A bona fide legend of British interior design, Sasha Waddell has embarked on a charitable project designing beautiful textiles which will benefit impoverished children in Delhi – and are used to glorious effect throughout her own home.

As soon as the front door opens, the unadulterated joyfulness of this St Leonards-on-Sea artisan’s cottage just glows. Entering a gloriously bright open-plan white living room it’s hard not to gasp at the deceptive simplicity of it all.

A great Sasha expert tip: chicken wire in the cupboard doors

A great Sasha expert tip: chicken wire in the cupboard doors

Curated objects on the mantelpiece

Curated objects on the mantelpiece

White and blue is the theme throughout the house

White and blue is the theme throughout the house

Inset shelves house a collection of books and magazines along with photos and ornaments

Inset shelves house a collection of books and magazines along with photos and ornaments

Tiny furniture sits on a shelf

Tiny furniture sits on a shelf

Sasha's fabrics for Room 100 add visual variety

Sasha's fabrics for Room 100 add visual variety

The table top is a sheet of MDF painted with white emulsion

The table top is a sheet of MDF painted with white emulsion

French windows open on to a courtyard

French windows open on to a courtyard

Looking from the main room through to the kitchen

Looking from the main room through to the kitchen

The linen-weight ticking used for the shower and cupboard curtains is Rural Stripe in Swedish Blue, the blind is Flower, also in Swedish Blue, both from the Floral Chic Collection by Room 100 available from Pale & Interesting

The linen-weight ticking used for the shower and cupboard curtains is Rural Stripe in Swedish Blue, the blind is Flower, also in Swedish Blue, both from the Floral Chic Collection by Room 100 available from Pale & Interesting

The bedroom is the perfect example of the sense of nurturing calm created by Sasha's sophisticated simplicity

The bedroom is the perfect example of the sense of nurturing calm created by Sasha's sophisticated simplicity

The bedroom combines white-painted furniture and floorboards with blue and white Room 100 fabrics

The bedroom combines white-painted furniture and floorboards with blue and white Room 100 fabrics

Feature artworks sit happily amid the blue and white theme

Feature artworks sit happily amid the blue and white theme

The vintage bathroom cabinet was given to Sasha by her brother, fashion illustrator and designer Gavin Waddell

The vintage bathroom cabinet was given to Sasha by her brother, fashion illustrator and designer Gavin Waddell

Real peonies sit alongside their painted counterparts

Real peonies sit alongside their painted counterparts

The kitchen has shelves rather than cupboards to display Sasha's collection of bright antique pottery

The kitchen has shelves rather than cupboards to display Sasha's collection of bright antique pottery

Sasha's oversized paisley for Room 100 features on the kitchen table

Sasha's oversized paisley for Room 100 features on the kitchen table

The kitchen shelves adorned with colourful kitchenware

The kitchen shelves adorned with colourful kitchenware

A change of colour scheme in the work room with green painted furniture from Sasha's Utility collection

A change of colour scheme in the work room with green painted furniture from Sasha's Utility collection

The bright rug on the landing floor is from Flushed in Hastings Old Town

The bright rug on the landing is from Flushed in Hastings Old Town

Sasha's Utility collection is inspired by 1930s interiors but still looks up to date and modern

Sasha's Utility collection is inspired by 1930s interiors but still looks up to date and modern

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