When interior designers, and founders of 2LG Studio, Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe were first discussing renovation strategies for the 1,700-square-foot abode, they couldn't help but think of the famous textile designer William Morris, who was also a key figure in the British Arts and Crafts movement. "We asked ourselves, if William Morris were alive today, who might he have worked with, and what patterns might he have created to bring this home to life," states Whitehead.
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Set within the idyllic Farnham countryside, the five-bedroom residence was built sometime between 1880 and 1920, during the Arts and Crafts movement. When Whitehead and Cluroe were contemplating ways to thoughtfully remodel the home, they decided on an interior concept that would be a modern take on the aesthetics of that period.
Bespoke, encaustic tiles sit beautifully with the original deep-green, glazed tiles of the fireplace in the music room, and continue throughout the home into the family and master bathroom.
In the sitting room and music room, lighting by London brand Pinch stays true to the ethos of the Arts and Crafts movement, as well as Farnham’s long tradition of craftsmanship.
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"The house maintains the strong heritage of its original Arts and Crafts architecture, but is brought up to date with contemporary details," says Cluroe.