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Interview with Stag Interiors, Southwold

Written by Leah Smith on

Brothers Marcus and Spencer Veevers-Chorlton, based in Suffolk, both schooled at Framlingham College and are keen sportsmen. The brothers started working together in 2010, creating a unique events company which included a converted Airstream Caravan which was turned into a fully functioning events bar. 

The brothers took on the project of revamping their family farmhouse in the market town of Halesworth, with a little help from Marcus’ partner Fleur, who is an interior designer, Church Farm was completely transformed into a truly luxury holiday home which has been featured in the Suffolk Magazine. 

Spencer tells me with the success of Church Farm, the natural progression was to combine all their skills and set up their own company, Stag Interiors, and they also decided to open a shop on the High Street in the coastal town of Southwold. Stag Interiors is a beautiful homeware store which sells design-led products in a mix of styles. Products include bespoke wall-art, unique gifts and accessories as well as furniture. Stag Interiors also offer a complete design and build service from concept to completion.

We wanted to find out more about the team behind Stag Interiors and their interior design style.

How would you describe your style?

Essentially we create the style the customer is looking for but we have a range of styles for the correct property. A favourite style of ours is a fusion of subtle golds, antique bronze and tarnished silvers. Natural materials contrasting against burnished metals, creating a blend of components, styles and colours.

How do you source your inspiration?

We believe you can find inspiration in everything around you, whether it be walking down a high street full of period features or eating in a modern industrial restaurant.

What’s been your most challenging project so far?

Church Farm must have been the most testing. Finding the fine line between style and practicality when renovating a property that has so many period features and incorporating those features, to suit a functioning holiday let.

Church Farm Sitting Room
Church Farm Sitting Room
Church Farm Dining Area
Church Farm Dining Area

 

Church Farm is absolutely gorgeous. Do you have a favourite area/room within the house and why?

The open plan kitchen/dining room is our favourite room. The eclectic mix of textures bring a rich and luxurious feel, ranging from the oversized brass ceiling pendants to the kuba dining chairs. It’s a great space to entertain and while away the hours.

How important was it to you to retain the property’s period features?

This was something we were sympathetic towards, and the juxtaposition between the old and new.  Modern touches such as the subway tiles in the bathrooms always work nicely with original beams. 

We absolutely love your shop in Southwold. What’s your favourite item currently stocked in store?

We have some terrific cow hide rugs in at the moment - a favourite of ours is the Metallic Turquoise on Brown and White.

 

Cow Hide Rug
Cow Hide Rug
Storage Chest
Storage Chest

Which upcoming design trend should we look out for?

In 2018 you'll be seeing more greenery and the introduction of ultraviolet and burnt orange, intensely provocative and thoughtful tones, as well as animal prints and moody textures.

Finally, where is your favourite destination to holiday in the UK and why?

Apart from Southwold of course! Bath is a great city break, with its architecture and fine array of restaurants and bars.

Church Farm is a unique 16th Century farmhouse accommodating up to ten guests and can be booked through Niche Retreats for a seven-night holiday or short break stay with friends or family.. If you're interested in booking this property or would like more information on the property just give our friendly reservations team a call on 0333 3058 404.

Stag Interiors can offer a bespoke interior design service for residential or holiday homes in the East Anglia region. Their services include a complete property transformation, renovation and refurbishment. For more information on how Stag Interiors can help you create the home of your dreams just give them a call on 01502 724669 or email info@staginsouthwold.co.uk 

Leah Smith

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Marketing Executive - Niche Retreats