British interior designer Nina Campbell is pleased to announce her involvement in the exciting North Wing restoration project at Combermere Abbey.
Combermere Abbey is a former monastery, later a country house, on the Cheshire/Shropshire borders. The 18-month restoration project costing £2 million will restore the historic North Wing of the Abbey. Uninhabited since the early 1950s, beneath the North Wing’s gothic exterior cladding, the building had become structurally unstable, seriously endangering the rest of Combermere Abbey – one of only a few privately owned Grade I listed buildings.
Owned by Sarah Callander Beckett, work on restoring the Abbey has already begun and involves stripping the 900-year-old building back to the original medieval and Tudor frame before restoring it back to its beautiful gothic exterior.
Nina Campbell has been longstanding friends with Sarah Callander Beckett since they met in New York in the early 1980s. When Sarah originally took on Combermere Abbey Nina was invited to collaborate and design the interiors of Crossley cottage, one of the Combermere‘s holiday cottages. Collaborating with Sarah once again on this exciting and major restoration project, Nina will design the interiors of the North Wing when fully restored.