Be inspired by this rustic new-build house

Property: 2008 new-build, oak-framed house in Kent, England.

Property: 2008 new-build, oak-framed house in Kent, England.
Space: Family sitting room/hallway, boot room, kitchen, cloakroom, drawing room, living room, 4 bedrooms (one en-suite), family bathroom

1/9 Exterior

sloping roof house with blue sky and tree

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bruce Hemming)

The property is clad with weatherboarding in keeping with the local Kent architecture.

2/9 Living room

living room with table lamp and sofaset with cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bruce Hemming)

Splashes of red create a Swedish look in this living room. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for a stunning view of the surrounding countryside.

The taupe sofa and cushions are from The Sofa Workshop (opens in new tab).

3/9 Hallway

hallway with window and flower vase

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bruce Hemming)

Mellow wood furniture tones with the sandblasted beams. A large-scale console table frames the run of windows behind.

The table is from OKA (opens in new tab), and the lamps from Maisie K (opens in new tab).

4/9 Dining room

dining room with dining table and chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bruce Hemming)

A beamed glass roof and French windows and doors add a sense of drama, perfect for entertaining in style.

The table, cabinet and similar chairs are from OKA (opens in new tab). The chandelier is from Maisie K (opens in new tab).

5/9 Drawing room

drawing room with sofaset and fireplace

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bruce Hemming)

Muted colours and classic furniture combine for an elegant scheme.

Find the sofas and a similar armchair at Laura Ashley (opens in new tab). The curtains and blind fabrics are from GP & J Baker (opens in new tab).

6/9 Kitchen

kitchen room with flower vase and kitchen worktop

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bruce Hemming)

Keeping this kitchen-diner neutral and uncluttered allows the beams to take centre stage. An island unit is perfect for entertaining.

Find similar bar stools at IKEA (opens in new tab)

7/9 En suite bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and washbasin

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bruce Hemming)

freestanding bath gives the room a sense of style. Stone sanitaryware and flooring in this bathing area is a contemporary contrast to its country surroundings.

The stone bath and basin are by BC Design (opens in new tab).

8/9 Bedroom

bedroom with french window and white walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bruce Hemming)

Tall shuttered French windows make the most of a double-height ceiling, and the beams create a natural position for the beautiful French-style painted bed.

For a similar bed, try Sweetpea & Willow (opens in new tab). The carpet is from Avalon (opens in new tab).

9/9 Girl’s bedroom

bedroom with pink lamp and canvas on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bruce Hemming)

A smart, sophisticated, white palette acts as the perfect foil to the statement colours of the strong pink lamp shades, acid-bright bedlinen, and the large Audrey Hepburn canvas on the wall.

The white paint is from Dulux (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.