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The Knight's Home

Seashore, Flax

Seashore curtains for Richard + Emma’s newly built Surrey home

About the Knight's Curtains

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bookshelf

Seashore curtains for Richard + Emma’s newly built Surrey home

About the Knight's Curtains

Fabric

Room Type

Style

bookshelf bookshelf emma and curtains

Meet the Knight's

And learn about their inspired renovation project; from run-down bungalow to functional, contemporary home.

Emma Knight is a publicist for a book publisher. She and her husband, Richard, lived in London for years but were never entirely reconciled to city life. So in 2016 they moved to a run-down bungalow in Haslemere, Surrey, with big plans to turn it into a functional, contemporary family home perfectly tailored for their growing family. They engaged the architect Tom Jestico and set to work.

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Their Fabric Summary

We love natural fabrics and simple, muted colours. So Flax in Seashore was the perfect fit! Our curtains look and feel great. They’re perfect.

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Why did you decide to build your own modern house?

A lot of us live in old housing stock which is inefficient and designed for an out-dated model of family life. We wanted to prove that it was possible to build something that was really well thought out, perfectly adapted to our needs (and no more), consistently comfortable all year round - and very efficient - on a limited budget. We just about achieved that!

What is your favourite part of your new home?

Ours is an upside-down house. We’re on the side of a hill so it made sense to make the lower, darker spaces bedrooms, and the light-filled upstairs rooms the main living spaces. It was a good decision. The views from our open-plan kitchen-dining-living space are wonderful. We never tire of the changing light and the big skies. It is a very calm space - and our favourite part of the house.

The Knight's Sample Pack

Try before you buy - The Knight's top picks before settling on Flax, Seashore.