Orchard Cottage, Tarrant Monkton, Dorset

This was a lovely project to work on. Set in the grounds of my client’s own home, this charming three-bedroom thatched cottage needed bringing up to date for holiday rental purposes.

The kitchen units were reconditioned and repainted, new tiling laid and a beautiful granite work surface installed. Every room was redecorated with Farrow & Ball paint and a new wool carpet was fitted throughout. Existing furniture was reupholstered and lighting from Jim Lawrence brought a fresh glow to each room. New curtains and blinds were hung using fabrics from Jane Churchill, Sanderson and Lewis & Wood and I had the pleasure of commissioning a local blacksmith to make some bespoke curtain poles. Two new bathrooms were installed, including one on the ground floor which also doubles as a utility space for visiting families.

The finished result was a beautiful, period property enhanced by practical, modern comforts.