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Range of in­flu­ences in flat re­vamp

Evening Express (City Final) - Home Life - - APARTMENT LIVING - By Lau­rna Robert­son

GARY Kent and Jerol­dine Watt have com­bined the best of new and old to stamp their own style on their Aberdeen flat. needed some se­ri­ous TLC to re­lease its full po­ten­tial when they first moved in. How­ever, 26-year-old lab as­sis­tant Jerol­dine brought to­gether a

wide range of in­spi­ra­tions to transform 15 Brighton Place. “We’ve com­bined a whole range of dif­fer­ent themes to get the trendy look we wanted,” said Jerol­dine, who is orig­i­nally from New­ton­hill. “We’ve got an­tiques that be­longed to Gary’s grand­fa­ther, we’ve got mu­sic posters of bands we love, we’ve got car­toons that a friend of ours drew for us and we’ve got bits and pieces that we’ve col­lected on our trav­els. “I also used my pas­sion for vintage dresses, Cath Kid­ston pat­terns and a shabby chic style to pick the look we liked.” Gary, a 29-year-old con­trol room op­er­a­tor, and Jerol­dine found their nest four years ago af­ter look­ing at prop­er­ties for a cou­ple of months. They went to view the Brighton Place flat as it was just around the cor­ner from Gary’s place at the time on Union Grove. Even though the dec­o­ra­tion wasn't to their taste, they knew right away that the flat had ev­ery­thing they were look­ing for. Gary said: “We wanted a

two-bed­roomed prop­erty with plenty of space in the cen­tre of town. “The first thing we did when we moved in was we got rid of the orange liv­ing room with the sand ef­fect. “We had to strip the walls right back and re-skim them, then we put new floor­ing down and put a re­claimed fire­place in there too.” Jerol­dine added: “We cre­ated a util­ity room and we put a new boiler in. “Once we'd dec­o­rated the bed­rooms we sat back and en­joyed our new home.” Af­ter dis­cov­er­ing Jerol­dine was ex­pect­ing, the cou­ple, who are now par­ents to seven-month-old Wil­low, de­cided to mod­ernise the bath­room and kitchen. Gary said: “We didn't make it easy for our­selves with ev­ery­thing go­ing on at once. “We got peo­ple in to do the kitchen but I did a lot of work on the bath­room.” The cou­ple have now de­cided they need more space for their fam­ily and have their eye on a house in New­ton­hill.

MOV­ING ON: Gary Kent and Jerol­dine Watt with their daugh­ter Wil­low. The gar­ish­ly­dec­o­rated pad

BRIGHT SPACE: The light, spacious liv­ing room and, in­set, one of the dou­ble bed­rooms and the gar­den.

ROOMY: Above, the bright sec­ond dou­ble bed­room, the smart, fully-fited kitchen, and, right, the tra­di­tional, gran­ite ex­te­rior of the Brighton Place flat.

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