The master bedroom was to feel luxurious and relaxed.
The apex window with the view of the garden was a main feature in the room and the ensuite was to flow on from this.
This was to be an adult's retreat that supported the well-being of those who lived in it.
The master bedroom is a very large space so larger pieces of furniture were selected to be in keeping with the generous proportions.
A soft blue palette combines a variety of hues, shades, textures and patterns to create a luxurious layered look.
The fabrics included both velvets and linens.
The fireplace breast is tiled with a full-bodied porcelain tile imprinted with pattern.
This tiling is also taken through to the ensuite.
A bio-ethanol fire brings in an ambiance and warmth, and a space to relax around.
A very large James Salmond design 3.5m drawer cabinet was custom built to fit into a recess in the bedroom.
This, along with most of the other furniture in the house, was designed and manufactured in New Zealand, and then shipped to the Isle of Man.
The bedside cabinets were also James Salmond designed and finished in a dark wenge colour.
Above these, hang two bedside pendants designed by Tom Dixon.
Behind the bed, a wall panel creates a focal point while the soft watery element of the design is reflected in the customised floor rug.
The wall tiles selected were full bodied porcelain with 6 different patterns imprinted into them and randomly matched.
Created by 41 Zero 42, they tell a story of emotions being imprinted and have an organic, handcrafted softness about them.
These are carried through as a design element from the master bedroom fireplace breast.
The floor tiles have an organic texture which gives them interest and a sense of luxury.
These are also easy to keep clean and keep the space light and airy visually.
The guest bathroom is a small, functional space.
The feature tiles selected follow through from the same design as the master bedroom ensuite, in the same hand-crafted pattern but a lighter grey was chosen to keep the space as open as possible.
It is not often as designers we have a completely blank canvas to work with and in the guest bedroom, the homeowners had a number of pieces of furniture and art they wanted to use there.
We then layered a couple of pieces of new furniture over this and introduced some fabrics to pull the scheme together.
A new ottoman was custom built to cover a laundry chute that the owners could access through the lift up lid – this also gave them extra seating and storage.
The main bedroom floor tile follows on from the ensuite floor tile with the tile's organic luxurious softness keeping the connection between the spaces.
A very simple off white tile was chosen for the main wall tile.