East Sussex Estate

This neo-classical Georgian house, which is owned by a young family, is on the East Sussex / Kent boarder facing tranquil views of the South East beyond.

We are pleased to be teaming up with conservation specialist Ptolemy Dean Architects to restore the property, introducing a sense of place and a holistic design aesthetic throughout. A former orangery with wrought iron detailing will be transformed into a semi-formal dining room and we’re working with Artichoke on the kitchen.

The interior will be sensitive to the age and history of the building and we are re-using as many of the existing materials as possible, such as an old parquet floor which is being retained. At the same time, the house will also be adapted to modern-day living with a focus on layering antique pieces from different periods, calming textures and rich colours. The starting point for the palette is our client’s eclectic collection of existing artworks which will lend each room its own colour identity. This includes the dark blue library that’s based around a picture of a naval ship; a lighter, more feminine formal drawing room decorated with hand-painted De Gournay wallpaper and accents of peach and soft mottled sage; and the smoke green games room.