Take a tour around Sylvie's stylish 1960s family home

Step inside Sylvie's open-plan family home, filled with creative touches to inspire you in this photo gallery from Style at Home. Find more homes on the house tours galleries at housetohome.co.uk

Downstairs in Sylvie's home, the space is open-plan, with a seating area that combines flea-market finds and modern buys. Most of the art on the walls was created by Sylvie, who also revamped the coffee table by cutting out butterflies and sticking them to the top.

1/10 Living room

living room with sofa cushions and coffee table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Pierson)

Wall paint
Soft Moss 3, Dulux

Similar sofa
Furniture Village

2/10 Dining area

dining area with wooden dining table chairs and wooden floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Pierson)

A new extension made room for a dining area that leads out on to the garden. The walls have been kept plain apart from a few blocks of colour created by wallpaper. A wooden floor adds a natural touch to the scheme.

Table and chairs

3/10 Dining area extension and garden

dining area extension and garden

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Pierson)

New England-style weatherboard cladding helps the extension blend in with the original house. Outside, a decked area is perfect for relaxing.

Similar pendant light

4/10 Dining area storage

dining area storage with wooden sideboard and artwork

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Pierson)

A 1970s sideboard takes pride of place in the dining area and is the perfect spot for displaying various artworks and knick-knacks.

Dodo Vintage

5/10 Kitchen

kitchen with kitchen glossy grey storage

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Pierson)

Glossy grey kitchen units were chosen for their light-reflecting finish and work well with the more traditional wooden worktop. The splashback was made by sticking vintage-style wrapping paper to plain tiles then sealing with varnish.

Kitchen units

6/10 Hallway

hallway with wooden bench and wallpaper

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Pierson)

Quirky touches add interest to the interior. What first looks like wallpaper in the hallway is actually a road map of Brittany that Sylvie found at a car-boot sale. In front of it, a wooden bench provides a handy spot to sit and put on shoes.

Similar wooden bench

7/10 Bedroom

bedroom with floral bedlinen and wallpaper

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Pierson)

Soothing shades in the main bedroom create a serence look, with pretty floral bedlinen and pops of soft green and rose pink. On the back wall, the wallpaper has a subtle iridescent finish for a hint of understated glam.

Similar bedlinen

8/10 Bathroom

bathroom with white bath and basin

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Pierson)

Originally a bathroom and separate loo, the wall between both areas was knocked down to create one large family space. A neutral colour scheme keeps the room feeling light and bright, with hints of wood and rattan for a laidback vibe.

Bath and basin

9/10 Garden

garden with hammock

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Pierson)

Fake grass and lush foliage has turned what was once just weeds into a stylish outdoor space. At the back is a home office, and to the right a treehouse, with a large decking area in between this and the house.

Similar hammock

10/10 Exterior

1960s terrace exterior house

(Image credit: Future PLC/Bridget Pierson)

This 1960s end-of-terrace house had been extended and modernised throughout.

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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.