TURNING ON THE CHARM
25 Beautiful Homes|December 2020
Roaring fires and flickering candles give Claire and Ed Croft’s cottage an enchanting look
NAOMI JONES

SITTING/DINING ROOM

Claire lays the table with foraged foliage and candlesticks in all sizes.

Lorette solid elm dining table by AM.PM, £1,125, La Redoute, is similar. Hübsch studio chair in natural rattan with black frame (left), £289, Lagoon. Wishbone dining chair, £190, Design Vintage, has been inspired by this classic Hans J Wegner chair (right)

HOME TRUTHS

THE PROPERTY

Cottage dating back to the 17th century

LOCATION

Norfolk

ROOMS

Sitting/dining room, snug, kitchen, office, cloakroom, four bedrooms, three bathrooms

PURCHASED

2013

PREVIOUS PROPERTY

‘We had a London townhouse – this was our holiday home until we moved here full-time,’ says Claire.

KITCHEN

Claire and Ed moved the kitchen so that the main living spaces felt better connected. The galley style works well for cooking while providing access to the sitting/dining room.

Tribeca kitchen in Graphite, from £2,471 for eight units, Magnet. Walls in Shaded White modern emulsion, £49.95 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball

SNUG

A feast for the eyes, this space combines original features, beautiful antiques and colourful accessories.

Try the Charleston floor lamp, £168.90, Lights.co.uk. Scott armchair in Navy cotton velvet, £599, Made.com, would work. Velvet pom pom cushion, £19, Dunelm, is a match. Petrucci coffee table, £189.99, Wayfair, has this look

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