The summerhouse was installed in the gardens of a Victorian cottage surrounded by fields and a cattle farm, with animal loving owners. The house was dressed traditionally, had low ceilings and was quite dark. The new Summerhouse Design was to be modern, with clean lines, bright and airy. A space was required to relax, listen to music and work.
Innovation & Design
Although modernising, there were plenty of old items of furniture from the house that could be recycled. Using Chalk paints some of the wooden items were re-painted and, although time consuming, allowed the budget available to be used in other areas. The old furniture was updated and created an element of flow from the house to the garden. The budget was then available for two new love seats, dressed with textured faux fur throws for warmth in the winter months. A small garden table and chair from the house were renovated and reupholstered making a good area to sit and work. Quirky lamps, cushions, sculptures, plants and images from the local Art college students were installed to dress. The finishing touches involved both new and old products creating a traditional, classic touch with Scandinavian modern twists. An eclectic mix of items and a bit of fun.