Contemporary interior design relies heavily on the twentieth-century avant-garde movements in architecture when function, technology and simplicity radically removed centuries of traditional building methods and decorative detailing.
The style is all about asymmetrical composition, metal-and-glass construction, pure-white rendering and open-plan living. This is all very well when one is building from scratch, but here an architect and his wife, an interior designer, have turned an old diary in the north of England into a lavish modern home.
The dairy had first beed converted into home forty years ago, but nothing of that era was to remain. The design in notable for its use of cubes, glass bricks and grid-like windows, and the sheer simplicity of the interior fit-out.
Oak and reclaimed York stone floors provide the necessary change in texture and colour and the stainless-steel kitchen links perfectly to the couple’s choice of dining furniture and open shelving. The glass-topped table is by Norman Foster and the metal chairs are a Charles Earnes design. This house exemplifies current trends in contemporary style.