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Off The Beaten Track
Off The Beaten Track

Off The Beaten Track

‘Off The Beaten Track’ is set in a rustic and remote farmhouse, located in the English countryside. Characterised by its beams and floor to ceiling windows, the house is furnished with distressed wooden furniture and chairs upholstered in neutral fabrics. An artist could live here; every room has a sculpture or print on show. The key accent colours of indigo and red appear in everything from the cushions to the ceramics to the upholstery, and pop against their muted, earthy surroundings.

Sitting Room


Dining Room

This is an open plan kitchen/dining room for those who enjoy entertaining, the host can chat with family or friends whilst cooking up a storm. Natural touches contrast with subtle metallic accents, such as the brass-studded chairs and a couple of Parisian-style hanging lamps, which smarten the space. There’s plenty to look at: Aztec-print textiles, a picture of a cityscape and the large greyhound ornament make the room feel lived in and loved.

This is an open plan kitchen/dining room for those who enjoy entertaining, the host can chat with family or friends whilst cooking up a storm. Natural touches contrast with subtle metallic accents, such as the brass-studded chairs and a couple of Parisian-style hanging lamps, which smarten the space. There’s plenty to look at: Aztec-print textiles, a picture of a cityscape and the large greyhound ornament make the room feel lived in and loved.



Master Bedroom

The minute you step into this bedroom, you will want to clamber into the bed for a nice long nap. It’s incredibly tranquil, courtesy of its subdued grey, celadon and pale blue colour scheme. Several sets of drawers and a beautiful lamp carved from wood tie in with the beams and stripped back floor whilst a pretty bunch of pink faux flowers look as if they have been plucked straight from the surrounding gardens.


Hallway

Unlike the rest of the farmhouse, the hallway is painted a pale grey. The cool background lets the art do the talking, as our Pagoda Cabinet, Brutus Bust and Chinese-style pottery collection welcome you into the home. Deep entrances reveal a glimpse of the neighbouring rooms and prevent the space from feeling claustrophobic. To create drama, everything in the hallway is oversized and larger than life (even the flower arrangement); the effect is not cluttered but it has high impact.


Guest Bedroom

Sue decided to include a twin bedroom in her farmhouse, as they’re often overlooked despite being more practical. Subtle hints of red have been added to wake up the room, yet keep it warm and relaxing. Hand block-printed cushions, tea caddy lamps and patterned card lampshades anchor the room to the rest of the countryside home. The matching chest of drawers and a stunning antique-Gustavian writing desk will be handy and helpful if guests are staying for a longer period.


Snug

Sue has turned a recessed window into a snug, using the width of our Ashmolean bookshelves on either side. Armfuls of red and blue woven cushions, a comfortable footrest and a distressed wooden coffee table make it the perfect place for reading or watching the world go by.