Home Beautiful - - {HOMES} -

Who lives here?

Re­becca (pic­tured), a phar­ma­cist and owner of stores; her hus­band, Robert, a con­sul­tant to re­tail phar­ma­cies; and daugh­ters Alex, two, and Evie, one (pic­tured). What el­e­ment of the ren­o­va­tion was most hotly de­bated?

Re­becca: “We ar­gued for ages about the swim­ming pool! I re­ally wanted a beau­ti­ful lush gar­den. I’m a ter­ri­ble gar­dener but a gar­den lover. It was hav­ing kids that changed my mind, and I haven’t looked back.”

What’s your big­gest pipe dream for the home? “I’m ob­sessed with wis­te­ria. I can’t wait un­til the wis­te­ria grows all over the per­gola. This was a vi­sion I had right from the be­gin­ning when we bought the home. I want to be able to stand any­where in our home and just see this mass of pur­ple.”

1. Nat­u­ral White paint, Du­lux. 2. Re­becca and her daugh­ter,

Evie, en­joy the cot­tage-feel of their home’s front en­trance. 3. ‘Muri’ pen­dant in Brass, Zaf­fero. 4. Barstool in Black with Nat­u­ral Oak Socks, try Thonet.

5. Orig­i­nal com­mis­sioned art­work by Lisa Madi­gan.

6. Silk­wort paint, quar­ter-strength, Du­lux.

7. Tufted cush­ion and stitch blan­ket, Sage And Clare.

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