Sarah beeny’s bespoke oak staircase, somerset
Property expert Sarah Beeny and her husband, artist Graham Swift have recently swapped London life for a new start in the Somerset countryside. With ambitious plans to build a modern stately home, they called upon Stuart Interiors to commission the design, manufacture and installation of an authentic Georgian style bespoke oak staircase. Installed in 2021 and filmed for the television series, ‘Sarah Beeny’s New Life in the Country’, the majestic oak staircase has been designed to create a grand impression in the Palladian style Entrance Hall.
Attention to detail and authenticity were important to Sarah & Graham. Research and discussion led to using an original turned baluster design which perfectly compliments the style of the house. The quality of the finish was also fundamental to the success of the project. Using traditional methods and techniques, the oak has been finished by hand to build a patina which gives the impression the joinery has far more age than it actually does.
Sarah Beeny comments, “What has been most important to us is creating a sense of history and permanence in a new build. Stuart Interiors have created an oak staircase that looks and feels as if it’s been here for centuries, which is exactly what we wanted, and we are thrilled to think that it will continue to be enjoyed for generations to come.”
Such a success is the staircase, Sarah & Graham have now commissioned a classical style traditional oak library for the same project.
The episode was broadcast on C4, Tuesday 7th December 2021, at 8pm. Click here to watch – Series 2, Episode 2.
The family enjoy the staircase soon after installation