open-house

Open House: A colourful 1920s home in Surrey

Love a mix of contemporary style? Take a look at this bright home in Surrey previously featured in Ideal Home magazine.

This five bedroomed home in Surrey was originally built in the 1920s. Inside the owners have created a contemporary interior with dramatic pops of bright colour.

The beautiful Arts & Crafts hallway, complete with feature paneling, has been given a contemporary twist with on trend dark grey paint. White walls keep the look sharp and clean.

Energy efficient glazing in the form of floor to ceiling windows and French door, from the living room to the garden, allow the room to be flooded with natural daylight. The furnishings are colourful and accessories bring pops of colour to the neutrally decorated space.

This house is all about the detail. The owner has introduced ice cream shades of yellow, pink and green, with flowers, artworks and accessories, throughout the downstairs.

Using white for the walls and ceilings allows the architecture of an interior to reveal itself. Here colour has been layered on with a few vibrant accents to add zing.

In the kitchen, acid yellow bar stools add a hit of vibrant colour to the dark grey Shaker style units. Classic cabinetry and white Corian worktops provide a pleasing mix of textures, topped off by an immaculate herringbone parquet floor.

Glazed double doors between the kitchen and the living room are great for flexible living. As well as creating a good sense of flow on the ground floor, they increase the sense of light and space.

The main bedroom has been decorated in refreshing shades: white, pink and orange may not be orthodox choices for a bedroom, but used subtly, it’s a very successful combination. A coir carpet, rather than bare boards, adds warmth underfoot.

Ideal Home loves.... (Video)

Lorraine Kelly interview for her new launch

Designer Spotlight: Lorraine Kelly talks about her own Ideal Home

Designer Spotlight: Abigail Ahern

George Clarke’s complete guide to planning a new kitchen

all bathroom

George Clarke’s complete guide to planning a new bathroom

Small kitchen hacks from Ikea

Dream big for 2017: George Clarke shares his extension planning tips