Be inspired by Gabrielle’s cute cottage

Take a look at Gabrielle's small but perfectly formed cottage, filled with pretty pastel shades, vintage buys and country-style touches.

Gabrielle chose two armchairs, rather than a sofa, for her living room due to its compact size. The heart bunting and striped accents create a relaxed feel.

1/10 Duck-egg blue living room

Duck-egg blue living room

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

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2/10 Rustic kitchen-diner

Rustic kitchen-diner

(Image credit: Future PLC / Matt Cant)

Painted brickwork, a chunky wooden dining table and a wood-burning stove help to create Gabrielle's rustic-style kitchen-diner.

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Cambridge table, Oak Furniture Solutions

3/10 Painted dresser with bunting

Painted dresser with bunting

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

painted dresser fits perfectly into a kitchen alcove, which Gabrielle uses to display pretty vintage finds. By sticking to one accent colour, the blue typewriter, table lamp and bunting immediately catch the eye.

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4/10 Pale kitchen with spice storage

kitchen with sink white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

Gabrielle inherited a kitchen that was in great condition – all she had to do was put her own stamp on it with stylish accessories and storage, such as these cute spice jars.

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5/10 Kitchen dresser with retro accessories

Kitchen dresser with retro accessories

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

A blue typewriter is typical of Gabrielle's love of vintage and retro pieces and takes pride of place on a dresser in her kitchen.

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6/10 Pretty vintage display

room with white wall and lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

One corner of Gabrielle's living room has been used to create a pretty display of vintage finds that are personal to her and husband Colin, such as the "bus blind" canvas.

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7/10 White and pink bedroom

White and pink bedroom

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

Gabrielle painted her bedroom walls white to create a light, airy feel and added pops of colour with well-chosen accessories. The vintage-style poster adds a dash of romance.

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8/10 Muted bedroom with gingham

Bedroom with white wall and pillows

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

Gabrielle made the pretty green gingham blind herself and gives her spare bedroom a country vibe. A simple red cushion on crisp white bed linen livens up the muted scheme.

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9/10 Pale blue bathroom suite

Pale blue bathroom suite

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

Gabrielle decided to keep the existing pale-blue bathroom suite as it matches the colour scheme in the rest of the house. Accessories have been kept to a minimum for a simple look.

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10/10 Cute cottage with painted front door

home with white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

Sprucing up the exterior of her cottage with a lick of white paint transformed Gabrielle's home in no time. The pretty pale-green front door looks really inviting.

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Flagon, Crown

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Heather Young

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.