A country manor house, built in 1854, with a hallway, sitting room, reception, dining room/orangery, kitchen, home office, utility room, snug, five bedrooms (two en suite), three bathrooms.
High ceilings and dark wood banisters add grandeur to this traditional hallway. Distressed French-style antiques, glassware and furniture creates an elegant feel. A large mirror not only makes the space appear bigger, it also reflects light around the room.
One wall is painted with blackboard paint so family and friends can leave messages for each other. This neat wall of paint gives the dining room a real bistro mood, while still retaining its elegance. Copy out the day's menu, or why not chalk up some cocktail recipes and invite friends round to try them? If you're looking for a classic scheme, you can't go wrong with a monochrome colour palette.
Similar table and chairs
A variety of antiques sit comfortably together in this traditional sitting area. A vintage piano and side table are adorned with a collection of family photographs.
Cox & Cox
Simple units and a pale palette emphasise the sense of space and light in this open-plan kitchen. Choose plain flooring, stainless steel and wood cabinetry and minimal, contemporary pendants, and then finish off with a quirky accessory or two - the perfect place to unleash a little creativity.
An oversized silk headboard makes the bed the focal point of the room. Luxurious throws, wooden flooring and neutral striped wallpaper add to the cosy element of this striking scheme.
Canto Stripe wallpaper from Paradiso collection at Nina Campbell