Step inside this elegant Georgian home

Take a room-by-room tour around beautiful Homes & Gardens readers' homes. This week we look inside a Georgian Lincolnshire home for stunning decorating inspiration. Be inspired by this festive country scheme.

This Georgian house in rural Lincolnshire used to be home to a doctor's surgery at the front - the doctor's 'In-Out' sign and dispenser's window are still attached - and a butcher's shop, with the slaughter house in the outbuildings.  

1/9 Exterior

house exterior with front door decorations and potted plant

(Image credit: Future PLC/Spike Powell)

2/9 Hallway

hallway decorations and stairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/Spike Powell)

Natural coir carpet, its edges bound by linen, complements the original encaustic tiles in the hallway.

The coir carpet is from Crucial Trading.

3/9 Morning room

room with mirror on wall and chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/Spike Powell)

Distressed white painted furniture is teamed with red gingham and stripy ticking fabric for a charming country feel. Rustic brick flooring adds to the traditional feel. The dresser in this morning room houses stacks of books and other household paraphernalia.

The antique table and chairs are from Decorative Country Living.

4/9 Dining room

dining room decorations with flower pot on round table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Spike Powell)

A cream painted dresser matches the dining furniture in this charming room, and red accents are introduced on the chair fabric and blind to add interest and warmth to the pale scheme.

5/9 Kitchen

kitchen with knifes on cream wall and toaster

(Image credit: Future PLC/Spike Powell)

Hand-built painted units are teamed with a rustic wooden worktop for a rustic feel, while vintage metal letters and a butlers sink give the room a distinctive French-country look.

Find similar French antique letters at Pedlars.

6/9 Living room

living room with mirror on wall and flower pot

(Image credit: Future PLC/Spike Powell)

For this square-shaped room, the owners commissioned a pair of sofas to fit alongside the French-style furniture.

Find the Eaton sofas at Decorative County Living.

7/9 Dining room

dining room with frame on wall and glasses on dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Spike Powell)

The neutral backdrop of this formal dining room is lifted by coloured and textured accessories, such as the artwork above the fireplace.

The flowers and wreath were sourced from The Potting Shed Florist.

8/9 Guest bedroom

guest bedroom with wooden bed and pillows

(Image credit: Future PLC/Spike Powell)

Rich layers of linen, velvet, plain and floral fabrics give this bedroom an inviting feel.

The Almarie bedlinen is from Laura Ashley.

9/9 Bedroom

bedroom with frame on wall and wooden bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Spike Powell)

The vast six-foot square sleigh bed is the only large piece of dark wood furniture in the house, playing to the French feel that the owners wanted to achieve.

The sleigh bed is from And So To Bed.

Looking for more stunning readers' homes to look around? Take a look at our House Tours section for everything from a modern London penthouse and beautiful mews house, to an Edwardian country manor and Simon Lycett's home.

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.