Lady’s Dressing Room
Georgian Hunting Lodge | Cheshire

With this project, the brief was to create a luxurious and elegant lady’s dressing room.

The main window revealed wonderful views across the hills towards Manchester.

A Georgian window in a lady's dressing room Dressing room design in a Georgian Country House

Space Planning & Architectural Considerations

This Georgian house consists of two parts. It’s later addition, where the dressing room is located, adjoins to its earlier structure.

Because the floor levels between these two parts of the house do not run through, we were presented with the issue of how to link the dressing room to its master bedroom above.

A lady dressing room with stairs to master bedroom Dressing room designed to link with master bedroom via stairs
Dressing room detail of lamp in alcove Detail of domed niches either side of the new stairwell in lady dressing room


Technical & Functional Considerations

To link the master bedroom with the dressing room, Artichoke designed a flight of steps with a stopped chamfered staff bead which runs around the opening.

This provided the client with her own personal space with direct access to the master bedroom and small kitchenette. We purposefully wanted to design the staircase with a shallow rise and a broad step, which makes the staircase comfortable to walk on. To achieve this shallower flight, we designed a coffered ceiling for the panelled library below. This gave us the depth needed to run the flight at the required angle.

The arched tunnel shape was created by a plywood former in our workshops. The tunnel was then plastered in lime. To overcome the dilemma of how to light the stairwell, we introduced a pair of arched niches to both sides of the stair.

Slightly padded fabric panels in lady dressing room Dressing room designed with slightly padded wardrobe doors


Notable Materials & Features

Each door panel is upholstered in padded fabric; we chose a fabric with a matching wallpaper, a delicate detail which brings the space together.

The interiors of the wardrobes are lined in faux suede adding a further discreet touch of luxury.

The dressing table is topped with a honed Carrara marble, another understated but sumptuous material.

The interiors are lined in suede.
View down the stairs into the dressing room View from the master bedroom down into the dressing room.

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