This is the life
The McIntyres now make the most of every room. “We often use the open fireplace in the living room – it’s so lovely and cosy in winter,” says Kate. “We like to get together as a family and watch a movie or game of rugby.” The open-plan kitchen/dining area is also popular. The children often do their homework at the dining table or watch TV as Kate prepares meals. “The light and colours make it a happy space to be in.”
LIVING The family’s Tonkinese cat, Cleo, pauses to enjoy the breeze through the french doors. Planters, Graceville Imports. Satara armchair, Affordable Decorators. Seat cushion in Mokum ‘Velluti’, back cushion in Schumacher ‘Lansdale Bouquet’. Scatter cushion in Kravet ‘Ocelot Dot’, Ideal Drape Makers. Ceramic stool, Canvas+Sasson. ‘Bayton’ carpet in Vesla, Choices Flooring. Foliage throughout from Phoebe Stephens Flowers. EXTERIOR The home’s extensive grounds were also refreshed as part of the makeover. Gardens by Philippe Antelme Landscaping.