This seaside cottage was bought and designed by Jill Stein of Rick Stein and Co. She had the idea of buying a small cottage in Cornwall to renovate and then rent out for holiday owners. The idea was to restore the house back to its original state with original features. She decided to use our brick floor for most of the downstairs as you can see.

Living room leading into the kitchen

The picture above shows the brick floor throughout the living room with old brown leather armchairs, a lovely fireplace which fits perfectly with the brick floor. Going through the door leads into the kitchen.

kitchen/dining area

We love this beautiful kitchen with it’s white porcelain wall tiles and white kitchen tops. It looks both clean and yet still remains rustic and in keeping with the beams and brick floor.


The brick floor is sturdy enough to have a fireplace and hold logs too. As long as they are sealed the bricks will only darken slightly around the fireplace area. Jill Stein has also added some starlights to add to the room.

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