This private residence is a wonderfully restored 18th century mansion, sitting beautifully in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. It features traditional interior design alongside historic original room features and quirks throughout.
Collaboration began with the Studio Team to make sure the flooring fit perfectly and complemented the historic, traditional architecture and design throughout the property. All whilst providing a striking and statement wood flooring solution for the library and orangery.
After discussing the project’s requirements, Ruskin planks & panels were specified for the two rooms. Parquet De Versailles panels and planks were combined inside the Orangery, leading through to planks running the length of the library.
The wood used in Ruskin planks & panels comes from 400-year old French oak. It’s an extremely scarce resource which has been restored by our artisan craftsmen here in our Cheshire workshop to ensure that it will be enjoyed for many more centuries.
The inevitable reaction to anyone encountering our Ruskin antique oak planks & panels for the first time is to reach out and run their hand over the surface of the wood. It’s not just the deep, rich patina, or the slightly undulating surface which hints at the centuries of history contained within. It’s about wanting to make a connection with something so full of character and beauty.