For this month’s Pick of the Pads we’ve chosen to feature the fabulous home of Adrian & Amy.
It’s featured in the February 2014 edition of the Wealden Times – a lifestyle magazine we only stumbled across recently. As the name suggests, it covers the Wealden area of the south east of England – taking in the South Downs of Kent & East Sussex. The magazine’s available to pick up at Waitrose stores & train stations in the region, but subscriptions & postal options are also available.
This unique home is formed by the very skilful joining of the Georgian coach house and neighbouring cottage – both fully restored by the present owners.
The results are stunning – the epitome of modern rustic style.
The fabric of the building is used to maximum effect – exposed brickwork, beams, floorboards & wood panelling all add character & texture.
It provides the perfect backdrop for a wonderful blend of country antiques, vintage finds & industrial styling. Blankets, cushions, warm lighting & fresh flowers soften the spaces.
The contemporary glass walkways linking the coach house to the cottage also work superbly well. The structure of the buildings really sings out – and we love the fact that materials were either restored in situ or reclaimed from the site.
The spaces look so comfortable & welcoming.
We could happily avail ourselves of one of the numerous comfy looking chairs on offer – they’d never get rid of us!!
And a gorgeous, friendly dog to welcome you home is always the icing on the cake!!