MIXING OLD AND NEW
Lucy and Michael had a clear idea of the overall look: they wanted a “modern twist on 1930s mountain” style, and weren’t afraid to combine old and new. So they mixed antiques with modern pieces that had a 1930s feel. While the Matt Blatt green velvet couch is new, its colour and material hark back to the 1930s. They found replicas of early 1900s metal bed frames at Beds Online – and added new mattresses, luxury linen and plump pillows for maximum comfort. Then they mixed in antiques to complement the house. “Wood has such a warmth and history to it that we wanted to fill the house with wood, especially as it accentuates the timber floors,” says Lucy. “The only thing we bought that didn’t quite fit was a blue kitchen cupboard that was a bit too ‘country farmhouse’ for our mountain kitchen – but it works perfectly in the more eclectic artist’s studio.”
Modern take on a 1940s light, from Beacon Lighting.
FABULOUS FINDS Lucy teamed her new sofa and rug with a mid-century coffee table she bought from a friend – and found the ottoman on the roadside!
ATTENTION SEEKERS The fire engine red fireplace is a striking focal point in the living area, along with the emerald green velvet sofa. Lucy’s little gallery above gives it great personality. Its cheery colour is echoed in the statement wall in the...