Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes


Places & Faces

Killiehuntly Farmhouse & Cottage

Tucked away in the exquisite rolling pastures of the Scottish Highlands lies Killiehuntly Farmhouse & Cottage; a 17th Century farmhouse that, thanks to Swiss interior designer Ruth Kramer, has evolved into a sophisticated boutique hotel with a bit of a Scandinavian twist.

The exterior of the farmhouse is quintessentially Scottish: peaked roofs and solid stonewalls make up the quaint establishment, immediately presenting a warm and homely feel. Through the arched entrance you’re welcomed by a soft, Scandinavian-inspired interior that you’d just love to call home. In fact, that’s exactly how Dutch owners Anne and Anders Storm describe it – “your highland home”.

A muted colour palette, inspired by Danish painters Carl Holsøe and Vilhelm Hammershøi, helps create the serene atmosphere experienced in the six sophisticated lodgings. Soft duck egg-blues, greys, taupes, and beiges adorn the walls, while light timber flooring flows through each space. The spaces are decorated with Danish-inspired designs, but made with the help of local Scottish craftsman – a beautiful collaboration between both worlds. A balance of wild rural masculinity and European femininity.

If you’re like me, and fell in love with this elegant interior, then you can replicate this look by starting off with the Coco Republic Essex Bedhead, the Jonathan Adler Arden Sofa, and the Timothy Oulton Fox Throw.

Max Sparrow

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