Kate Moss moves into Interior Design with Retro Glamour house
Having undertaken many fashion collaborations, Kate Moss has recently completed her first venture into the world of interior design, working alongside property developers Yoo, the architecture and design company co-founded by property entrepreneur John Hitchcox and prolific French designer Philippe Starck. The british supermodel has furnished ‘The Barnhouse’ – a peaceful respite set in the heart of the english countryside in Cotswold.
Currently on the market to buy, the five-bedroom residence features an array of spaces including a double height living room which spills onto a decked patio and pool. The £2.5 million five-bedroom house is located in The Lakes – a development of Yoo holiday homes on a 263-hectare estate on a former quarry in the Cotswolds.
Encompassing a ‘displaced glamour within the woods’, Moss chose a soft palette of earthy tones as the background to an interior filled with variety of fabrics, patterned surfaces, splashes of color and finished with artwork by artists such as Damien Hirst alongside framed photography of the model herself. Combining retro elegance with contemporary features, it takes a mere 90 minutes to drive from London to the countryside escape.
“The kitchen also features a solid concrete island and slate countertop important for intimate family living. This striking twist on old-fashioned decor is extended into the living space with the use of prominent furnishings such as curved deep buttoned velvet Talisman sofas built on brass bases.”
Bespoke furniture has been built by David Haddock, a local craftsman who built Moss’ dressing room in London. The furnishings include a dining table with matching benches, the steel four-poster bed. A TV cabinet includes a silver thunderbolt, which is an homage to pop star David Bowie.
Moss has also chosen the artwork for the house, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Allen Jones and the model’s collaborations with Dinos Chapman and Chris Allen. Yoo said the art helped create “a retro-glamour take on the traditional English home”.
Kate Moss comments: ‘John and I became friends through our love for the english countryside (and the pub)…when he told me about the barnhouse in the middle of the silver birch wood I was intrigued and then excited to become part of the design team. We have created a luxurious haven in the woods, a perfect place to escape with family and friends.’