Looking for a warm welcome from the moment you walk in the door?
Look no further than this Arts and Crafts family home in Sevenoaks, Kent. 

It's such a privilege to work with clients to make their home a true reflection of who they are and we've especially enjoyed working alongside Gemma and Tom in Sevenoaks, Kent, to help them make their arts and crafts home a space that captures the spirit and fun of those that live within. Period features and modern elements come together to create a classic contemporary space which compliments the original architecture of the house but also reflects the style of the family who owns it and feels welcoming from the moment you walk in.

Gemma and Tom decided to completely renovate their home and it's been a pleasure to see it transform from start to finish. A large extension was added to the back of house to accommodate a large shaker kitchen complete with a dining table, a large island and work area, and a casual sitting space that spills out into the garden during warmer months. Bifold glass doors and a skylight allow sunshine to filter into the space all year long and this inviting bright light makes the kitchen the true heart of the home.

A sunny shaker style kitchen extension in Sevenoaks Kent brings light into this arts and crafts family home - Interior Design by Phoebe Oldrey of Smartstyle Interiors.jpg

We wanted to create three distinct, but cohesive, areas within the kitchen extension. By hanging handblown glass pendant lights above the wooden table, we were able to create an intimate dining space. The blue glass pops against the neutral colour scheme in the room, drawing the eye to the table. 

A wooden table is set with turquoise glassware and blue table linens and plates from West Elm in a kitchen extension in Sevenoaks Kent - Interior Design by Phoebe Oldrey of Smartstyle Interiors.jpg
In this grey shaker style kitchen in Sevenoaks Kent a large extension allows for plenty of seating with a wooden dining table and turquoise velvet chairs - Interior Design by Phoebe Oldrey of Smartstyle Interiors

A large island provides plenty of work and display space but also creates a casual seating space for the family to gather. A sitting area alongside the grey shaker kitchen allows family members to lounge in the sun or provide company whilst someone is busy working in the kitchen. Turquoise velvet tub chairs pop against the neutral colour palette and help to bring the three spaces within the family kitchen together.

Turquoise velvet chairs provide a bright pop of colour in this grey shaker kitchen in Sevenoaks Kent - Interior Design by Phoebe Oldrey of Smartstyle Interiors
Colourful cushions from Habitat pop against a grey sofa in an arts and crafts family home in Sevenoaks Kent - Interior Design by Phoebe Oldrey of Smartstyle Interiors

In the formal living room, modern furniture pieces, like this brass coffee table, compliment the home's period features, such as the open fireplace. We used pops of colour and great fabrics to provide texture to this living room and bring a feeling of depth to the colour palette.

The family wanted a sense of fun to come through in the design, so small details were incorporated throughout the home to make it extra-special and to put a smile on their faces whether they're seeing it for the first time or the millionth. In the family room, we incorporated bird marquetry inlays in the bespoke wooden cabinets for a pop of personality and fun.

Bespoke Roman blinds in blue printed fabric were used in the master bedroom of this home in Sevenoaks Kent - Interior Design by Phoebe Oldrey

Bespoke Roman Blinds were made for most rooms in the house. We thoughtfully chose each fabric in the space so they'd compliment the other elements in the room and create a visually engaging classic contemporary look.

An antique upholstered chair in a bedroom design in Sevenoaks Kent - Interior Design by Phoebe Oldrey of Smartstyle Interiors
Clever gemstone knobs were used in a bedroom design in an arts and crafts family home in Sevenoaks Kent - Interior Design by Phoebe Oldrey of Smartstyle Interiors

The two bedrooms belonging to the family's young daughters are full of thoughtful design choices that will allow the girls to grow with their rooms and get the most out of each space. Fun details, like the wardrobe door knobs, add extra fun to each room.

A little girl's bedroom in Sevenoaks Kent is filled with colourful paper pom-poms and charming details for a classic contemporary look - Interior Design by Phoebe Oldrey of Smartstyle Interiors
Yellows and blues pop in a little girl's bedroom in Sevenoaks Kent - Interior Design by Phoebe Oldrey of Smartstyle Interiors
Playful fox head knobs on a wardrobe in a little girl's bedroom in Sevenoaks Kent - Interior Design by Phoebe Oldrey of Smartstyle Interiors
We have worked closely with Phoebe over the last three years to turn our dream house into a reality and it has been a real pleasure. Our remit was very simple - help us avoid a house of magnolia! Phoebe worked with us in a truly collaborative way to help create a beautiful individual house, full of interesting touches and stand out ideas that really reflects our family and the way we live.
— Gemma and Tom