‘Our home is most cer­tainly a fab party flat, we of­ten host a party or two!’

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We didn’t know Tem­ple­ton too well, and com­ing from the west end of Glas­gow we weren’t too sure, but we fell in love with the apart­ment.

The space and light is amaz­ing, and the build­ing is pretty spe­cial too. His­tor­i­cally the Green (Glas­gow Green) was a very af­flu­ent area and wealthy local cit­i­zens did not want to over­look a typ­i­cal fac­tory so this car­pet fac­tory was de­signed and built based on the Doge’s Palace in Italy. It was then con­verted 10 years ago into the apart­ments and of­fice space that stand today.

We rented the apart­ment ini­tially then de­cided to buy the fol­low­ing year.

The land­lord was a DIY en­thu­si­ast but, in fact, It was a DIY dis­as­ter so once we pur­chased it we had to fix lots of is­sues. The bath­room’s plumb­ing was in­sane, with a float­ing sink that was far from sta­tion­ary!

We de­cided that the bath­rooms re­ally needed re­do­ing, and prop­erly.

Af­ter paint­ing the main bath­room a dark blue, we were ini­tially un­sure but it re­minds me of a spa which is nice to re­lax and un­wind in.

We would like to redo the kitchen, tile the walls and make bet­ter use of the space.

We have also re­cently found a cov­ered up area within the apart­ment where we could po­ten­tially ex­tend. We are strongly con­sid­er­ing do­ing this as it would gain us an ex­tra room which would be amaz­ing.

The space as it stands just now though works very well for us.

We work from home quite of­ten, so it was im­por­tant for us to be able to close the door on a work­ing day to en­joy our home and liv­ing area. We de­cided to make our bed­room a tech­nol­ogy free area – no com­put­ers, phones or TVS al­lowed!

Our home is most cer­tainly a fab party flat, and with it be­ing local to the city cen­tre we of­ten host a party or two!

Our favourite room is the liv­ing area, be­cause it’s comfy and bright, and we are sur­rounded by some of our prized pos­ses­sions. Plus, the lovely views over Glas­gow Green all year round are stun­ning. Gil­lian loves her pink arm­chairs which I bought her as a sur­prise af­ter she fell in love with them on a local web­site! Be­ing a cre­ative cou­ple, Christo­pher and Gil­lian en­joyed in­tro­duc­ing vi­brant colours into their apart­ment, and par­tic­u­larly love their framed art­work adorn­ing the boldly painted walls.

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