Grade 1 Listed City Centre Maisonette
Clair Strong Interior Design was hired to provide interior design services for this stunning ground and lower ground floor maisonette situated in the Kings Circus in Bath. The Circus is a historic ring of large townhouses, forming a circle with three entrances. Designed by architect John Wood, the Elder, it was built between 1754 and 1768. It is regarded as a pre-eminent example of Georgian architecture and is Grade 1 listed.
The light and airy apartment has living accommodation on the ground floor, and 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the lower ground floor, with access to an exceptionally pretty garden recently designed by Rosie Nottage Garden Design.
Clair worked with architect, Duncan Lawrence from the Architecture Practice and provided design consultation on flooring, lighting, paint colours, ironmongery and architectural details including new ceiling roses and fireplace mantles to give this stylish city centre property a contemporary yet timelessly classic look.
The original rooms on the ground floor had been divided into several smaller rooms and false ceilings installed. The ground floor rooms were reinstated back to the two original rooms and the stunning Georgian ceilings exposed.
The living room with its high ceilings and large sash windows looking out onto the Circus was decorated in a palette of blues from Farrow & Ball with the lower part of the room in Inchrya Blue and the upper part of the walls in Oval Room Blue. The windows, cornicing and ceiling were painted in School House White to showcase the architectural details. Lighting was sourced from a variety of suppliers from Mullan Lighting to Ebay, and it was carpeted in a Crucial Trading wool boucle to provide a warm relaxed feel.
The large kitchen/dining room was wallpapered in Jasper Peony wallpaper by Lewis and Wood in Cirrus. Designed by decorative artist Adam Calkin, this graphic Chinoiserie pattern was used to great effect.
One stylish bedroom is painted in Pointing and Bancha, with the Bancha also used for the walls in the ensuite. The bedroom will be finished using Broadwick Street paper from Little Greene in the garden colourway. This wallpaper was found in a row of elegant early 18th Century houses in Broadwick Street, Soho and the design based on a botanically accurate reproduction of a plant, Clusia Rosea, first recorded in an important botanical book in 1743. Bespoke curtains have been made in a Linwood Moss green fabric.
The master bedroom has a post Georgian stunning tall stained glass window which has been dressed with long twin pleated curtains in Romo Linara fabric. Walls and ceiling in Off White and Old White.
The bathroom has a statement bath from Brissi and limestone tiles.
Finished to an exceptional standard, the apartment is an immaculate city centre base.