We designed and created a creative space for artist Charlie O’Sullivan
The joy of this project was the reuse of materials which included a porthole and aysymetric windows alongside reclaimed corrugated roof sheets enabling the cabin to sit beautifully in the context of the garden.
The client, Charlie O’Sullivan is an established artist who creates narrative and landscape paintings with extensive use of colour and interwoven personal memories. She has exhibited both in the United Kingdom and internationally.
Charlie runs a successful gallery in the heart of Totnes @apickledthought and at the time had a studio at Dartington Hall Estate. But she wanted a quiet space to paint at home in her beautiful South Devon garden.
The space needed to be light and airy allowing the correct light to reach the studio throughout the day. The studio also had to be fully insulated so it could be used all year round. A timber floor interior and wisa spruce plywood interior would also enable the paintings and inspiration to be hung easily.
Charlie was enthusiastic about Jamie’s design ideas to use reclaimed materials for her studio. We were able to combine the rustic features of newly sawn UK larch which would silver naturally, galvinised Lindab guttering alongside the reuse of ‘seconds’ windows such as a fun porthole window placed on the front gable.
In addition Life Space Cabins had acquired some reclaimed corrugated roof sheetings from a farmer in East Devon, combined with our watertight roofing method the roof sheets gave a beautiful patina aesthetic to this rural cabin.
The result is an intimate studio nestled perfectly into their garden. With its high ceiling it allows for the large easel and plenty of hanging space, Charlie is able to create her magic in a warm and comfortable space.