Step inside this stunning Georgian restoration

Take a room-by-room tour around beautiful Homes & Gardens readers' homes. Be inspired by this beautiful Georgian property that has been lovingly restored to its former glory.

This beautifully restored coach house provides the perfect accomodation for visiting family and friends.  The rest of the house is surrounded by formal gardens leading onto paddock and parkland.

1/9 Coach house

Coach House

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mel Yates)

2/9 Living room

Living room

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With careful and considerate planning and decorating, this Georgian house was restored to its former glory by the current owners, showing off its period features and fittings. In the living room, gilt mirrors and antique side tables frame the view to the garden, reinforcing the room's Georgian symmetry.

These mirrors were sourced from English Looking Glasses, and the side tables are from Woburn Abbey Antiques Centre.

3/9 Tiled breakfast bar

Tiled breakfast bar

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The subtle cabinetry, classic range cooker and deep butler sink all reflect the history of this property, while the modern breakfast bar and open-plan layout give this kitchen a contemporary twist.

For traditional cabinetry like this, head to Plain English, and for modern accessories like the acrylic bar stools, go to Ligne Roset.

4/9 Dining room

Dining room

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A similar colour palette was used in the dining room as it was in the living room, to link the rooms visually.  Large sash windows allow light to flood the room accenting the dark-wood furniture and metallic accessories.

For similar paints, head to Zoffany, and for beautiful artwork like this go to Rob Pepper.

5/9 Hallway cornicing

Hallway cornicing

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The traditional features of this Georgian property were carefully restored to bring out their exquisite delicacy.  Features like this classic cornicing and panelled doors can be found all over the house, and really add depth and history to each room.

6/9 Country bedroom

Country bedroom

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With double-aspect views over the extensive grounds, the main bedroom is flooded with natural light throughout the day.  The colour scheme is kept neutral to reflect this, and furniture is kept classic and simple with a contemporary twist.

This modern take on a four-poster bed can be found at Orchid, and has been accessorised by the fake fur throw from Toile de Jouy.

7/9 Carpeted hallway

Carpeted hallway

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8/9 Teenagers bedroom

Teenagers bedroom

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Each rooms is given character by being painted a different colour, while maintaining a neutral palette throughout the house. This teenager's bedroom is given a flash of colour with fluorescent strip lights and a bright red table lamp.

9/9 Modern bathroom

Modern bathroom

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Contrasts in materials and colour - from the glossy white bath to the natural grey stone tiles - create depth and texture, while the frosted half-window lets light flood into this bathroom. Simplicity is key, with clean lines and minimal accessories.

This Alessi bath is from Laufen, and the silver side table is from Andrew Martin.

Looking for more decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from a retro 1960's home to a former Georgian vicarage.

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.