The English country house gets a rustic but stylish update under the designer Robert Couturier.
Robert Couturier, a designer who earned a degree in interior architecture and design in Paris, has a distinctive aesthetic that he combines with a thorough knowledge of traditional and rustic design elements. According to him, the design must be suitable for the architecture, the clients, and the environment. Over all, it can be argued that Robert Couturier brings a level of taste, originality, and even innovation to the world of conventional design.
Nowadays, the name Robert Couturier Inc. and its architects and designers are synonymous with elegance and continental flair on a global scale. Here we’ll look at Edwin Lutyens’ most famous english country house, in Hampshire, which Robert Couturier designed in a timeless classic style.
In this English country home, we can observe the lovely fusion of a rustic design style with the modern style, with the protagonist hue of wood tones with bright colors in most of the altered rooms. Robert Couturier handled the art deco style brilliantly; we can easily notice the vivid hues, bold geometry, and luxurious detail work.
As the characteristic of old, massive houses, this english country house has a high ceiling with traditional embellishments built into it. Ingo Moure’s eye-catching rippling light is suspended in the library. Greek-style columns with what appears to be a hand-knotted rug at the entryway, made of several sorts of the finest wool and silk fibers.
The living room and library in the two images up top, can both be observed to have a significant presence of the base hue. We can understand that the designer Rober Couturier distinguished the dominant hue that is employed in the rooms even though the wood tones are present in the furniture, such as the sofa, which has different color.
The sitting space in the living room, which includes sofas and armchairs positioned around the fireplace and several side lamps, is elegantly designed and a large rug which serves as a unifying element throughout the entire space and contrasts with the brown floor. A pair of Victor Courtray rush-seat chairs are placed on either side of the distinctive table, which was designed by Maurizio Cattelan and features a glass top and patinated-steel Cerberino in the shape of a rock figure. The table is lit by a French floor lamp from the 1960s which fits perfectly in this english country house.
There is another fireplace in the billards rooms up top. With a Zaha Hadid sofa for Sawaya & Moroni and a pair of vintage Italian armchairs gathered around a center table made of logs, this room has distinctive furniture elements. The magnificent and unique stone billard table sits behind you, and a lamp over it casts overhead light onto the entire thing.
Here, we can observe the rug selection made by Robert Couturier for this room used for billiards. Every rug in this English country house appears to have been handmade by a designer; if the furniture is distinctive, then the carpets must be too, however, in this case, the rugs serve more as a decorative accent or a compliment to the furniture that is displayed above.
The miniature human figure with Disney World accessories that was positioned in front of the mirror is proof that Robert Couturier pays close attention to detail. The dining room’s ceiling features a 1964 Gio Ponti design for the brass-and-frosted-glass light fixture, which is placed directly on top of the Hervé Van der Straeten oak-and-bronze table from Ralph Pucci International. The vintage Carlo di Carli chairs are also present and are upholstered in Christopher Hyland cotton.
In the 1920s, Marshcourt built the ballroom, which features replicas of the original chandeliers from the English country house, and two beanbags that resemble baseball mitts next to the fireplace.
Due to the master bedroom’s vibrant color that permeates the entire area, it stands out from the other spaces. Its four-poster bed, which was particularly made and was based on a Maria Pergay design from the 1970s, is featured in the room.
The sofa next to the window, which provides lovely light, and the 1960s Pierre Paulin lounge chair are both upholstered in Edelman leather. In addition to the room’s whiteness, the embellishments inject some color. The master dressing room has a 1950s Ponti desk and chair as well as a 1910s dressing table mirror.
Behind all of Robert Coututier ‘s action is a small garden with a pergola covered in roses, enclosed by a herringbone brick walkway, and a small water mirror in the center that resembles a Greek garden. inside this lovely English country house.
Inside this lovely country house is where the stunning project done by Robert Courturier where he involves the house in some time machine with the combination of a classical and modern design style. The house as many more rooms to be interested in and we have many more options to offer. Get inspire and explore TAPIS Studio.
Photos by Tim Street Porter | Source: architecturaldigest