Lucy Marston's Timeless Farmhouse in Suffolk

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February 18, 2014
Originally published in Bright Interiors
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The Long Way
When it came to designing a new home for herself and her family, one of the most important ambitions held by architect Lucy Marston was to create a sense of belonging.
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  In the farmhouse architect Lucy Marston built for her family in Suffolk, England, she balanced off-the-shelf pieces, such as a velvet-covered sofa from sofa.com, with customized key elements, like the kitchen. The refrigerator is from Fisher & Paykel, and the tiles are from Topps Tiles.  Courtesy of Damian Russell.
    In the farmhouse architect Lucy Marston built for her family in Suffolk, England, she balanced off-the-shelf pieces, such as a velvet-covered sofa from sofa.com, with customized key elements, like the kitchen. The refrigerator is from Fisher & Paykel, and the tiles are from Topps Tiles. Courtesy of Damian Russell.
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  Marston (on the porch with sons Eddie, left, and George) designed the new brick house to reference outbuildings on the property.  Courtesy of Damian Russell.
    Marston (on the porch with sons Eddie, left, and George) designed the new brick house to reference outbuildings on the property. Courtesy of Damian Russell.
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  “I wanted to do a house that belonged on the site,” she says.  Courtesy of Damian Russell.
    “I wanted to do a house that belonged on the site,” she says. Courtesy of Damian Russell.
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  Above the dining room’s Hodgson & Barker Antiques table—found on eBay—are ceramic pendant lights from Hand & Eye Studio. The architect acquired the wood chairs secondhand.  Courtesy of Damian Russell.
    Above the dining room’s Hodgson & Barker Antiques table—found on eBay—are ceramic pendant lights from Hand & Eye Studio. The architect acquired the wood chairs secondhand. Courtesy of Damian Russell.
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  The bed and side table in the master bedroom are from Loaf. In the adjacent bathroom, an antique mirror hangs above a Duravit sink. “There’s a slight Arts and Crafts feel to it,” says Marston of the house.  Courtesy of Damian Russell.
    The bed and side table in the master bedroom are from Loaf. In the adjacent bathroom, an antique mirror hangs above a Duravit sink. “There’s a slight Arts and Crafts feel to it,” says Marston of the house. Courtesy of Damian Russell.
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  Bold color continues in the entrance hall. The bench is from an antiques fair.  Courtesy of Damian Russell.
    Bold color continues in the entrance hall. The bench is from an antiques fair. Courtesy of Damian Russell.
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  A Lisbon freestanding tub and “a church chair from a junk shop” complete the children’s bathroom.  Courtesy of Damian Russell.
    A Lisbon freestanding tub and “a church chair from a junk shop” complete the children’s bathroom. Courtesy of Damian Russell.
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