Ansty Manor, WiltshireCountry Conservatory, London
Polly Eltes Photography
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Stay in placeThis beautiful space is made for relaxing in, with armchairs teamed with footstools to invite lingering. Here, it’s individual side tables that are required: the sharing of a coffee table would look effortful, detracting from the sanctuary air. The chairs are angled to take advantage of the exterior views in this room, but note how the mirror gives a second take on the outside to make the most of the scenery.
The glass extension was deliberately contemporary. ‘We wanted the building to be an honest representation of a 21st century solution, rather than an attempt to re-create something that belonged to a previous century,’ Jeremy explains. ‘There is now a clear historic catalogue of the building’s progress through time – and ours was the next stage,’ he says. The architects stripped all of the render and plaster off the orangery that had previously been there to reveal the original stonework, which they carefully restored. Jeremy chose glass so the stonework would be visible from outside, and the extension would have minimal impact on the existing building. Side tables, Richard Taylor Designs.