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Our read­ers re­veal their worst dec­o­rat­ing habits

My part­ner’s a se­rial dec­o­ra­tor. I swear our rooms are get­ting smaller with the amount of paint on the walls GARETH Fisher

Get­ting auc­tion fur­ni­ture in Eng­land for our house in France when a) I love French fur­ni­ture and b) It costs a for­tune to courier it over NATALIE hayter

Buy­ing things that would look fan­tas­tic framed, but then we never get round to fram­ing them if they don’t fit Ikea frames KAREN Mur­phy

Go­ing at it like a bull in a china shop. I spent seven hours steam­ing wall­pa­per off my four-year-old’s bed­room wall, then found out the plas­terer can’t come for a month LINDA CLAY­TON

I’m a calm, laid-back per­son un­til I go shop­ping and see cush­ions – then I turn into a mad woman pop BALD­WIN

I start dec­o­rat­ing one room and at the same time will be up­cy­cling a piece of fur­ni­ture for an­other CATHY Forsyth

Buy­ing vin­tage and se­cond-hand bar­gains for a reno we haven’t started ANNA rid­dell-roberts

Buy­ing plants. I’m run­ning out of space. I floated the idea of hang­ing bas­kets and my hus­band laughed, think­ing I was jok­ing. KATE Turner

My stu­dio, car, and hus­band’s of­fice are filled with bro­ken doors, slabs of mis­matched mar­ble, and cuts of wood for when I build my dream bath­room/sofa/ kitchen from scratch CHRISTINA WAR­REN

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