Wealden Times | WT213 | November 2019 | Gift supplement inside

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Above: At the top of the house one of the bedrooms was updated with an African theme. Walls are painted in

Farrow & Ball’s warm fawn Mouse’s Back, the padded headboard is in an Andrew Martin striped fabric, and

mismatching chests of drawers on either side of the bed provide storage and essential bedside table space

out of the window over the beautiful countryside.

From here we head off on another in-house expedition,

taking the second staircase down to the master bedroom

suite, which is located in the Georgian wing of the

house. This has a completely different feeling from

the beamy side – with airy proportions and light

pouring in through classic 12-pane windows.

The double-aspect master bedroom, with a very pretty

dressing table that looks out over the view, is Ally’s next

commission – to be finished by Christmas. Her starting point

for this room, she tells me, is the beautiful paisley shawl that’s

lying across the bed.

“My brief is to create a bedroom you dream of

coming home to so I will start with the floor plan,

moving some of the furniture around…”

A door from the bedroom takes us through to the

bathroom, which Ally has already completed in a lovely

pale blue, with double basins and a claw-foot bath

right in front of the window. From here another door

leads through to the dressing room/study belonging

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