A True Celebration of History
History is entwined into the very fabric of the building, the house was once owned by Sir Admiral Cockburn, who most notably took Napoleon to St Helena, where he died. Informing the design brief and the integrity of this project were the clients amazing antique pieces, such as the two antique globes in the living room and the inlaid marquetry chess table. The overall conceptual direction for the home was “The Grand Tour”, a time when travelling yielded exciting discoveries and people would return home with curiosities, fabrics, spices, teas and exotic goods never seen before. The ceiling mural design in the living room depicts the ships under Sir Admiral Cockburn’s charge and the journey of Sir Admiral Cockburn and Napoleon sailing to St Helena. The theme is carried through to the chinoiserie bar room, which comprises of singerie murals and joinery by Clive Christian Furniture Co, with custom marquetry.