About me i’m astrid Rossington, 38, a writer and stylist. i live with my two daughters isla, 8, Fleur, 5, and my husband, andy, 39, an account executive for a software company. We moved into our three-bedroom 1930s house in Middlesex in 2011.
my challenge To bring character and colour to the living room, while maximising storage with new shelves and cupboards – we also wanted to update the ugly fireplace. Part of a larger open-plan space, including the dining room and kitchen, it was key that it all flowed. i had to work with pieces we already had, too.
my wish list having a relaxing, uplifting room, reflecting my love for old and new items, and bold pattern. and if the budget allowed, i wanted to buy the shutters i’d long coveted.