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A grade II listed flint-and-stone church conversion in Hertfordshire, with a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, sunroom, study, utility room, cloakroom, four bedrooms (two en-suite) and bathroom.
1/12 Converted church entrance
2/12 Dining room with stained glass windows
New stained-glass windows at table height double the light offered by the original high-level windows. Bespoke furniture is in keeping with the classic church style, while the berry accents are both traditional and uplifting.
Get similar travertine floor tiles at Stone Tile Sales (opens in new tab)..
3/12 Berry dining room
The dining room furniture and colour scheme reflects the owners choice to complement the period character of the church rather than injecting it with contemporary style.
Find similar antique furniture at Alfie's Antique Market..
4/12 Cosy sitting room
A bespoke pulpit in the living room is a definite nod to the house's religious origins, and adds interest and character to the room. Buttoned leather sofas and armchairs keep the mood traditional, yet cosy.
The mirror is from Mallglade Antiques (opens in new tab).
5/12 Rustic country kitchen
A glamorous chandelier contrasts with the country style cabinetry and the original wood vaulted ceiling in this kitchen.
6/12 Kitchen splashback
Lettering on the tiled splashback declares and embraces the original identity of the church. A black range cooker, white and timber cabinetry, and two different hues of stone worktops create a truly eclectic feel in this kitchen.
Find similar lettered tiles at Welbeck Tiles (opens in new tab).
7/12 Purple chaise longue
A purple chaise longue in the bedroom gallery enjoys a dramatic view of the double-height space with original and new stained-glass windows. Luxurious curtains provide privacy when needed.
This chaise is upholstered in Evelyn fabric from Villa Nova (opens in new tab).
8/12 Purple loft bedroom
The regal purple bedlinen adds to the sense of grandeur in this expansive bedroom.
Visit House of Fraser (opens in new tab) to find similar eye-catching bedlinen.
9/12 Purple and floral bathroom
An eye-catching bath continues the purple theme and is matched beautifully with blueberry-toned floral wallpaper.
10/12 Silver washstand
This ornate metal washstand is another statement piece in the unique bathroom. Purple hand-towels coordinate with the colour scheme.
Look for a similar basin at Drummonds (opens in new tab).
11/12 Cosy pink attic lounge
Guests can enjoy their own cosy sitting room. The button-backed chairs in warm brown sit harmoniously within the berry-pink room.
Find similar distressed leather armchairs at Barker and Stonehouse (opens in new tab).
12/12 Pink and copper bathroom
A stunning free-standing bath in copper adds wow-factor to this chic pink en-suite bathroom. The ornate mirror adds to the feeling of luxury and drama.
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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.
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