A special for this festive season, we recently had the opportunity to visit a Grade I listed hall set amongst the rolling Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty. The hall was built in two stages from 1540 to 1580 and is thought to be one of the earliest brick-built houses in the county. Joanne and Philip purchased the hall in 2018 and renovation began in 2020. Due to the age of the property and its Grade I listing, they had to be sympathetic in the renovation - in keeping with the original stone and windows of the property.
The hall comes with a rich history with former owners such as a famous Jacobean composer and writer. Featuring formal gardens, a dining room, sitting rooms, a Tudor room, reception hall, there is also a newly renovated kitchen with the Arlington Light Mist stone effect porcelain tiles. They chose traditional kitchen fittings but with modern elements (such as their much-loved Quooker tap!), for a timeless yet functional classic design.
The kitchen balances old and new with exposed original stonework and windows, new oak beams installed and a traditional wooden built kitchen. The Light Mist porcelain flooring is a versatile stone effect tile which Joanne described as “a lovely neutral colour with a nice texture and depth to it”. The flowing movement and additional quartzite detailing to this porcelain makes it a unique choice and works effortlessly with an array of interior colour schemes.
On our shoot day, as the Winter daylight drew in, we also had the fun of creating a festive tablescape, for a truly cosy, Christmas dining setup - whether a small family meal or gathering with friends! Dining table and chairs from La Residence Interiors.