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Lucy Marston's Timeless Farmhouse in Suffolk

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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.
  Photo by 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.

    Photo by 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.
  Photo by Damian Russell .

    Marston (on the porch with sons Eddie, left, and George) designed the new brick house to reference outbuildings on the property.

    Photo by Damian Russell .
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  “I wanted to do a house that belonged on the site,” she says.
  Photo by Damian Russell .

    “I wanted to do a house that belonged on the site,” she says.

    Photo by 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.
  Photo by 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.

    Photo by 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.
  Photo by 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.

    Photo by Damian Russell .
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  Bold color continues in the entrance hall. The bench is from an antiques fair.
  Photo by Damian Russell .

    Bold color continues in the entrance hall. The bench is from an antiques fair.

    Photo by Damian Russell .
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  A Lisbon freestanding tub and “a church chair from a junk shop” complete the children’s bathroom.
  Photo by Damian Russell .

    A Lisbon freestanding tub and “a church chair from a junk shop” complete the children’s bathroom.

    Photo by Damian Russell .

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