Wednesday, 18 June 2014

A Stunning Scandinavian/ New England House Tour

One of the lovely comments left on my Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath Case Study said this:

"Have just found your lovely blog! I have painted the whole of our open plan downstairs in Elephant's Breath and it is indeed very changeable! Fortunately I love every shade throughout the space and time of day. I always use F & B on client projects too. A lovely colour to live with!

Sophia


How could I resist a comment like that? And I'm so glad I didn't try....oh me, oh my, what a house! A delicious blend of Scandinavian and New England styles. All with pleasing echoes of Modern Country Style.

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

Sophia and her family had a number of problems getting planning permission for the new-build home of their dreams on the plot of their dreams but have ended up with the most spectacular home. Where there's a will, there's a way! 

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

The final product is an oak-framed barn-style house, with an enormous ground floor wing. They were thankfully able to include this as it ran over the footprint of a previous equestrian block, attached to the original dwelling on the land.

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

The location is stunning and the house makes the very most of the incredible rural views with windows wherever you look.

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

The whole of the ground floor is painted in Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath (click through for a full case study) - a gorgeous neutral paint with firmly warm undertones.

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

Off the main hall is this beautiful living room...

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

...which looks stunning day or night thanks to the warmth of the Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath paint. Underfloor heating keeps the limestone flooring that runs through the ground floor wonderfully warm...

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

And, just when you thought things couldn't get any better, in the other direction is the main wing of the house...

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

First, we come to this exquisite dining room...

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath dining room

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath dining room

...which leads on to one of the most breath-taking kitchens I've seen, also painted in Elephant's Breath...

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath kitchen

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath kitchen

Black AGA

It reminds me of an English version of the kitchen in Something's Gotta Give...

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath kitchen

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath kitchen

...that has a gorgeous snug tucked in at the end...

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

Living room | Rustic new-build house | Country Homes & Interiors house tour | PHOTO GALLERY | housetohome

The upstairs is much smaller, with a master bedroom, containing the en suite...


Bedroom | Rustic new-build house | Country Homes & Interiors house tour | PHOTO GALLERY | housetohome

...the main bathroom and the other bedrooms...


Back downstairs again and into the garden: this house really seems to have no bad bits at all!


The garden is a glorious blend of Modern Country planting: formal structure that'll carry the garden through winter, combined with soft planting. 

Modern Country garden
Modern Country garden with purple and white alliums

Plenty of alliums in white and purple (try White Giant and Purple Sensation), followed by roses and perennials....a combination that's hard to beat for year-round good looks!

Modern Country garden
Modern Country garden in summer

See the topiary and low parterre hedges, as well as the pergola and willow fencing? These will come into their own in the bleak, colder months when the flowers have long since died down.

Modern Country garden
Modern Country garden in Spring

Exquisite, no?


All images via Sophia Wadsworth

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10 comments :

All things nice... said...

I adore this home and follow Sophias's blog... Thanks for sharing

All things nice...

Justine said...

Great house, so spacious and full of light:)

Pamela said...

What a beautiful home! Thanx for taking us on the tour.

laura Madalene said...

Your modern interior design has considered that the kitchen with stools are also the dining area. The design of the kitchen is adjusted by the kitchen interior theme. Starts from the traditional design until the contemporary style, the color is also various starts from the neutral color, the soft tone color, until the bright color. Thank you for your beautiful design.
modern-kitchen

Shelly W. said...

Oh wow. I could happily spend all of my days in that kitchen and sunroom. What a beautiful, beautiful home.

And thanks for sharing about Elephant's Breath. I have a red living room that I have wanted to paint for a couple of years now, and I'm thinking that Elephant's Breath may just be the way to go.

xoxo

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Sri Gita Govinda
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Lisa said...

Beautiful Blog Post Sarah.... ♡

Carol said...

Oh my goodness, this house is just incredible! It has everything going for it -- spectacular views, amazing layout, and incredible style!

Emily Kingham said...

Oh my!! I'm feeling major house envy at the moment. A beautiful post. To start with I love elephants breath and my kitchen is also painted in it. But, this house throughout is just stunning. I adore the beams and modern barn feel, the tiled floors and elephants breath walls create a really soft, tranquil feel. The French style furniture adds charm and enough detail to add texture and depth, without being too much. Its just so tastefully down, a really charming home.

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