Victorian Vibrancy

A villa transformation fit for a fun-loving family in Bath

We set about introducing strong use of colour and more contemporary pieces: through the likes of furniture, artwork and accessories. In the more formal drawing room for example, we added a sculptural chandelier and swivel armchairs finished in burnt orange velvet to create a warm, inviting space full of texture and interest.

Previously decorated in a highly traditional style, with a pared back, classic colour palette throughout, we worked across the interiors and gardens of this large Victorian villa in Bath. As a young family, our clients were after a more contemporary scheme better reflecting their personalities and interests, making the home their own in terms of style and functionality, while also honouring the ornate period features of the building.

For cosy family evenings, the snug on the lower ground floor embraces the reduced levels of natural light, offering more depth of colour and texture in rich jewel hues, creating a fun, inviting space in which the family could hunker down and play board games late into the night. To reflect the clients’ love of music, we took inspiration from their extensive collection of vinyl, rare prints and artwork, incorporating some of their favourites into a curated display, stretching out into the adjoining hallway. Lit by discrete, considered lighting, it has the effect of a gallery space, inviting the viewer to stop and linger.

Also in the lower basement, is the cinema room, with vast projector screen, acoustic panelling, sink-into cinema seats and drinks trolley, perfect for get-togethers with friends or family movie nights.