Property: 18th century manor house in 116 acres with a medieval tower, in the Dordogne, France.
Space: Entrance room/hallway, boot room, kitchen, pantry, piano room, cloakroom, living room, bathroom, 4 bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms.
The beauty of the exposed brick walls in this manor house are shown off in this simple hallway. A chalkboard for every day of the week, helps keep a busy family organised, and a tan leather armchair sets off the natural stone flooring.
Natural materials are key in this rustic kitchen-diner, with stone flooring, wooden furniture and exposed brickwork all adding to the French charm. Polished concrete work surfaces and concrete supports add a contemporary, more industrial feel to the room. Tactile soft furnishings add warmth and comfort.
A blend between vintage and classic French style is key in this living room. A neutral cream and grey colour scheme is combined with antique shop finds, with vintage accessories finishing off the calm and laid-back style.
A cool colour palette contrasts with this statement grand piano, creating the focal point. Bleached floorboards, and simple artwork and photographs lining the walls, emulate the understated, French style of the property.
Exposed beams and tall windows provide an eye-catching backdrop to the statement bed in this country-inspired bedroom. Dark wood furniture, like the chest of drawers, adds depth and contrast to the white wrought-iron bed.
An all-white bedroom is accented with pretty accessories, like this glass chandelier and cute bunting, for a simple and stylish girls bedroom. Pastel bedlinen and accessories keep the look feminine, and the wooden rocking horse adds a sense of fun. Essential storage in the shape of under-bed wicker baskets, keep the room clutter free.
An original stone sink is housed in the alcove behind the bath, showing the age and history of the property. It is now combined with a sleek modern bath and sink unit. Built-in storage keeps the bathroom clutter free, and a simple all-white colour palette keeps it bright and airy, emulating the classic style of the house.