With a skilled eye for uniting inside with out, interior designer Lisa Evans has made a High Weald cottage into a sophisticated home.

Looking from the kitchen out into the garden

Looking from the kitchen out into the garden

The sofa in the sitting room was made by the workshop at Ensor Interior Design

The sofa in the sitting room was made by the workshop at Ensor Interior Design

The log box made out of an old shell casing is from Ensor

The log box made out of an old shell casing is from Ensor

The convex mirror is from a Slovakian railway station

The convex mirror is from a Slovakian railway station

Candles from Ensor Interiors

Candles from Ensor Interiors

The deconstructed chair in the drawing room is made by Ensor

The deconstructed chair in the drawing room is made by Ensor

The pumpkin lamp base is from Porta Romana, the wicker wreath is from Ensor. The seed pod is a holiday memento

The pumpkin lamp base is from Porta Romana, the wicker wreath is from Ensor. The seed pod is a holiday memento

The metal chest of drawers, lamps and finials are all from Ensor. The flour bin and elephants are antique finds

The metal chest of drawers, lamps and finials are all from Ensor. The flour bin and elephants are antique finds

The master bedroom is the only room in the house where Lisa used a different paint colour – Squid Ink by Paint and Paper Library

The master bedroom is the only room in the house where Lisa used a different paint colour – Squid Ink by Paint and Paper Library

This chair, in the master bedroom is covered with a loose cover made from old grain sacks. The portrait of a boy and the double height chest of drawers were antique finds

This chair, in the master bedroom is covered with a loose cover made from old grain sacks. The portrait of a boy and the double height chest of drawers were antique finds

The basin rests on an old Indian cupboard from Ensor. The oil-rubbed bronze taps and shower fittings are from The Watermark Collection

The basin rests on an old Indian cupboard from Ensor. The oil-rubbed bronze taps and shower fittings are from The Watermark Collection

An antique painted cupboard from Ensor acts as a bedside table in the guest bedroom

An antique painted cupboard from Ensor acts as a bedside table in the guest bedroom

The sofa bed in the garden chalet is a one-off made by Ensor Interior Design. The fabric on the cushions is by Timorous Beasties, from Ensor

The sofa bed in the garden chalet is a one-off made by Ensor Interior Design. The fabric on the cushions is by Timorous Beasties, from Ensor

Looking from the garden into the chalet sitting room and cloakroom

Looking from the garden into the chalet sitting room and cloakroom

Everyone enjoys a bit of sun in the garden

The garden was designed by Bonnie Lamont

The garden was designed by Bonnie Lamont

The rusted steel fire bowl was an antique find

The rusted steel fire bowl was an antique find

Handy herbs for the nearby kitchen

The bug house encourages insect life into the garden

The bug house encourages insect life into the garden

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