The kitchen is the heart of the home and as such is a perfect example of the shabby-chic style of the rest of the house. The shop counter is used as a kitchen island and is from Barjac in France, and the tiles are reclaimed.
This home is the antithesis of mass-produced modern design and every piece has a history. The dining table in the airy dining room was rescued from a works canteen but works perfectly in a family home.
An eclectic mixture of old wooden accessories and curios is a great way to give a room a unique salvaged-chic look. The mirror is actually a giant cog, rescued from a textiles factory in Lancashire, and leaning against the wall is a board from the old porcelain factory Royal Worcester. Keeping walls white or neutral and painting the floorboards white helps to keep the scheme looking uncluttered.
You’ll never be short of a seat in the bathroom! A mixture of pre-loved school chairs all painted in off-white are hung up on the wall and placed around the room for a quirky feature.
The owners of this shabby-chic house love collecting old objects and using them in an unusual way, such as this cobbler’s last used as a table leg.
Sleep experts say that the secret to getting a good night’s sleep is a simply decorated, clutter-free bedroom – and this almost bare bedroom is a perfect example. The bed is made out of reclaimed green oak and the dressing table is a 19th century French workbench.
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Not everything in this recycled home is distressed and neutral-coloured. This windowsil in the home-office offers a bright pop of colour thanks to second-hand retro glass vases.
Hunt around in charity shops for vintage glassware.
Not everything in this bathroom is reclaimed. The mixer tap is by Philippe Starck and is one of his most successful designs. Of course, the rest of the furniture in the bathroom is pre-loved: the three-tier stand came from a dentist’s surgery and a ladder is used as bath rack.