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Quirky paintings and eclectic furniture make this charming Sussex cottage feel both classic and contemporary.
1/10 Exterior | Cosy Georgian cottage house tour
2/10 Hallway | Cosy Georgian cottage house tour
A few junk shop finds and some eclectic paintings add interest to this neutral hallway scheme
3/10 Home office | Cosy Georgian cottage house tour
The hallway doubles as a study area, with painted tongue-and-groove panelling to add character. The floorboards were sanded down and treated with Swedish white wax oil, creating a lighter, brighter feel.
4/10 Kitchen | Cosy Georgian cottage house tour
The modern-rustic kitchen was originally a washroom. The huge vintage Aga takes centre stage underneath the fireplace.
5/10 Aga | Cosy Georgian cottage house tour
A vintage Aga works perfectly with an all-white scheme in this kitchen. A blackboard adds interest, while the arrangement of bottles creates a rustic feel.
The Aga is from Sussex Classic Cookers (opens in new tab).
6/10 Dining room | Cosy Georgian cottage house tour
In the light and airy dining room, an unremarkable table has been transformed with a coat of white paint, while French mirrors, and interesting finds such as the huge tea urn, candelabras and a globe lamp, add character.
7/10 Living room | Cosy Georgian cottage house tour
In the living room, the fireplace was opened up to provide a focus for the room.
8/10 Bedroom | Cosy Georgian cottage house tour
The soft grey tone of the bedroom creates a restful environment.
The walls are painted in Albany's 6966 from Brewers (opens in new tab), and the floorboards in Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab)'s Strong White. The Broughton sleigh bed at Laura Ashley (opens in new tab) is a wooden classic.
9/10 Dressing table | Cosy Georgian cottage house tour
Feminine charm has been added to the bedroom with a vintage-style dressing table and country florals armchair.
The dressing table is from French Finds (opens in new tab). Find a floral armchair at Laura Ashley (opens in new tab). Grand Illusions (opens in new tab) does wire bins, and the crystal cage light at RE (opens in new tab) is in this style.
10/10 Bathroom | Cosy Georgian cottage house tour
Tongue-and-groove panelling has been taken right to the ceiling and painted a muted green shade to give the room a modern feel.
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.
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