JO’S PROJECT NOTES
What was a major lesson from renovating the property?
‘We spent a lot of money on the bathroom and then unfortunately selected an inexperienced tiler, which obviously came at a price. Never cut corners and always get the best tradesmen for the job.’
Top tip to pass on to someone doing a similar project?
‘I’d say it’s important to do your homework and really think about what you want, so that when your builder comes on site you’re organised.’
Books or guides that helped you through the project?
‘Favourite books I constantly use for references are Thrifty Chic by Liz Bauwens, Bazaar Style by Selina Lake/Joanna Simmons, Farrow & Ball Living with Colour by Ros Byam Shaw, Vintage Home by Sarah Moore, and plenty of homes and interior magazines.’