Surounding the beautiful original fireplace, accessories are kept simple but the mantlepiece is then used to display keepsakes and artwork.
The bed makes a bold statement, but without the usual fuss of a four-poster bed. It's positioned in the centre of the room, so you can walk all the way around it, and there is no fabric covering it, just a frame. The rest of the room lets the original exposed beams do the talking with plain white walls, a classic Eames rocker chair and an Art Deco print.
The contrast of old white walls and bare floorboards with simple modern furniture is the key to this living room. The stunning mobile was created by the owner's son from Christmas baubles and twigs, but looks like a modern chandelier.
Shabby chic works so well in a country home, and still manages to look modern. Monochrome prints decorate the living room in a chic, relaxed way - the perfect room to relax, study or just muse.