Take a tour around a riverside house

Take a tour around this riverside house. This reader's home from Ideal Home is an architectually-designed house with stunning riverside views. Inspiring ideas for living rooms, open-plan living, kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms

An award-wining, architect-designed four-bedroom detached house, on the banks of the River Stour in Sturminster, Newton Dorset. The interior is ultra-modern with floor-to-ceiling windows and white walls.

1/6 Exterior

riverside home

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

2/6 Open-plan living area

living room with white sofa with cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

A large brightly coloured canvas makes a statement in this all white room, while boldly patterned cushions continue the contemporary feel and add interest to the white sofa.


3/6 Living room

living room with sofa with cushions and glass widow and door

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

The kitchen has its own sociable seating area, which is great for guests when they come to visit. The bold red theme is continued with the contemporary chair and cushions.

Similar chair

4/6 Bedroom

bedroom with white wall and bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

To make a big impact, a dark-wood bed with an ornate headboard is teamed with rich red velvet cushions to complete the opulent feel. The windows are free of curtains or blinds, making the most of the stunning views over the river.

The French Bedroom Company

5/6 Guest bedroom

guest bedroom

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

The guest bedroom has a sloping ceiling, large windows and cosy furnishings, making it a very welcoming space. Warm rusty red tones keep it feeling comfortable whatever the weather outside.

Similar cushions

6/6 Bathroom

bathroom with white bathtub and washbasin

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nikki Crisp)

A simple suite and pale tiles keep the bathroom filled with light. A Velux window creates a lovely view of the stars at night.

Bath and basin

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.