I asked the local forester, John Harman, to add its characterful thatched roof. The hut had been perched in a local garden when we found it, looking a little unloved. We agreed to transport the hut to its current position, shaded by the silver birch trees and overlooking a little pond.
Melissa White, who we have worked with on many projects, stayed for a week to paint the walls and ceiling. We had a great time looking at old American folk art and coming up with the designs for the hut.
A dado rail divides the panelled walls, painted with a mythical landscape above bright-blue waters, with rolling hills and pear trees. Below are vivid red cartouches which have been decorated with joyful jugs of flowers and leaping horses.
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