Fellowes transformed the neglected “gloomy Victorian parlour” into a West Village-style townhouse with a slick of New York grey paint on the exterior.
By exposing joists and brickwork, Fellowes and her builder (borrowed from Kirstie Allsopp) have given the modern kitchen an airy and rustic feel.
The pine for the kitchen cabinets originated from a former cheese factory – resulting in the characteristic circular marks left by the aging cheeses.
The fur draped sofa in the kitchen pays testament to Fellowes’ self-coined fur obsession that began during her time as fashion director for Turkish Vogue.
The cosy, bohemian sitting room combines theatrical design pieces with furniture “rummaged from the attic of Castle Hill”, her family’s ancestral seat in North Devon.
Fellowes’ home acts as a cabinet of curiosities, housing mysterious life-size silver Skulls from Bali and resin lamps reminiscent of giant walnuts.
The kitchen combines factory-style textures, featuring a car-park concrete floor and salvaged oak refectory table (once belonging to Ronnie Wood) and exposed brick to create a Manhattan loft style entertaining space.
Sage coloured carpet and putty-pink walls - painted in cross-drag paint to mimic silk - helped Fellowes to complete her Claridge’s suite inspired bedroom at a fraction of the price.
“Everything is reclaimed and recycled” in the house, that mixes antiques with modern fittings, as well as colours, textures and fabrics to give it its unique, eclectic and stylish feel.
Different corners of the house display evidence from Fellowes’ successful career as a celebrity stylist. The dramatic curtains in her bedroom were made for her by the in-house upholsterer at Pinewood Studios.