This client was firm in the view that he didn’t want a “TV room” – he was after a real cinema. Inspired by the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill, I therefore set about creating a luxurious and functional screening room. George Smith were commissioned to build the exact same armchairs and a giant “banquette” on the front row, everything upholstered in velvet for extra indulgence. The space had originally been a derelict pig barn (circa 300-years old) and it was therefore no small challenge to re-build and insulate it fully for acoustics. US firm HomeTech oversaw the technical requirements and, having previously worked on projects for both Stephen Spielberg and George Lucas, mentioned that this was the “most spectacular private cinema” that they had ever undertaken – What a compliment!