Light, Bright & Beautiful

Moorings

Sink into the sofas in the large sitting room or bask on the sunny window seat looking out over the pretty garden, this house was made for relaxing. 

When designing Moorings, owner Sarah wanted to have elements of a seaside home but felt this needed to be done subtly in an Edwardian house. She picked out features such as the weatherboarding on the kitchen island which are the recycled walls of a local beach hut and lifted the pale blue of the cabinets with the juxtaposing orange- ‘Charlotte’s Lock’ paint by Farrow & Ball.

Sarah wanted to create a comfortable and vibrant family home so used pops of colour in furnishings inspired by an original stained glass window in the house. This window seating was put in by Sarah so guests could make the most of the sunny, south-facing window. The seat cushion is made-to-measure and the scatter cushions are from a local homeware shop at Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh.

Big mirrors feature throughout Moorings to create light and space. The bathroom was styled around this mirror and was the inspiration behind the olive green free-standing bath.

The seaside undertones of the house meet the family home feeling in the twin bedroom. Wanting to make the room appeal to children, Sarah found the surfboard headboards online and the simple colour palette of pale blues and white allows them to stand out and helps to echo the beach.

Built by Sarah’s husband Peter’s great, great Grandmother Moorings has kept some of its original furniture including the Edwardian dresser and the vintage crockery that sits upon it. Elements such as this give Moorings an authentic feel and have inspired some of it’s modern interiors, including colour themes and furniture.     

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