Kate Moss Taps into Interior Design

by Kristen Heinzinger

Kate Moss, model, we know and adore. But Kate Moss, interior designer? This month, Mrs. Hince unveils her collab with design firm YOO: The Barnhouse, a five-bedroom country home in The Cotswolds, a rural area of south central England. And she’s got quite the eye for style when it comes to interiors. The home—which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and a swimming pool, and sits on a 650-acre woodland estate—features her selection of pop art pieces, vintage-mod hybrids like a mirrored four-poster bed, and chic comforts like a wood burning centerpiece and black and white striped wallpaper.

John [Hitchcox – the chairman of design company YOO] and I became friends through our love for the English countryside—and the pub!” said Moss. “When he told me about The Barnhouse in the middle of the silver birch wood I was intrigued and then excited to become part of the design team. We have created a luxurious haven in the woods, a perfect place to escape with family and friends.”

The Barnhouse is inspired by a traditional English novel and old country home, according to a press release by YOO, and the design co. credits Moss with creating “displaced glamour within the woods.” David Haddock, a craftsman who has worked with Moss for her own London home, created bespoke furnishings for the new property, including a custom built dining table with benches, a four-poster stainless steel box bed, and a TV cabinet with a silver thunderbolt, a tribute to, yes, David Bowie. More old school rock touches pop up throughout the home, á la artwork by Allen Jones, Chris Levine, Damien Hirst, Mit Senoj and Kate’s own collaborations with Jake and Dinos Chapman and Chris Allen.

In true Kate fashion, she has created a fun, modern, to-die-for, retro-glam take on what would otherwise simply be a “traditional” English home. Did we mention it’s available to buy?

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