A textile conservator and an antique dealer combined to create a home where patina is prized.

There is cold – as in chilly – and then there is cool. The Tunbridge Wells home of textile conservator Charlotte Casadéjus is definitely the latter.

The sofas are reissues of a 1960s Robin Day design. The painting of a girl was bought from a student at Brighton Art College and the red abstract is French

The sofas are reissues of a 1960s Robin Day design. The painting of a girl was bought from a student at Brighton Art College and the red abstract is French

The mirrored coffee table and pair of dog statues are for sale

The mirrored coffee table and pair of dog statues are for sale

The linen cupboard is a French antique and the refurbished German station clock was from Russell Callow. The chairs are 1960s Danish and Charlotte made the curtains from a French cotton piqué bed cover

The linen cupboard is a French antique and the refurbished German station clock was from Russell Callow. The chairs are 1960s Danish and Charlotte made the curtains from a French cotton piqué bed cover

The linen cupboard is a French antique and the refurbished German station clock was from Russell Callow. The chairs are 1960s Danish and Charlotte made the curtains from a French cotton piqué bed cover

The linen cupboard is a French antique and the refurbished German station clock was from Russell Callow. The chairs are 1960s Danish and Charlotte made the curtains from a French cotton piqué bed cover

A veritable sweet shop of unique furniture and accessories

A veritable sweet shop of unique furniture and accessories

In Streett’s study, decorated by Charlotte, the George III marble-topped table and rococo mirror are from Streett’s collection. Charlotte added the 1970s French pineapple lamps. The chair is a Windsor Goldsmith, from circa 1890

In Streett’s study, decorated by Charlotte, the George III marble-topped table and rococo mirror are from Streett’s collection. Charlotte added the 1970s French pineapple lamps. The chair is a Windsor Goldsmith, from circa 1890

Charlotte made the Roman blinds in the bedroom out of linen from her collection

Charlotte made the Roman blinds in the bedroom out of linen from her collection

An arrangement of French objects in the hallway

An arrangement of French objects in the hallway

The pair of Steiner chairs in the spare bedroom have been upholstered with Icelandic sheepskin. The vintage bedcovers are from Boutique de Francine, in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue in Provençe

The pair of Steiner chairs in the spare bedroom have been upholstered with Icelandic sheepskin. The vintage bedcovers are from Boutique de Francine, in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue in Provençe

The 1920s chair is upholstered in French linen. The Uten Silo wall storage unit is a 1960s original

The 1920s chair is upholstered in French linen. The Uten Silo wall storage unit is a 1960s original

Charlotte’s garden office

The view out into the garden. The dog statues are for sale

Charlotte's garden office

Charlotte's garden office

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