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Decorcafe Home Tour: A Private Grade 2 Listed Georgian House Renovation (click to book)

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Home Tour: A Private Grade 2 Listed Georgian House Renovation in Richmond

We are delighted to invite you to join us to tour a private grade 2 listed Georgian house renovation in Richmond, lovingly updated by Diana Thompson, with help from Ann Jackman.

About Newnham House: Newnham House is a Grade 2 listed Georgian House, built on the site of a 15th Century farmhouse in Richmond that was purchased by architect David Church from Richmond Council in the early 1970s. Over the next 30 years he created a home for his wife and five daughters, including restoring the basement of the property with Diana, his daughter. When he died, the house was gifted to one Diana, her husband and two children, who swopped their property in Kew with Diana’s mother.

Since 2015, Diana and Ann Jackman have been working together to create a period home for her family, building on and updating the work that Diana’s father undertook in the 1970s. Georgian wooden floors have been restored; a new kitchen and bathrooms installed; and the living rooms and bedrooms rooms have been redecorated to enhance the period styling, and original features, and to suit the needs of a modern family.

About the Home Tour: It is a work in progress and Diana has kindly offered to host a house visit for DecorCafe members. Diana and Ann will give presentations about the history of the house and how the interior design concept for the house was developed and created after which there will be an opportunity to view the restoration undertaken so far.

As always, in-keeping with The Decorcafe collaborative approach it will be a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people.

Guests are requested not to wear high heels.

Travel: Newnham House is a 5 minute walk from Richmond Station and Tube. There is parking 5 minutes away in Waitrose car park and on meters nearby. The exact address will be sent to our guests by email shortly before the event.

About Ann Jackman: 

Ann has been creating and styling interiors for over 20 years. Her love of colours began as a child and was very much encouraged by her grandmother, who continues to inspire her to this day. She is noted for the exciting mix of patterns and colours she creates – with combinations that can be quirky, surprising even, but always reflect her client’s personal taste. She enjoys mixing old and new – combining traditional with a contemporary twist, and has developed a reputation for renovating period properties.

Find Ann at: annjackmaninteriors.com

Places are limited. Booking essential. Please book below.



January 16
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Newnham House
Richmond, Surrey United Kingdom

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