Inspiration


Re-purposed Cast Iron 

RECLAIMED CAST IRON GUTTER MOUNTS bearded man cast head 

We sold a number of these cast iron masks of a bearded man, which were originally mounted on guttering to cover the gaps between each piece. Our customers had them refurbished and mounted on Horton stone and affixed them to external doors around their property. It is exciting to see items that we have salvaged re-purposed and enjoyed in such interesting ways, we think they are an improvement on their original purpose.

Bespoke Commission

Yew Tree Barn Interiors inspiration, period property restoration

This impressive property was sympathetically restored by the owners along with Haigh Architects of Kendal. The hand forged door knocker is a rams head and is a bespoke commission created by John Law, the onsite blacksmith at Yew Tree Barn. Other items in this period property were purchased from WRS and look perfectly at home in this space. For more information see the Artisan page.

 Chimney-piece Installation

 This magnificent marble fireplace was purchased from us and installed in our clients drawing room. The chimney piece was ideal for the space, being of classical Georgian proportions, and once the plastering and painting was complete, the fireplace looks as though it was made for the property. 

 

 Sink inspiration

This wonderful picture was sent to us by a satisfied customer who has installed our hand carved Elterwater slate sink in their home. We think it looks marvellous and applaud the recycled timber supports and the elegant copper tap. We are always happy to help our customers with any renovation or restoration projects, seeing the end result is always hugely satisfying, especially when it looks this good. Get in touch if you have an idea for your project, or if you need any help sourcing that special item.

When creating the new space for our extended Harry's Cafe Bar we have used reclaimed materials from around the yard; here we reused some salvaged floorboards to clad the wall in the nook of the cafe, creating an intimate and warm space where our customers can come to chat, eat and sample some delicious coffee. Also used in this space was a pitch pine settle/pew with an ebonised finish, some simple pine tables, elm and oak spindle and fiddle back country chairs, a Newgate wall clock, industrial down lights and paper birds bunting. All products are either for sale in situ or available in the Gallery. 

Reclaimed Industrial enamel pendant lights

 Harry and James had a lucky find when sourcing some reclaimed Yorkstone flooring for a client; stumbling, quite literally, across 200 enamel light shades. These pendant light shades in green enamel were in what is known as new old stock condition, the majority having never made it into use. They were manufactured by the R.E.A.L company and were intended for use in a Lancashire mill. Some had received slightly worse treatment than others, but once forty years of grime and dust had been removed, cleaned and polished,the shades look as good as new.  As of January 2017 we have five remaining in stock all complete with original galleries, hooks and chains. It is rare today to find such a quantity of original light shades in this condition. Avoid modern imitations and own the R.E.A.L thing.