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Home visit: a holistic home made for sharing

At this house in the forest, each room has been designed with physical and emotional wellbeing in mind – with places where the large family can be together and plenty of private spaces.

A kitchen with open storage.
A kitchen with open storage.
Fresh herbs in pots on the kitchen worktop.

A kitchen for many cooks Choose open storage for a kitchen that’s easy for everyone to share. ‘Open storage means all our visitors can find their way around the kitchen and help out,’ says Margaret.

A white living room with brightly coloured cushions.
A family relaxing on three sofas in the living room.

Connect in the living room ‘We see our living room as a casual meeting place for friends and family,’ say Margaret and her husband Mark, who have 19 grandchildren. ‘We’ve used three comfortable sofas to create two L-shaped seating areas. The removable covers are a true gift of love for a large family!’

Woman sitting at her desk.
Storage boxes, a lamp and trays on a desk.

A workspace to nurture your talents Artist and yoga teacher Margaret needs a workspace that’s as flexible as she is. ‘Being absorbed in designing is very grounding. I chose an adjustable-height desk, so that I can stand or move around as I work – it’s not great to sit in the same spot for too long!’

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by
Interior stylist: Jason Grant
Photographer: Alicia Taylor