Take a look around Emma's stylish family home in Surrey

The stone floor of Emma's dining area, with French windows leading out on to the garden, is softened with a shabby-chic dining table and Ikat-print curtains.

The stone floor of Emma's dining area, with French windows leading out on to the garden, is softened with a shabby-chic dining table (opens in new tab) and Ikat-print curtains (opens in new tab). She has used a mix of different dining chairs, found at John Lewis, to create a relaxed, contemporary mood.

1/10 Dining area

dining area with dining table and chairs with flower vase and glass door

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lizzie Orme)

Barcelona-style chair
The Conran Shop (opens in new tab)

Curtains
Zara Home (opens in new tab)

2/10 Dining and living area

dining area with dining table and cushion on chair with flower jar

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lizzie Orme)

The dining area (opens in new tab) flows through to the old living room (opens in new tab), which also opens up on to the garden, to create a sociable area for the whole family. Folding doors can be used to divide the two rooms, and a skylight ensures there is plenty of natural daylight.

Similar dining table
Made.com (opens in new tab)
Similar stone flooring
Topps Tiles (opens in new tab)

3/10 Living room

living area with blue wall and sofa with cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lizzie Orme)

A deep-blue wall paint (opens in new tab) creates a cosy, traditional feel in Emma's living room, a look inspired by the antique cocktail cabinet. She chose a leather armchair and cow-hide rug to continue the theme, but painted the floor (opens in new tab) crisp white for dramatic contrast.

Tray table
Graham & Green (opens in new tab)
Similar cowhide rug
Ikea (opens in new tab)

4/10 Kitchen

kitchen room with wooden worktop and wall shelves with metro tiles

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lizzie Orme)

Emma's pristine white kitchen, (opens in new tab) with its smart Metro-style wall tiles, is warmed up with wooden worktops (opens in new tab). Retro accessories on open shelving create a relaxed mood.

Kitchen
B&Q (opens in new tab)
Appliances
Smeg (opens in new tab)

5/10 Family room

family room with curtains on window and sofa with cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lizzie Orme)

The spacious family room has practical wooden flooring (opens in new tab) and a comfy sofa, making it perfect for the children to play in. Emma made a feature of one wall using a pictorial wallpaper (opens in new tab) to give the room extra character.

Contemporary II wallpaper
Cole & Son (opens in new tab)
Similar Morum rug
Ikea (opens in new tab)

6/10 Family room desk area

desk with shelves on wall and baskets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lizzie Orme)

One wall of the family room is dedicated to a home office area (opens in new tab), where the children can do homework, with plenty of storage for toys (opens in new tab) in baskets on open shelves above. Emma used the spare worktop from the kitchen to make the make the desk.

Baskets
B&Q (opens in new tab)
Similar Living Arc floor lamp
Homebase (opens in new tab)

7/10 Main bedroom

main bedroom with wallpaper on wall and cushions on bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lizzie Orme)

Emma's bedroom (opens in new tab) has a glamorous feel with a feature wall and a traditional metal bed (opens in new tab). Mirrored furniture helps reflect light around the room, while taffeta curtains and a chandelier add to the look of luxury.

Cow Parsley wallpaper
Cole & Son (opens in new tab)
Similar chandelier
Laura Ashley (opens in new tab)

8/10 En-suite bathroom

bathroom with metro wall tiles and wash basin with mirror on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lizzie Orme)

The en-suite bathroom (opens in new tab) continues the glamorous theme with striking flamingo wallpaper and a white-painted carved mirror (opens in new tab). Metro tiles give it a pristine Art Deco look.

Flamingos wallpaper
Cole & Son (opens in new tab)
Similar tiles
Topps Tiles (opens in new tab)

9/10 Guest bedroom

spare bedroom with wallpaper on wall and cushions on bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lizzie Orme)

For the guest bedroom (opens in new tab), Emma found a large gilded bed and a fabulous wallpaper (opens in new tab) to create a feature wall and make her guests feel special.

Guirlande wallpaper
Designers Guild (opens in new tab)

10/10 Exterior

exterior with brick wall and window

(Image credit: Future PLC/Lizzie Orme)

The unassuming outside of the Surrey house hides a stylishly elegant home.

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Heather Young

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.