Set on rural East Anglia in the east of England, a group of three thatched cottages was converted into one dwelling by its Danish owner. The interiors of the house, and particularly the studio, reflect his love of all things Scandinavian, especially that luminous, soft-grey-white that works so well in northern climates.
He has not slavishly relied on Danish and Swedish pieces, but the overall impression is that of a country house in Sweden where French influences in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries made quite an impact.
The house and studio share the same calm and airy aesthetic, a monochrome world but one that is constantly changing with the seasons and varying levels of light. Floorboards, bemas and paneled walls are all washed in the same colour; mirrors, chairs, a secretary and chest are similarly pale.
There is little pattern to dis turn the serenity – just checked fabric used on a sofa and chairs, plain gunmetal grey here and there and a floral stripe on a bedroom chair. Touches of silver, black, and gilt punctuate the pale spaces, contrasting beautifully with the quiet grey was.