Situated in a tiny Cotswold village, author Willow Crossley's home is a mixture of Manor House and cottage, whilst the palette of understated muted colours she has chosen make my Modern Country heart beat a little faster.... Shall we take a house tour?

Come with me through this beautiful beamed porch, taking note of the hydrangea wreath on the front door...

Wreath on door of Willow Crossley's home

At first glance, this room looks small and cosy but look again...see how teeny-tiny the sofas look in comparison to the fireplace. Willow Crossley has done a fantastic job at toning down the imposing double height ceiling, and creating a warm cottage-y vibe. The living room is painted in Farrow and Ball Pigeon.

Drawing room in Willow Crossley's home

The kitchen, with its bottle green Aga has units painted in Farrow and Ball's Elephant's Breath, and Willow has used Sanderson's Swallows wallpaper. 

Willow Crossley's Cotswolds home

The family room leads off the kitchen (also decorated with Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath paint)...can you spot the Cabbages and Roses cushions?

The living room in Willow Crossley's Cotswolds home

 and into the conservatory, strung with simple fairy lights...and a hot air balloon!

The conservatory in Willow Crossley's home

More cushions from Cabbages and Roses fill the sofa in the bedroom...

Master bedroom at Willow Crossley's Cotswolds home

Hand-painted walls in a paisley design create a snug attic-chic space...

The spareroom in Willow Crossley's Cotswold home

Willow Crossley's office is lined with Cabbage and Roses Hatley wallpaper...

Willow Crossley's office in her Cotswolds home

The gardens contains enormous yew topiary, and parterre, with an ancient well.

Willow Crossley's cotswolds cottage exterior

The mellow stone and rolling surrounding countryside remind me why I love living in the Cotswolds...

Images via The Telegraph