November last year I received a message from Country Living expressing that they were intreated in photographing Bryncyn for edition 4 of Modern Rustic. In May I had the great opportunity of styling the cottage with Ben Kendrick Country Living and photographed by Brent Darby.
Prior to this though I had weeks pondering how best to showcase the property so I took the opportunity to investigate what trends were emerging. I scoured flea markets and found this naive looking metal horse which now comfortably fits above my Grandmothers Carmarthenshire chest. On a more domestic leave I wanted to highlight local talents and with this in mind I spotted a young contemporary ceramic's by Brazilian born artist now based in Wales called Poliana Bandeira who makes the most exquisite tableware.
Another notable change that I decided to do was to add a new sofa to the living room and after painstaking research I decided to go for the Friheten Corner sofa-bed, Skiftebo dark grey by Ikea, which sits snugly against the modern wood burner. Soft furnishings came from The Conran Shop I instantly fell in love with Alba Wool throw leaf with its bold yellow tones which compliment the yellow flowers of the Gorse outside which were beautiful captured by Brent Darby. Cushions from http://www.damsonandslate.co.uk and the Conran Shop.
I’d never worked with http://www.brentdarby.com before but immediately I sensed his enthusiasm as he approached every angle of the house. Inside his attention to detail was amazing and I think he's produced a wonderful snapshot into Modernist Bryncyn.
It has been a great privileged to have Bryncyn featured in Modern Rustic 4 which also includes some wonderful interiors if you haven't already browsed though a copy then I urge you to do so but if you want to seea snippetof what they though of Bryncyn then heres a taster .
Photographs Brent Darby styling by Ben Kenderick
Modern Rustic 4 available from most good newsagents
Bryncyn available for let www.TheWelshHouse.co.uk and to celebrate enjoy a £25 off any holiday up to the end of 2006 booked by 30th November using code MODERNISTIC