Cornish Cottage RefurbishmentMidcentury Living Room
This was a lovely 19th century cottage on the outside, but the interior had been stripped of any original features. We didn't want to create a pastiche of a traditional Cornish cottage. But we incorporated an authentic feel by using local materials like Delabole Slate, local craftsmen to build the amazing feature staircase and local cabinetmakers to make the bespoke kitchen and TV storage unit. This gave the once featureless interior some personality. We had a lucky find in the concealed roof space. We found three original roof trusses and our talented contractor found a way of showing them off. In addition to doing the interior design, we also project managed this refurbishment.
Brett Charles Photography
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Take it to the topThis 19th century Cornish cottage had been stripped of its original internal features before Helen Bainbridge came to work on it. Rather than slavishly recreate what would once have been there, Helen reintroduced character to the space in different ways. One of her ideas was this contemporary enclosed fireplace, which sits flush against the chimney breast. Helen chose to tile the surround right up to the ceiling, making it a key feature in the room.