Step inside a New England-style cottage

A two-bedroomed Victorian terraced cottage in London.

A two-bedroomed Victorian terraced cottage in London.

house exterior with white windows and grey door

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living room with blue sofa and red table

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The glass panelled wall divides the front door from the main room.


kitchen with wooden worktop and shelf

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Each inch of space was used to make the small kitchen work. Hanging storage works well in a small room like this.

Fired Earth

hallway with book shelf and wooden floor

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The space under the stairs has been put to good use with a mixture of fitted shelving and wicker baskets.

Wicker baskets

dining room with table and fire place

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Storage space has been added to the alcoves on either side of the fireplace with built in cupboards.

Table and Chairs
John Lewis

bedroom with bed and white wardrobe

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An all over cream scheme gives the room a sense of space as well as a distinctly New England feel.


bathroom with blue wall tiles and washbasin

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A smaller than average bath and a fitted shelf create space for toiletries and a minature basin.

Bathroom suite
H2O Plus

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.