Open House: Step inside a beautiful farmhouse in Lincolnshire

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  • The elegant double-fronted red brick farmhouse dates from the early 1800s and, with five bedrooms, has plenty of guest accommodation. It is encapsulates the country idyll, surrounded by beautiful countryside and fields with sheep and cattle.
    The stunning living room is the epitome of French chic. Daybeds, a Louis chair and an upholstered ottoman in neutral linens combine to create an elegant and airy look, while sumptuous cushions in jewel colours introduce rich tones. The ornate feel is accentuated with a lavish mirror.
    The French theme continues in the formal dining room where classically elegant painted furniture is used to create a sophisticated scheme for entertaining. The muted palette is punctuated with accessories in punches of bold purple for added drama.

    A stylish console table in the dining room, paired with a striking country-themed painting to ground it, draws the eye and is used to store tablelinen and display accessories and candles. Symmetry of the candleholders allows for a relaxed approach when it comes to the positioning of the ornaments.
    In the beautiful, classic farmhouse kitchen, period features have been cleverly incorporated into the layout. The chimney breast houses a vibrant red Aga, which breaks up the Shaker-style white units, adding eyecatching colour. The large island provides masses of storage, as well as practical extra worksurface space, while contemporary bar stools introduce a modern edge.

    A soothing palette combines with a sophisticated scheme to create the perfect grown-up living room to relax in. Sumptuous cushions and a velvet stool incorporate tactile fabrics, while mirrored furniture and a decorative firescreen give the room a luxurious feel that ups the glam factor.

    The main bedroom is the ultimate in French chic, with a buttoned bench mimicking the beautiful button-back headboard for dramatic flair. The French bed is undoubtedly the piece de resistance in the room, creating an opulent focal point when layered up with beautiful cushions and a cosy fur throw. Graceful floor-length curtains emphasise the elegant theme.

    The ornate French-style mirror takes pride of place on the painted chest, making a style statement and injecting the perfect decorative touch in the main bedroom. Choosing a neutral backdrop ensures the mirror stands out, while positioning it near the window allows light to bounce back into the room. A reindeer skin adds a modern touch of luxury.

    A rolltop bath is the centrepiece of the simple yet elegant bathroom, with a hammam-style towel adding a burst of warm colour. A large, round mirror gives the scheme a French flavour and partners beautifully with the wall lights.

    The classic decor of the pretty guest bedroom is in keeping with the age of the house. Neutrals set the scene for a tranquil scheme with pops of duck egg introducing calming colour. Silky fabrics edged with beaded detailing add to the opulent and elegant feel.

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