Modern Rustic #1

This 11-bedroom home is a blend of vintage meets rock ’n’ roll – with a dash of granny chic thrown in

Get the look: The Oyster armchair and sofa, in the foreground; Fire Monkey armchair; Aroused Rose cushion, on the sofa; and Cheese Plant bolsters, on the armchair, are all by Sera of London. This is Tokai Rose wallpaper by Robert Kime. The floor lamp is from La Belle Étoffe in Frome.


An 11-bedroom Georgian house located just outside Frome in Somerset. The house was built in 1852 and features a huge curved frontage as well as the usual go-to Georgian spacious rooms and high ceilings. On the ground floor there’s an entrance hall and inner hallway, living room/study, drawing room, family room, dining room, kitchen, playroom, pantry and utility room. The first floor has six bedrooms and four bathrooms. There are a further five bedrooms on the second floor.

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There’s an elegant formality to the wallpaper that’s used throughout, subverted with tiger print and granny lamps, neon artwork and shaggy sheepskins, chandeliers and chintz, while shell-shaped seating brings Fifties elegance to the space (pictured above). It’s an eclectic vintage look that’s taken to a new, more elegant level.


The kitchen has a three-metre island topped with seamless Arabesque marble. The pale blue and black painted cabinets work well with the marble surfaces and vintage chairs.

Get the look: The cabinetry, worktops and brassware are all by deVOL. The pendant was found in an antiques shop in Exeter. The stools are from Old Albion in Bridport. Find prints of Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Escape Artist (Green and Red) at Counter Editions.

An eclectic mix of pictures that were collected over time sit together in a gallery wall. The ‘I’m Not Sorry’ is a lightbox by Zoe Grace.

Get the look: Find alternative versions of Zoe Grace’s Sometimes It’s a Yes artwork at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. The Orange blossom candle is by Pearl Lowe Lifestyle.


The house is full of eclectic finds from antiques markets in Frome and Shepton Mallet. Here, it’s the animal prints that add an urban twist to this edgy, English country-house style.

Get the look: This is the Kenton ottoman in Tigre by House of Hackney. The leopard armchair is a flea-market find covered in fabric brought back from Hong Kong. The green velvet sofa is from DFS. The vintage mirror is from Les Couilles du Chien.


A little bit country, a little bit rock ’n’ roll, the guitar and platinum disc for the Supergrass album In It for the Money sit propped in the entrance to this elegant Georgian manor.

Get the look: The chandelier was bought at Shepton Mallet Antiques and Collectors Fair. The sheepskin rug is from Rachel Ashwell. Find a similar photo of Keith Richards at Sonic Editions.


This vintage bedroom is instantly lifted with a modern neon wall light.

Get the look: The far wall is papered in Donatello wallpaper by Nicholas Herbert. The feature wall is papered in Bugs & Butterflies wallpaper by Barneby Gates. The bed is from The French Depot. Find Zoe Grace’s In Love neon installation at Lawrence Alkin Gallery. The Powder Puff cushion is by Sera of London.


There’s a Victorian Gothic vibe to the scheme, inspired by the antique four poster. White floorboards, crisp paintwork and that prim print wallpaper keep it looking fresh.

Get the look: This is Little Greene’s Albemarle Street wallpaper. The bedside cabinet and the armoire were found at The Giant Shepton Flea Market. The mirror was bought at Ollie & Bow in London’s Golborne Road. The cushions are from Sera of London.


This bold striped wallpaper sets the scene for a rock ‘n’ roll teenage girls’ room.

Get the look: This is Farrow & Ball’s Block Print Stripe wallpaper. For a bespoke bed like this one, try The London Joinery Co. The bed linen is from Soak&Sleep.


Although the wallpaper is the main feature, it’s the painted black panelling and antique glass tiles that surround the bath that really help pull this room together.

Get the look: This is Lotus wallpaper by Farrow & Ball. Try Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black estate eggshell for a matching paint shade. For modern versions of these antique tiles, visit TST Mosaic Tiles.

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Photography ⁄ Paul Raeside

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