Monday, 5 March 2012

A Tutor Manor House

Butlers Court is a typical 16th century Cotswold manor house built c. 1550. It was extended several times over subsequent centuries and one time played host to Charles 1.

Recently it has undergone a stunning 21st century revival. It is the home of interior designer Pippa Paton.

Pippa opened up a series of small rooms to give plenty of light, with a flowing living kitchen and dining space

Embracing the lack of light in the formal sitting room, Pippa painted it black, deciding it would become their evening room, making it a very atmospheric place to be at night

Pippa uses large, unexpected and unusual things in spaces to get "a better effect"

Changing careers to an Interior Designer (she was previously a Group Finance Director for an advertising agency in London), Pippa opened her own company in 2005. Within the grounds of Butler Court was an old coach house which now houses her design studio

A light bright design studio, with whitewashed walls and bleached floorboards for creativity

Butlers Court has transitioned from a post- medieval house to a modern marvel.
The backdrop of smooth plaster, mighty oak beams and exposed stonework all work alongside antique and vintage finds with Italian designer accessories and contrasting textures and colours.



  1. What an amazing house. Would love to sit in the design studio and the stone sink in front of the mirror is such a stunning feature.
    Caroline x


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