Take a look around Claire's quirky vintage-style home

A striking red leather sofa and ottoman add a shot of accent colour in Claire's pure-white living room.

A striking red leather sofa and ottoman add a shot of accent colour in Claire's pure-white living room. The framed pictures above the sofa give the space a modern touch, while chunky shelving fills the alcove.

1/10 Similar sofa

living room with woman and sofa with cushions

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)


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2/10 Bay window

living room with white wall and curtains on window

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

Claire has used a striking shag-pile red rug to create a focal point in the all-white scheme, and dashes of extra colour with a few cushions here and there. Her reproduction Barcelona chair is a striking addition to the simple bay window.

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3/10 Dining room

dining room with white dining table and glass chairs

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

The all-white theme continues in the dining room; Claire found the table on eBay and gave it a coat of white gloss paint. She tracked down designer Kartell dining chairs to keep the theme light, while the glazed dresser is filled with her crockery collection.

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4/10 Vintage chair

vintage chair with corner and candle stand

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

Claire continued the glossy dark-wood flooring in the hallway into the dining room to bring a sense of continuity. A vintage Egg chair creates a snug corner in this space.

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5/10 Kitchen

kitchen room with white cabinets and shelves on wall

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

The kitchen has a neat U-shape layout, while open shelving helps the space feel open and airy. Claire's collection of vintage and retro style accessories give the plain white room real character.

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6/10 Bedroom

bedroom with white wall and wooden flooring

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

A mix of antique furniture and new finds fill Claire's bedroom. She found the gorgeous bed frame at Debenhams and the traditional Welsh blanket was given to her by her grandmother.

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7/10 Chest of drawers

chest on drawers with cloths on hook and radio

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

Claire uses red all over the house to add vibrancy and warmth. Here in the bedroom, a glossy wardrobe and red feature wall work well with a traditional pine chest of drawers. A string curtain at the window continues the quirky theme.

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8/10 Spare bedroom

bedroom with white window and wallpaper on wall

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

In the guest bedroom, Claire created a feature wall with quirky pictorial wallpaper and a vintage quilt for the bed. A cast-iron fireplace, painted black, stands out in the cool scheme.

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9/10 Bathroom

bathroom with white brick wall and wash basin

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

Exposed brickwork in the bathroom was disguised with brilliant white paint and the theme was continued with a modern counter-top basin and traditional vanity unit. Colourful bathroom accessories brighten the space.

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10/10 Exterior

exterior with house and glass window

(Image credit: future PLC/Matt Cant)

The unassuming outside of Claire's house hides a warm and characterful home.

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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.