Step inside this modern country house in Suffolk

Step inside this modern country house in Suffolk, chosen by Country Homes and Interiors. For more house tours and decorating ideas, go to

The idyllic farmhouse dates from Tudor times and has Victorian additions. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens and features a wildflower meadow at the end of the lawn.

1/9 Exterior

exterior of house with green trees and flowering plants

(Image credit: Future PLC /Polly Eltes)

2/9 Living room

living room with wooden table and sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC /Polly Eltes)

In the living room, rustic features are emphasised with chunky furniture, such as the coffee table, which was made from a reclaimed door. A painted antique cabinet and stone-coloured sofas and chairs keep the look light.

Floor bricks
Norfolk Antique & Reclamation

3/9 Dining room

dining room with dining table chair and hen

(Image credit: Future PLC /Polly Eltes)

Warmth has been added to the neutral palette in the dining room with punchy hits of red. Pooled floor-length curtains and ornate tiebacks add extra elegance, while the oversized pendant shades bring the dining table centre stage.

Jim Lawrence
James Hare

4/9 Kitchen seating area

seating area with leather with wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC /Polly Eltes)

The woodburner is a cosy focal point in the seating area in the kitchen. Vintage finds, such as the armchairs and painted cabinet, add to the lived-in feel. Natural materials, such as the leather and wicker, bring warmth to the stone floor.

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5/9 Kitchen

kitchen with wooden stool and kitchen worktop

(Image credit: Future PLC /Polly Eltes)

Classic off-white kitchen units, topped with granite and wooden worktops, and linen Roman blinds create a quintessential country feel. Industrial-style pendant lights and large letters spelling out the word Cuisine make a statement.

Pendant lights
Anton and K

6/9 Guest bedroom

bedroom with white bedlinen rug and cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC /Polly Eltes)

A lusciously upholstered antique bed takes pride of place in the vaulted bedroom, while hide rugs add an opulent touch to the floorboards. The pretty blue of the upholstered bed is picked up on the cushions and bedside table.

Laura Ashley
Reindeer hide rug
Cox & Cox

7/9 Bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and white towel

(Image credit: Future PLC /Polly Eltes)

The elegant roll-top bath was repainted a pretty blue to create a summery feel in the bathroom. Antique fittings and reclaimed flooring add to the room's period feel.

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8/9 Landing

landing passage with antique bench long curtain and white door

(Image credit: Future PLC /Polly Eltes)

An antique bench, dressed with vintage linen cushions, creates a comfy place to relax on the upstairs landing. Rich, ornate curtains add a touch of luxury.

Matthew Higham Antiques
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9/9 Guest bedroom

guest bedroom with floorboard and antique bed

(Image credit: Future PLC /Polly Eltes)

Doors opening on to a balcony and timbered beams create a characterful guest bedroom, which has been enhanced with a beautiful French antique cane bed. Neutral bedding keeps the look neutral, natural and calming.

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Bedlinen and throw
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