As with the other homes that we designed for this well-travelled, influential businessperson, this grand weekend retreat in the countryside required a full turnkey approach where everything was supplied. Our brief was to create an elegant yet comfortable space for entertaining friends and family, with a unique twist. We used unexpected details, such as cow-skin rugs, oversized Audrey Hepburn print, and a profusion of patterns and textures to elevate the design and delight the eye. Playing into the inherent drama of the entryway, we combined patterned wallpaper with outsized Oriental ceramics and a striped rug of green leather and snakeskin. The dining room is a vision of contemporary opulence, which we achieved through a mix of cow-skin and velvet-covered gilt chairs, with bespoke lamps and a console table created in-house. In the kitchen and bedrooms, we used a lighter palette and delicate textures of crystal, silk and cashmere to create restful spaces that are undeniably luxurious.