After 30 years of making homes bit by bit, this was a chance for us to make a home from scratch.
We brought some favourite pieces from England - comfy sofas, family heirlooms such as the 1930's walnut dressing table, and items that trigger special memories - the cake-stand used by Jane's grandmother, the music stool carved by Jane's father, the tapestry we had made for our house in the UK. Then we added some antique and hand-made furniture, and new items sourced from local shops.
The first floor has traditional Liberty style lighting. For the cantina and the second floor, we chose modern lighting in the Fabian range from Milan. The light at the foot of the stairs up to the second floor was handmade for this spot by the owner of the lighting shop.