Classic Contemporary Country House

Classic Contemporary Country House
Radlett, Hertfordshire
Modern Contemporary Interiors for a Functional Family Home

For this large detached family home in the Hertfordshire countryside, we were asked to create a cohesive and neutral design scheme that worked around some of the existing finishes and layouts that were already in place as a result of previous refurbishment work which had been done to the property. The clients were a busy family living in the UK village of Radlett, who required a multipurpose living space that was aesthetically striking yet easily accommodating to the hustle and bustle of their daily lives. We reimagined how to best utilise the space and natural light, which filled this beautiful country property, and refurbished it by injecting a classic, contemporary feel that would appeal to all members of the family.

A classic contemporary dining room with round carrara marble Restoration Hardware dining table on round rug.
An Arctic Pear Chandelier by Ochre creates a focal point in this living room.

Luxurious Home Finishes and Neutral Colour Palettes

Whilst refinement and elegance played a large part in our interior design concept for this family country property, comfort in the home reigned supreme. The interiors were punctuated with simple forms and neutral palettes which we embellished with luxurious finishes during the latter stages of the project. We incorporated chic, high end materials throughout, such as a round marble top dining table and smokey, dark glass coffee table and round wall mirror from luxury furniture designer Tom Faulkner. The furniture layout plans define the varying living sections within the open plan space, such as the curved sofas from Minotti which break up the living and dining area. The curved seating also serves to keep the area feeling warm, inviting and comfortable.

A dark grey minotti curved jacques sofa in an open plan kitchen living room.
A walnut shaker style kitchen.
A restoration hardware marble dining table sits beautifully under an Artic Pear chandelier by Ochre.
A dark bluehome cinema with fabrics from holland and sherry.

Award-Winning Lighting Design

Lighting was paramount to this residential interior design project so we recruited the services of award-winning lighting design firm, Design Plus Light. The two main design features in this home are a set of dramatic glass chandeliers from Ochre lighting. The circular chandeliers, with sparkling arctic pear pendants add decorative flair to an otherwise contemporary and neutral design scheme. They make a bold statement while retaining an elegant feel that melds effortlessly with the rest of the home interiors.

A pair of minotti curved Jacques sofas create a conversation friendly area in this family living room.

A Home Cinema Adorned with Contemporary Art

This family home also included a luxury home cinema. We gave this home entertainment area a darker feel with statement midnight blue walls, matching plush mohair curtains for added texture and wrap-around sofas. Eye-catching modern artwork which we sourced from Maddox Gallery provides a touch of colour. The hyperrealism oil painting of a woman dripping in honey is bold and playful, while the colours tie in with the herringbone wooden flooring.

Oak herringbone flooring flows from the hallway to the living areas of this period property in Radlett.
Picture lights from TM lighting light art in a dining room.

Classic and Timeless Minimaist Interior Design

A classic, open plan kitchen, living and adjoining dining room was given a modern edge with layered soft furnishings tones of grey and simple but impactful home adornment in similar colours. The overall feel of the multipurpose space is quietly understated, simple and sophisticated. In order to keep the interiors timeless, we wanted to steer away from heavy decoration and overly busy patterns, instead taking a less is more approach which is far more enduring and can evolve over time with the family. We gave the interiors a refresh with several pieces of colourful art dotted around the modern living room and dining area.

A large blue coloured kitchen island with poliform ICS stools at the bar.

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