Kate Moss - The Interior Designer
Supermodel Kate Moss showcased her first foray into interior design with the unveiling of “The Barnhouse”, at luxury second homes development, The Lakes by yoo last month.
Set in the heart of The Cotswolds, within its own secluded one acre plot of private woodland, the new five bedroom home which is available to buy, is a retreat away from the bright lights of the city and catwalk scene, where the properties’ tranquil setting and open space sits under the protection of leafy tall trees.
Inspired by a notion of stumbling across a hidden gem in the midst of the forest, drawing the exterior into its interior, a soft palette of earthy tones lies beneath a layer of luxurious comfort and style. The home features a double height reception space, five large bedrooms, a spacious outdoor entertaining deck, private pool and large retractable doors which truly bring the outdoors inside. It is the ideal family home set within a 650 acre estate of rural English countryside, encompassing six lakes. 90 minutes’ drive from London.
‘The Barnhouse” is inspired by a traditional English novel and old country home. Hues of earthy undertones are echoed throughout the home, the walls feature three palettes of colour: Earth, Stone and Moon Grey, and embody the Barn’s connection to outside living and natural environment. This is complemented with enticing statement furnishings reflective of the developments’ country roots, a key feature: the log burner centrepiece is an exceptional addition in the colder winter months.
Kate Moss, established international model and interior designer, who has a great love of The Cotswolds said: “John and I became friends through our love for the English countryside (and the pub)…When he told me about the Barnhouse in the middle of the silver birch wood I was intrigued and then excited to become part of the design team. We have created a luxurious haven in the woods, a perfect place to escape with family and friends.”
The interiors have been carefully considered by Kate - a displaced glamour within the woods - creating a juxtaposition of traditional elegance and modern design. David Haddock, a West Country based local craftsman- who built Kate’s personal dressing room at her London home - has beautifully crafted bespoke furnishings for the new property, including: a custom built dining table with benches, 4 poster stainless steel box bed and a TV cabinet featuring a silver thunderbolt paying homage to influential pop culture icon, David Bowie. An added touch of old school rock, and a little roll, throughout the property showcases art work by Allen Jones, Chris Levine, Damien Hirst, Mit Senoj and Kate’s own collaborations with Jake and Dinos Chapman and Chris Allen, offering a retro-glamour take on the traditional English home.
John Hitchcox, chairman of yoo, said: “Intertwined throughout the interiors of this concealed treasure, ‘The Barnhouse interiors by Kate Moss’ is a home that offers the exclusivity of privacy as an indulgence worth treasuring. As with any of our Lakes by yoo homes careful consideration has gone in to creating a balance between luxury and function, keeping the emotion of a comfortable country family home central to the environment of the property.”
Prices for ‘The Barnhouse with interiors by Kate Moss’ start from £2.5 million for the five bedroom property.
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