Located in Edinburgh’s Dean Village, Well Court Hall is unmistakably striking. An A-listed, red sandstone building with clock tower, impressive turrets and original paned windows.
When Tangram were approached by Lynsay Bell Architects and their client to present an interior proposal for the building, we were confident that our contemporary aesthetic would work as a harmonious complement to the traditional surroundings.
As the property is currently used for short-term lets we wanted the interior to have a soft finish and therefore appeal to many tastes. The furniture was chosen for its robust and practical nature but remained stylish and fitting to the overall design scheme.
The tie between contemporary and traditional was enabled through careful consideration of the furniture colour and upholstery.
Moooi lounge chairs and a Bensen sofa were chosen, modern in style but when upholstered in locally sourced wools and tweeds, evoked notes of Scottish traditional design. Similarly, Stua dining table and chairs were chosen in a dark timber to give visual weight and balance with the wooden ceiling.
The overall result was an interior that just worked. Optimised and defined spaces were created, and the potential of the building was maximised.