the project

We were asked to rearrange Killearn Church’s interior, to allow an accessible space for groups of children to sit, or orchestras to play at the front of the congregation. We were also tasked with rejuvenating the church to give it a lift and a warm modern appeal

How we worked

We offered a selection of interior schemes for the church, all enhancing the existing oak features, pews, and attractive alter cloths. Our aim was to bring these traditional features alive with the use of a co-ordinating colour scheme. The choice of bold carpet in an earthy yellow ochre hue lifts the mood and opens up the warm atmosphere of the church, as well as tying existing colours and materials together.

The use of colour can totally transform an interior. Our resident interior design specialist Fiona Robinson has a deep understanding of what shades to use where. This autumnal yellow has a significant place in art history dating back to Roman interior design, and has been used extensively by the likes of Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Renoir, Caravaggio and many more great artists. It has a particular reaction to light that is settling and calm. It’s even talked of in some art history tomes as elevating and enlightening mood, offering joy and optimism. Perfect for a church setting. 

Success of the project

The interior changes have hugely brightened up areas of the church which were looking a little tired and worn. And the bright ochre and earthy red carpeting and detailing give a brightness to the church and bring the existing features alive.