Real installs, real homes

Real installs, real homes

Proud of your stove or fire, and keen on interior design? Your home could feature as one of our case studies. Here are the homes we featured last year.

2017 brought a host of beautiful installations that were kindly shared with us by homeowners far and wide. Here’s the roundup of the case studies we saw last year.

Charlotte, Georgian Rectory

Wanting to create a light and airy space to dine with her family and friends, Creative Director of Interiors company Velvet and Dash, Charlotte Starling chose a Huntingdon 35 in ivory to add a twist on the traditional stove that complements her country chic décor:

“Coming from a warm London terrace house to a Georgian Old Rectory in Dorset with 12 foot high ceilings and uninsulated sash windows, we were not prepared for quite how cold it can get, so we love the stove as it throws out a lot of heat in winter and makes the room feel really cosy. My greyhounds Velvet and Dash love it too, as they lie on the sofa next to it!”

– Charlotte Starling

Find out more about her home here.

Edwina, New Dorset Street

Interior Designer Edwina Boase and her husband chose the Riva 66 cassette fire to fill the traditional fireplace in their renovated Brighton home. Its clean lines and modern design fit perfectly with the eclectic style of the interiors:

“Both my husband and I work in interiors so we were familiar with Stovax’s products and their reputation for manufacturing wood-burners that last a lifetime. Having decided on a cassette style wood burner we did our research but the Riva 66 “stole the show”.”

– Edwina Boase

Find out more about her home here.

Paul, The Fable

Set in the beautiful Cornish village of St Agnes and just a few miles from Trevaunance Cove and Perranporth Beach, the Fable is a story-book thatched holiday cottage decorated with a vintage farmhouse interior style:

“We picked the Regency because of its simple and attractive appearance, and the fact it was recommended to us by friends who already had one. I loved the way it fitted the fireplace space perfectly and offered an excellent heat source.”

– Paul

Find out more about Paul’s home here.

Sandy, Living room renovation

After a house fire, Sandy and John began a series of renovations on their home in Eastham Village on the Wirral, including a total redesign of their living space:

“As soon as we saw it, we knew it was the one – we wanted to feel a real fire’s warmth and my goodness, you really can feel it!”

– Sandy

Find out more about Sandy’s and John’s renovation here.

Justin Hooper, HMS Owl

You may have seen Justin and his family on George Clarke’s Channel 4 programme The Restoration Man – it featured the Hooper family’s escape from London to restore a World War II Royal Naval Air Control Tower, HMS Owl:

“We always wanted an efficient heating system in place as well as general radiators and gas. The land where HMS Owl stands has plenty of trees, so we knew we would always have plenty of wood fuel – a few wood burners were the perfect supplementary heating source.”

– Justin Hooper

Check out Justin’s restoration here.

Marthe Knudsen, Scandinavian style

Based in Norway, Marthe Knudsen chose a Stovax Studio 2 to complement her light and airy Scandinavian home:

“I had been looking online for a long time for what I wanted, which was something with clean lines, and that would look nice even when it was not being used. I also wanted something that would fit in with the rest of the house we were remodelling. We decided to build a new wall to fit this beautiful fire, and also a place for wood. And we could not be more happy, we love it!”

– Marthe Knudsen

Read more about Marthe’s home here.

Lizzie & Pete, Blank canvas

Built and owned by only one couple previously, Lizzie and Pete had a blank canvas to work with when they moved into their first home. A project house, the 40-year-old property has allowed the couple to put their own stamp on each room, including their living room which now features a Stovax Studio 1:

“The fire is the hub of the room. It is cosy and inviting and we love it, as do our guests. It keeps the whole house beautifully warm, cutting down on our central heating bills in the winter.”

– Lizzie & Pete

Read more about Lizzie’s and Pete’s project house here.

Kirsty Huddart, Timeless style

Kirsty’s house is warm and cosy, retaining a timeless feel with neutral décor. Sold on her Stovax Huntingdon 30, Kirsty bought the stove before she even owned the keys to her new home:

“When we moved house we ordered the same Stovax model before we even had the keys, having taken measurements and sent pictures to our local showroom to ensure the correct fit. Having gone through one renovation we decided it was a priority to have a stove in place before the building work took place so we would be warm throughout the winter.”

– Kirsty Huddart

Check out Kirsty’s cosy home here.

Anna Coupland, Refurbishment project with French twist

Anna Coupland describes her style as ‘French country’, and chose a Stovax Stockton 5 Midline stove:

“I decided on the Stockton 5 Midline because I like the small log store underneath and the design complemented the look I was trying to achieve.”

– Anna Coupland

Find out more about her home here.

Joanna, The Bothy

Joanna knew as soon as she saw a Stovax Elise that it would make the perfect fit for The Bothy. The house is 135 years old, and Joanna is converting and extending it to make a family home:

“I knew as soon as I saw the Stovax Elise inset fire that it was exactly what I wanted. The fact that it is inset really opens up our living room and the view it gives of fire makes it such feature that visitors always admire it. It is the best thing I’ve bought for my home.”

– Joanna

Read more about Joanna’s conversion here.

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Posted by on February 19, 2018