“We wanted the interiors to be cosy and eclectic and to be sympathetic to the age of the cottage. We mixed old with new and sourced a lot of the antiques in auctions from around the UK. The cottage is a little jewel box, with each room a different colour scheme full of patterns and layers. The cottage is quirky with uneven old cob walls and sloping ancient flagstone floors and we wanted the interiors to be in harmony with this.”
Quintessentially English with its pattern mix and match, embrace of colour and antique pieces and although this home is a 17th Century cottage in Devon the designer Elizabeth Hay is actually Singapore based.