Be inspired by this elegant 1930s home

25 Beautiful Homes takes a tour around this elegant 1930s house, which combines soft neutrals with French-inspired furniture and plenty of pretty florals. For more inspiring house tours, visit

This 1930s detached house in Surrey features a sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast roomstudyutility room, storeroom, four bedrooms and a bathroom.

1/10 Exterior

brick house exterior

(Image credit: Robert Sanderson)

2/10 Living room

living room with white armchair

(Image credit: Robert Sanderson)

Florals are a subtle motif in this airy living room, featuring in patterned cushions and rugs as well as in fresh arrangements. A largely white scheme acts as a simple foil.

The silver lanterns are from a selection at TK Maxx (opens in new tab). The Houndsfield Dove White fireplace is from Ashtead Fireplaces (opens in new tab). (opens in new tab)

3/10 Living room sofa detail

living room with pink sofa

(Image credit: Robert Sanderson)

A bold pink sofa, flanked by a pair of elegant table lamps, adds a splash of colour to the scheme.

Find a similar mirror at Sweetpea & Willow (opens in new tab)Oka (opens in new tab) stocks comparable lamps

4/10 Dining room

dining room with wooden chair

(Image credit: Robert Sanderson)

Delicate striped wallpaper provides an elegant backdrop to an antique dining table and chairs, while an opulent chandelier adds wow factor.

Find wallpaper like this at Osborne & Little (opens in new tab)Tindle Lighting (opens in new tab) offers similar chandeliers

5/10 Hall

hall with white wall and sitting area with cushions

(Image credit: Robert Sanderson)

A built-in window seat provides a focal point in the hallway, as well as useful storage space.

Find similar stone small-check cushions at Nordic Home (opens in new tab)John Lewis (opens in new tab) sells a selection of sheer voiles

6/10 Kitchen

kitchen with wooden flooring and cabinets

(Image credit: Robert Sanderson)

Country-style units, a range cooker and a butler’s sink lend the kitchen a rustic air. Original parquet flooring has been exposed and restored.

Find similar units and granite worktops at Harvey Jones (opens in new tab)Rangecookers (opens in new tab) has a selection of ovens like these

7/10 Kitchen dining area

kitchen ding area with wooden flooring

(Image credit: Robert Sanderson)

A striped linen tablecloth and simple white bistro chairs create an informal feel in the kitchen’s dining area. Coloured glassware adds depth to the scheme.

John Lewis (opens in new tab) sells similar chairs. Find table linen like this at Summerill & Bishop (opens in new tab)

8/10 Master bedroom

master bedroom with bed and bedside table

(Image credit: Robert Sanderson)

Blue toiles and checks, painted furniture and a delicate lace bedspread exude classic charm.

Find similar toile fabric at Lewis & Wood (opens in new tab). Linen, Lace & Patchwork (opens in new tab) is a good source of white lace bedding

9/10 Guest bedroom

bedroom with white wall and double bed

(Image credit: Robert Sanderson)

Vibrant blue stripes, florals and checks are the signature note of this cosy guest bedroom.

Find a similar butler’s tray table at Oka (opens in new tab)John Lewis (opens in new tab) is a good source of textured throws

10/10 Bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and white cupboard

(Image credit: Robert Sanderson)

A built-in vanity unit creates an elegant air and provides plenty of useful storage space in this compact bathroom. Pretty glass jars, floral curtains and fresh flowers soften the scheme.

Find similar curtain fabric at Cabbages & Roses (opens in new tab)

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Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. 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.