Step inside Charlotte's French-inspired home in Hampshire

A far cry from the derelict property she bought in 2012, Charlotte's glamorous living room is a stylish and comfortable space with beautifully restored original features.

A far cry from the derelict property she bought in 2012, Charlotte's glamorous living room is a stylish and comfortable space with beautifully restored original features.

1/10 Living room

living room with purple walls and wooden flooring

(Image credit: David Giles)

Similar curtains
Dunelm Mill

Similar white side table

2/10 Living room corner

living room with wooden flooring and sofaset with cushions

(Image credit: David Giles)

Always budget-conscious, Charlotte paid much less for her leather sofa because it was an ex-display model in perfectly good condition. If cared for properly, leather gets better with age.

Similar wall paint

3/10 Hallway

hallway with white walls and white staircase

(Image credit: David Giles)

Charlotte chose natural stone floor tiles for her hallway, which look like an original Victorian design. The sparkling chandelier hints at the glam touches throughout her home.

Similar floor tiles
Topps Tiles
Similar chandelier

4/10 Kitchen

kitchen room with white tiled flooring and white cabinets

(Image credit: David Giles)

The timeless Shaker-style kitchen benefits from an island unit, which houses a professional-style range cooker and gas hob. The gleaming extractor hood catches the light beautifully.

Carisbrooke kitchen units
Celestial extractor hood

5/10 Kitchen bench

kitchen room with wooden door and kitchen bench

(Image credit: David Giles)

You'll find plenty of stripped-back, unfinished wooden pieces in Charlotte's home, including doors and this rustic bench, which is perfectly at home in the open-plan kitchen.

Similar bench
Antique Church Furnishings

6/10 Dining area

dining room with wooden flooring and white table with chairs

(Image credit: David Giles)

Charlotte's painted wooden dining table and chairs are made up of eBay finds and complement her stripped wooden flooring perfectly.

Similar white dining set

7/10 Main bedroom

main bedroom with white walls and bed with pillows

(Image credit: David Giles)

Charlotte's gorgeous French-style bed gives her bedroom an opulent feel. The subtle shimmering wallpaper is the perfect glam finishing touch.

Similar bed
Oriental Garden wallpaper
Laura Ashley

8/10 Bathroom

bathroom with tiled flooring and white bathtub

(Image credit: David Giles)

The traditional-style bathroom ticks all the boxes for period style thanks to the roll-top bath and towel radiator.

Victoria Plumb
Similar towel radiator

9/10 Guest bedroom

guest bedroom with wooden flooring and floral printed walls

(Image credit: David Giles)

A fabulous home from home, Charlotte's spare room is a welcoming, comfortable space for her friends and family to stay in. The pale-blue colour scheme is just the ticket for creating a restful space.

Isodore wallpaper
Laura Ashley
Similar bedlinen
House of Fraser

10/10 Guest bedroom with en suite

en suite bedroom with printed walls and white bathtub

(Image credit: David Giles)

This impressive open-plan en suite in the guest bedroom mimics a boutique hotel-style bathroom to a tee. The pretty feature wallpaper in the alcove links the sleeping and bathing spaces.

Similar bath
Similar wallpaper
Laura Ashley

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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.