Take a tour of this Victorian barn conversion

Look inside this Victorian barn conversion from Country Homes & Interiors where period features meet contemporary living. For more decorating ideas and house tours, visit Housetohome

Property: Newly-built house incorporating the front wall of the original Victorian barn that stood on the site.
Space: Entrance hall, cloakroom, study, kitchen diner, sitting/dining area, television room, utility room, boot room, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, gym.

1/8 Exterior

exterior with grassland and sky

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

This barn conversion offers traditional features combined with contemporary living, as well as environmentally-friendly design options.

2/8 Living room

living room with stone flooring and sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

In the living room, a relaxed laid-back atmosphere is created with a blend of antique furniture and new, more contemporary pieces. Warm stone flooring is paired with a modern colourful rug to add personality to the room.

For a similar rug, head to The Rug Company, and for a sofa like this, try Sofa.com.

3/8 Dining room

dining room with glass door and wooden furniture

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Warm wooden furniture is used in this dining area to tone with the mellow beams. Adding sumptuous striped upholstery stops the room feeling cold, and adds vibrancy.

For similar upholstery fabrics look at Zoffany.

4/8 Kitchen

kitchen with white paint and counter

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

A strong country theme runs throughout the kitchen with details, such as the batterie de cuisine and mosaic splashback, adding real personality. A neutral colour palette lets the traditional features of the property shine through.

For similar cream and white paints, head to Farrow & Ball. All of the units are from Living In Space.

5/8 Exposed beams

kitchen with wicket basket and bar stools

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

The kitchen is the heart of the home in this barn conversion, with a perfect blend of traditional country features and modern appliances and accessories.

Classic country wicket baskets like these are available from Colin Spicer, and for modern bar stools similar to these, head to The Conran Shop.

6/8 Bedroom

bedroom with black headboard and wooden door

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

In the main bedroom colours are kept neutral and calm, creating a tranquil country ambience. The black headboard adds drama, without overpowering, while complimenting the exposed beams.

This bed was sourced from Living In Space. For similar luxurious fabrics and soft furnishings, head to Nobilis.

7/8 Dressing area

bedroom seating with dressing table and armchair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

A classic dressing table is framed by the window frame and the imposing roof apex in the bedroom. The neutral leather armchair and footstool give this dressing area a relaxed feel.

This dressing table is from Living In Space, and the leather chair and footstool are both from Donghia.

8/8 Bathroom

bathroom with mosaic tiles and underfloor heating

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Continuing the neutral colour scheme, floor-to-ceiling mosaic tiles on the walls give this small bathroom a crisp, contemporary finish. Underfloor heating provides cosiness.

These tiles are from Decor Tiles & Floors, and for underfloor heating, look at Underfloor Heating Systems.

Are you looking for more decorating ideas and inspiration? Take a look at our house tours section for everything from a 17th-century cottage, to a stripped-back Victorian 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.