This was the print for my February Print, Pattern Sew garment, and it's still a favorite. Pairing simple shapes with eye-popping color can create an unexpectedly compelling print.
The stone barn is located in a meadow in Gloucestershire and is part of a larger property (grander main house included).
The Ebonized Wooden Toilet Seat and Cover, £173.93 ($229.71), is from Aston Matthews: “A bit expensive but worth it.”
Reclaimed Welsh Quarry Tiles—”originally made for schools, hospitals, and factories”—line the floor of the utility room and WC.
Cast Bronze Jamie Coat Hooks, £26 ($34.44), are mounted on an old floorboard outside the two rooms.
A back corner contains a utility room and wallpapered WC.
The new, old-fashioned cast-iron radiators are the Radiator Company’s Ledbury design with exposed copper piping: “The refurbished radiators I’ve found are just a pain in the ass,” says Lewis.
Lewis dressed up the family’s English farmhouse table by painting the base and legs pale gray using Eicó, a low-VOC line of paints. The benches came from John Cornall Antiques.
The butler sink is a Rak Gourmet Double Bowl and Lewis’s go-to Brass Mixer Faucet is from Aston Matthews. Immediately next to the sink is a Fisher-Paykel integrated two-drawer dishwasher (read about dishwasher drawers in Remodeling 101).