‘I have an eclec­tic in­te­rior style – I mix and match from dif­fer­ent eras’

No. 1 Magazine - - INTERIORS -

One of my favourite rooms is my large lounge, I ab­so­lutely love its high ceil­ing and orig­i­nal fire­place.

It has a real cosy feel to it and I of­ten fall asleep in here with all its warmth. The room I am hap­pi­est with in terms of decor is the one I call my this­tle bed­room ( pic­tured left). We used Ti­morous Beast­ies wall cov­er­ings and fabrics which I love and it houses a beau­ti­ful big bed from the com­pany called And So To Bed. It has a nice Scot­tish feel to the room with its deep pur­ples and Scot­tish ac­cents and fea­tures. I think in to­tal, we spent £16,000 just on this room!

I love orig­i­nal art, most of my art­work through­out the house is orig­i­nal.

As I’ve said, I like to be dif­fer­ent, so be­spoke pieces are im­por­tant to me. I de­signed my own din­ing chairs which were made in Bat­tersea, they were most def­i­nitely my splurge at £330 a chair! I also have a lot of my cush­ions made es­pe­cially for me, be­cause I am a cush­ion girl! I couldn’t live with­out my cush­ions, even my 92-year-old mum is into her cush­ions now and loves her Anta cush­ions on her bed.

I have a real pas­sion for in­te­rior de­sign so have loved do­ing all the re­fur­bish­ments my­self.

If I was to give any­one ad­vice in un­der­tak­ing any­thing like I have, it would be: don’t rush into it; use mood boards to put your ideas down; then set a bud­get and shop around.

I never imag­ined I would ever live in a house like this.

Whilst grow­ing up, my dad was a min­is­ter, and we lived all over the coun­try, with very lit­tle money. My par­ents sac­ri­ficed a lot for us, so I like to give back to them, which was one of the rea­sons we built them a self-con­tained an­nexe back in 2004, and it’s an­other rea­son I want to sell this place.

Although the house is filled with lots of happy mem­o­ries and love, it’s just too big for me to man­age alone.

Plus, I want to be able to give my par­ents lots more of my time. I am al­ready look­ing for­ward to my next project – a smaller, more man­age­able guest house where my par­ents can live with me too.

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