Located on the Cornish coast in south-west England, this 1960s house was turned into a much-loved family home by the managing director of an international fabrics house.After replacing doors and removing all reminders of the 1960s, it seemed natural to follow both an American and an English tradition of using tongue-and-groove boarding and stripped and sanded floorboards as a starting point.
Although traditional in feel, the use of pale colours, litthe pattern and functional furniture in simple shapes has established a classic summer look that is airy and light but warm in winter.
A deep sofa and comfortable chairs, painted wooden chairs and cane chairs all look relaxed and casual, and blue has been effectively used, in stripes checks and solid colour, as an appropriate seaside accent. Naturally the owner loves fabrics, and various linens and cottons have been used throughout the house.
Curtains are casually looped up at the corners of left unlined to let in light and fresh air. The stairs have been painted in two tones to emulate a carpet runner but bare boards are the norm. Relaxed and friendly, this is an ideal holiday home.