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Wine Room, Surrey

This wine room is positioned just off a dining room that I also decorated. The client and I wanted the space to feel distinctive, dark and earthy with a masculine edge. Brinjal, best described as Farrow & Ball’s ‘sophisticated aubergine’, sets the tone for this whole space. My favourite feature of this room is the hammered finish, solid brass Moroccan freestanding basin that sits upon the raw, waney-edged oak worktop, backed by burnished gold-effect painted splashback; all adding drama and texture. Much of the wall-space is hidden with foxed finish, antique mirroring that gives the impression of limitless depth and a vintage vibe.

Room temperature and cool wine storage is provided as a pair of horizontal, X-rack cupboards overhead and double Fisher & Paykel fridges below, also included is a shallow, side-lit glasses unit. The stand-up bar island encourages visitors to linger a while and enjoy the enveloping atmosphere of this wine room, perhaps away from the party, with panelling in Farrow & Ball’s warm and muted Charleston Gray continued from the adjacent dining room.