Of the three rental flats in Bath, England from designer and property developer Tina Liu, the newest flat, called The Aspiring Cook, is a historic Georgian terrace house restored with 18th century English cookery writer Hannah Glasse as design inspiration. The small ground-level flat is designed with a central kitchen/living/dining space done in bright ochre walls and traditional-meets-meets furnishing. To recreate the look we’ve outlined a list of similar sources from furniture to tableware and more.
Above: Liu broke up the single space into two functional areas using an armless sofa and antique dining table. Photograph by The Curated Collection from A Cookery Writer Lives Here: A 232-Year-Old House in Bath Turned Holiday Let.
Above: A single metal bud vase hangs among a 200-year-old fireplace surround. Photograph by The Curated Collection from A Cookery Writer Lives Here: A 232-Year-Old House in Bath Turned Holiday Let.
Above: A broad raffia pendant light hangs over an antique farmhouse table set with off-white dishes. Photograph by The Curated Collection from A Cookery Writer Lives Here: A 232-Year-Old House in Bath Turned Holiday Let. Materials
Above: For a similar wall color, see the HC70 Pale Gres de Flandres Brown in the Historical Colours collection from Papers and Paints. We suggest trying a sample first before committing to the color as it’s not an exact match. For more paint companies in the UK, see 7 Favorites: British Boutique Paint Companies. Lighting & Furniture
Above: The HKLiving Terra Raffia Pendant Light is $335 at Smallable.
Above: The Carmine Sofa ($2,775) from Maiden Home, shown in Midnight Velvet, is a similar look to the sofa in the rental flat which is a navy blue armless loveseat. Another option is the Seda Armless Loveseat (SED-LOV-060) from Cisco.
Above: From Vavoom, the Tully Coffee Table in Ebony is $1,515. Another option is the Pinch Rodan Coffee Table in Black Stained Ash wood; $1,600 at The Future Perfect.
Above: The FDB Møbler J46 Chair in Grey is $215 at Finnish Design Shop. Soft Wear
Above: The Jute Boucle Rug is $850 for the 9 by 12 foot size at West Elm.
Above: Antique Grain Sack Pillows with Timeless Character are $102 from Studio Pillows. Tableware & Accessories
Above: The Ingrid Unsöld Ramen Bowl is a hand-turned bowl made in Stockholm; €75 at Tambur.
Above: The Ferm Living Ripple Drinking Glasses in Smoked Grey are $49 for a set of 4 at Royal Design.
Above: From Toast, the Raffia Placemat in Natural is £16.
Above: The Wonki Ware White Wash Pudding Bowl is £25 each at Toast.
Above: The Wonki Ware White Wash Dinner Plate is £32 at Toast.
Above: For a similar metal wall bud vase, the Studio A Ridges Tube Wall Vase in Bronze is $222.50 for the small size at Interior HomeScapes.
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