Tuesday, 28 January 2014
(as seen in 25 Beautiful Homes Magazine)
|Sami Attia is proud of this successful renovation in Bath|
Sami Attia, has realised his dream of renovating and restoring this formerly run down property in Bath, Somerset into a stunning family home which now exude its original classic Georgian charm.
|Sami Attia, Bath|
'My inspiration for property developing definitely evolved from being brought up in a period Country House Hotel in Somerset. My late mother had an amazing eye for quality and detail and slowly successfully transformed our unique home into a beautiful Hotel and successful family run business. Being fortunate enough to have been brought up in such a wonderful place taught me a great deal about the importance of presentation and detail', says Sami, ' and to this present day, I have an admiration and affection for period property. Old houses are like trees as they have stood the test of time and have experienced much. I particularly love Georgian property and architecture due to their proportions, detailing and sense of grandeur. I have focussed on the city of Bath in the last four years to develop property there.'
|Sitting Room before the renovation|
The cabinets were painted in Elephant’s Breath eggshell, £50.00 for 2.5 litres, Farrow and Ball
‘Fitting a new and more elegant fireplace has given this room a strong focal point’, says Sami
|Before and after Images of Master Bedroom|
Before the renovation this bathroom used to be the kitchen on the 4th floor.
|Before image of kitchen on the 4th Floor|
|Now a Luxury Bathroom|
When it comes to the decor it is really useful to enlist the help of an interior design company, Casa Forma is a favourite of mine. In this renovation, Sami chose Julie from JI Design to help him with the interior and all the furnishings. Together they worked on creating a neutral colour scheme throughout the house. For example he opted for Farrow and Ball’s Wimborne White in the master bedroom to help create a calm and relaxing atmosphere and Skimming Stone on the kitchen walls to compliment the colour of the cabinets. Fortunately, Sami’s cousin has a soft furnishing company who designed and made all the Roman blinds.
This bedroom used to be the previous owners sitting room.
|Duncan Copeman designed and built all the fitted wardrobes|
Although this renovation and restoration has taken over two years, Sami is proud of what he has achieved. Realising this property’s true potential has been a huge challenge but the end result is simply a stylish home that combines classic Georgian features and details, but is sympathetic to modern living. ‘I feel privileged to have played a part in the history of such a beautiful house and to have been able to transform it back into a comfortable and stylish family home once again’, says Sami.