Gunsgreen specialises in trips for primary schools, where children can discover the secrets of the house and learn all about smuggling!
The small Education Room links the lower ground floor rooms with the intriguing cellars, which are also available for parties and celebrations. It’s a very practical room, but something was needed to bring it to life.
WHAT WE DID
We felt that a cosy, intimate atmosphere was required, and the space still needed retain the essence of a smuggler’s den. We also needed to be able to seat guests who didn’t want to or were unable to venture down to the cellars.
We added small round tables with hessian cloths and an assortment of mismatched chairs for a rustic atmosphere. Lots of brass candlesticks were then placed around the room, together with miscellaneous antiquey finds. The old fireplace was stacked with seed boxes and further candles, and a large tub of waxflower added a touch of softness. Discreet uplighting finished the look, for a cosy atmosphere.
“Lindsey Hunter at Get Talked About has helped us identify other areas of the property which, although used as part of the tourist attraction, has not been used for other purposes. Lindsey transformed the old cellars into a fairy-lit extravaganza and they are now used for evening celebrations for our weddings and celebratory events. We are delighted to have this extra space, which looks so vibrant and helps us to stand out from the crowd.”
“Lindsey has also helped us style our Education Room, normally used by students during the day, into a cosy Smuggler’s Den – perfect for linking the more formal reception rooms in the house with the cellars for weddings and events.”
“We are delighted with our two imaginative new spaces, and there is no doubt that the results of styling these two areas have had a significant impact on the number of enquiries we are now receiving.”
Tony Bolton - Gunsgreen House
There is no doubt that the results of styling these two areas has had a significant impact on the number of enquiries we are now receiving