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The Club House

Nestled within the leafy streets of Hertfordshire, this six bedroom, seven bathroom 7000sq ft Edwardian house exudes timeless charm. The newly built property, by archi­tects Dyer Grimes looks classic from the facade but is anything but when it comes to the inside. Run For The Hills’ interior design influ­ences were drawn from the family’s extensive travels and affection for boutique hotels and stylish members clubs, resulting in a blend of hospitality-inspired social design touches, lounge-style comfort, pattern clash fabrics, wall­pa­pers and artistic details. Blending the new har­mo­nious­ly with more tra­di­tion­al archic­tec­tur­al motifs and classic-with-a-twist design features. Creating the perfect hybrid of family haven and boutique social club for events with family and friends.

The Terrace Niche

Taking inspi­ra­tion from French court­yards and morrocan riads, the property’s chicly furnished terrace niche, outside the kitchen/dining room is enveloped by aged bronze crittall windows; the perfect spot for morning coffees and after dinner cocktails. With an enviable view out to the achingly cool che­quer­board teal/oyster tiled swimming pool, to a backdrop of leafy oak trees and a timber clad garden cabin complete with pool table.

Kitchen Diner Bar

In the heart of the home, the family kitchen and dining space is thought­ful­ly designed, with an abundance of storage, effort­less­ly con­ceal­ing the essen­tials of a bustling family household. The kitchen/diner trans­forms effort­less­ly from day to day into an impres­sive venue for social gath­er­ings. Thanks to our cen­ter­piece design; a bespoke bar dresser, serving not only as servery for culinary endeavors but as a gathering point for drinks and nibbles, cleverly utilizing the open-plan space’s sup­port­ing column, wrapping it in white glazed bamboo tiles and using it as the foun­da­tion for a much-loved joinery piece.

Dining Galleria

One of our favourite gallery walls within the project, dressing a beautiful timber and marble console. Our eclectic selection of original works in acrylic, oil and textile collage were framed cre­ative­ly to work together. We love our bronze head’s oversized glasses! And he is so sat­is­fy­ing­ly heavy. Finishing touches include a bronze picture light and ter­ra­cot­ta and silk shade table lamp for a soft glow by night.

The Family TV Room

In the family TV room comfort is king, with an ultra-squishy cud­dle­muf­fin sofa taking centre stage in this light filled room, providing the perfect space for the entire family to enjoy TV and home cinema nights. Set against a bold House of Hackney wallpaper, geometric patterned rug and surreal art by Paul Fuentes keying into the clients’ love of max­i­mal­ism.

Club House Lounge

The luxurious at-home club lounge we designed for the project, drawing inspi­ra­tion from chic boutique hotels but with all the comforts of home. The scheme is a cap­ti­vat­ing blend of sophis­ti­ca­tion and comfort, curated to provide an exclusive retreat within the confines of home. The walls, drenched in deep Hague Blue are paired with rich ochres, mono­chro­mat­ic uphol­stery prints, chocolate brown timbers and unique vintage pieces. An indulgent space for sophis­ti­cat­ed relax­ation and enter­tain­ment both day and night. Flanking the doorway to the study, are two bespoke arched bars, seam­less­ly merging func­tion­al­i­ty and exquiste oinery details with a touch of vintage allure.

His Study

Bathed in the calming tones of F&B Lichen Green, the man of the house’s home study is the perfect space for focused work and client calls. With a back drop of art by Chrisie Nimenko, and views back into the home club lounge, sitting at the this desk is certainly one of the best seats in the house. Working from home never looked so good!

Her Study

By contrast, the lady of the house’s study is soft and feminine, nature-inspired elegance blending func­tion­al­i­ty with design harmony. The walls are adorned with a timeless William Morris wallpaper, featuring intricate patterns and vintage country charm. Large full-wall joinery offers a practical and graceful solution for storage, seam­less­ly inte­grat­ing with the room’s design. Pops of pink mingle with the warmth of vintage timbers, with aged brass accents and a statement glass chan­de­lier to provide the perfect finishing touches.

Powder Room Perfection

Who doesn’t love a statement powder room? It’s a designer’s free reign to create a real ‘event’ within a contained daylight starved space. We love this room with its gorgeous vintage glazed unit (which we dressed with scalloped seagrass storage baskets) and the creamy marble splash­back to the white ceramic and brass washstand sink. The scenic wallpaper brings it all together, reflected in the extra antique mirror applied to the recesses of the Georgian panelled door, making the room feel even bigger.

Master Bedroom & Ensuite

The master bedroom offers a peaceful retreat with a soothing color palette, tra­di­tion­al features and super soft inviting textures. The serene palette is offset by the rich rust red of a gorgeous fluted armchair and brass bobbin framed artwork and fringed cushions. Generous double windows are framed by organic, textured wool curtains filling the room with light and providing a view out to the lush green garden below.

In the ensuite, our gorgeous fluted bespoke ‘his and hers’ bespoke designed vanity provides a hero view through from the bedroom and trans­ports the user from family home in Hertfordshire to boutique hotel vibes. Brass fluted glass shower fittings add a modern chic touch.

Kids’ Bedrooms

Our design for the kids bedroom’s are a blend of play­ful­ness and sophis­ti­ca­tion, creating spaces that will evolve with the kids as they grow and their styles change. For the daughter’s bedroom, a subtle forest-themed wallpaper adds a touch of whimsy, ehanced by super tactile textures, warm timbers and pops of pink and ochre.

For the boys’ rooms, playful mono­chrome patterns meet rich moody blues and greens creating a timeless space for them to add their personal touch over the years.

Guest Comfort

Each guest room features super king beds with bespoke velvet head­boards to create the epitome of comfort and relax­ation. Coupled with soft her­ring­bone carpets and layers of cushions and throws, providing the ultimate retreat for guests.

Each guest suite features a comfy seating nook, complete with sink into chairs and cool brass tables for tea or a drink, bringing in a touch of glamour and turning them into boudoir bedrooms. Not just a place to sleep but a stylish space to kick back, relax, and enjoy a bit of everyday luxury — your own space when you come to stay.

The Guest Floor

The guest floor of the house was an oppor­tu­ni­ty to embrace bold, dramatic colors, sumptuous furniture and cap­ti­vat­ing wall­pa­pers, trans­form­ing each guest bedroom into a haven of indi­vid­ual per­son­al­i­ty. Pink gothic floral House of Hackney wall paper meets moody Farrow & Ball hague blue in one of the guest suites, whilst soft greens, botanical jungle wall­pa­pers and rich ochres are a match made in heaven in the other guest suite. Both oozing with character.

Grand Entrance Hall

The house archi­tec­ture is a new-build, envi­sioned several years ago by the clients and then brought to life by archi­tects Dyer Grimes and con­trac­tor Motacus (who also fab­ri­cat­ed the gorgeous joinery design). With a grand ‘open’ staircase in the centre of the home winding up to the top of the house with daylight streaming down. Each room of the house has been designed to be expansive and light-filled. The grand entrance hallway palette is fresh and peaceful with large format tiling and crisp wall panelling. Oversized murano chan­de­liers and dec­o­ra­tive wall lights create a cozy journey by night through the house.