Step inside a bold and striking period home in Hertfordshire

Take a tour around a bold and striking period property in Hertfordshire. The photo gallery from 25 Beautiful Homes is packed with ideas and inspiration for creating your own bold and colourful look. For more house tours and decorating ideas, go to houseto

This detached Edwardian villa, built in 1905, features a hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, family room, utility room, cloakroom, study, craft room, conservatory, four bedrooms (two en suite) and a bathroom.

1/9 Exterior

villa with windows

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

2/9 Hallway

hallway with staircase

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Red tiled flooring and a crystal chandelier add character to this classic white hallway.

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Tile Depot

3/9 Living room

living room with fireplace

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

The neutral backdrop is enlivened by a selection of eye-catching accessories. A marble fireplace gives this spacious room a sense of elegance and grandeur.

Chest of drawers
Sweetpea & Willow

4/9 Kitchen

kitchen with shaker-style seating and wooden island unit

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

An artwork made up of driftwood helps give the scheme its homespun look. Shaker-style seating and a wooden island unit are perfect for informal dining.

Andy Povey at Southwold Gallery
Planet Furniture

5/9 Dining room

dining room with dining table chairs and powder pink walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Bold shots of fuchsia accents and powder pink walls give the dining area a fun and feminine look.

Pewcorner Woodworks

6/9 Children’s bedroom

childrens bedroom with dressing table and stool

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

A floral feature wall and gingham blinds add some colour to the calming, neutral scheme in this child's bedroom.

Dressing table and stool
Laura Ashley

7/9 Guest bedroom

bedroom with bedside lamp and toile blinds

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

This bedroom emits a sense of peace and serenity, ideal for getting a sound night's sleep. Toile blinds give this room a classic French style.

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Lewis & Wood

8/9 Basin

bathroom area with wash basin mirror wallpaper and grey backdrop

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

A bold wallpaper adds a glamorous note in the bathroom. Vibrant hot pink accents set against the black and grey backdrop create a luxurious and decadent element.

Laura Ashley

9/9 Bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and dark walls and flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Mirrored wall cabinets not only provide useful storage space, but they also make the room appear more spacious and bounce light off the walls - perfect if you have dark walls and flooring.

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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.