Geoff and Annie Waring had a history of taking on major projects and with their combined artistic talent they have created an incredibly stylish, light and contemporary family home but one that still pays a respectful nod to the original Arts and Crafts vision. This home is bursting with Scandi style and eye catching design; a celebration of the family’s love of art and music. 

The kitchen is dominated by a free-standing unit painted in Farrow & Ball Slipper White. Featuring big and bold is a magnificent set of scales

The kitchen is dominated by a free-standing unit painted in Farrow & Ball Slipper White. Featuring big and bold is a magnificent set of scales

One wall in the kitchen has been painted a very dark grey – Mercury by Fired Earth.

One wall in the kitchen has been painted a very dark grey – Mercury by Fired Earth

Even the cat appreciates the gorgeous colour scheme

Even the cat appreciates the gorgeous colour scheme

The kitchen leads off the hall. Originally a network of tiny rooms, the internal walls were all taken away and, with the addition of a single storey extension, the Warings have created a fabulous big room that really does feel like the heart of the home

The kitchen leads off the hall. Originally a network of tiny rooms, the internal walls were all taken away and, with the addition of a single storey extension, the Warings have created a fabulous big room that really does feel like the heart of the home

A dresser with large mirror above

A dresser with large mirror above

The fireplace is surrounded by neutral, restful tones

The fireplace is surrounded by neutral, restful tones

With shelves filled with books and vinyl and a funky Philippe Starck Perspex chair and desk, one end of the living room is clearly Geoff’s space. On the walls are some striking black and white photos – a small part of his large collection amassed over the years

With shelves filled with books and vinyl and a funky Philippe Starck Perspex chair and desk, one end of the living room is clearly Geoff’s space. On the walls are some striking black and white photos – a small part of his large collection amassed over the years

A corner of the living room

A corner of the living room

Still life oil painting in the north facing studio

Still life oil painting in the north facing studio

A collection of white vases

A collection of white vases

Comfort and elegance in the living room

Comfort and elegance in the living room

Light floods the stairwell

Light floods the stairwell

Plates hanging on the wall are echoed in the wallpaper

Plates hanging on the wall are echoed in the wallpaper

At the end of the landing is a really pretty guest room which features an Andrew Martin willow pattern plate design wallpaper, colours from which have been picked up in curtains, throws and cushions

At the end of the landing is a really pretty guest room which features an Andrew Martin willow pattern plate design wallpaper, colours from which have been picked up in curtains, throws and cushions

Daughter Poppy’s room alludes to her love of music and retro styling

Daughter Poppy’s room alludes to her love of music and retro styling

Musical elements are found throughout the home

Musical elements are found throughout the home

Thanks to triple aspect windows the master bedroom is wonderfully light.

Thanks to triple aspect windows the master bedroom is wonderfully light

One wall of son Finn’s bedroom is papered with a world map and hung with favourite album covers

One wall of son Finn’s bedroom is papered with a world map and hung with favourite album covers

Similar to his sister, Poppy, Finn’s bedroom is testament to his passion for music

Similar to his sister, Poppy, Finn’s bedroom is testament to his passion for music

The view from the ensuite bathroom into the master bedroom

The view from the ensuite bathroom into the master bedroom

The tiled fireplace in the master bedroom

The tiled fireplace in the master bedroom

The cool and calm en suite

The cool and calm en suite

With off white walls on three sides and a lovely shade of indigo patterned wallpaper on the fourth – which picks up the blue tiles of the fireplace – it is a very calm room

With off white walls on three sides and a lovely shade of indigo patterned wallpaper on the fourth – which picks up the blue tiles of the fireplace – the bedroom is a very calm room

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  • pictures: David Merewether
  • styling: Helen Barton

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