Interiors Inspiration: A Perfectly Ordinary Bungalow

The stripped back simplicity of stylist Sue Skeen's Suffolk bungalow is both beautiful and awe-inspiring. It was first featured in the March 2012 issue of World of Interiors and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since.

A perfectly ordinary 1970's bungalow, described in the accompanying article as "architecturally, as unlovely as a tub of margarine." It has been transformed into one of the most inspiring interiors I have seen.

What I particularly love is that Sue's imprint on the house has been minimal. There is no fake cladding or panelling, no tasteful windows and no fancy lighting. Instead she just painted the space white and allowed it to act as a simple backdrop for her collection of reclaimed and antique furniture.

Her lifestyle is equally as intriguing. With no central heating, no television and very few trappings of a modern lifestyle, she is clearly a women after my own heart. "What I really, really like about living in the country," she says, "is the inconvenience. You have to work for things in the country - work to get warm, work to find food. You turn in on yourself and face up to what and who you are." Indeed.