As we’ve previously seen on est, Templeton are experts when it comes to appreciating volume. In the case of this heritage home, Emma admits “the volumes of old houses offer you something you can’t often achieve in contemporary dwellings”. The Templeton team were extra cautious not to alter the internal flow of the dwelling that would impact the original front rooms. They wanted to capture the attraction of these front rooms which are often left dormant by ‘translating and filtering the elements throughout the house’.
Emma explains this was apart of a considered process taking some heritage formulas and running them through the house, blurring what they’d done and what they hadn’t touched. In this instance, they introduced panelling to the staircase that only existed on a door at the base. They then took this idea and applied it to the bedhead and powder room details. In this way, Emma feels they “let the house lead many of the decisions”.