The in­te­rior of Stephanie Dun­ning’s Wilt­shire house has a feel that gives no clue to the huge pro­gramme of restora­tion and re­build­ing that has taken place

Country Life Every Week - - Interior Design -

The de­signer started her ca­reer work­ing in prop­erty devel­op­ment, but moved into in­te­rior de­sign when she was asked to make cur­tains for the Lon­don of­fice of King hus­sein of Jor­dan. The ex­pe­ri­ence she gained mak­ing de­tailed tech­ni­cal draw­ings in her pre­vi­ous ca­reer re­mains the start­ing point of all her projects, rang­ing from Geor­gian town houses to a villa on Lake Como. her busi­ness is based in a barn in ru­ral Wilt­shire near the 19th-cen­tury home she re­stored with her hus­band, Peter ev­er­ard.

This is the liv­ing room of a 19th­cen­tury house that the cou­ple has com­pletely re­stored and in­cor­po­rates only one of the ex­ist­ing walls. Their aim was to cre­ate a house that doesn’t look like a new-build. With this in mind, the em­pha­sis was on crafts­man­ship and painstak­ing de­tail in the build­ing tech­niques, such as Flem­ish-bond brick­work. In­side, they com­bined de­tails such as wooden pan­elling, 2in thick doors and deep cor­nic­ing with 21stcen­tury tech­nol­ogy.

The so­fas are from Ge­orge Smith (020–7384 1004; www.george­smith.com) up­hol­stered in fab­rics from Mark Alexan­der (www.markalexan­der.com; 01623 756699). The wall lights are from Vaughan (www.vaughan­designs.com; 020–7349 4600) and the ta­ble lamp from Porta Ro­mana (020–7352 0440; www.por­taro­mana.com). The walls and ceil­ing are painted with hard­wick White and Lamp Room Gray from Far­row & Ball.

Stephanie Dun­ning In­te­ri­ors (www. stephaniedun­ning­in­te­ri­orde­sign. com; 01722 710608)

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