GLM was commissioned to design and build a new master bedroom suite and guest bedrooms for a farm steading in the Scottish Borders, but it wasn’t just greater space that was needed but also a desire for drama.
Our response involved opening up a dramatic stairwell in the central block and constructing a new wing to house the master suite. Enter into a cosy dressing room lined with beautifully crafted wardrobes and a central feature dressing table with a lifting lid inspired by an old school desk and views up into the cathedral ceilinged bedroom just a few steps up beyond. Once in the bedroom the eye turns in one direction to the bed sitting against a fully upholstered bedhead wall and in the other to a massive picture frame window seat with oak shutters that cleverly fold away into the frame and views straight out into the garden and the landscape beyond. Heading through the bedroom and up another flight of steps takes you into a dramatically spacious bathroom. A fully glazed gable gives views of the sky and the constantly changing weather – or at night is lit in whatever colour suits our clients’ mood. An infinity pool style bath sits in front of a large window looking onto the pond outside – with switchable glass to give complete privacy whenever required – and finally a toilet compartment with coloured windows in deep splayed recesses. Now our client has a house in which they can enjoy entertaining, having guests to stay and just living in day to day.