Take a tour around a neo-classical home

Take a room-by-room tour around beautiful Homes & Gardens readers' homes. This week we look inside a neo-classical home for stunning decorating inspiration. Be inspired by this family home with a traditional feel.

Built in the 18th century, the property has a black-and-white facade that conceals a surprisingly large interior. The build has a distinctly rural feel, even though it is in London.


Exterior of house with garden and white walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Bolton)



Living room with white walls and mirror on wall

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Living-dining room

There is nothing contemporary in this room, just classic, comfortable design that will always remain timeless. The large French mirror and Egyptian mask add ethnic influence.

The French mirror is from Wilson Antiques, and find similar chest of drawers at Brownrigg Interiors.


Dinning room with chandelier and curtains on window

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Bolton)

Living-dining room

The living/dining room exudes quintessential Englishness. An ornate chandelier adds a sense of grandeur.

The Queensbury sofas are from Peter Dudgeon, and the needlepoint cushions are from Chelsea Textiles.


Kitchen with white cabinet and microwave

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Bolton)


The pale hues in the kitchen blend with schemes throughout the house. The wooden worktop and cabinets ooze country-style.

The kitchen was designed by Mark Wilkinson. Find this blind at Nicholas Haslam.


Drawing room with chandelier and white walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Bolton)


The conservatory epitomises neo-classical style: pale walls, glowing French and English antiques and unfussy lines.

The conservatory was designed by Marston & Langinger, and the sofa is by Barbara Barry at Kravet. For a similar chandelier, try Norfolk Decorative Antiques.


Living room with chandelier and sofa set with cushion

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Bolton)


Designed for year-round entertaining and relaxing, this room has direct access to the garden. The antique plaster relief provides a dramatic feature against the white wall.

The plaster relief is from OF Wilson and the sofa is from George Smith.


Bedroom with chandelier and fireplace

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Bolton)


Sparkling accessories against neutral tones create a relaxed, grown-up setting in the bedroom.

The fabric on the wall is by Jim Thompson at Fox Linton. For a similar Venetian mirror, try On-Reflection Mirrors.


Childrens room with white wall and bed with cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Bolton)

Children’s room

A soft palette prevails in the children's room, where furniture has been chosen so that it can be easily adapted over the years.

The bed is from Simon Horn. Find similar curtain fabric at Ian Mankin.


Bathroom with mirror on wall and white cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Bolton)


The black granite surface and white wooden storage cupboards make this bathroom luxurious yet practical.

For a similar granite surface, try H&L Marble. The bathroom was designed by Steven Payne Maison (020 7384 1335).

Looking for more stunning readers' homes to look around? Take a look at our House Tours section for everything from a modern London penthouse and beautiful mews house, to an Edwardian country manor and Simon Lycett's home.

Heather Young

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.