Country style home of an American expat

Project type: Residential
Year: 2017
Location: UK
Technique: Autocad, SketchUp, Photoshop

When you have the opportunity to work in a new country, you have lots of things to organise starting from your own homeland to the new place you are relocating. However, though it is difficult, you have the chance to try that you haver never brave enough before.

Our client was moving from America to the British territory to work in an IT company. She asked our help to design her new home. She liked to have mixed styles of American and French country look with a little touch of industrial nodes. We suggested Chester style sofa with two country style armchairs. Wood trims were kept natural with enough ornament to match with the atmosphere.

We felt it was important to add interest with a selection of local artworks including the Scottish highland coo (cow), deer, elephant to make her remember the American wild-life. We used natural elements of wood, cotton fabric and whit palette to add light to the design concept.

Sitting Room interior visualisation

Reading corner in the sitting room
Dining section
TV section

The natural wood and color palette made the interior fresh and bright to live and work as home office when she needed. however, we felt it was important to add interest with multitude of textures in the upholstery. If you want a warmer seating area, you can place a natural felt rug on the wooden floor, like we did in our design.

In our design concept, we suggested two alternatives for the seating units. We created room visuals with brown Chester sofa and with French country style armchair. Since we placed the french country ones in the main seating zone, our client liked to have a Chester one since she likes reading a lot in a comfy armchair.

We used the industrial nodes in lighting and accessories. The pendant lights above the dining table and the large clock on the wall enhanced the atmosphere so subtle that it was difficult to separate them from the overall pastoral look that we wanted to achieve.

alternative dining and chair selections

Dining with alternative chairs


Reading corner with alternative chair