A harmonious English home

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Two elements which are essential in the recipe for a good home are the feelings of harmony and respite. You should be able to go home after a long day, alone, or with family, and enjoy the time you spend within your four walls. Oftentimes, the interior of our homes can reflect the life we lead, or in other instances, they provide a safe haven for us to escape the demands and schedules that loom over us day in, day out. Inside this stunning English show home, located in Sunbury-on-Thames, a balance of stunning material textures and luxury furniture can be found inside. Completed by Etre, the stellar interior fit out you are about to see is complemented by top of the range fabrics companies Dedar, Bon Maison and Zimmer & Rohde. Take a look…

The exterior

Montford Place: modern Houses by Etre
Etre

Montford Place

Etre

Some of the most interesting projects on the homify platform are those which tell one story from the outside, revealing a totally different picture from the inside. Almost like an onion, these multifaceted homes allow us to discover a new feature or face as we peel back each layer. You'd never guess simply from the exterior of this home the interiors that await below.

The living & dining area

Montford Place: modern Living room by Etre
Etre

Montford Place

Etre

Now it is easy for you to understand the contrast the interior has, to the typical pale brown brick façade seen above. Open plan and spacious, the combined dining and living area is both visually stunning and well resolved. Touches of bronze and gold highlight the neutral colour palette, evidenced in the beautiful furniture legs and stand-out light fittings. Whether it's alone, to share an intimate moment with family or in the company of friends, this is definitely a space that can be enjoyed every day and during every season.

The kitchen

Montford Place: modern Kitchen by Etre
Etre

Montford Place

Etre

The kitchen is yet another contrasting element inside this home. It is different, again, to the dining and living space seen above. Though it is neutral and serene in both colour palette and layout, the glossy white finish of the cabinetry and worktops create a kitchen that is modern and sleek. The clever spatial arrangement of the furniture and storage units creates an environment that is easy for the occupants to both navigate and work in.

The sitting room

Montford Place: classic Living room by Etre
Etre

Montford Place

Etre

The sitting room oozes with a special homely charm, and to us, feels characteristically English through the choice of colour palette, elegant material finish and of course, furniture choice. We absolutely love the chest which sits proudly in the middle of the space—it is such a unique and special feature, as is the floor-to-ceiling bookshelf to the rear of the image.

The bedroom

Montford Place: classic Bedroom by Etre
Etre

Montford Place

Etre

Wow—what a regal bedroom indeed! The only danger posed by such a beautiful space is that you may never want to leave! Opulent and classy, the choice of decoration and furniture is breathtaking. Every small detail has been considered—from the stool at the end of the bed, to the stellar choice of chandelier. The lucky occupants of this bedroom get to feel as though they are inside a 5-star hotel every day of their lives.

The bathroom

Montford Place: modern Bathroom by Etre
Etre

Montford Place

Etre

The bathroom offers a slightly different choice of colours from the other rooms through the choice of warmer, more blush-like shades of off-white and beige. Though there is no access to natural light, the bright recessed downlights illuminate every nook and corner of the space. This effect is furthered by the large mirror, which helps to create a clever optical illusion by reflecting the available light and causing the bathroom to cleverly look twice as large as it actually is.

The shower alcove

Montford Place: modern Bathroom by Etre
Etre

Montford Place

Etre

By keeping the bathroom free of heavy partitions and walled areas, the available light is able to brighten up even the tightest of corners. No bathroom should feel dark and gloomy, given that it is one of the rooms in the house that you go to reinvigorate and refresh yourself. The sweeping effect provided by the floor to ceiling tiles helps to create a uniform and balanced finish, tricking the eye as it's not entirely clear where the junction of the floor and walls begin.

To see another exciting house transformation, check out the following ideabook: House with a whirlwind of surprises.

What is your favourite aspect of this English home? Let us know in the comments section below.
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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