Master Suite for English Manor Residence
The sophisticated master suite of this English Manor residence blends classic, traditional architectural elements with a beautifully edited restraint for an aura of romantic, timeless elegance.
A unique double groin vault ceiling creates a sense of structure in the large master bedroom, delineating the sleeping chamber from the sitting area, with a vault ascending over each space. The groined ribs rest on acanthus-scroll corbels, while the arches are finished in waxed Venetian plaster which shimmers and glows. An exquisite hand-carved limestone fireplace mantelpiece is the centerpiece of the sitting area, and adds a note of romantic drama with its strong architectural lines and scrolling detail work.
French-style furniture and wall sconces harmonize with abstract contemporary art, united by a soft, soothing neutral color palette of cream and honey with a whisper of blue. The beautiful varied patinas and textures of linen, silk, cashmere, fur, waxed and painted pine, gold-gilt and marble create visual and tactile interest within the space; while a French door, which opens to a balcony that overlooks the extensive, manicured lawn and gardens, expands the space.
The master bathroom seamlessly continues the classic, romantic theme of the bedroom. A graceful, balanced symmetry is created with “his-and-hers” flanking vanities drawing the eye through the space from the double-door entry to the sculptural free-standing bathtub centered under a steeply-sloping gable. In the age-old tradition of great architectural tilework, a carpet of Newcastle Antique encaustic tile sweeps through the space, elevating the symmetrical composition with its geometric lyricism.