Step inside this terraced home in Somerset

The owners have turned this two-bedroom new-build property into the perfect family space with homely accessories, soothing colours and well organised storage. Chosen by Style at Home

This two-bedroom home belongs to an interiors shop owner and a sales manager who bought it in 2012. They live here with their little boy. As a new-build the house came with a lovely new cream kitchen and bathroom and plain magnolia everywhere else, making it an easy house to personalise and make comfortable. The owners have decorated with greys and whites and accessorised with upcycled painted furntiure, soft pastel shades and pretty country-inspired touches. They combine to maximise the light and create a tranquil mood.

1/8 Exterior

exterior with blue door with sash window

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

2/8 Living room seating area

living room with brown sofa and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

The owners wanted to have plenty of seating for when friends are around and the grey sofa was an original piece that works well with the new pale blue colour scheme. The little storage chest does double duty as a coffee table and is an excellent choice for a compact living room. 'I like my home to look inviting,' says the owner, 'so I have lots of pretty accessories and I love scented candles, hearts and romantic sayings. I'm not overly precious about things, though, because this is a family home.'

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3/8 Living room dining area

dining area with wooden flooring and table lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

The family spend a lot of time in the living room so wanted the space to be flexible. They were keen to have a proper dining area so they could eat together as a family, so added a traditional painted dining set and brought it to life with a floral tablecloth. 'The living room is my favourite space. It's full of light and I love having the doors opening on to the garden.'

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4/8 Kitchen

kitchen withy cabinet and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

The kitchen is small, neat and well organised. 'The cream country-style units were here when we moved in,' says the owner, 'but they are what I'd have chosen anyway. We've just added a few accessories to give it personality.' The space may be compact, but there's storage aplenty and the neutral shades and wood worktops make for an easy-on-the-eye scheme.

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5/8 Kitchen display

kitchen with wooden table and pink jars

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

The house is full of pretty second-hand finds that the owner has upcycled and given new life to. The kitchen rack shown here was found at a flea market, given a rub down, painted and hung above the kitchen splashback. It now displays the owner's favourite china. Red and pink accessories bring fun and a bit of life into the neutral kitchen.

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6/8 Main bedroom

bedroom with bed and curtain

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

In their bedroom, the owners measured their original furniture and laid out sheets of paper on the floor to decide the best layout. They wanted a warmer shade for the bedrooms so decided to leave some of the original magnolia in place, but add a little duck-egg blue into the mix along with some grey accessories. 'It works well,' says the owner. 'I've used fewer accessories than elsewhere in the house and we've got plenty of wardrobe and storage space, so it feels simple, calm and uncluttered.'

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7/8 Child’s room

childs room with toddler bed and cot

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

The blue theme continues into a child's room, with a feature wall breaking up the off-white. 'This room features a very soft baby blue,' says the owner, 'with white furniture and a star theme that should last quite a while. When I was expecting him, we knew we were having a boy - I had to find out so we could decorate his room!'

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8/8 Garden 

garden with table and chair and plants

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

The garden has been fitted with smart decking, making it easy to look after - a lovely spot for an outdoor dining table and chairs. The owner painted this garden set herself, choosing pretty ice-cream shades. A wirework shelving unit has been used to display potted plants, while bunting and enamelware buckets add a little rustic vibe.

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