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1/8 Modern cosy living room
Visit Ian Mankin (opens in new tab) for sofa fabric like this.
2/8 Classic-style hallway
The wall from the living room to the hallway was knocked down to increase the amount of light in both spaces. Antique finds bring a classic look to the design, while the black wooden floor contrasts with the white walls for a touch of drama.
Find antique frames at Lacy Gallery (opens in new tab).
3/8 Rustic kitchen sink
The small basement kitchen, dug out by previous owners from the original cellar, has a surprisingly light feel. The white walls, pale granite worktops and open shelves marry beautifully with rustic touches to create a French farmhouse feel.
4/8 French farmhouse-style kitchen
5/8 Fairytale bedroom
This bedroom oozes fairytale charm, with a bespoke wallpaper and French-style statement bed being the focal points. Soft furnishings that reflect the tones in the wallpaper, along with boudoir-style lights complete the look.
6/8 Feminine bedroom accessories
Bespoke floral wallpaper has been used on the opposing bedroom wall for a cohesive look. A Tailors dummy, the distressed chest of drawers and gilt accessories bring feminine charm and a shabby chic vibe to the room.
Visit the Chic Shack (opens in new tab) for painted furniture.
7/8 Dramatic bathroom
The black roll-top bath is the centrepiece of this bathroom, particularly striking against an all-white background. The period taps and metal sign enhance the classic design of the bath, while the modern palette adds a pleasing contrast.
Go to Drummonds (opens in new tab) for a roll-top bath like this.
8/8 Simple urban-style bathroom
White metro-style tiles that cover this entire shower, are perfect for a simple, urban feel. The cascade traditional shower head continues the pared-down look.
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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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