My home...

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About Me I’m Sophie Crocket, 34, and I run Pineapple Retro, which sells orig­i­nal vin­tage home­wares. I live with my part­ner Paul Barnes, 37, who works in IT, and our guinea pigs Ed and Dave.

My home A two-bed­room 1980s end-of-ter­race with a con­ser­va­tory ex­ten­sion in the New For­est. We bought it in Oc­to­ber 2014.

When I bought It It was painted through­out in mag­no­lia with very neu­tral carpets, dark brick­work in the con­ser­va­tory, and peach and ter­ra­cotta tiles in the kitchen.

And now We’ve painted the con­ser­va­tory brick­work in white and bright­ened the rooms with favourite pieces, in­clud­ing my gi­ant, pur­ple vel­vet sofa. We turned the sec­ond bed­room into an office and built a stu­dio in the gar­den to use as a show­room.

Style tip Mix old and new with con­fi­dence. Choose pieces that add colour, per­son­al­ity and hu­mour, and don’t be afraid to use bright shades and pat­terns that clash – be brave! And sur­round your­self with pieces that make you smile.

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