The interior design work of Ms Francesca Rowan-Plowden is in need of serious celebration. In Field View at Winchelsea Beach she has created an idyllic beach holiday home.

The blue sitting room sofa is from made.com and the white painted chest from – as many other objects of desire around the house – McCully & Crane in Rye. Marcus Crane was Francesca’s design partner in the refurbishment of Goodnestone Park

The blue sitting room sofa is from made.com and the white painted chest from – as many other objects of desire around the house – McCully & Crane in Rye. Marcus Crane was Francesca’s design partner in the refurbishment of Goodnestone Park

The original sunroom is now used as a dining/breakfast area. The table and bench were made by the Hastings & Bexhill Wood Recycling with wood reclaimed from Hastings Pier. The steel walls lights are by Cox & Cox and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball Ammonite

The original sunroom is now used as a dining/breakfast area. The table and bench were made by the Hastings & Bexhill Wood Recycling with wood reclaimed from Hastings Pier. The steel walls lights are by Cox & Cox and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball Ammonite

The chair is from Strand Quay Antiques and the sheepskin from Hunter Jones, both in Rye. The wooden stag’s head is from Eras of Style in Bexhill

The chair is from Strand Quay Antiques and the sheepskin from Hunter Jones, both in Rye. The wooden stag’s head is from Eras of Style in Bexhill

Over the door into the kitchen the Fish sign is from Wishbarn Antiques in Rye

Over the door into the kitchen the Fish sign is from Wishbarn Antiques in Rye

Francesca “doesn’t do” fitted kitchens. The natural wood shelving and a work surface were made by H&B Wood Recycling. The full height cupboard was made by Francesca’s father from old wooden tractor trailer doors. Blue curtains in denim by Merchant & Mills in Rye cover the dishwasher, freezer and washing machine. The kitchen walls are painted in Ammonite and Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball

Francesca “doesn’t do” fitted kitchens. The natural wood shelving and a work surface were made by H&B Wood Recycling. The full height cupboard was made by Francesca’s father from old wooden tractor trailer doors. Blue curtains in denim by Merchant & Mills in Rye cover the dishwasher, freezer and washing machine. The kitchen walls are painted in Ammonite and Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball

The four-foot-high framed poster of Gary Cooper is from McCully & Crane

The four-foot-high framed poster of Gary Cooper is from McCully & Crane

The bed in the master bedroom has been raised to be on a level with the windows looking south over the fields to the sea. The headboard and cushions were designed by Francesca, part of a new range she is now developing

The bed in the master bedroom has been raised to be on a level with the windows looking south over the fields to the sea. The headboard and cushions were designed by Francesca, part of a new range she is now developing

Chest from Hunter Jones, rug from Hunter Jones, painting from Lion Street Store The lamp, made from an old wooden-cased voltmeter, is from McCully & Crane

Chest from Hunter Jones, rug from Hunter Jones, painting from Lion Street Store The lamp, made from an old wooden-cased voltmeter, is from McCully & Crane

The desk and chair in the twin bedroom are from Francesca’s childhood. The Tintin print is from Eras of Style. The rug is from Hunter Jones

The desk and chair in the twin bedroom are from Francesca’s childhood. The Tintin print is from Eras of Style. The rug is from Hunter Jones

The headboards are Rowan Plowden. Francesca bought the old painted toy box serving as a joint bedside table from a stall in Lydd. The ceiling lampshade is from Hunter Jones. The wall behind the beds is painted in Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball. The hurricane lamps on the chest are from Dunelm

The headboards are Rowan Plowden. Francesca bought the old painted toy box serving as a joint bedside table from a stall in Lydd. The ceiling lampshade is from Hunter Jones. The wall behind the beds is painted in Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball. The hurricane lamps on the chest are from Dunelm

Over the free-standing bath in the in new bathroom is a picture by Francesca’s artist uncle, Nick Maddison

Over the free-standing bath in the in new bathroom is a picture by Francesca’s artist uncle, Nick Maddison

The sofa in the games room is from sofa.com while its cushions and those on the Lloyd Loom chair are covered in fabric by Merchant and Mills. The high desk, used as a side table, is from McCully & Crane

The sofa in the games room is from sofa.com while its cushions and those on the Lloyd Loom chair are covered in fabric by Merchant and Mills. The high desk, used as a side table, is from McCully & Crane

The vintage Conran Shop lamp and delphiniums tapestry are both from McCully & Crane

The vintage Conran Shop lamp and delphiniums tapestry are both from McCully & Crane

The knitted sea urchin poofs are from Dunelm

The knitted sea urchin poofs are from Dunelm

Stairs painted in Purbeck Stone with runner in Railings lead up to the vaulted master bedroom with a view to the sea

Stairs painted in Purbeck Stone with runner in Railings lead up to the vaulted master bedroom with a view to the sea

The wall of the master bedroom is clad in the same sanded scaffolding planks. The bedside lamps are from McCully & Crane. Francesca designed the headboard. The cushions are covered in Ralph Lauren fabric and the throw is from John Lewis

The wall of the master bedroom is clad in the same sanded scaffolding planks. The bedside lamps are from McCully & Crane. Francesca designed the headboard. The cushions are covered in Ralph Lauren fabric and the throw is from John Lewis

Wrought-iron daybed from IKEA. Francesca designed the Roman blind, which is in Ralph Lauren fabric

Wrought-iron daybed from IKEA. Francesca designed the Roman blind, which is in Ralph Lauren fabric

The shuttered mirror in the bathroom is from Strand Antiques and the industrial style light fitting is from Cox & Cox. The blue glass is from LSA International

The shuttered mirror in the bathroom is from Strand Antiques and the industrial style light fitting is from Cox & Cox. The blue glass is from LSA International

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  • pictures: David Merewether
  • styling: Helen Barton

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