Property A 17th-century Grade II-listed cottage in south London, with a kitchen-diner, reception room, front room, bathroom and 2 bedrooms.
Striking a clever balance between country charm and urban chic, this cottage is perfect for a cosy yule. The front of the house is painted in black, and a festive flowered wreath adorns the door.
1/9 Garden patio
2/9 Living room
Matchboard tongue-and-groove-effect panelling works well in this country-style property, while the huge stationmaster clock adds a classic look with a dash of humour.
3/9 Book storage
Find a similar storage unit at IKEA.
4/9 Sitting room
The sofa is by Angels Interiors.
A recurrent metal theme is provided by the stainless-steel splashback behind the sink. Pendant lights add a quirky twist to a characterful kitchen. The industrial look is merged with retro and romance throughout the house.
Find a similar concrete worktop at Concreations.
7/9 Dinning room
The chairs are from Castle Gibson.
This Manhattan loft-style bathroom, with concrete floor, grey-slate walls, exposed brickwork and a magenta hue contrast with the country-feel of the house. The light can be adjusted by the fluorescent strips and coloured gel wrapped around the tubes.
The lighting is from Encapsulite.
The bed is made from scaffolding poles, and the metal theme is accentuated by the steel wardrobe and buffed-up high school-style lockers.
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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.
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