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Mary Barber Fray Mary Barber Fray Interior Design

Arts and Crafts family home

Having already worked on individual rooms, we were asked to completely update and renew the major areas and services of this traditional late 19th century Arts and Crafts home, retaining the sense of tradition and architecture, while bringing a welcoming, spacious and cohesive feel to the clients’ well-used family home

Rusted iron lanterns, a simple wool flatweave runner & rugs, embroidered heavy linens on a sturdy oak pole enhance the feel of the space

Rusted iron lanterns, a simple wool flatweave runner & rugs, embroidered heavy linens on a sturdy oak pole enhance the feel of the space

We opened up and reinstated the fireplace and polished the newly discovered original boards, creating a traditional seating and reading area

We opened up and reinstated the fireplace and polished the newly discovered original boards, creating a traditional seating and reading area

The family cloakroom off the hall was tidied, new fittings, heating & storage installed, and fun paper used as backdrop for the hat display

The family cloakroom off the hall was tidied, new fittings, heating & storage installed, and fun paper used as backdrop for the hat display

An unused, cramped & ugly bathroom becomes a grown up, warm and relaxing space with storage.  We repositioned a HW cylinder in a loft above

An unused, cramped & ugly bathroom becomes a grown up, warm and relaxing space with storage. We repositioned a HW cylinder in a loft above

The master bedroom is an oasis of calm, and incorporates a 7’ bed, a 4m run of bespoke deep wardrobe storage and seating for a tall client

The master bedroom is an oasis of calm, and incorporates a 7’ bed, a 4m run of bespoke deep wardrobe storage and seating for a tall client

Simple, gently coloured embroidered linen picks up the colours in the original stained glass, the bedroom and the much loved garden beyond

Simple, gently coloured embroidered linen picks up the colours in the original stained glass, the bedroom and the much loved garden beyond