Niki Turner conversion in The Cotswolds
There seems to be a never ending list of things to do to the house before it is finally finished and I can sit back and enjoy the space, spend money on frivolous items like vases, baskets, candles rather than on plasterboard, screws, filler and labour! Is a house really never finished? Whilst everyone smiles and assures me it will all be worth it in the end, I dream about (next time round!) buying a house perfect in every way where I could just move in and arrange my shelves to my hearts content without worrying whether the roof will wait another 6 months before being fixed! So to everyone's surprise 2 years after moving in to this house I am still trawling through estate agents dreaming about said perfect house I could move into next week and forget all the building dust and disappearing bank balances! The Modern House Estate Agency is one of my favourite place to go and escape to. This beautiful house would be, or have been as it is now sold, the perfect home for me! This place, originally built in the mid 19th Century, has been beautifully renovated by renowned designer Niki Turner. The space is immaculate yet has a cozy, lived in feel to it partially due to the use of dark colour in the kitchen, dining room and mezzanine office.In the living area the abundant light comes flooding through those massive windows while the wooden floor and fireplace add warmth to the room.The elaborate architecture has been offset with a simple decor and nowhere is more obvious than in the kitchen where the soaring ceilings, capped with a skylight, create a space that feels like an industrial conversion. The abundance of space in this room has been utilised with a mezzanine study area above the kitchen. The bathroom is again a very simple design and the bespoke fittings, formed from copper piping have been designed by Niki Turner. Perhaps my favourite touch is the handmade branch chandelier in the hallway, such a simple yet striking light fitting.
So what do you think? Are you (or have you) renovating your own house? is it worth it? Let me know in the comments below...
Via The Modern House