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Cupar Burgh Chambers – Furniture & Furnishings

Published 20th August 2018

Furniture & Furnishings

It was very important for all involved to select the right furniture & Furnishings for Cupar Burgh Chambers. Once the building was restored, we wanted to furnish the apartment to create a stunning interior in the Georgian style, but with all mod cons for our guests. Many thanks to local resident and nationally respected Scottish furniture historian David Jones who has passed on a lot of interesting facts and knowledge, as well as sourcing a lot of the furniture within the apartment. We had wanted to honour the Georgian period in which this property had been built in, David was instrumental in getting so many lovely pieces together. He also employed his network of Fife craftspeople to provide finishing touches – e.g. Ladybank joiner Leo Norris, Colinsburgh based furniture restorer and upholsterer Deborah Wheelhouse and East Neuk based picture framer Jeni Deards. Jeni created some fantastic frames for the local interest prints that we have within the apartment, including prints from National Galleries Scotland of work by famed artist David Wilkie who was born nearby – the work she did was incredible and she even helped to hang everything!

For the beautiful curtains, we used Linda from Ambiance Interiors at Gateside Mills. There was a lot of care and thought put forward from Linda to what would work best in the apartment for the purpose as well as to blend in with the colour schemes. There are also many purchases within the apartment from Maisie & Mac, the beautiful gifts, art and contemporary craft shop below Cupar Burgh Chambers. Make sure you pop in for a visit when staying. And in the main room, we have a display put together by Cupar Heritage Trust showcasing highlights from their archive to give our guests a fascinating insight into the history of the Burgh Chambers building and surrounding streets.

We cannot finish without mentioning the fantastic FHBT team including housekeepers and volunteers who dedicated many hours to getting the apartment looking spectacular for the first guests arriving. For more information and to book the apartment please click here


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