Signature at Enfield – Design Inspiration
The approach to Signature’s new home in Enfield is along the Ridgeway, an ancient thoroughfare high above the rolling countryside of Enfield Chase. Once the hunting grounds for royalty and their entourages, the Chase became a popular location for the wealthy and influential to build grand mansions and palaces, possibly in the hope of entertaining and influencing the King or Queen of the day.
Naturally, each great house had an impressive garden or estate and many of these remain to this day, either intact or as shadows of past grandeur. Relics and signs of the original hunting lodges and pathways of the Chase can still be discovered and have influenced the shape of the land. Visitors can enjoy the avenue of limes and the Japanese Water Garden in Trent Country Park, the lakes and grounds of Elsyng Palace at Forty Hall and the eclectic and highly individual Myddleton House garden, the creation of one imaginative and energetic man.
It is the design and beauty of these man-made celebrations of nature that has inspired our proposal for the interior presentation of Signature at Enfield. The Art of the Garden will be expressed in colours, finishes and motifs around the home, with references to the estates and gardens of the area and to the Chase itself. The Royal connection will be recognised as is appropriate in relation to the King’s coronation year.