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Entrance Hall, West Sussex

The brief for this beautiful entrance hall for a 6 bedroom traditional tile-hung Sussex country house was to create an elegant and timeless space where the family can welcome visitors into their home. However the hallway also needed to house a home study area for part-time work and has very lovely morning light so we wanted to also incorporate seating to enjoy this part of the day.

The design needed to work with the previously installed Soane Pineapple Frond curtains in yellow and antique brass wall lights, plus the light oak flooring was to stay. The colour scheme we chose was soft yet had a broad range with muted blue, green and red plus the existing yellow – all complementary and quiet in tone. The backdrop of the walls were in Little Greene Clay Mid a warm neutral which we also painted the ceiling in as it sloped and we didn’t want the oppression of white bringing this down further. A number of items were sourced on antique websites and the chairs were bought and reupholstered in the stunning star of the show; Kashmiri Linen Print in Pomegranate Blue by Brunchwig & Fils, by a reupholsterer found on eBay. The rug is from Birdie Fortescue, lampshades by Matilda Goad and Fermoie, large lamp from Penny Morrison and lacquered wave console by Georgie Wykeham Designs.