At Thorpe Manor, we are proud to say that our Director Natasha Teare is behind all the interior design! What an amazing job she has done, her taste is exquisite! She has perfectly captured luxury Georgian style while creating a homely neutral space for all to enjoy!
Here are some of Natasha’s top tips for luxe…
Swap your standard (48 x 74cm) bedroom pillows for bigger 50 x 90cm pillows. This is one reason for why she believes hotel beds feel so luxury!
Add a 60cm x 60cm square bolster cushion and place behind your pillows. This is lovely for being propped up for reading in bed. Plus, it makes your bed look that bit extra!
If it’s time for new bedding, replace with crisp plain white sheets. If you want some pattern and colour involved, use the throw and scatter cushions as your vehicles for this.
Add velvet piping or a fringe to your scatter cushions. Find your local fabric shop, they almost always offer a curtain, blind and cushion making service. This is very easy and inexpensive to do.
Add interlining to your curtains if they don’t already have it. This will make them lush and full and expensive.
Add some bead and butt detail to your walls – great for entrance hallways, corridors and downstairs loos. You can buy this in mdf sheets from your local builder’s merchants, and is fairly easy to apply. This can then be painted in your colour of choice. An oil-based paint is always a nice finish on woodwork.
It’s amazing what a lick of fresh paint can do to your kitchen cupboards, wardrobes and walls. We love the colour palettes by Little Greene and Farrow & Ball. If you have an island, a dresser or similar feature in your kitchen, you can update your kitchen look by changing the colour of the from time to time.
If you have a period property embrace its features such as fireplaces or panelling. If you have a modern home you can also create a vintage style if that’s what you’re after, with panelling and coving!
Get some velvet pillows involved for a touch of luxe in your sitting room, maybe a tassel too.
Invest in some curtain tie backs that you love.
If you have an exposed divan base on your bed, invest in a valance. Plain and simple linen will do the trick and give a softer, cosier, more luxurious edge to your bedroom.
Another tip is a really big vase for a big bunch of flowers. Place it at the focal point of your sitting room, kitchen or dining room. You don’t have to spend a fortune on flowers either, try foraging and see what you can find. Large branches in amongst foliage can have a great impact.