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An original stained-glass window provides the room with colour that changes throughout the day. Relaxed seating upholstered in crisp white linen sit elegantly next to a variety of wood finishes.

1/9 Living room

living room with white walls and lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

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2/9 Living room fireplace

living room with white walls and books

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

Against the neutral background, classical pieces, such as intricate wall plaques and sculptural vases, stand out to stunning effect.

Farrow & Ball paints were used throughout the living room.

3/9 Kitchen

kitchen with white walls and white cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The kitchen is simple yet functional. The lack of wall units mean this small space remains uncluttered. The warm wood creates contrast to the glossy white surfaces.

The drawers under the hob were from IKEA.

4/9 Kitchen-diner

living room with men and white walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

Not a conventional hallway, this space acts as a thoroughfare from the kitchen to the dining room. The white palette with flashes of warm wood keep the rooms united. The floor has been covered with inexpensive plywood panels and painted in the same colour as the walls.

5/9 Kitchen pantry

cabinet with pantry and chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

Next to the stairs is a hinged floor-to-ceiling unit with intergrated shelves inside and in the door. When closed, it's impossible to see what it is. Open, it acts as a room divider to hide the kitchen from the dining room.

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6/9 Dining room

dinning room with chairs and lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

Against a neutral background a metal dining table takes centre stage in this dining room. The black regency-style dining chairs contrast with the modernism of the table. The abstract red painting and lampshade add a shot of colour.

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7/9 Bedroom

bedroom with wooden flooring and bed

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Originally four rooms, the owner knocked down walls and opened the ceiling to the attic, exposing a metal beam, which adds a raw element to the look. Because ceiling joists had been removed between the bedroom and bathroom, something was needed to give support to the walls, hence the partition wall with big glass panels.

Visit John Lewis for a similar black chest of drawers.

8/9 Bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and mirror on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The same tones used in the bedroom have been carried through to the bathroom. The basin has vertical lights on either side, hidden behind frosted glass. The loo is conceled by a linen drape.

The mounted sink was from Villery & Boch

9/9 En suite

bathroom with bathtub and towel

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The central tap and shower have become a real feature in this bathroom. For privacy and to avoid a fussy look, the owner covered the windows in white perspex panels.

Visit the Window Film Factory for window covers.

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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.