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With many designers, their sense of style, imagination and personality continue throughout every area of their lives, and nowhere is this reflected more clearly than in their homes - Esther’s home is a wonderful example of this. This month we were thrilled to have an article in the Guardian’s ‘Observer Interiors’ that featured the Malt House, the home Esther and Paul have lovingly renovated here in Wirksworth. Read the article to see a behind-the-scenes snapshot of Esther’s life outside of Curiousa & Curiousa, and an insight to the style, tastes and principles that her work stems from.

Click here to read the article

Not all of the photographs taken on the day were able to get into the article but we are so pleased with them that we decided to share some of the unseen ones here, including images of Esther and Paul’s other business ‘The Northern Light Cinema’ situated on the ground floor of the Malthouse. Scroll down to see them.

A  Lotus Dine  above the kitchen island.

A Lotus Dine above the kitchen island.

The  Ume Lanterns  positioned at different heights in the living area.

The Ume Lanterns positioned at different heights in the living area.

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An  Acid Cluster  and custom Chandelier in the background.

An Acid Cluster and custom Chandelier in the background.

A sight yet unseen - here’s a sneak peek of ‘Cocoon’ - a light featuring brass and walnut fittings due to be launched this year. Keep an eye on our social media and newsletter for the official launch. The mural is by Esther and Paul’s son, Gabriel Carr, and the red wire chair is from  Bright Potato .

A sight yet unseen - here’s a sneak peek of ‘Cocoon’ - a light featuring brass and walnut fittings due to be launched this year. Keep an eye on our social media and newsletter for the official launch. The mural is by Esther and Paul’s son, Gabriel Carr, and the red wire chair is from Bright Potato.

Two  Tassel Lights  and a selection of  Table Lamps  in the bedroom.

Two Tassel Lights and a selection of Table Lamps in the bedroom.

The  Japonica Wall Light  against Stoney Wood Wallpaper.

The Japonica Wall Light against Stoney Wood Wallpaper.

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The Northern Light Cinema   The fully functioning cinema shows a curated mix of current films, old favourites and even live theatre streams. Find out more about the cinema on the   website  .

The Northern Light Cinema

The fully functioning cinema shows a curated mix of current films, old favourites and even live theatre streams. Find out more about the cinema on the website.

Providing great scope for Curiousa style, the cinema’s interior (designed entirely by Esther and Paul) features several lights and chandeliers throughout the bar and auditorium.

Providing great scope for Curiousa style, the cinema’s interior (designed entirely by Esther and Paul) features several lights and chandeliers throughout the bar and auditorium.

A selection of  Acid Drops  in varying sizes with a few lights from the  Classic Pendant Range  over the bar and tables.

A selection of Acid Drops in varying sizes with a few lights from the Classic Pendant Range over the bar and tables.

The  Tassel Wall Light  keeps up with Ava Gardner’s glamour. (Image by Chris Webb Photography).

The Tassel Wall Light keeps up with Ava Gardner’s glamour. (Image by Chris Webb Photography).

The auditorium features a few  Teardrop Pendants  in different colours. Photo by Jez Brough. See more about the cinema on photographer James Balston’s blog  here .  Click  here  to read the full article and see a few more images.

The auditorium features a few Teardrop Pendants in different colours. Photo by Jez Brough. See more about the cinema on photographer James Balston’s blog here.

Click here to read the full article and see a few more images.

All photography by James Balston unless stated otherwise.