THE PROPERTY Late Victorian house in Hove, East Sussex
SPACE over 4 floors, with a kitchen/diner and utility room on the lower ground floor, sitting room and office on the upper ground floor, and 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1 shower room.
The sweeping 62-step hallway staircase that winds through the house ties everything together, and is wisely kept it stark and simple, with black balustrades and a dark varnished banister that snakes up as far as the eye can see.
The living room is the owners’ happy hub they trawled junk shops and flea markets to find the stone bust, the dresser and artworks. Other eclectic pieces like the studded Chesterfield sofa, the feather fans and oversized candlesticks, add glamour.
This bathroom was designed to be functional but inviting. These gorgeous tiles give a cool, seaside feel to the space and contrast beautifully with 1960-style mismatched mirrors and the classic-style his-and-her sinks below.
This simple, light-filled girl’s bedroom has an Arts and Crafts feel with lovely antique pieces alongside fun items, like the dog lights, the rocking sheep and the pretty ball lights round a salvaged mirror.