Take a tour around this country Georgian home in Lincolnshire

Let Homes & Gardens lead you around this updated Georgian home which was once an 18th-century butcher's shop and doctor's surgery. For more home inspiration, see housetohome.co.uk

When you step inside this light and airy country home, it is hard to believe that parts of it were originally an 18th-century butcher's shop and doctor's surgery. The property was built around 1700, and a front extension was added in 1750.

1/12 Entrance hall

living room with sofa

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Spike Powell)

2/12 Front sitting room

front sitting room with mirror

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Like most rooms in the house, the front sitting room is very square. In order to fit two sofas alongside her favourite French furniture, the owner commissioned a matching pair from designer Amanda Knox.

Sofas
Amanda Knox, Decorative Country Living (opens in new tab)

3/12 Front sitting room fireplace

front sitting room with fireplace

(Image credit: Spike Powell)

Neutral tones mixed with florals keep the whole house looking bright and fresh.

Wall paint
Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab)

4/12 Dining room

frames on wall

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The dining room - which the owner deliberately keeps as the darkest room in the house, for a moody effect - is put to good use throughout the year, but none more so than when the family entertains, when its chiaroscuro appearance is enhanced with red blooms and eucalyptus.

Wall paint
Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab)

5/12 Home office

tiny home office

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The tiny home office, visible through the dining-room doorway, is probably a hangover from the days when the rear end of the house was a doctor's surgery; its little window looks into the sitting room behind.

6/12 Morning room

dining table with flower vase

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The house is filled from top to bottom with the owner's collection of French country furniture, complemented beautifully by a range of Kate Forman fabrics, which add subtle hints of colour.

Chair coverings
Kate Forman (opens in new tab)
Antique French country table and chairs
Decorative Country Living (opens in new tab)

7/12 Morning room dressing table

morning room dressing table

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In the morning room, the painted round table seats six comfortably and works perfectly with the French dressing table and powder-pink painted walls.

Wall paint
Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab)

8/12 Kitchen

kitchen with crockery

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Spike Powell)

The kitchen has been kept light and simple, with a French rustic feel.

Similar vintage letters
Signs for Homes (opens in new tab)

9/12 Kitchen range cooker

kitchen with fridge

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The owner worked with the existing structure of the room that is now the kitchen, and found a Watson range cooker to fit the fireplace very neatly.

Similar range
Redfyre (opens in new tab)

10/12 Landing

the walls with stairs

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Spike Powell)

Light colours on the walls and woodwork keep the landing feeling bright. 

11/12 Main bedroom

bedroom with door

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Light-blue walls make for a calming main bedroom, which has ample space for a super-king-size sleigh bed.

Wall paint
Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab)
Bed
And So To Bed (opens in new tab)

12/12 Children’s bedroom

childs bedroom with curtains

(Image credit: FuturePLC/Spike Powell)

A matching pair of children's painted French beds mean that the owner's daughter can have friends to stay in comfort.

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Heather Young
Heather Young

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.