Perfecting the Blend of Old and New

19 Oct 23

Situated on the Firth of Forth with glorious views over Archerfield Links, this luxury new build house project was entrusted to Jonathan Palmer, lead designer at Lanyon Interiors. The brief for the project was simple: create a house that felt comfortable, homely and not ‘brand new’. To achieve this, the house needed to include elements that felt authentic and characterful. Having worked with Lapicida on many past projects, Jonathan chose them to supply flooring throughout the property to create a warm and welcoming family home.

Materials inspired by nature were specified to connect the interior of the home and the breathtaking outside environment. An interesting ‘upside down’ design, the kitchen and lounge are situated on the first floor to take full advantage of the spectacular views. Lapicida’s wood-effect porcelain is laid throughout the space, carried through from the kitchen and into the dining room. Not only is porcelain a practical flooring option that is hardwearing and easy to clean, making it ideal for use in kitchens and dining rooms, but it also perfectly emulates the unique tones and colour variations of natural wood, delivering a warm and rustic look.

A large, freestanding fireplace clad in Genuine Antique Reclaimed Heathcliff Sandstone from Lapicida creates an impressive centrepiece that divides the living and dining areas. The undulating surface and antique nature of the reclaimed sandstone creates a lived-in feel and an eye-catching focal point for the busy social hub of the house. 

Wood effect porcelain, in a darker, richer tone is also used throughout the ground floor living room and hallway, creating a warm and inviting ambience.
Lapicida’s porcelain collection is used throughout all of the property’s bathrooms with each bathroom having a different personality but staying on theme with cool, creamy tones.

The master bathroom walls are swathed in marble-effect porcelain, elegantly quarter-matched to create a subtly luxurious effect, with a light wood-effect porcelain floor to continue the rustic theme throughout the other areas of the house.

The guest shower room features a traditional Italian Carrara Marble Basketweave floor with complementary and Elegant Black porcelain in the shower area and on the bespoke vanity - a practical choice in the wet zones.
A highlight of the project is a unique petrified wood basin from Lapicida, located in the cloakroom. Working in tandem with the moodier look of the room, the natural basin sits atop a black vanity unit and mirrors the warmth of the Parquet Brown wood-effect porcelain floor. A truly striking piece, the basin brings ample personality to the cloakroom and is a perfect continuation of the nature-inspired palette.