This house was most definitely ready for an update when it was purchased back in 2015. The owners instantly fell in love with its period charm and the good size of both the property and garden. Having moved from a small three-bedroom terraced cottage, the versatile layout downstairs appealed to the couple, and the large kitchen in the centre of the house works as a social hub, flowing into both the dining and living areas.
The owner’s job as editor of >Rock My Style
>Rock My Style– a lifestyle website covering travel, beauty and interiors – means she is surrounded by decorating inspiration and ideas. Both a blessing and a curse, looking at beautiful properties every day means she has learned to sit on ideas before applying them to her own home, to avoid rushing into decisions she might regret.
To begin the transformation, the couple repainted the walls and put down new carpet to give themselves a neutral base on which to build up their look in each room. ‘Giving ourselves a blank canvas to work with when we first moved in meant we could start from scratch when it came to decorating each room,’ says the owner. ‘We were lucky that the previous owners had preserved the beautiful fireplaces, as these period touches give the rooms instant character on which to build from.’