A’Court Place a delight and an inspiration

Oct 01

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I was on a photo shoot today at a fabulous location house owned by the very talented Sue Williams A’Court.

Sue is an artist who works from home in her loft studio and as I have discovered is a highly acclaimed artist who has been short listed for this year Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013.

The home of an artist as you would expect has plenty of her work on display however it did not feel over bearing, the artwork simply enhanced and personalised the space.

The house has been very cleverly designed with the layout using every inch of space to its full potential. Its furnished with retro and contemporary items and a neutral palette gives cohesion to the interior as a whole.

In particular I  loved some of the detailing which demonstrates Sue’s creative touch that makes the house such a success.

A lampshade made using the iconic paper ball lampshade with polystyrene cups attached, is hugely effective and goes to show great design can be done on a shoestring.

The great design doesn’t stop with the house, the garden was fantastic and has definitely inspired me.

I feel the perfect balance has been struck between function and design.


The decking provides an eating and lounging area with an elevated view of the garden.

Beyond the decking is a curved area of grass with a pebble path and two feature trees which  provide shade and focal points. A hanging chair provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings whilst a table tennis table is there to provide entertainment for family and friends.  The boundary of the garden is defined with box hedges and open slatted fencing with mirrored acrylic which completing the contemporary look. Lastly planters on the decking and thr front bedroom balcony show some effective planting combinations.

All in all this house and garden demonstrates Sues creative talents are not only channelled into her paintings but into every aspect of her life and has led her to create a wonderful home. I certainly enjoyed spending a day there.

To see more of her work or to contact Sue Williams A’Court please visit her website www.suewilliamsacourt.co.uk.

To hire the location contact 1st Option www.1st-option.com.


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