A 100-year-old converted farmhouse and cow shed in Burgundy, France. The ground floor has an open-plan kitchen/dining/living space. The other end of the ground floor has a bedroom, plus a guest suite and guest living room. The first floor has a master suite, a boys' large bedroom and mezzanine living room.
2/6 Living room
The owner added large windows to enhance the light, views and breeze in the summer. Vintage bowls and photographs add an air of sophistication to this contemporary country living room. Bold colour accents accentuate a neutral scheme.
Space beneath the stairs is used for storage and all the shelves have been kept open for easy access. A crystal chandelier adds a sense of grandeur to this minimal rustic kitchen space.
4/6 Mezzanine living room
The timber frame provides a dramatic backdrop for the contemporary furniture and provides a home for an unusual mermaid sculpture.
5/6 Shower room
Gilded mirrors and modern paintings give country house grandeur to a simple and minimal shower room.
6/6 Bedroom en-suite
This country-style master suite has been livened up with a few kitsch touches of humour.
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Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
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