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Create thenew country look

ISSUE #07

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LIGHTANDSHADE

A Victorian house in Kent has been stripped back to allow rough edges to contrast with sleek modern furniture PHOTOGRAPHY MALCOLM MENZIES STYLING BEN KENDRICK

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PAINT IT BLACK Owner Malcolm Menzies and his young family enjoy spending time in their garden. Throughout the house, a cool monochrome colour scheme has been used. The kitchen floor, which resembles timber boards, is in fact made from porcelain tiles, while the units are a mix of part-glazed cupboards, painted black, and reclaimed timber topped with marble

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BARE ESSENTIALS Sections of the plastered wall in the main living room have been removed to reveal the brick beneath, then whitewashed to create a bold contrast with the dark polished-wood floor. Off the entrance hall, the snug is painted a deep blue-black. Vintage furnishings and collectibles add extra depth and interest

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ROUGH LUXE The black diamond-shaped Bertoia-style chairs by the living room fireplace are softened with tactile sheepskins. Simple accessories in wicker, wire and ceramic stand out against a pale backdrop. With its panelled walls, bookcases and tweed button-backed chairs, the snug (this page) has the atmosphere of a gentlemen’s club

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ALL IS CALM Characterful reclaimed wooden shingles cover one wall of the main bedroom, and have been finished with a wash of emulsion paint to lighten their appearance. In the en-suite bathroom, grey-painted traditional panelling is offset by a modern Eames-sty tyle y chair. A partition wall, which has niches for shelving, part-conceals a shower 6ixteen location hous use s is available to rent as a photographic location (6ix ixteenhous x use.com). s

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