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 (opens in new tab) to give the dining room (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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
Sanderson (opens in new tab)

Similar pendant lights, Reno
BHS (opens in new tab)

2/10 Original living room features

LIving room with brown sofa, fireplace and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Matt Cant)

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

Woven Nos Da cushion

Donna Wilson (opens in new tab)

Similar woodburning stove

Hunter (opens in new tab)

3/10 Cosy corner

armchair with cushion and basket with floor lamp

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

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

Armchair, upcycled by
Pea (opens in new tab)

French Sac cushion
Random Retail (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab) units ensure the cottage's kitchen (opens in new tab) is bright and airy, while a large modern ceramic kitchen sink (opens in new tab) copes well with all the family washing-up.

For similar kitchen doors, try Stat in Off-White

Ikea (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab) for a handy sideboard (opens in new tab), while the front door, painted in duck egg, adds a hint of subtle colour.

For similar sideboard, try the Buffet Barbade
Maisons du Monde (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab) in Anwen's country-style hallway (opens in new tab).

For similar crates, try
Baileys Home and Garden (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab) contrasts with the crisp white for a monochrome look (opens in new tab) that's easy to live with.

For similar bed, try

Feather & Black (opens in new tab)

8/10 Guest bedroom

guest bedroom with pictorial wallpaper and sofa with cushion

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

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

Wallpaper, for similar try Beside-the-Sea
Laura Ashley (opens in new tab)

9/10 Country-style family bathroom

bathroom with white wall and bathtub

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

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

Bath, for similar try the Norfolk
Bathstore (opens in new tab)

Tongue and groove, try
EASIPanel (opens in new tab)

10/10 White painted exterior

exterior with cottage and white wall

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

Green-blue painted woodwork (opens in new tab) gives the front of Anwen's cottage a country look.

Exterior eggshell, for similar try Lulworth Blue
Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab)

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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.