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Tatler, July 2013

Oliver Steer was delighted to be recognised in a multi-page feature in Tatler magazine for his work at Knowsley Hall, on behalf of his client, The Countess of Derby.

Knowsley Hall is the ancestral home of the Stanley family, the Earls of Derby. Set within 2,500 acres of private walled estate, the Grade II listed building is a stately home, situated in Merseyside, near Liverpool.

A fresher, more modern feel

Oliver Steer was approached by The Countess to breathe new life into a suite of four bedrooms and two bathrooms, formerly occupied by household staff. He proposed reconfiguring the somewhat awkward space into three en suite bedrooms suitable for dignitaries or guests of the family. The brief was to create a fresher, more modern feel to the spaces while remaining true to the warm and distinguished style of the existing stately home.

Working closely with The Countess, Oliver Steer spent just over eight months in total working on the extensive project, assisting with the reconfiguration and redesign of what became known as the Rose Corridor.

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