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A detached house in East Sussex, built in 1903. The ground floor includes a boot room, family room, living room, kitchen-diner, playroom and two WCs. The first floor has the main bedroom with en suite, five further bedrooms (one with en suite), a family bathroom and WC. The top floor includes an en-suite bedroom, games room and office. A Tudor-inspired stone fireplace is the focal point of the hallway.
1/10 Hall fireplace
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2/10 Living room
The panels and banisters in the hall-cum-living room were sandblasted and washed with a pale treatment. The smiley face light is a modern, mad touch to stop the house feeling too grown up.
3/12 Dining area
A blend of large-scale furniture, funky modern touches and plenty of personal details are used throughout the kitchen dining area. The artwork is a cover from the album Think Tank by Blur.
The owner took down the wall cabinets in the kitchen to keep the wall uncluttered and made a feature of it with softly toned, slightly uneven tiles.
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5/10 Family room
Originally used as a dining room, the owner made this space into a family living room and stuck to the dark, cosy theme with a deep grey on the walls. It has a gentleman's-study vibe - masculine but also warm and inviting.
This space has been made into a feature with patterned floor tiles and a statement pendant.
7/10 Girl’s room
The house is peppered with witty touches, like these shower curtains used as frilly drapes.
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8/10 Kid’s room
The bespoke Captain America cartoon wallcovering provides a quirky element to this fun kid's room. A simple metal bed and minimal furnishings allow the wall to take centre stage.
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PS Svarva floor lamp
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The huge tin-finished bath sits centre stage in the bathroom. A wall of built-in units houses the WC and basins.
10/10 Main bedroom
The bricks on the back wall have been left exposed to counterbalance the grandeur of the princess-style bed.
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Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. 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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