Daily Mail


She’s already got supermodel, fashion designer and actress on her CV and now Kate Moss is adding another string to her bow... by becoming an interior designer.

The 41-year-old supermodel has unveiled her first foray into interior design with the unveiling of The Barnhouse, at luxury second homes development, The Lakes by yoo. Set in the heart of The Cotswolds, where Kate herself resides, within its own secluded one acre plot of private woodland, the new five bedroom home claims to be a ‘retreat away from the bright lights of the city and catwalk scene.’ 

Inspired by a notion of stumbling across a hidden gem in the midst of the forest, the home features a double height reception space, five large bedrooms, a spacious outdoor entertaining deck, private pool and large retractable doors. 

Set within 650 acres of rural English countryside, encompassing six lakes, the house is 90 minutes’ drive from London.

But a home designed by a supermodel doesn’t come cheap; prices start from £2.5 million for the five bedroom property. 

Speaking about her new offering, the mother-of-one said: ‘John [Hitchcox, chairman of yoo] and I became friends through our love for the English countryside (and the pub)…When he told me about the Barnhouse in the middle of the silver birch wood I was intrigued and then excited to become part of the design team.

‘We have created a luxurious haven in the woods, a perfect place to escape with family and friends.’

David Haddock, a West Country based local craftsman - who built Kate’s personal dressing room at her London home - has crafted bespoke furnishings for the new property.

Among his designs are a dining table with benches, four poster stainless steel box bed and a TV cabinet featuring a silver thunderbolt paying homage to influential pop culture icon David Bowie (who Kate dressed up as at the Brits last year to collect his gong on behalf of him).

There’s also art by Allen Jones, Chris Levine, Damien Hirst, Mit Senoj and Kate’s own collaborations with Jake and Dinos Chapman and Chris Allen, adorning the walls.

The kitchen, which aims to be the heart of the home, has an open-plan layout extended into the living space, and the sofas are made from plush deep velvet, whilst the flooring comes courtesy of Chaunceys Timber Flooring.

The master bedroom, which promises to be a ‘luxury hideaway’, has a dusty grey thick shaggy carpet, and the other four bedrooms feature House of Hackney’s newly launched collection of fabrics and wallpapers, which reinvent William Morris’ famous Victorian wallpaper designs. 

Speaking about the home, John Hitchcox, chairman of yoo, said: ‘Intertwined throughout the interiors of this concealed treasure, The Barnhouse interiors by Kate Moss is a home that offers the exclusivity of privacy as an indulgence worth treasuring.’