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Meet The Designer: Margi Rose Designs

21 May 2020

Introducing Margi Rose Designs, a luxury interior design studio based in Hampshire. We chatted to Margi about the renovation of this beautifully welcoming country home in Hartley Wintney. As you walk around this home, you find that Margi Rose Designs has seamlessly used our Buscot Limestone Seasoned across different areas of the home, from kitchen, to boot room, cloakroom, dining and living room. We wanted to know why they picked this classic stone and exactly just how they made it work so effortlessly throughout the project.

“The stone we picked allows for a  more relaxed feel, the pigment is also warm” says Margi. “We worked hard on the colour palettes for each space – to ensure the wall paint through to accessories were complementary and enhanced the overall look”.

You have used our Buscot Limestone Seasoned in many rooms, how did you ensure it worked throughout the rooms in this project?

“We fell in love with this stone tile from Artisans. It created a lovely foundation from which to build our designs around. For this particular project where the ground floor was largely open plan –  it was important that all of the rooms flowed seamlessly from one room to the other. We varied the styles slightly within each space, but this tile was one of the red threads that held the areas together”.

What was the overall look and feel that you wished to create for this project using stone flooring?

“The overall style, for this project was country cool – a contemporary space with a country edge. As with most of our projects, our aim at Margi Rose Designs is to create luxury living spaces that are stylish yet also practical for family living. Families are definitely at the heart of our designs and so it was important that every element is congruent with modern family life. The stone flooring used on this occasion helped to create a homely feel, yet it was practical for family use”.

How does the practicality of using stone in these rooms differ for each purpose?

“The stone floor ran from the hallway, into the cloakroom and boot room and down into the spacious kitchen and dining room. We selected this stone because it was durable, would stand the test of time and could also be cleaned easily – perfect for muddy boots after long walks or spills in the kitchen. We also wanted to be able to run underfloor heating underneath the floor in these spaces, so it was important the sandstone was compatible with that”.

Photography: ©AnnaStathaki