We have gathered together some of our most recent case studies from our Hearth Warming Moments submissions and interviews with homeowners and interior designers. In this roundup we have our 'Loo with a View', Anouska's beautiful Victorian home and a peek into owner of Velvet and Dash's home in Dorset.
In the past few months, we’ve interviewed homeowners, interior designers and hoteliers alike, to write up some case studies of homes and more commercial spaces which house some of our fires and stoves. We’ve accumulated a few below for you to peruse at your leisure… All of them have specific styles and stories behind the beautiful decor.
Leave us a message in the comments section if you’d like to showcase your home and we’ll get back to you with a plan of action and any details you require!
When Charlotte Starling’s renovated Rectory in Dorset didn’t have a dining room, she needed to think cleverly about how to create a space for her family and friends to gather and eat together. Making use of the south facing kitchen, she knocked through the walls to create an open kitchen/breakfast room/dining room, which is where her ivory Huntingdon wood burning stove lives.
The ivory colour is important: Charlotte says it adds an elegance and is a twist on the traditional cast iron black stove.
“The colour and the look of it have also been complimented a lot. I regularly get asked where it is from.”
– Charlotte, Homeowner and Interior Designer
According to Charlotte, who moved to Dorset from a warm London terrace house, having the wood burner has completed her new country life. So much so, her interiors businesses’ namesake hounds Velvet and Dash can’t keep away from its glowing warmth and lie on the sofa next to it!
The traditional look of the Huntingdon fits perfectly with Charlotte’s classic country interior, which stays true to the age and history of the house, but it’s contemporary design still manages to keep her home, her dogs and her children toasty!
After falling head over heels for a beautiful Victorian house in Berkshire that needed a bit of a facelift, Anouska and her family decided to take on the challenge of gutting the property, and completely refurbishing it from top to bottom. They not only performed a refurb on the house, but also added space to make the home larger so as to fit their whole family.
And it was worth all the effort they put into it, the house has turned out looking amazing, and Anouska, being an interior designer has put her all into the house and it shows – from the splashes of pink to the beautiful mirrors chosen in each room, every detail is beautiful.
“I truly believe that a wood burner makes a house a home.”
– Anouska, Homeowner and Interior Designer
The family chose a wood burner, Stovax’s Stockton 4 to go into their living area, not only for practical reasons, to heat their spacious home, but also to have somewhere the family could gather together on cold winter evenings.
Property developer duo Charlotte and her partner Joey knew they’d found a great location when they spotted an old WC on sale at an auction with a starting price of £75,000. What began as a rundown public building is now a modern, Scandinavian styled holiday home with a panoramic Nordpeis wood burning stove nestled in the corner of the open plan living room.
When choosing her stove, Charlotte admittedly was initially a bit overwhelmed with the range of styles and options available. But with a bit of help from Dean, the Stovax local South West Rep who visited the property when it was still just a shell, they picked the Nordpeis S-31A to fit the shape and size of the building. The style also worked very well with the modern, industrial feel to the space.
“It had a real designer feel to it, without it being too contemporary, and the superior quality was apparent as soon as it arrived.”
– Charlotte, Homeowner and Business Woman
The renovation of the property turned heads, including Channel 4’s George Clarke, who visited the site for his programme ‘Amazing Spaces’. Since being featured on the show, ‘Harbour Lights’ has been home to holiday goers and fans of the hit TV show Poldark, which was filmed nearby.
If you would like to submit your project or send us photos of your home, comment below and we will contact you to gather more information.
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