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. She has used a mix of different dining chairs, found at John Lewis, to create a relaxed, contemporary mood.
The dining area flows through to the old living room, 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.
A deep-blue wall paint 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 crisp white for dramatic contrast.