Recreate this idyllic summerhouse

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    The owners of this Grade-II listed Tudor farmhouse built a summerhouse in their back garden to use as a peaceful hideaway or as somewhere to entertain friends. A subtle shade of soft grey on the walls keeps the mood relaxed, while personality comes through with eclectic furniture and bright accessories. We share our product suggestions for achieving this characterful look in your own home.

    Laid back lounging
    Look out over beautiful garden views whilst reclining – a super-deep seat and lovely curved back make the Medium Pudding sofa (H83xW123xD11cm £1,295) from Loaf one of the comfiest around!

    Let it shine
    Set the mood with atmospheric lighting. The Lola lampbase (H46cm, £75) has a deep, crackled emerald glaze finish – pair with a neutral cream Empire shade (50cm diameter, £75) to let it’s elegance and poise stand out, both from Pooky.

    Finishing touches
    Add interest to plain walls – and make the room feel bigger – with the Arthouse Tondo round mirror (64cm diameter,
    £150) from Wallpaper Direct, available in pewter or silver.

    Colour pop
    Introduce bold accents to neutral surroundings with colourful cushion covers – we love Kamala (51cm sq, £44)
    from Oka, featuring an abstract floral design in earthy shades of red, yellow and blue.

    Lighten up
    Lighten the look with openwork furniture. The Bloomingville rattan chair, (H56xW56xD70cm) from Out There Interiors is a comfortable seating option that packs a style punch in a bright shade of turquoise.

    Comfort underfoot
    Natural textures bring the outdoors in, particularly important in a summerhouse. This hand-woven Hurst jute rug
    (230x160cm, £95) from Habitat with contrasting black stitching makes for a smart floor covering.

    Clean lines
    This industrial-inspired Long Island side table (H36xW129xD69cm, £69.99) from Maisons du Monde combines a solid fir top, heavily grooved and lightly bleached, with sleek metal legs for an up-to-date take on mid-century style.

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