Every architect dreams of designing their own home. The owners' first job was to choose a reinforced glass panel on the staircase to act as a balustrade while maximising light. Decking offers continuation from inside to out, and wooden shutters create shade in the summer months.
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The orange Dan Form Jackpot chairs from mac&mac. The staircase itself, along with kitchen worktops, shelving and the external timber screens, is from Phil Clarke Joinery.
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Light pours into this open-plan kitchen space. The kitchen doors and units are kept in a neutral palette to maximise the sense of space.
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Vibrant cushions and curtains provide colour in the couple’s daughter’s room.
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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.
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