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Balancing boutique hotel feel with cosy family home

On a tranquil private road in Cobham, Surrey, this lux­u­ri­ous­ly spacious five-bed, 8000 sq ft family home is a unique blend of boutique hotel and cosy family living.  A thought­ful­ly curated space, designed to evoke a sense of sophis­ti­ca­tion, whilst still offering a warm and inviting atmos­phere. With artful cre­ativ­i­ty through­out, the interiors are con­tem­po­rary chic, accented with glamorous brass and bronze finishes, gorgeous heritage paints and an eclectic mix of designer-selected furniture and textiles. Visually stim­u­lat­ing, yet com­fort­able and practical for family life.

Heart of the Home

The family living space down­stairs is luxurious and ultra com­fort­able in size so the team created an interior look and feel for the open plan kitchen, dining room and snug to match: relaxed yet refined. Green crittall doors add depth with site lines into the hallway and separate lounge, whilst textured rugs zone the space, keeping it feeling grounded. Feature lighting over the hero dining table draws your eye, creating a focal point as you enter the space from the grandeur of the entrance hallway.

Functionality First : A‑Star Beauty

The very expansive ground floor consists of double drawing room, large study, separate family lounge and kids playroom, powder room and a huge broken-plan dining, kitchen and snug onto the gardens at the back. With utility spaces con­nect­ing behind the kitchen. The team worked closely with the clients and the house developer to zone the space and curate the mate­ri­al­i­ty of the building, bathrooms and smoked oak kitchen. We also brought in beautiful original touches, such as the stunning muted-green and brass crittall doors.

Snuggle up

Adjacent to the kitchen in the large open plan space is a TV snug, offering a cozy retreat for unwinding. With curated textured rugs, a plush velvet squidgy sofa and low level glows from table and floor lamps. Layered relaxed linen curtains frame the windows which run the entire side of the house, con­trast­ing the marble island and com­ple­ment­ing the charred timber kitchen cupboards nearby.

The colours and textures of the snug warm the space and create a true focal point, keeping such a large open plan room very family-orientated, and multi-purpose, with clever storage solutions and material choices which will stand the test of time.

Relax & Play

The lounge space is separated from the open-plan kitchen/snug/diner by crittal double doors and drapes for cozy after­noons and evenings. A relaxed, playful space, with soft blush walls, a (very) squishy sofa in luscious green velvet, and patterned rug, acces­sorised with char­ac­ter­ful cushions.

Layered organic window treat­ments through­out the property and and light cord chan­de­liers keep the scheme feeling fresh.

The bespoke TV unit with acres of storage adds a little unex­pect­ed colour variation, housing a wide screen TV, concealed sound system and beautiful acces­sories.

The Pillow Fort

It was important for this lounge space to resonate with adults at the same time as being uber kiddie-friendly, so the designers created a sophis­ti­cat­ed play area in the corner of the room. Housing a calico teepee, bobbled cushions, layered soft fleecy rugs and blankets and beautiful wooden toys and books for plenty of playtime and day-time snoozing.

Artwork fun and colourful prints zone the play area, and textured with a large upol­stered seat/blanket box neatly housing lots of other toys, books and essential small person items.

The Double Drawing Room

Double doors from the entrance hall welcome you into a very special, large Drawing Room filled with rich velvets, layered con­trast­ing textures in a glam­ourous, classic-artistic style. Luxurious yet com­fort­able and homely for after dinner drinks by the fire, perfect for large gath­er­ings and family events with seating for all.

Autumnal Cosy

A low level joinery piece spans the width of the whole drawing room helping connect the indi­vid­u­al­ly styled ‘lounges’. Fluted arched doors create hidden storage whilst the home bar sits within full height shelving, mimicking the curves of the arches. Integrated lighting glows in the reflec­tion of the antique mirror.

Heavy rust velvet curtains frame the bay windows, in front of linen sheers, and the timber parquet floor keep this glam­ourous duo-scheme feeling down to earth.

Mastering Luxury & Comfort

The first floor key spaces comprise Master Suite, Nursery and two guest bedrooms. The spacious Master is luxurious comfort, with feature velvet bed and a dedicated lounge with boucle chairs and rose sofa.

The Twin Suite

The Master has a majestic en-suite with bath and double shower. Featuring a chic vanity piece and antique bronze brassware, teamed with dark teal tiling within the double sided glass and brass walk in shower.

The Scandi Nursery

The nursery design is playful, organic and sus­tain­ably driven, with wooden toys built to last, dec­o­ra­tion from inde­pen­dent brands, presided over by a giant teddy bear passed down through the client’s family.

Misty grey-green walls add a touch of gentle colour com­ple­ment­ed by embroi­dered bespoke polkadot curtains and linen sheers. Texture is key in the space, for little ones to touch, feel and explore — the perfect tactile haven for small people.

A textile table lamp cuts a grown up touch, sitting upon a matt sage terrazzo side table with wooden toys including a guitar, cash register and mini telephone. Making the room just as inspiring for the parents at playtime and storytime before bed.

Hanging above the cot is a hand-made mobile, with extra toys displayed in a wall mounted rattan elephant shelving unit, also home to the baby monitor. A tulip inspired play table beckons for crayons and cre­ativ­i­ty.

A Boutique Stay

The three guest bedrooms, with their indi­vid­ual ensuites and dressing rooms are a home away from home for visiting family and friends. Designed to feel like a boutique hotel, each is curated dif­fer­ent­ly, and ready for a guest to stay at any given moment.

Boujiness mixes with home­li­ness in peach and rich green and sage neutrals. Pops of freshness shine through marble table tops and glassware, whilst animal prints on bespoke cushions, vanity pouffes and uphol­stery add a hint of play­ful­ness.

The design team worked with uphol­ster­ers to create bespoke blanket boxes and foot­stools for each room, making spaces truly unique.

Moments of Zen

On the second floor, the guest apartment sits alongside a stylish and airy «barre studio», designed for the client to film workshops at home. Which contrasts with the dark and moody luxury home cinema next door.