Property A 150-year-old, two-storey sandstone cottage in Clachan, Ayrshire, Scotland, with seven rooms, including an upstairs bedroom, studio and box room; downstairs a bedroom, living room with small kitchen leading off it and bathroom.
The tactile deerskins, along with the coir carpets and seagrass rugs, add to the feeling of comfort and cosiness.
The deerskin and antlers are from Papa Stour.
Living room accents
The living room mantelpiece is full of quirky objects made by local artists. The delicate bowl is carved from Scottish holly and the wreath made of willow.
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o keep the small kitchen from feeling gloomy, the walls and units were painted white. The open shelves also create a sense of space, and keep the retro feeling going. Quirky old-fashioned items add character, in keeping with the rest of the house.
The kitchen cupboards are from IKEA.
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Pretty patterned shawls and a floral scarf in bright colours jostle for space in the hallway with a selection of old hats sourced at local flea markets.
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For a romantic feel that's cool and uncluttered, white bedlinen is used. The recessed window frames the bed and acts as a headboard. There's a window directly opposite the bed that looks out over the pastoral scenes and makes the room seem bigger.
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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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