Cliff House - Isle of SkyeModern Living Room
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Test the waterIf you’d adore a home with expansive water views, check out this house on the Isle of Skye. It overlooks Loch Dunvegan in the northwest of the island, and makes the most of its enviable position with a wall of glazing. The furniture is arranged to take in the gorgeous natural views and, with a wood-burner to keep you cosy (and maybe a local whisky or two), what else do you need?
Great views are celebratedPerhaps this was an image saved to the ‘dream home’ ideabook, rather than for any particular project… A glass-fronted home is the only way to go when you’re building on the coast in the Hebrides. The furnishings are deliberately sparse so as not to dominate, while the white ceiling rafters lead your eye towards that stunning Skye view.
You are a …Nature Nerd: Your approach to decorating is driven by your love for the great outdoors, and you’re generally more inspired by a walk in the woods than a trip to Ikea. On the rare occasions when you do go shopping (your ideal home revamp is more about gathering than retail therapy – wildflowers, weatherbeaten beach treasures or honing a beautiful piece of wood into a unique feature), you’ll gravitate towards pieces made from natural materials, such as stone, wool, cotton, coir and, more than anything, wood. For you, a room could take shape from a fabulous piece of wood you come across, or entirely around the view from a window, rather than from measuring or researching trends or collecting photographs. Get ideas on how to frame the perfect view
Bringing the outside inAs you might expect, jaw-dropping views are quite a theme in our roundup of some of Scotland’s loveliest interior design. Here, in Cliff House on the Isle of Skye, a modern living space is pared back to pay homage to the dramatic scenery beyond the huge windows. I love how the soft, sludgy colours in the textiles and furniture echo the craggy terrain. See more of this sleek, contemporary house
Maximise natural lightIf your home is not blessed with a wonderful wall of glazing like this one, there are still many things you can do to make the most of natural light. Keep window dressings to a minimum or fit filmy voiles. Install a fanlight above the front door and replace the solid panelling on inner doors with glass. Use light reflective surfaces, such as pale floorboards, and hang mirrors, particularly opposite windows.