Open-plan living had suited Susann and her family in their previous home, so they remodelled this house in the same way. A huge rug breaks up the smart wooden floor and adds warmth and texture, while an over-sized floor lamp creates a striking focal point.
1/9 Living room
2/9 Kitchen breakfast area
Susann's French-style dresser sits beautifully alongside a modern dining table and pendant light, revealing her love of mixing old and new. Her decoupage chairs are full of character and add a burst of colour.
3/9 Kitchen diner
4/9 Dining room extension
Similar dining chairs
Sweetpea & Willow
Adding a balcony to the bedroom was an inspired decision for Susann; it is wonderful to open the doors in the summer. A neutral scheme creates a suitably calm feel in this room, warmed up by a textured rug and striking artwork.
7/9 Children’s room
Susann's bathroom has a luxurious feel thanks to marble wall tiles and sleek black mosaic tiles on the floor and side of the bath. A frameless shower screen helps stop the small room feeling closed in.
Walls and Floors
The modern house had great potential to become a fabulous open-plan family home.
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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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