Supermodel Kate Moss is no novice in the world of design. She has previously designed fashion collections for British high-street retailer Topshop, and has also provided inspiration for a range of designers and artists. However, interiors is not a field that Kate has ventured into before. Her first project is The Barnhouse, a five-bedroom country house in the Cotswolds.
It all begun when Kate and John Hitchcox, the chairman of design company YOO co-founded with french designer Philippe Starck, became friends though their passion for the English countryside and the pub. “When he told me about the Barnhouse in the middle of the silver birch wood I was intrigued and then excited to become part of the design team. We have created a luxurious haven in the woods, a perfect place to escape with family and friends”, said the model.
The house features brick and wood cladding, extensive glazing, a gabled roof and a large raised deck with a private swimming pool.
Inside, five bedrooms are arranged around a double-height living space, with an open-plan kitchen to one side. Among the highlights are the master bedroom, which features a thick grey plush carpet and a mirrored four-poster bed.
Bespoke furniture has been built by David Haddock, a local craftsman who built Moss’ dressing room in London. The furnishings include a dining table with matching benches, the steel four-poster bed. A TV cabinet includes a silver thunderbolt, which is an homage to pop star David Bowie.
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Complementing its romantic rural setting, the decor brings the outdoors inside with an earthy colour palette, floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors opening onto a deck, swimming pool and the 650-acre woodland estate.