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Good Homes Roomsets Dining Room

Image: Andrew Boyd

Imagine a Tuscan farmhouse scheme that’s been given an industrial, but refined, update. The atmosphere in this room is relaxed and casual, with modern family living at its core. Cement floor tiles act as a border to the geometric-style tiled rug in gorgeous greys that frames the dining table and chairs – with a cluster of industrial-style pendant lights above. Rich purple walls contrast beautifully with shades of soft sage green and a charcoal painted storage bench, while organic linens and handmade ceramics decorate every surface. A black woodburner and rustic log display give the whole scheme a cosy feel.



Walls in plush parlour matt emulsion, £14 per 2.5ltr; log storage in opal silk Period Collection emulsion, £24.99 per 2.5ltr, both Crown. Floor in Bottega concrete-effect grey matt tiles, £19.95 per sqm, Zeinah; Galena mosaic tiles, £32.95 per sqm, both Walls and Floors. Villager Duo 12 wood-burning stove, £1,029, Arada.


Lohko granite Roman blind, £106.70, Blinds 2 Go. Alto natural oak 6ft dining table, £549; St Ives display cabinet, £479; natural oak 4ft bench, £219, all Oak Furniture Land. Country wooden sofa, £379, Scumble Goosie. Mia spindle chair in green and grey, £145 each, Graham and Green.


Fowey pendants, £128 each, Rowen and Wren

On walls: Kiln-dried hardwood ash logs, £99.96 for 65, Logs Direct. Reflections in Lavender, Allium Calm and Harvest Passion Blush framed prints by Doug Chinnery, all £66, King & McGaw. Rattan basket wall art, large, £75, small, £50, both Laura Ashley.

On table: Large glass vase, £12; conical glass dome, £69.50; simple bottle vases, £8 each; small potted olive tree, £58, all Design Vintage. Jono Smart water jug, £75; Jono Smart side plates, £22 each; Jono Smart bowls, £28 each, all Such & Such. Mango wood plates, £7.50 each, Holly’s House. Set of four Natural Canvas napkin rings, £16, Denby. Derry glass carafe, £24, Rowen & Wren. Blackberry Souffle candle, from a selection at Landon Tyler. Cutlery set, £27.99, Dunelm.

On cabinet: Petite French lilac spray, £9, Bloom. Glassware, from a selection at Ikea and Rowen & Wren.

In cabinet: Glasses, plates and plants, from a selection at Ikea. Set of four Elements light grey rice bowls, £19.20, Denby. 200g candle, £10; reed diffuser, £12; set of three votives, £10, all Landon Tyler. Vases, from a selection, from £25, Dunelm. Rustic white fruit bowl, £25, Cox & Cox. Raw brass flower pot, £29, Holly’s House. Ceramic white vase, £12.50, Design Vintage.

On wooden sofa: Velvet linen rectangular cushion, £20; velvet linen square cushion, £30, both Cox & Cox. Dorma Maldon plum wool throw, £59.99, Dunelm.


Arada 01297 35700

Blinds 2 Go 0800 862 0464

Cox & Cox 0330 333 2123

Crown Paints 0330 024 0281

Denby 01773 570211

Design Vintage 01273 558675


Graham and Green 01225 418 200

Holly’s House 020 7736 2222


King & McGaw 01273 511 942

Landon Tyler

Laura Ashley 03332 008 009

Logs Direct 01524 812476

LSA International

Oak Furniture Land 0800 440 2254

Rowen & Wren

Scumble Goosie

Such & Such 020 366 53452

Walls and Floors 01536 314 730


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