Hampshire House

Sally Conran Studio

Sally Conran Studio was asked to design the interiors for this contemporary, seven bedroom house by Niall Mclaughlin Architects, to create a stylish and relaxed family home for modern family life.

Set in the Hampshire countryside with open grounds and views of the lake and boathouse, the house is composed of a natural palette of untreated oak, Portland stone and flint which are traditional local building materials. The design of this property is architectural and modernist, with brutalist influences both inside and out. The architect’s use of oak and stone for floors, walls, ceilings and fitted cabinetry gives the house an unwavering honey coloured internal palette throughout. Floor to ceiling windows frame the views of the surrounding countryside and flood the house with natural light. The clients wanted an eclectic mix of antiques and vintage pieces with contemporary lighting, furnishings and fabrics to create a comfortable and welcoming family home. Sally’s clients had several family heirlooms, original artworks and pieces of furniture which they wanted to be incorporated into the new designs. With a dominant yellow palette, open plan layout and modern aesthetic, Sally Conran Studio designed the interiors to compliment and soften the house, giving it an relaxed and inviting feel. This was achieved through the careful use of colour, accent and textures, adding personality and warmth with old & new furnishings; practical comfort with contemporary furnishings and focal points on expansive walls, with sensitively curated artworks. An enhancing palette of midnight blues, terracottas and copper recurs throughout.