My favourite cor­ner

lucinda Holt lives in a de­tached new-build in lan­cashire with hus­band sam and their chil­dren lola, seven, and twins Vi­o­let and ruby, five

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‘When we lived in Lon­don we never had space to fit all our records, so it’s great that our home of­fice now dou­bles as a mu­sic room. My hus­band Sam man­ages mu­si­cians and DJS, so has around 5,000 records that were pre­vi­ously boxed up in the garage. Be­cause it’s a new house we don’t have any al­coves, so a friend rec­om­mended a lo­cal car­pen­ter who made the LP stor­age wall for £1,200. He was amaz­ing and got the di­men­sions spot on. Although we don’t buy vinyl any more as Sam has the lat­est dig­i­tal tech, we have loads of old house, disco, soul and funk mu­sic. On a Fri­day night or Sun­day morn­ing we’ll of­ten put on some tunes. Our favourite is I Found Lovin’ by The Fat­back Band, which was our wed­ding dance. The girls com­plain be­cause they want to dance to Katy Perry! As Sam likes dark in­te­ri­ors, we painted the walls a blue-grey and con­sid­ered paint­ing the shelves too, but I like see­ing the wood grain. Lots of our favourite things are in here, like the £20 Pea­cock chair from Ebay and the vin­tage side­board that’s full of ca­bles, an old ghetto blaster and mu­sic mag­a­zines. There’s also a poster from Sam’s time Djing in Ibiza and a print by a young DJ and il­lus­tra­tor called Matt Leigh. One of the best things is the lovely coun­try­side view from this room, which makes work­ing in the space a real plea­sure.’

wall painted in down Pipe, £45 for 2.5ltrs, Far­row & Ball. Vin­tage Pea­cock chair,£20, Ebay

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