Décor Inspiration | Places: A Coastal Cottage in Cornwall, England


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Décor Inspiration | A coastal cottage in Cornwall, England
The village of Mousehole, almost at the tip of Cornwall in the South West of England, is one of those storybook villages that makes you feel like you may have stepped onto a film set. Its picture perfect cottages cluster around a tiny harbour full of colourful boats that still fish the seas around the coast to this day. It’s no surprise to learn that Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas famously named it ‘the prettiest village in England’.

In the heart of this beautiful village, overlooking the harbour, is a cottage quaintly called ‘The Herringbone’. It started life as a net loft for local fishermen but has now become a very luxurious hideaway which can be rented as holiday accommodation.

The interior has been decorated in a gentle coastal style with lots of painted vintage furniture and soft linen cushions. Classic details like painted wooden panelling, nautical lights and a stove add charm and a wonderful sense of home. And there are also clever touches like the kitchen taps fashioned from copper piping that add the tiniest edge of industrial style which keeps the overall look from being too dressed up—after all it started out life as a humble net loft . . .   Louise


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Louise Keane, Contributor This Is Glamorous
Interiors Editor, Edinburgh

Louise Keane grew up beside the sea in Dublin, inspiring a life-long love of the coast. She studied French and History of Art & Architecture in Trinity College in Dublin before moving to London to work first in publishing and then in Marketing & PR. After a move to Edinburgh, she decided to heed a creative urge which had been tugging at her sleeve for a number of years, and she retrained as an interior designer. While studying interior design, Louise discovered a love of pen and ink with watercolour illustration, which she now does alongside her interior design work. Louise runs her interior design company, Amalfi White Living, which offers her clients a fresh, elegant style, mixing vintage and modern pieces for a luxurious yet relaxed look. She dreams of renovating a white house by the sea.