This sunken area – ‘the cosiest part of the house’ – has an eye-catching ‘Serie Up 2000’ armchair and footstool by Gaetano Pesce for B&B Italia and shelving by Vitsœ displaying books and glassware. Isamu Noguchi’s sculptural Japanese paper ‘Akari E Pendant’ light from Vitra illuminates a large grid of framed pages from Thirties wine catalogues
A tricky corner in this playroom on the lower-ground floor has been transformed into a reading nook with drawers underneath. Ideal for homework, the desk was made to fit the space and the wall is partly clad with cork covered in blue ‘Milano’ wool flannel from Clementine Oliver, for use as a pinboard. The wallpaper is from Trustworth Studios.
In this lower-ground room, which doubles as a spare room for guests, internal windows and a glazed door separate the space from the hallway. This brings as much natural light as possible into an area that would otherwise be quite dark. Walls in warm ‘Buff ’ and woodwork in ‘Milk White’, both from Edward Bulmer Natural Paint, contribute to the airy feel, and a sofa bed in a rich yellow brushed linen-cotton from Sofa.com can be converted easily for guests.