This definitively is not your average holiday retreat. And what a stunner it is! Designed by Suzy Hoodless. Six years in the making, our design for this remote Highland lodge softens striking modern architecture with colours inspired by the local landscape. The client, who is Scandinavian, wanted a holiday retreat where she and her family could enjoy spectacular views of the neighbouring loch – and the lodge’s rambling gardens, landscaped by Jinny Blom. As a means of softening the architecture, we took inspiration from the colours of the local sky and landscape, composing a muted palette of dove grey, dusky pink, pale blue and soft green. Rare Scandinavian furniture – including a Finn Juhl Chieftain sofa – needed to be shipped from Stockholm and Copenhagen. But the obstacles were more than made up for by the experiences we had – not least arriving in this spectacular place at the estate’s own train station, with the family flashing torches to make a request stop.
Some photos by Nicola Browne, Allan Pollok-Morris