Absolute Interiors Designs National Trust Restaurant

Cornwall based Absolute Interiors has designed a public restaurant space for listed National Trust property Killerton House.

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The 18th century stately home is part of a 25km² Devonshire estate, formerly the home of the Acland family.

Four tea rooms have been redesigned, bringing out period features and referencing the estate. These are the Killerton Kitchen, Prayer Room, Flower Room and Housekeepers Room.

Absolute Interiors interior designer Ally Turner says, ‘We’ve used reclaimed tables cut in half to make displays.’ One table has been reformed from melted down vending machine cups. 

In the housekeeper’s room display cabinets have been installed with Victorian style etched vinyls applied. 

Montage wallpaper has been designed using family photographs of the Acland family – ‘It’s almost like exhibition design’ says Turner.

A duck-egg blue is used across the spaces and colour has been applied that references a palette found across the rest of the house .

Banquette oak frame seating has been found and refashioned for diners, teapot shaped lampshades and printed lampshades are hanging  and floor stencils have been applied to make reference to the Prayer Room.

According to consultancy creative director Helen Blake, the space balances ‘ambiance and character’ with ‘historic value’ and ‘practicality.’

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