Country Feel & River Scenes For An Edwardian Family Home, Nr the River Thames, in Thames Ditton, Surrey

A comfortable large Edwardian family home with arts and crafts influences nr the river Thames, in Thames  Ditton, Surrey

A comfortable Edwardian family home,  nr the river Thames, in Thames Ditton, Surrey, a lovely young couple who had relocated back to England, and had totally missed the English countryside. Their edwardian house had a slight arts and crafts feel and we fused that with their love of the English Countryside, and river and country scenes, being near the River Thames.

Entrance Hall


Our lovely handmade English Edwardian fireside armchairs in a splashy lily pads old linen fabric, to give a welcoming feel to guests and visitors, formal enough without being too grand, and the start of the story, for a nice smart family home.

Drawing Room


The drawing room is inspired by exotic birds, and we made the beautiful interlined curtains, in this heavy linen natural fabric, and antique gilded poles, our beautiful handmade chesterfields sofa is also in the exotic birds fabric, and the other chesterfield is in one of our great range of Italian velvets that even on a dull day still have loads of movement, the green sofa just anchors the room as a picture frame, and the armchairs, are in a welcoming Edwardian deck chair type stripe weave from Colefax and fowler, and really comfortable, the walls are colours from Zoffany paint.

Master Bedroom


The master bedroom is inspired by lily pads and frogs and river streams, we have made the headboard and the cushions and roman blinds with traditional stringing, and toggles and cleats, and curtains in Venetian Fabric, floppy Italian plain shimmering linens, the frogs fabric are an amazing collection from Venice, Italy.

Dining Room


The Client wanted a grown-up feeling dining room, and was collecting old master paintings, for a beautiful dramatic dining room effect, this room works as a deep dining room feel, if you can imagine looking at this room through candle light and a roaring fireplace, we made the curtains as dress curtains, with a simple soft box pelmet, to compliment the dining table, an heir loom from  his grandmother’s house in the far east, the fabric has a feel of a Japanese kimono or monks cloak, in a strong blues, which is very popular colour at the moment, and warm caramel blinds, to compliment , the romans are fully working blinds with contrast borders, this is actually a perfect way to dress a smaller bay window.


We made a lovely desk chair upholstered in William Morris art and crafts velvet and cut the fabric so he could have a whole peacock on the back and a whole fox on the inside, and little set of gathered lined and interlined curtains.

Daughter’s bedroom

We made full length set of bay window curtains in Sanderson squirrels in the trees and supplied and fitted a wrought iron bay pole, she will like this room when she is older and also could work as another guest bedroom.

Guest Bedrooms


We made little sets on lined and interlined, gathered heading curtains in a flying geese linen, on barn style warm caramel and grey washed poles, very versatile poles, and made a feature wall behind the bed in flying geese in a silvery neutral effect.