This Oxfordshire country home was originally the stables and coach house for a nearby manor house and was restored and converted into a home in 1977. Katharine Pooley embraced the project of overhauling the dated interiors with the aim of creating the best of London whilst in keeping with the country environment. This brief was achieved by creating a consistent, sophisticated style using a couple of principal colours throughout the property whilst building contrasting identities into each room with coloured accessories and unique objets d’arts.
The living areas are accented with vibrant notes of terracotta and orange creating a feeling of warmth and revitalisation, whilst the upstairs bedrooms are predominantly designed in soft pastels promoting a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere. The property and the design are full of character as Katharine seamlessly combines old and new, including inherited family furniture matched with modern bespoke pieces. Stunning reminders of foreign travel are interspersed throughout the property including a magnificent line of Buddhas in the living room. The overall design successfully marries wonderful contrasts in design style and cultures to create a magnificent country home.