Bona LighthouseCountry Living Room
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Draw the curtainsInternal doorways don’t have to be solid. A floor-skimming curtain sweeping across a doorway gives an instantly romantic and historic feel to a room. In this Scottish bolthole, rich teal curtains are tied back to give a glimpse into the room beyond. When drawn, the bedroom will really feel cut off from the rest of the world.
The space adjoining the lighthouse, which had been used as stables and a materials store, is now a separate holiday let. ‘I wanted this space to retain some feeling of the previous use, without being clichéd,’ says Emma. There were some planning restrictions, such as keeping part of the cobbled floor, and this led to including the exposed stone wall, too. ‘It all suggested a semi-industrial feel for the space,’ says Emma, ‘but then I added comfort with the soft furnishings.’
Expose on two surfacesThis room is in the stable block of a lighthouse in northern Scotland. Part of the planning consent requested a patch of the original cobbled floor was kept and, because the wall was so attractive, the designer decided to keep it exposed, too, with the old stone flooring adjoining. The wall was cleaned, repaired and repointed, and where the door was broken through to the bedroom, it was built up on each side of the doorway. The whole building had to be gutted during renovation work, but this wall is an authentic element, helping to preserve the character of the building.