dreamy country farmhouse

This gorgeous, rather large, country farmhouse with its own paddocks, stables and chapel - yes I did say chapel - dates back in places some 400 years. I had great fun with this project, but again, as a qualified Interior Designer, which always lends me a distinct advantage, I was able to style the client's own in-house decor and furniture with my own personal style and accessories with fantastic results. 

As an Interior Stylist, I frequently arrive at a property having not seen it before - I have to rely on what is already in the client's home. This can be a challenge at times, but as you can see from the before and after pictures it's amazing how changing the furniture layout,  de-cluttering and re-purposing pieces from other rooms can give fantastic results.... with nothing specifically purchased in order to do so! I bring soft furnishings, accessories and flowers.....And then the magic happens!..............House sold!


This gorgeous, large, dual-aspect living room on first inspection seemed to have only the mid-third in use. A large 3-seater sofa was pushed up against a pretty window alcove blocking the natural flow and access to the rest of the room. By zoning the seating area in front of the large original fireplace, and introducing a coffee table and rug, this created a cosy relaxing space. At the same time, this opened up the back of the room making great use of the large windows and patio doors. By taking advantage of lots of natural light, this  allowed me to completely re-zone this part of the room transforming it into a pretty reading/games area. This is a great example of how, by using me as an Interior Stylist, you are not only getting aesthetic, magazine-worthy photos but also at times, by redesigning, re-zoning and re-purposing an entire room you can showcase a property's full potential: giving future buyers a perfect vision to why they need to buy this house. Professional Photography can take beautiful photos of what is already there - an Interior Stylist can make sure buyers get to see beautiful photos of the whole space and the best first impression possible. 

Before

This large property had 5 reception rooms - this one didn't seem to have an identity of its own.

After

It was transformed into a beautiful breakfast room, bathed in natural daylight and graced with a stunning view of the countryside.

Before

This formal dining room had a beautiful inglenook fireplace which was obscured by a big tablecloth covered table.

After

By turning the table parallel to the fireplace and using the client's large vintage rug, this anchored this gorgeous focal point. Something as simple as unveiling the table allowed the viewer to truly appreciate the space fully.

Before

This beautiful entrance hall felt a little cold and unwelcoming.

After

Now after opening the front door, your first impression is a home that is warm, welcoming and draws you in completely.