Round House

Round House

This house was designed in the 1960s by an American architect John Amory who was a great friend of Briony’s mother. While its completely circular form is of notable architectural merit it required considered solutions when it came to planning the interior design. There were elements to be celebrated and left alone, such as the impressive double-height hallway with its Calacatta marble floor, and other areas which required updating in the spirit of the original house. “We worked room by room designing curved custom joinery and a richly textured rug for the living room which was made by Tibet Gallery in silk and wool”. Existing chairs where recovered to give them a new identity and playful moments such as a hot pink stool positioned at the grand piano, a round bedhead to echo the circular motif of the house, and an egg-shaped powder room with a turquoise glaze, add distinct personality to already distinguished home.

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The clients embraced colour – the hot pink Pyrolave kitchen bench top, a chartreuse covered button-back chair in the bedroom and eau de nil walls in the workroom.