We did our renovation work in the middle of winter. With two small children – our son Harry was only two – this was quite a challenge. For a few weeks, we lived with half a roof, a huge gaping hole in the floor dropping 6m under the house, electrical wires hanging from nearly every ceiling and absolutely no heating. It was tricky and not very safe for children, and at times we wished we had waited until the warmer months before pulling half the house down. But we got through it and the outcome was even more beautiful than we could have imagined.
“The Leran rattan pendant light from Ikea is a great oversized light and makes beautiful shadows on the walls.” a69