A minimalist marvel in the Scottish Isles
There is something undeniably serene about a minimalist interior. The sheer simple beauty of clean lines, uncluttered décor and a monochromatic colour palette. Minimalism is an interior style that is deceptively difficult to pull off, more than just arranging a few pieces of furniture on a white backdrop, it requires a deliberate and considered approach. Within the walls of Ardscalpsie Farm House, London designer Hollie Bowden along with Scottish architecture studio McGinlay Bell, give us a masterclass in this chic design style.
Located in Western Scotland on the Isle of Bute, Bowden and McGinlay Bell have combined forces to bring this residential farmhouse to life. The structure itself is an amalgamation of existing farm steadings, linked together to create one ‘S’ shaped dwelling. Each room of the home has been completely refurbished, while the external heritage character has been exquisitely retained.
Inside the minimalist home, we cannot help admire the tranquil beauty created here. The tactile warmth that emanates from each room, the hand plastered walls and abundance of blonde oak timber. Most of all, we are enamoured by the elegant, cosy bedroom of Ardscalpsie Farm House with its raw linen, freestanding tub and built-in Stuv 21 fireplace. An idyllic spot to wait out a harsh Scottish winter.
Photography by Genevieve Lutkin