Building an arts and craft house in Surrey
The arts and crafts movement in architecture was borne of a desire to turn away from the impersonal, mechanised direction society was moving thanks to the industrial revolution of the 19th century. It focused on the use of high-quality materials and designs that were both beautiful and useful. Pioneers believed in the connection of an artist to his work through handicraft, and the aesthetic of the arts and crafts design style was influenced by imagery of nature, medieval art and even Gothic style which saw something of a revival around this time.
A Surrey build project in and arts and craft style
When we took on this Surrey build project, we were pleased to see it would give us the opportunity to flex our creative muscles. The brief was to create a space for a large family, with creative flair. Lili, our client, undertook lots of research that inspired the design. While Apex’s David, Joe and Jon dedicated time to meetings and site visits to get the design and build just right. We wanted to make sure the house would meet her family's needs, her taste and her sense of style.
The result is a unique piece of architecture that is in harmony with its surroundings; an arts and crafts house that has become the home they hoped for. Lili has fantastic ideas for the interiors and has already painted the circular staircase to look like a rainbow as it creeps up the stairs to the turret. She has combined junk shop finds with contemporary bathroom fittings and added colour with foxglove wallpaper, bringing nature and that arts and crafts design style into the interiors too.
See more photos from this fascinating build in our portfolio.
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