This year we took on the refurbishment of the King’s Mound, Oxford. Calico was very hands-on with this project, supplying the furniture for every room, as well as creating the soft furnishings. We also produced the oversized headboards in the four bedrooms, plus window seats for the dining room, entrance hall, and study. The overall design was opulent with a range of colours and patterned fabrics.
As for the sitting room, we fashioned some cushions using fabrics from GP&J Baker’s Historic Royal Palaces collection. We used these designs many times throughout this project, as the collection is full of rich and diverse patterns and styles, that include supple velvets and decorative prints channelled from historic sites throughout the country. It is safe to say that this was the perfect collection for this project.
For the master bedroom, we supplied furniture from Neptune, including the chest of drawers and coffee table. Like the rest of the building, we supplied lighting from Dar. The bed throw was made with Clarke & Clarke ‘Odyssey’. This textured fabric was paired with cushions that were created using ‘Royal Garden Linen Quartz’ and ‘Nevis/Lovat/Heather’, fabrics, both by GP&J Baker. These patterns stood out against the plain bed throw, resulting in more decorative and luxe-looking bedding.
We also supplied the chairs and all sofas from Tamarisk, which we finished with a range of fabrics and designs. In the sitting room, the two large sofas were upholstered with ‘Bute’ by Mulberry and ‘Wosley’ by GP&J Baker, while the chairs in the master bedroom were also finished with the ‘Bute’ fabric, but in a different colourway. The armchair in the third bedroom was upholstered using ‘Queens Garden Velvet Jade’ by GP&J Baker, again from their Historic Royal Palaces collection. We used Mulberry’s ‘Bute’ fabric again for the chairs in the third bedroom, but in a different colourway.
We also supplied the furniture for the dressing room, including the sofa bed from Seb, which was then upholstered with fabric from Mulberry.
In all four of the bedrooms, we created oversized headboards by butting three together. We used a range of fabrics that matched the cushions and bedding, adding studs around the edges using Heico Antique Brass low domed upholstery nails. We ensured that each headboard fitted each rooms’ individual colour scheme.
We also supplied furniture for the conservatory, dressing room and entrance hall. For the latter, artwork from Camelot was hung on the walls, and we produced window seat pads. These were also created for the study.
We have enjoyed seeing the rich and opulent design of the Kings Mound come to life. We were very hands on with this project, even supplying napkins from John Lewis. The overall look features many autumnal themes, including textured fabrics and darker hues. Creating this luxurious scheme has been a highlight of our year, and we’re extremely proud of how it looks.