Lucy’s tips

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UP­DATE THE LIGHT­ING “Chang­ing the apart­ment’s light­ing lifted and mod­ernised the en­tire look of the home. We had an elec­tri­cian help us, and we’ll just switch them back over when we leave.”

UP­GRADE THE WALLS “We painted the kitchen, both bed­rooms and the sun­room our­selves. It’s al­ways im­por­tant to have re­spect for the owner by im­prov­ing the aes­thet­ics, rather than com­pletely chang­ing them, so check with your land­lord first.”

CAM­OU­FLAGE THE FLOOR “You can’t do much about the floor­ing in a rental home, but you can choose rugs you love. We’ve used them in most of our rooms.”

The cou­ple’s record col­lec­tion pro­vides colour and per­son­al­ity in the liv­ing room. Op­po­site: Lucy and Jonno use hooks to in­crease stor­age space.

An inky du­vet cover an­chors the bed in its serene white sur­round­ings.

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