My clients decided to completely refurbish this beautiful boathouse which dates back to 1840. Stripping the building from the six bedrooms it once housed, RJ Rundell Architects provided a large light and open space with a mezzanine floor and magnificent original beams running through the building.

Sarah Burghard Designs created the branding and interior styling scheme throughout this redevelopment.

After researching the building’s history as an industrial working space a raw, earthy and textural scheme was agreed on with the client. 

Sarah returned to hand printing in her studio with block letters onto a variety of natural textures. Experimenting with hessian, leather and wood until the logo emerged and the character of the business was born.

Throughout the design, reclaimed, pre-loved and authentic materials were used. Fruit crates, old oars, painted wood, vintage ropes and quirky artefacts all combine to dress the interior in-line with the historical feature wall paper panels that run around the double height walls.

Industrial lighting, bespoke chunky sharing tables and benches sit with a range of hand printed cushions which are also available for sale.

The space opened in July 2013 and became an instantly popular spot within the local community as well as for hotel guests.

Sarah’s design highlight – Developing her original sketchbook research into unique historical wallpaper that presents the story of the building to its customers.