Kent Country House

Boasting exposed beams and a minstrels’ gallery, this light-filled living room is a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern touches. 

Originally a country cottage, the house has been revamped both inside and out for relaxed living, but without skimping on style. To achieve this interior, René and his award-winning team have used a soft palette of natural creams, punctuated with touches of cobalt blue in the accessories

On one side of the room is a wall of glass doors leading up to the sun-filled summer room, and then onto the perfectly landscaped, tiered garden. Opposite, is a stunning focal point – the central fireplace. 

With access to both this room as well its adjoining dining area, the chimney breast has been given a contemporary treatment by using slim bricks of cream, pale grey and amber stone. Warm in winter and cool in summer, this is the perfect choice, giving the space a sense of country roots, will keeping one foot firmly in the realms of contemporary design. 

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