extra working space, and there is also a relaxing corner for downtime reading and research. The whole room is grounded by more aged-oak flooring. Both rooms also had new cast iron radiators installed, again replacing original features that have been removed over the years.
The changes have brought these rooms up to date, while celebrating and working with the original features.