Angel House in Hove has been lovingly restored whilst maintaining its Regency period features and grand interiors. Owner Phil Haiseldon is undertaking a labour of love to bring the property back to its former glory and transform it into an exclusive wedding venue, filming location and stunning conference facility.

Focus SB Ambassador flat plates were chosen to complement the period details and were supplied in un-lacquered polished brass. Phil wanted the electrical accessories to reflect the interiors and the un-lacquered brass finish will age gracefully, with each plate gaining its own patina over time.

The Focus SB Bespoke service was also used to manufacture unique plates to match the standard Ambassador range. These included circular sockets, push button dimmers, AV points and bespoke oversized light switch plates containing toggle both switches and dimmers.

Phil said: “We wanted sockets and switches to complement the Regency décor. We didn’t want the plates to shout out. We were looking for a simple plate with an ageless quality. So we chose the Ambassador polished brass, supplied un-lacquered, so they will dull and look old quite quickly.”

The ceilings are high, and walls have an authentic pastel colour scheme that co-ordinates well with the brass, which features not only on the Ambassador electrical accessories, but also on the door fittings and other architectural features. The brass plates are in all the rooms and hallways, and are often placed beside beautiful large cast iron radiators.

It is only in the bridal suite, a light room, which has a very unusual wall mounted patterned plaster canopy over the bed-head, where Focus SB’s clear Prism plates have been used.

Phil adds: “I didn’t want the rococo style wall paper being interrupted by the electrical sockets so I went for Focus SB’s Prism range. The staff at Focus SB have been so helpful, so patient, and sympathetic towards my requests, helping me realise my vision for this interior.”  

Angel House sits opposite the Angel Peace Statue in Hove and is part of a series of terraced houses called Brunswick Terrace, which were designed by architect Charles Busby in 1823 in the Regency New Town. At this time Brighton and Hove was well on the way to becoming a fashionable seaside resort.

 

 

Ambassador Bespoke Switch Plate in Un-lacquered Polished Brass

View to Bridal Suite showing Ambassador Bespoke switch plate in Un-lacquered Polished Brass

Ambassador Un-lacquered Polished Brass Dolly Switch

Ambassador Un-lacquered Polished Brass Socket with Black Interiors

Ambassador Un-lacquered Polished Brass Socket with Black Interiors

Prism Clear Acrylic Sockets with Un-lacquered Polished Brass Switches and Black Interiors

Prism Clear Acrylic Sockets with Un-lacquered Polished Brass Switches and Black Interiors

Prism Clear Acrylic Socket with Un-lacquered Polished Brass Switches and Black Interiors

Prism Clear Acrylic with Push Button Dimmer Switches in Un-lacquered Polished Brass

Prism Clear Acrylic Socket with Un-lacquered Polished Brass Switches and Black Interiors

Ambassador Un-lacquered Polished Brass Sockets with Black Interiors

Ambassador Dimmer Switch in Un-lacquered Polished Brass

Ambassador Un-lacquered Polished Brass Socket with Black Interiors

Ambassador Push Button Dimmer Switch in Un-lacquered Polished Brass matches in with brass detailing

Ambassador Bespoke Circular Socket in Un-lacquered Polished Brass blends in with original features