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The exterior of this holiday retreat in Kent is painted in Dulux's (opens in new tab) Silver Grey.
2/7 Living room window
An original 1930s sofa sits in the bay window of the living room. The owners kept lots of the antique furniture that was in the house before they renovated it. The antique screen also dates back to the 1930s.
3/7 Living room
The owners exposed some of the orginal brickwork in the living room and used it to create a feature wall.
The sofas are from Whitehead Designs (opens in new tab) and upholstered in Abbott & Boyd's (opens in new tab) Sari. The antique chair is covered in fabric from Marvic Textiles (opens in new tab). The clock came from Old English Pine. (opens in new tab)
An old range dating back to the 1730s was uncovered and restored in the kitchen.
The units are Appleby by Magnet (opens in new tab). For a similar table try An Angel At My Table (opens in new tab) and for chairs try Bells of Suffolk (opens in new tab). The cornishware is original, for similar try TG Green & Co (opens in new tab).
Antique furniture mixed with vintage French linens and fabrics help create a rustic feel in the bedroom.
The bed is by Relyon (opens in new tab), the headboard covered in vintage Osborne & Little (opens in new tab) and the bed covers bought in Provence. The table is from Old English Pine (opens in new tab). The lamp is from Carlos Remes (opens in new tab).
The antique roll top bath was re-enamelled to give the bathroom a traditional, rustic feel.
7/7 Sunny terrace
From the terrace at the back of the house there are lovely views of the channel.
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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