McCrum Interior Design was after a neutral floor with distinctive grey tones for a Lake house in the Cotswolds. The house itself sits within a new private estate consisting of modernist second homes surrounded by landscaped countryside and a series of lakes. Interestingly, the site itself was originally a network of gravel pits, transformed by developers with an ambitious vision. Katie McCrum took inspiration from the natural earthy tones surrounding the property for the interior. The light and bright tones of the Osterley oak floor form a sound foundation to this scheme featuring calm greys and bleached neutrals.
The floor reflects the light streaming in through the large windows and works as a perfect backdrop to the many natural textures found in the rugs and accessories.
The floor is laid on the diagonal in the living area, creating dynamic lines within the space and leading your eye towards the stunning lake view.
Adjacent to the living room is a hallway, separated by double metal doors. The boards in this flooring area run in the opposite direction, creating an interesting 45° chevron point where the two different floors meet.
The staircase and landing on the first floor also feature Osterley. Note the balustrade with matching handrail which is meticulously set withing the floor and offers an interesting architectural feature.
Photography: Adelina Iliev