A suite in a fancy hotel is the look we were going for’ says homeowner Sam Vogel, whose own life has seen her visiting many a gorgeous hotel in her time. Having spent the first part of her career as a busy London fashion and interiors PR with clients including Designers Guild and LSA glassware, she and husband Paul, who is a textile designer, moved to Suffolk from Islington 14 years ago where she now runs her own cashmere company and shop called Homespun. They both lead colourful lives, with Sam travelling regularly to Mongolia where she has her own herd of goats to make her jumpers, and the whole family have just returned from a trip to Jaipur.



‘We have three sons who basically trash the rest of the house so I just wanted somewhere I could retreat to and really relax, which explains the huge bath,’ says Sam. ‘I knew that I wanted a large freestanding bath that felt connected to the bedroom so that we can chat from the bed to the bath and a double shower so there was no arguing in the morning.’ A couple of steps out of the bath takes them out to a sunny terrace area that wraps around the whole bedroom. As this ground floor suite is a new build, the couple were able to ensure from the outset that they had the ample amount of storage. ‘We also have a large linen cupboard which is central for everyone to grab towels’. The bedroom also has a large walk through wardrobe, not pictured here.



At the end of the two-year house project, is there anything she wishes she had done differently? ‘Amazingly, no!’ Sam says. ‘In fact for the first time in my life I actually have spaces and storage for everything in my home – hallelujah!’ An all-white bathroom scheme is punctuated by marble tiles and wooden floorboards to add subtle interest. Double sinks and showers and a freestanding bath, which overlooks the bedroom gives the design a luxe hotel feel.


You can call Watsons Architectural Ltd on 01394 420 652 to find out more.


Photos by Darren Chung


Article by: Ciara Elliott