See inside Anwen's modern country cottage

Anwen chose a striking yellow and duck egg patterned wallpaper to give the dining room of her 500-year-old cottage a modern look.

Anwen chose a striking yellow and duck egg patterned wallpaper to give the dining room of her 500-year-old cottage a modern look. The two pendants, hung low above the dining table, are ideal for creating atmosphere, while mismatched dining chairs add to the eclectic vibe.

1/10 Dining area with wallpaper

dining room with ceiling lamp and wallpaper on wall with women

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

Ione wallpaper

Similar pendant lights, Reno

2/10 Original living room features

LIving room with brown sofa, fireplace and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Matt Cant)

The living room has a modern look thanks to the way Anwen has mixed dark neutrals with bright accents in turquoise. The original inglenook with woodburning stove makes a great feature.

Woven Nos Da cushion

Donna Wilson

Similar woodburning stove


3/10 Cosy corner

armchair with cushion and basket with floor lamp

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

Anwen re-upholstered the armchair in the corner of her living room in a chic dogtooth fabric, while a large wicker basket provides storage for magazines.

Armchair, upcycled by

French Sac cushion
Random Retail

4/10 White Shaker-style kitchen

kitchen area with wooden worktop and sink with cabinet

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

White-painted Shaker-style units ensure the cottage's kitchen is bright and airy, while a large modern ceramic kitchen sink copes well with all the family washing-up.

For similar kitchen doors, try Stat in Off-White


5/10 Hallway with flagstone floor

hallway with white wall and flagstone flooring

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

There's space in the cottage's hallway for a handy sideboard, while the front door, painted in duck egg, adds a hint of subtle colour.

For similar sideboard, try the Buffet Barbade
Maisons du Monde

6/10 Coat rack in hallway

hallway with wooden door and cloths on hook

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

Vintage crates provide perfect storage for shoes in Anwen's country-style hallway.

For similar crates, try
Baileys Home and Garden

7/10 Simple bedroom

bedroom with white wall and metal bed

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

Anwen painted the walls and ceiling white in her bedroom to keep it light and airy. The wrought-iron bed contrasts with the crisp white for a monochrome look that's easy to live with.

For similar bed, try

Feather & Black

8/10 Guest bedroom

guest bedroom with pictorial wallpaper and sofa with cushion

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

Keeping with the monochrome look, Anwen chose a bedroom wallpaper for her guest room with a striking photo-image design. A handy sofa bed pulls out for when friends and family stay.

Wallpaper, for similar try Beside-the-Sea
Laura Ashley

9/10 Country-style family bathroom

bathroom with white wall and bathtub

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

The panelled ledge in Anwen's country-style bathroom provides display space for decorative accessories, while a freestanding bath gives a period feel.

Bath, for similar try the Norfolk

Tongue and groove, try

10/10 White painted exterior

exterior with cottage and white wall

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

Green-blue painted woodwork gives the front of Anwen's cottage a country look.

Exterior eggshell, for similar try Lulworth Blue
Farrow & Ball

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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.