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This three-bedroom, Victorian terrace in Surrey has been transformed into a cool Scandi-style family home.

1/12 The exterior

exterior light and bright house

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

2/12 Living area

living room with wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

The open-plan living room has been kept fresh and simple with white walls and oak flooring. Pops of colour and patterns have been added to create an eclectic look.

Zanders and Sons

3/12 Living area

living area with sofa and table

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

A mix of modern and retro-style furniture works really well in this large open-plan living room.


4/12 Iconic design

wooden table

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

Iconic furniture is mixed with bold patterns for a fun look.

Nest of tables
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Zanders and Sons

5/12 Kitchen


(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

The owner felt that the kitchen should be kept fairly traditional to fit within the Victorian house. She chose a Shaker-style door in a cream finish to brighten the small room.

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6/12 Home office

home office

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

home office has been created within the dining room by simply adding a desk and chair in a shelved alcove.

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7/12 Colourful accents

dining room with open shelves and glassware

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

We love the selection of bright glassware displayed proudly on open shelves on the dining room wall.

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Berry Red

8/12 Master bedroom

bedroom with bedside lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

The bedroom has been kept calm and tranquil by using a simple white and blue colour scheme. The trees wallpaper reminds the Scandinavian owner of her village home.


9/12 Simple surfaces

bedroom with lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

Accessories have been kept few and far between to prevent a cluttered look in the bedroom.

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Ocean lighting

10/12 Lofty living

bedroom with bed and frames

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

Loft type beds are perfect for bedrooms for pre-teens as they leave lots of room beneath them for relaxing and studying.


11/12 Cool boys room

kids bedroom with bed and books

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

The kids' bedrooms have been kept simple with white walls. Bright colours have been added with artwork and soft furnishings.


12/12 Family bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and basin

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Parmiter)

The original avocado suite and peeling linoleum was ripped out and replaced with a fresh white suite and slate-effect floors. A splash of colour was added with a bright shower curtain.

Shower curtain

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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.