Quiet Color in the English Countryside by

Issue 73 · Color Therapy · May 20, 2013

Quiet Color in the English Countryside

Issue 73 · Color Therapy · May 20, 2013

Olive greens, goldenrod yellows, muted oranges—these muddied colors inspired painter Ben Nicholson (and UK Remodelista editor Christine; see her paen to Nicholson here).

We couldn't help but think of Nicholson's nuanced palette when we spotted this modern farmhouse by British architect Lucy Marston on Dezeen. Says Marston,  "We used whitewashed brickwork, painted timber linings, and exposed ceiling beams to give honest depth, texture, and character to a modern interior." To see more, go to Lucy Marston Architects.

long farm lucy marston exterior

Above: Marston references the English farmhouse vernacular in her design for this modern grange, using red brickwork, a steep gabled profile, and a corner chimney.

long farm lucy marston courtyard

Above: Crisp geometry prevails. 

long farm entryway green

Above: A modern hallway warmed with olive green accents.

long farm entryway

Above: Another view of the enfilade-like transition spaces.

long farm hallway sunlight

Above: Sunlight slants through the living room.

Long Farm by Lucy Marston kitchen

Above: In the kitchen, a trio of orange red pendants adds a dash of color

long farm lucy marston kitchen cabinets

Above: Light animates the space via windows overlooking the meadows beyond.

long farm lucy marston living room

Above: The living room overlooks the rolling countryside beyond.

long farm hallway with view

Above: Marston pays close attention to transition spaces.


Above: An olive green wall slat partition contrasts with a pale blue wall.

long farm bedroom

Above: Pure volumes in the bedrooms.

long farm bedroom view

Above: Every room in the house overlooks the bucolic countryside.

Long Farm Lucy Marston yellow bath

Above: In the bath, a marigold yellow backsplash adds a note of cheer to the otherwise spare space.


Above: Yellow and gray; an inexplicably satisfying color pairing.

long farm lucy marston night view

Above: At night, the house glows like a lantern.

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