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Winding down for Christmas

The Sturman & Co. studio closes today and we will be back on 3rd January 2018.  It’s time to put our current projects to rest and say thank you to our lovely clients whose homes and business we’ve worked on in 2017.

Reflecting back on 2017 gives me a few ideas on how I will be relaxing over the Christmas break.

  1. 1. A long bath

This bathroom was completed for a Boston Spa client in Spring 2017.  The tile pattern almost made the tiler cry(!), but art requires sacrifice, don’t you think?    Don’t worry, I won’t be turning up at their house, but long baths will definitely feature over my own ideal Christmas break.2. Lighting the fire

  1. This one’s from my own Ilkley home.  Farrow and Ball’s Inchyra Blue is almost green – such a relaxing and enveloping colour.   Our mustard corduroy sofa was inspired by a pair of trousers I used to have (oh dear, I know!) and I love these paintings bylocal artist Julia Poulton, sourced through Silson Contemporary Art.
  2. 3. Learning something new
  3. Leonie Pratt runs sewing classes at The Sewing Shed in Ilkley and her classes are always really popular.   I helped with the design of her new business premises back in the summer, persuading her landlord to paint out the beams in this wonderful chapel roof room to provide a back drop for a fresh, fun space.  It may not be sewing for me, but The Sewing Shed definitely gets my mind ticking about new skills I could learn in 2018.
4. Playing games

I designed this playroom for a family in North Leeds earlier this year to a brief of ‘sophisticated teenager’s den’.  It’s Hague Blue this time, by Farrow & Ball, and we had the pool table recovered to fit into the new scheme.   The walnut herringbone parquet, accents of copper and a bespoke media unit finish off the scheme.

Whilst I don’t have pool table at home, we’ll be playing Trivial Pursuit and doing jigsaws at home.  Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas otherwise…

Merry Christmas to you!  And very best wishes for 2018!



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