Reaching out to those with expertise in helping us cultivate the sanctuaries we envision is a sound idea, and with the help of antiques dealer and interior designer Max Rollitt, such an idea produced a beautiful remodeled Oxfordshire farmhouse complete with carefully curated antiques paired with subtle statement colors, ample light and rooms that beg you to sit and lose track of time.
Featured in House & Garden UK, I have chosen the handful of rooms that especially captured my attention, but there is much to see in this home that boasts at least four bathrooms, three of which received gorgeous soaking tubs.
Let’s take a look at a few takeaways for our own decor inspiration:
- Large and signature mirrors can make a powerful statement and presence. The matching round mirrors above create the illusion of windows and welcome in even more light into the living and communal gathering space.
- Mix soft and hard textures. From antique chairs made of wood, to soft, plush upholstered armchairs, don’t feel you have to always have matched seating in the same conversational or dining space.
- Choose colors that might appear bold in theory, but have a warm, and thus soft undertone which ultimately will brighten the space if natural light is not in abundance. Pair with neutral hues to soften it to the balance that feels most comfortable.
- Add a metal rail above the tiled backsplash above the stove and hang those pots and utensils you use the most directly above the tool (the stove) upon which they will be used.
Be sure to tour the entire home here as well as read the profile piece that details the journey and research the family did prior to the remodel. Certainly a country home that would be hard to leave.
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~Images via House & Garden UK