Take inspiration from this New England-style home

Love relaxed country style combined with coastal chic? Take a look at this New England-inspired home with neutral colour schemes, picked by Ideal Home. Find more house tours at housetohome.co.uk

This modern house was built in the 1990s. The owners converted the garage into a kids' chill-out zone and extended above it to create an extra bedroom.

1/12 Exterior

home with brick wall and roof

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

2/12 Living room

living room with lamp and sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

The owner kept to a restful, neutral scheme in the living room. The coffee table was repurposed from an old butcher’s table. The hessian cushion covers add to the rustic country feel.

The Nest UK
Similar sofa
Sofa Workshop
Vintage-style bottle

House Envy
Artichoke tealight holder
Rowen & Wren

3/12 Dining room

dining room with sliding door

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matt Cant)

A soothing neutal palette is continued into the bright and sunny dining room. More vintage accessories create an eclectic feel, adding character to the modern property.

Dining table and chairs
The Rocking Chair
Similar bottle dryer
Oh So Vintage

4/12 Kitchen

kitchen with cabinets

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matt Cant)

To cope with their growing family, the owners knocked out a utility room to create more space in their kitchen. The Shaker-style units were made by a carpenter to their design. The slate floor tiles and open shelving add to the country feel.

White Tie kitchen unit paint
Farrow & Ball
Similar wall clock

Newgate Clocks

5/12 Kitchen sink

kitchen with sink unit

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matt Cant)

A butler's sink, enamel caddies and a red ticking blind create a country feel in the kitchen. An Islington bus sign provides an urban touch. The owners love New England style, so they opted for tongue-and-groove panelling around the wooden worktop.

Nordic Stripe Red blind fabric
Ian Mankin
Similar bus sign print
Oliver Bonas

6/12 Breakfast room

breakfast room

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matt Cant)

A corner in the kitchen has been turned into a country-style breakfast room, complete with a painted bench and a bistro table. The tongue-and-groove splashback has been extended into this area to link it to the kitchen.

Similar bench
Seat cushion

7/12 Hall

bedroom with white wall and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matt Cant)

From the breakfast room, you can see into the hall where more New England-style wood panelling adds character.

Similar wooden letters
Similar wall panelling
Painted Wall Panelling

8/12 Main bedroom

bedroom with side table and window

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

Panelling behind the bed adds visual interest in the main bedroom and creates a feature without the need for colour or pattern. The wrought-iron bed and floral curtains bring out the country feel in this room.

Similar bed

Feather & Black
Similar curtains
Laura Ashley

9/12 Girl’s bedroom

girls bedroom

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

Rather than decorating with pink, the owners painted this girl's bedroom in a tranquil soft blue. White-painted furniture gives the room grown-up vintage style.

Similar chest
Laura Ashley
Smilar bed
Sofa & Home

10/12 Boy’s bedroom

boys bedroom

(Image credit: Future PLC/Matt Cant)

In this boy's bedroom, the homeowner went all out to create an Americana theme. A Cape Cod-style wooden bed takes centre stage, while a Stars and Stripe flag, barn stars and quilt cushions add to the look.

Flag 1954 print by Jasper Johns
Similar bedstead
Feather & Black

11/12 Home office

home office room

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

In her home office, the owner has created a ‘working wall’ of bits and pieces that she has collected on her travels for both decoration and inspiration.

Wooden shelf unit
Gisela Graham
Rock N’ Roll cushion covers
The Nest UK

12/12 Bathroom

bathroom with bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Matt Cant)

Tongue-and-groove panelling on the side of the bath ensures that even the bathroom gets the New England treatment.

Zinc storage tin
Oyster Gallery
Similar panelling

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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.