Judging by all the great feedback we've received on Kathryn Tyler's lovely Falmouth, England, home (Collector's Choice, June 2012), you all loved her style—and awesome collections of vintage furniture and cookware—as much as we did. Tyler founded her interior design studio, Linea Studio, in 2004. Based in Cornwall, she is currently at work on a diverse array of projects, from a bar in Edinburgh to a new coffee shop in South Africa to a windmill in the Netherlands that she's converting into a recording studio. Here's a peek at some other projects she's recently finished.
A palette of wood, concrete, and painted brick forms a neutral backdrop for Kathryn Tyler’s vintage treasures, including a
$30 dining table, $3 poster, and a set of 1950s Carl Jacobs Jason chairs she snagged on eBay for $400.
The Falmouth Townhouse is a ten-bedroom boutique hotel. Working with a shoestring budget, Tyler furnished the entire property with refurbished mid-century vintage purchases from eBay and second-hand dealers, and commissioned decorative origami process pieces for the walls. Photo by Lara Kay.
All the fabrics for the cushions were sourced from a collection by Spira, a small Swedish design house. The chairs and sofas were reupholstered in Bute and Kvadrat tweeds. Photo by Laura Kay.
The Hub Bar and Kitchen is located in St Ives, Cornwall. Tyler juxtaposed timber clad walls reminiscent of yacht interiors with vintage fabrics for a "50s gentlemen's club-at-sea feel." Photo by Lara Kay.
A carefully curated collection of seaside holiday objects reinforces a sense of place. Photo by Laura Kay.
Gylly Beach is a cafe in Falmouth, Cornwall. The layout is very flexible and open, with minimal division of space. All materials were carefully considered, researched and sourced to match the cafe's sustainable ethos. Photo by Lara Kay.
Due to the high customer traffic in the summer months, the cafe previously required significant annual maintenance. The introduction of oak slatted walls both internally and externally minimizes the frequency of maintenance and makes the space more resilient to daily wear and tear. The slats also serve as a display system for event posters and menu boards which can be hooked on along with decorative planters which adorn the walls. Photo by Laura Kay.
The outdoor furniture is covered in a waterproof cotton ticking, typically used on yachts, enabling customers to come in straight off the beach and sit without any damage to the upholstery. Photo by Laura Kay.
Truro High School is a secondary school for girls in Cornwall. Tyler designed the lobby area, including bespoke furniture for registers and student sign-ins, to maximize functionality while highlighting the school's progressive ethos. Photo by Sam Morgan-Moore.
Indaba is a restaurant situated in a converted mechanic’s shop. Tyler stripped back the interior to expose the structure of the building and simply furnished to create a contemporary fusion eatery. Photo by Fraser Shiers.