The Style Files House Tour No. 34
September 8, 2017
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The Style Files No. 34

epic headboards to put your IKEA bed to shame.

This weeks house tour is a little bit different from our regular Style Files, because we’re not speaking to the homeowner this time but to the designers Cath & Katie of Magari Interiors. From different backgrounds initially, this interior designing duo joined forces after their jobs in the RAF and legal sector weren’t quite cutting it for them. It was a mutual love of interiors that brought them together and after just 18 months of business together, they’ve created some stunning designs. This beautiful 5 bed cottage, part of Ashlin Farm Barns, based in Lincolnshire is of epic proportion with an enviably large interior & exterior…so try not to get mega house envy…

cottage house tour
cottage house tour

What was the inspiration behind the home?

Cath and I were very fortunate to be given free reign of the properties,so we decided to theme them, holly tree barn being a modern,contempary look and feel and Red oak barn to be more outdoors/industrial themed. Cath and I love the unusual,so bespoke designs were our influence on these projects.

cottage house tour
cottage house tour

How would you define the style of the home?

Both styles are different, one being modern/contemporary the other being industrial/woodland. 
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Did you come across any challenges whilst designing the home?

No Major issues really, just the size of the bespoke pieces needed ,as they had to cater for 10-12 people. 
cottage house tour

“Being able to express ourselves throughout each of the rooms was key, I think our end result & style represents who we are as a business & as individuals”

cottage house tour
cottage house tour

What would be your advice to someone wanting to create a home like yours?

To create a home like mine or better, your perfect home, you won’t need much money but creativity. Let your own sense of comfort and aesthetics guide you. After all it’s your living environment. It needs to provide you with happiness, pleasure and a sense of belonging. No rules, just the right feeling. 
cottage house tour

If you could only choose one homeware item, what would it be?

If i have to chose a homeware to keep it will be my rattan chair. I wouldn’t let go of it. It’s the jack of all trades; swivels, reclines, rocks. It’s comfy and good looking. What more could you ask for! It’s also thrifted, a treasure of mine!
cottage house tour
cottage house tour
cottage house tour

If you could only own one homeware item, what would it be?

If your speaking generally it would have to be sentimental items from grandparents (a harrods bust I was given from a grandparent has to be up there!!
cottage house tour
cottage house tour

Head over to Cath & Katie’s interior design website here  & their Instagram here

All images taken from here & here.

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7 comments

  1. Wow, now that’s a garden with a view! Is it wallpaper (which looks like tiles) in the loft bedroom and landing? Would love to know what make!

  2. What a gorgeous property! Particularly love the dining table and pendant above it!.. and the bedroom scheme with the wood panel (effect wallpaper?) behind the bed – love the green/yellow/grey combo.

  3. The wooden plank headboard in the attic is something else. Love those Made.com lamps too, are they the Ogilvy? And that is definitely a garden with a view!

  4. Hi ladies, I was wondering if it’s worth adding a ‘shop the look’ section in the end with some of the resources used in the scheme? For example, I would love to know where the velvet (?) burnt orange and blue bed throw cushions are from (LOVE!) as well as the wallpapers used throughout the project.. If you can find out, please do let us know!

    1. great idea Jenny! I will ask about those items for you too, watch this space. X

      1. might as well ask for the wall colour in the bedroom where the bed has an orange throw and grey cushions. It comes off as grey-green? Be interesting to collect such info as examples for Pinterest too! Someone might be looking for an example of this colour!