time for teal

This project began with the desire to transform a tired sitting room into a tranquil teal space where the owners can read, relax, sink into super comfy sofas and dream of their Cornish holidays.

 
colour + shape | Interior Design Studio | Cambridge - Time for Teal

A key element was replacing the dated 1970s brick fireplace whilst maintaining proportions appropriate to the room.  The bespoke solution was a simple oak surround framing tiles glazed with a variety of peacock and opal green colours, creating a striking and contemporary focal point.  The curves of the scallop shaped tiles are mirrored in patterns on the soft furnishings as well as decorative paint effects on the walls.  A sweeping arch frames a beautiful collection of Sophie Cook's elegant porcelain pieces, the strong colour seeming to draw the end wall closer, helping to balance the room's lengthy proportions.  Further shelving in a gradation of teal grabs the eye and provides space for the clients' distinctive collection of ceramics and vessels made from Cornish woods.

Sumptuous velvet cushions and the Galvin Brothers' handcrafted footstool introduce fresh punches of lime and leaf green to enliven the space whilst the custom made table lamp continues the use of block colour and geometric shape against a backdrop of cool grey tones.  The warmer grey of the luxurious wool pile carpet completes the comfortable, calm yet colour rich interior.  A real teal treat.

colour + shape | Interior Design Studio | Cambridge - Time for Teal
colour + shape | Interior Design Studio | Cambridge - Time for Teal
 

'Jessica helped us to focus on what we wanted to achieve, how we use the space and the atmosphere we wanted to create.  We were thrilled with the final design and its bespoke features which we love and show Jessica's ability to seek out and commission unique designer-makers.  We are absolutely delighted with the result!'

colour + shape client

 
colour + shape | Interior Design Studio | Cambridge - Time for Teal
colour + shape | Interior Design Studio | Cambridge - Time for Teal

Photography by Megan Taylor