17 Jan LATHAM INTERIORS UNVEIL BATH SHOWHOME
Latham Interiors are the UK’s leading Georgian Interior design specialists have unveiled their elegant new show home and main office in Bath, a major heartland of Georgian architecture.
Over the course of six months, Latham Interiors has turned a humble and unique space located in Bath’s historic Walcot area, into an inspiring and atmospheric three bedroomed apartment showcasing Latham Interiors’ signature style: classic, elegant and English with a contemporary twist.
To create the three bedroomed show home, the space had to be completely re-configured: listed applications were undertaken to enable walls to be moved and the closing-in of a second mezzanine. Latham interiors managed the project from start to finish, working with a little black book of the finest artisans and craftsmen, all of whom are leading specialists in their field.
The design aim of the property was to create the perfect balance between classic and contemporary by using the proportions and space of the period property to its best advantage.
The Living Room
The main living space have walls in Farrow & Ball’s Ammonite, which .provides a calm and restful backdrop to the vibrant accents of orange, fuchsia and turquoise found in the upholstery. The scale of the double height space with three tall sash windows rising to over 4 metres has been accentuated with the use of slim mirrored, electric radiators from iRads that flank the central window and sit tall on the wall and a cluster of seven Tom Dixon pendants that hang down over the seating area. These lights provide a wonderful feature when viewed from the mezzanine master bedroom looking out over Bath’s Paragon.
The kitchen is finished in Farrow & Ball Hague Blue with marble work surface. Dark bronze rails, which enable the handle less cupboards and drawers to be accessed. An antique mirror glass splash-back runs the width of the back wall enhancing the feeling of space. To create a variety of moods, a coloured lighting system can be operated by remote control. The floor running throughout the living room and kitchen is a contemporary take on parquet by using oak finish panels, laid to create a Chevron pattern from Cheville Flooring. Switches and sockets are Antique Bronze Penthouse Collection from Wandsworth, which match Samuel Heath’s bronze kitchen tap, the kitchen handles and blend with the antique mirrored glass.
The Master Bedroom
The master bedroom is located on mezzanine and is light by contrast, featuring contemporary crackle wallpaper by Zimmer & Rohde that adds an eye-catching texture to the room. Privacy can be achieved by drawing the beautiful, lightweight Casamance curtains whilst the comfort and luxury continues with a headboard covered in a zingy orange and white geometric pattern by Pierre Frey. The carpet, a new product called Chablis by ITC Natural Luxury Flooring is soft and lustrous. And the lighting is pinnacled with the exceptionally pretty Pearl light by Todhunter & Earle.
The Bathroom and en-suite are tiled in products by Mandarin Stone and wallpapered in Osbourne & Little Mansard Vinyl by Matthew Wiliamson and Nina Campbell to create small, contemporary spaces. The classic touch comes with Samuel Heath’s Style Moderne collection.
The guest bedroom, on the ground floor, whose unusual shape boasts a double height atrium as well as a lower ceilinged space, under which the bed presides, has a Tom Dixon stone pendant hanging central to the atrium, with contemporary plaster wall lights on the walls in the sleeping area. The stunning wallpaper ‘Free Fall’ by Juliette Travers features a dark blue background with silver feathers accented in turquoise falling from the sky. A smart grey buttoned headboard on the zip and link beds is flanked by pretty glass and nickel side tales from Culinary Concepts topped with turquoise table lamps from India Jane. Sockets, switches and USB points are from the Crystal Collection from Wandsworth Electrical enabling the wallpaper to appear uninterrupted due to invisible switches throughout.
A third bedroom, on the first floor, is set up as a Children’s bedroom with a blue bunk bed and yellow side table and yellow electric radiator from iRads. A vibrant contemporary art piece hangs from one wall whilst a glass balustrade is the solution found for incorporating the window into this bedroom (formerly a small, windowless mezzanine) in this listed property.
Founder of Latham Interiors, Sarah Latham commented, “Our new Bath show home showcases our expertise in using the height, light, layout and perspective to create modern day living spaces whilst enhancing period features. We look forward to welcoming clients to our new main office in Bath to help more clients achieve equally impressive results for themselves.”