This amazing Artists Studio once belonged to Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein) (1895-1978) who lived in the main house with her partner, the journalist Edith Shackleton Heald, from 1944 until her death in 1978.
The Design Brief was to freshen up the interior and exterior ready for use as an Arts Venue.
Emma Painter Interiors set about researching the history of the building to stay true to the Studio’s heritage and stunning location in the Sussex countryside, whilst also making the building’s interior suitable for use by the general public.
A comprehensive decorative scheme was drawn up and detailed for both exterior and interior to breathe new life into the building.
Specialised blind makers were consulted so that the existing mechanism on the large Studio crittall windows could function as it once did when installed in the 1950s.
The result is a sympathetically decorated and styled space in tune with the original style of the building which was ready to welcome its first audience for the Steyning Festival of 2016.