Making a Barn a Fabulous Home

A Modern Rustic Barn Conversion

We were approached by the owner of this beautiful barn conversion East of York to help her make the property she had bought a couple of years ago into a home that she would love living in with her children, and a space where she could entertain friends.

Like many people over the years she had collected a random assortment of furniture and she had decided it was time for a rationalisation and to let us help her to create a properly planned cohesive interiors scheme for the key areas of the house.

The first bit of furniture ear marked for departure was the dining table. The large vaulted living area is an amazing space which was calling out for a stunning feature. We sourced a table from Johnathan Charles and had bespoke dining chairs made in fabrics from Jane Churchill. All of this was then sat on a stunning bespoke rug from Concept.

Not a lover of lots of pattern, we selected a simple plain linen curtain in a Romo fabric and added detail with a smart trim from Samuel & Sons.

For the playroom she was looking firstly for some organisation and also to inject some fun.

We designed and sourced a bespoke shelving unit and desk from Dormy House so sort out the practicalities and then addressed the aesthetics of the room by adding soft furnishings in fabrics from Romo.

Roman blinds were the obvious choice for these windows and the quirky cubes can be used as both footstools and seating. The final finishing touch – cushions of course!

Design Components

Upholstered Dining Chairs

Typically padded, upholstered dining chairs can be a stylish focal point of a dining room. Contrasting backs and fronts offer an interesting alternative to a plain, really pulling out that feeling of understated luxury.

Decor Placements

Console table decoration often makes a feature out of a dead space. Pair it with beautiful lamps and foliage, with a central mirror to showcase the elegance and luxury feel of your new area.

Decor Placements

One of the main benefits of going bespoke is that you have complete creative control over the look of your curtains. Whether you’d prefer a bold pattern to make a feature of your window – or a plain fabric to offer a classy and understated look.

” Re-designing this open plan living and dining room was quite challenging. We worked with existing furniture in the living area, and the dining area was a thoroughfare from the main part of the house to the bedrooms.  
Investing in the beautiful greyed-oak round dining table by Jonathan Charles meant the movement in the space was softer and easier.

Finished off with a bespoke rug to pull all the colours together rounded off an understated, luxurious feel to compliment the beautiful interior architecture.”

Lucy Dufton

Lead Designer

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Annabel Stewart


Annabel completed her degree in Product Design at the Northumbria University before recognising that her true passion lies in Interior Design.

Before joining Furnish & Fettle in early 2022, Annabel gained a strong set of technical design skills through working in both commercial interior design and furniture design throughout her degree.

Working alongside the experienced team, Annabel has quickly developed her skills and has already completed several comprehensive projects with delighted clients on completion.