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Interior design: How a fashion lecturer transformed a Nottingham semi

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When I am dropped outside Timothy Rundle’s home, I am sure I have made a mistake. The senior fashion lecturer at Nottingham Trent University is known for his refined taste, his Swedish-meets-Italian style. This house is a 1960s red-brick bungalow on a suburban street, with bits of concrete littering the pathway. Contender for Architectural Digest it is not.

Well, not until one goes through the front door, into the airy, light, open-plan space that feels more like a sleek than a Nottingham semi. Hardwood floors gleam as sunlight streams through glass walls. The high white ceilings set off collections of art and groupings of oddball objects, from fine coral fans to plastic budgerigars. Clean-lined Scandinavian furniture is set against pale olive walls. There isn’t a piece on display that isn’t beautifully coloured or placed. As Rundle says, 'Once you’ve been a graphic designer, you see everything in terms of shape and and look… so I’m afraid I can’t do “thrown together”. I’m too controlling.’

When Rundle and his partner, the education lecturer Glynn Jones, bought the house seven years ago, it was an unmodernised family home. 'We’re talking Austrian blinds, pine kitchen and lemon bathroom, ’ Rundle says wryly. But the house had belonged to a friend, and whenever Rundle visited, 'We used to discuss all the time how to modernise it. When Simon moved out and we moved in, we knew what we wanted to do.’

Sixteen months of work later, having parted ways with the architect and supervised the builder himself, Rundle had a space that suited a design-savvy couple perfectly. On the top floor is a cream-carpeted en suite bedroom built into the eaves, and sliding glass doors leading on to a balcony overlooking a steep, wooded garden. On the middle floor is a study for Rundle and a big open-plan living-space-cum-kitchen. And on the bottom floor is Jones’s study, a spare room and bathroom for guests, and a cosy snug.

In each of the clean, light, boxy rooms objects are cleverly clustered with other items of similar shades or shapes. Chairs, lamps and shelves are placed in pairs: two 1930s Lucite chairs with neon-yellow cushions sit against a sunny glass wall, two gilt wall sconces lie either side of what Rundle calls 'a bit of an Oliver Messell 1930s shell mirror’. Lamps are always in pairs. 'I’m afraid symmetry is very important, ’ he says.



Design Toscano Design Toscano Nottingham Place Urn Table Lamp, 15 x 15 x 30"
Furniture (Design Toscano)
  • Dimensions: 15 Wx15 Dx30 H 8 lbs.
  • Hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with high quality designer resin
  • Takes one 150 watt 3-way bulb or CFL/LED equivalent
  • Convenient switch on socket
  • Easily placed with 5 foot long cord
Design Toscano Design Toscano Nottingham Place Urn Table Lamp, 15 x 15 x 30"
Furniture (Design Toscano)
  • Dimensions: 15 Wx15 Dx30 H 8 lbs.
  • Hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with high quality designer resin
  • Takes one 150 watt 3-way bulb or CFL/LED equivalent
  • Convenient switch on socket
  • Easily placed with 5 foot long cord
Ben&Jonah Park Avenue Collection Nottingham Place Urn Table Lamp
Home (Ben&Jonah)
  • Standing a stately 30 inches from base to finial, the architecturally inspired detail of this artisan crafted, functional work of art adds brilliance in all the...
  • Cast in quality designer resin and luminously hand-finished with a timeworn luster, this contemporary classic table lamp is steeped in tradition as an interior design...
  • The hardback, linen, drum style shade smartly surrounds your 150-watt bulb and 3-way switch
  • Cord is five-foot-long 15 dia x30 H 8 lbs
  • Vista su casa con buen gusto y clase con este mueble unico!



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