New Close Farm, Hassocks
Project - New Close Farm
Location - Hassocks
Product Used - HW8002 BLANCO 120MM MANSION WEAVE CHARACTER
Designer - Yellow Wren Design
Photographer - Scopic Productions
INSTAGRAM - yellowwrendesigns
Transforming a Grade 2 Listed Property into a Family Space.
In November 2020, the clients Chris and Judi approached Yellow Wren Design with a challenge of transforming a room in their grade 2 listed property, which was formerly a hotel. The room had been unused for 28 years, and the clients were unsure of how to make the most of its generous proportions, beautiful French windows, and double aspect. They needed a usable family space that could provide flexibility and accommodate their large family who often stayed at their childhood home.
The design brief was simply to create a functional and inviting space that takes advantage of the room's proportions and natural light. The clients wanted a design concept that would balance the room's height and width, making it feel more intimate, and to provide a neutral backdrop for their art and sculpture collections.
The existing room was dilapidated with poor-quality wall panelling, a cheap laminate floor, and an outdated fireplace. The project had been stalled due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The designer chose to work with Havwoods, a flooring supplier they had previously worked with, due to their high-quality products and excellent technical support and sampling service. After considering various options Havwoods' Mansion Weave flooring was selected, which features a heritage-inspired pattern with a modern twist. The slightly whitened finish of the flooring softened the intricacy of the pattern and resonated with the clients' sense of style.
The transformation of the room was remarkable. The introduction of a bookshelf along the south wall grounded the space and balanced the proportions. New wall panelling in a vibrant blue by Lick paint responded beautifully to the changing light and made the room feel more intimate. The calming off-white walls provided a neutral backdrop for the clients' art and sculpture collections, and the striking fireplace and flooring from Havwoods added a touch of elegance and sophistication to the space.
The finished room exceeded the clients' expectations and became a stunning family space that showcased their unique style and collections. The high-quality finish and service provided by Havwoods contributed significantly to the success of this project.