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A Suffolk Farmhouse

The inside of Lucy Marston's Suffolk farmhouse with green panelled wood features.

A couple of miles from the coastal town of Southwold in Suffolk is architect Lucy Marston’s country house. Based on old farmhouses in the area, the house incorporates traditional elements whilst still being modern, and the interior reflects that.

Large windows throughout bring the vast countryside (and lots of natural light) into the house, while the colours used in each room blur the boundaries between outside and in. The kitchen, for example, features olive coloured cabinetry and wood surfaces, reflecting the view that leads out from the glass sliding doors. Accents of yellow in the bathroom and master bedroom, meanwhile, complement the fields below and add colour to the minimal finishes of the rooms.

Use of wood panelling, antique wooden benches and log fires create that British country abode aesthetic, while clean subway tiles, raw concrete flooring and pendant lighting bring contemporary minimalism into the design.

The kitchen and dining area of Lucy Marston's Suffolk farmhouse.Two corridors inside Lucy Marston's Suffolk farmhouse.A bedroom in Lucy Marston's Suffolk farmhouse with views of the surrounding fields.The kitchen and dining area of Lucy Marston's Suffolk farmhouse.The bathroom in Lucy Marston's Suffolk farmhouse with yellow panelled wood detail.
Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson Writer and expert

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