What was also a significant part of letting the home tastefully enter a contemporary chapter was the selection of furniture and art. The client was passionate about understanding the history of each piece, so Fiona Lynch and her team established a unique narrative for each room. The furnishings reveal a know-how that respects the heritage nature of the home, with old classics such as the Serge Mouille pendants, Wishbone Chairs, Pietro Russo dining table and Charlotte Perriand Chairs all making an appearance. More modern furniture inclusions with the same design repute include the Tufty Too Sofa, Snoopy Table Lamp by Flos and Mags Soft Sofa. All of these are made comfortable by the sea of books and artwork that reveal a well-read occupant, with a serious appreciation for aesthetic.
In no way is this a safe interior intervention. But perhaps that’s what makes it so great – because despite Fiona Lynch’s contemporary take, the home is at harmony with its historic character. Bound by a timeless reverence for materiality and proportion comes a wonderland of iconic pieces and striking details.