The owners have restored this detatched villa in Surrey into an elegant family home. A restrained colour scheme and streamlined surfaces complete the sophisticated look.
2/6 Living room
The low furniture and pale shades emphasise the scale of the panelled fireplace, which frames the seating area.
The armchairs are vintage Laura Ashley.
The white-tiled floor is the sort you would find in an airport, and is consequently very tough and easy to clean.
The kitchen cabinetry was designed and installed by Harvey Jones Kitchens.
4/6 Dining room
The kitchen-diner features a skylight that helps make the eating area below feel bright and airy all year round.
The bow chairs are by Philippe Starck at Viaduct.
The wallpaper is from Cole & Son.
6/6 Children’s room
White painted furniture and walls keep the children's rooms in tune with the rest of the house, while stripped wood has proved a practical choice for the flooring.
The antique wooden sleigh bed is from Pavilion.
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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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