With careful and considerate planning and decorating, this Hertforshire cottage was restored to its former glory by the current owners, showing off its mix of exotic finds and period features.
A tiger-spotted yellow orchid and a pair of traditional confit pots stand on a rustic driftwood wine rack between the kitchen and the living room.
In the Mediterranean-inspired dining room a huge mirror stands at one end of the antique table. The owners replaced the original table with a Spanish-style design, and added an olive tree to the room.
This owners designed this shaker-style kitchen themselves, and chose to keep the quarry-tiled floor and old flue in the scheme.
Capitalising on the quirky architecture of the house, the 3 shelves between the chimney breast and the door frame, display a few carefully chosen pieces of rustic kitchenalia.
BedroomThe throw and floor-standing reading lights in the bedroom are a contrast of cosy and contemporary design.
The bathroom has a country look with modern details such as the column taps and a round, surface-mounted basin.