Rosemary Cottage, Mortlake Part 2

Alms Cottage Basement Refurbishment

This was the second stage of renovation to this charming alms cottage and involved converting the unused basement into a relaxing, second living room space.  

My client had been very inspired by a hotel in Uruguay called Casapueblo and wanted to create an adobe-style plastered room filled with soft curves and nooks.  The room already housed the foundations of the cottage in some existing bench seating which we used as our starting point and had upholstery made from Pendleton rugs to set a Santa Fe style feel.  

Specialist clay was sourced from the rocks in Cornwall by Clayworks and a very skilled plasterer was assigned to create the curves we required.  Seagrass flooring and wooden cupboards made from the original floorboards, finished off the room with a warm tone.  It was a very unusal project and the owner was more than thrilled with the results.