James and Lucy Hughes, Bampton
James and Lucy Hughes live in a beautiful Georgian townhouse in Bampton, Devon, with their two children Cassie and Effie. Having recently moved from a nearby smaller cottage, they wanted to accentuate the height and space of each room when designing their interior, maximising the space and light of their new family home.
With much deliberation between our Ash and our Scots Pine, they decided on Scots Pine for its historical importance to the house and its consistent tone across the floor. Larger dark knots within the timber give the floor depth and character without drawing your eye away from the decor and charm of this space.
The home is adorned with luscious house plants and vintage finds that the couple have collected over the years. Artwork by Anne de Geus hangs from the walls, peppered with other prints and paintings from a collection of artists. The Scots Pine flooring compliments the peachy tones from the sitting room walls, and provides a warm and soft light throughout the room.
James owns a local country pursuits shop in Dulverton, so in their spare time as a family, they spend their time walking, gardening and renovating their family home. The need for a utilitarian floor was an important factor influencing their decision. They needed a floor which was soft for children’s feet, but also withstanding of muddy dog paws from their much loved whippet Trevor.
“We’ve just been so pleased with our Scots Pine flooring. It’s made this house into a home and somewhere precious to raise our family.”