Rustic wooden floorboards are teamed with chalky colours to set the country-style scene in this 17th Century cottage. Metal banisters give the wooden staircase a smart update and follows the mix of old and new that is present in the rest of the house.
Playful living room
This room is full of clever ideas, from the old chesterfield sofa bought on eBay given refreshing new life with a patchwork of vintage fabrics, and the built-in bookcase that conceals a door into the cinema room, to the simple styling trick of different-toned candles in the candelabras.
Family dining area
A table that was once central to the boardroom of the Liberal Party HQ in Brixton, is teamed with a mix of chairs to create a relaxed space that’s perfect for a large family. Two pendant lights define the dining space, while original beams and stone flooring complete the country-style feel.
Chalkboard dining table
The family dining table has been painted with blackboard paint so the kids can express themselves. As well as allowing the children to get creative, it works well for adults as an accessible notice board.
With its wall of chunky units built from floorboards and hard-wearing stone flooring, this kitchen is resilient to boisterous family life. The large island table is ideal for cooking while entertaining. Metal hooks allow kitchenalia to be stored away, saving space on the worktops.
Weathered accessories are perfect for the country-cottage look, and metal hooks allow pretty teacups to be kept on display.
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This rectangular sink was bought for 99p on eBay, and a great example of the owners’ love of all things salvage. Encaustic tiles create a pretty splashback and colourful flowers from the garden complete the look.
White attic bathroom
A luxurious ensuite is completed with a traditional roll-top bath that is more compact than modern options. A double-basin is ideal for busy mornings, and the delicately detailed mirrors add a romantic touch. Soft stone flooring is comfy underfoot and perfect for the bathroom.
Stylish master bedroom
The bedroom is part of a recent extension at the top of the house, but reclaimed oak beams and old floorboards give it an aged feel. Classic-styIe bedroom furniture like the buttoned headboard and bistro side table provide plenty of elegance and completes this attic escape
Luxurious shower room
Nothing goes to waste in this house – the doors flanking the shower room are made from old floorboards painted pale grey.
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