Kate Moss Designs The Interior Of A $3.8 Million Barn’ In The English Countryside.
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Supermodel Kate Moss is the latest celebrity to foray into interior design,the British beauty conceptualized the interiors of The Barnhouse a $3.8 million home located 90 minutes from London at The Lakes (a development of secondary luxury homes by design firm Yoo, founded by property mogul John Hitchcox and French designer Philippe Starck).
Situated on a bucolic one-acre swath atop a former quarry in the Cotswolds (where Moss owns a 10-bedroom home in the village of Little Faringdon), the estate features a private pool and an outdoor entertaining deck.
Crafted out of Cotswold stone and oak, the five-bedroom home—touted as an ideal retreat “away from the bright lights of the city and catwalk scene”—opens to a double-height living room furnished with deep-buttoned velvet sofas by Talisman and a square fringed coffee table, positioned beneath a geometric chandelier by Arik Levy.
The space leads into an open kitchen, outfitted with indigo cabinets and a solid concrete island with a slate countertop.
“The interiors have been carefully considered by Kate—a displaced glamour within the woods—creating a juxtaposition of traditional elegance and modern design,” said the firm in a statement.
The abode showcases a master bedroom with a mirrored stainless-steel, four-poster box bed and a television cabinet emblazoned with a silver thunderbolt—a nod to pop culture icon David Bowie—resting atop of a shaggy gray carpet.
The home’s walls are adorned with numerous works of art by various artists such as Chris Levine, Allen Jones, and Damien Hirst, including several fashion shots of Moss (a gilded photograph of the model-turned-designer taken by Jones hangs in the master bath).
The remaining four bedrooms are clad in House of Hackney’s new collection of fabrics and wallpapers, inspired by William Morris’ famed Victorian wallpaper motifs. Custom furniture by local craftsman David Haddock can also be found throughout the home.
Seeking to bring the outdoors inside, Moss employed a rich, earthy palette and incorporated ample foliage into the mix.