Cornwall LivingIssue #126

Iconic interiors

A gorgeous old farm building turned five-star holiday rental at the hands of iroka. 

With a reputation for a keen eye when it comes to innovative, fresh interiors, it comes as no surprise that iroka were the top choice for Boskensoe Barns when the time came for an overhaul. As part of a collection of five stunning barn conversions – including The Stable, Long House, Pig House and The Mill – The Granary was the final addition to the enchanting group of luxury holiday rentals, touched by the expert hands of iroka. 

Wanting to combine the heritage of the buildings with a modern and contemporary look, each barn was individually styled by iroka, incorporating their history and identity. Features like exposed beams are in keeping with the rustic feel of the farm, while Scandinavian and Japandi inspired interiors add a modern, natural and luxurious touch, with a comprehensive range of finishes handpicked by the iroka’s Hayle-based interior design team. 

A beautiful timber staircase, designed by the team, has been finished using flush stair nosings to keep the look as minimalist and seam-free as possible, while the feature slat wall certainly makes an impact to the downstairs living area, offering an architectural feature to provide natural light which runs up through the staircase. Bespoke carpentry has been integrated throughout; fixtures and fittings like the stunning oak acupanel wood cladding system in the dining area is in keeping with the Nordic feel, which is reflected in subtle details throughout the property.  

A custom kitchen and utility was also designed in-house, and features a matt black longline handle, contrasting wonderfully against a light driftwood-style slab door. Integrated LED strip lighting was installed along with a full-height Caesarstone splash back and worktop with streaks of grey vein, finished with draining grooves, while the cabinetry was produced by German manufacturers AGKU and installed by their dedicated, specially selected and highly skilled trades and craftsmen. 

Possibly our favourite room in The Granary, the cosy living room is the essence of Hygge, a defining characteristic of Danish culture which draws on the feeling of comfortable conviviality that brings with it a feeling of calm contentment. One particular highlight of the room is the wood burning stove feature wall, designed by the iroka team and thoroughly thought out, incorporating a slate split face tile chimney breast, slate hearth, bespoke oak shelving, lined log store, modern inset wood burning stove and finished with a handless, stone-top storage unit and accent slatted wall panelling. A natural colour palette of deep forest green and stone greys from Ecru is accentuated nicely with paint colours from Little Greene, and the study area features wall cladding for an added texture against Little Greene’s shade of ‘Livid’. 

Restful tones of rich greens and earthy rust notes layered with textures of matt cotton velvets and linens bring a restful, calm feeling into the bedrooms, very much in keeping with the farm setting. Light wood furniture fitted and installed by the in-house delivery team complement the stunning A-frame beams that crown the master bedroom, while handmade curtains and roman blinds dress the windows throughout the property in neutral, simplistic fabrics, hung by iroka’s in-store specialist. Comfort and durability line the floors in the form of quality carpeting, something which iroka pride themselves on with department specialists on hand in their Hayle showroom primed to advise on the perfect flooring. 

Let’s not forget the striking contemporary bathrooms, adorned with rich, dark herringbone tiles against the statement oval-shaped freestanding bath, while the contrasting brushed brassware finishes off the look with a high-end finish, and the over-sized walk-in shower provides a luxurious addition amidst the neutral base of the light grey porcelain stone tiles. 

It’s certainly clear that every detail has been taken into consideration by the design team at iroka, from the floors and doors to the handles and hinges. Every piece of furniture finds purpose in its rightful place, and nothing has been overlooked when it comes to this enchanting five-star holiday rental, which is lying in wait for you to book your next stay with Sykes Cottages. For all things interior, iroka have a wealth of information and services available via their showrooms, so make sure to get in touch with the experts of the industry.