Check out this modern home in Tyne & Wear

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The traditional exterior of this four-bedroom Victorian home belies its individual interior.

1/10 Exterior

house exterior with red brick wall white window and black and red door

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Katie Lee)

2/10 Dark blue living room

living room with blue wall cream colour and grey sofa with cushion and white chart on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Katie Lee)

Dark blue walls and vintage-style artwork give the living room a distinctive yet homely look.

Periodic table print
Rockett St George

3/10 Living room fireplace

fire place in living room with blue wall and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Katie Lee)

A white-painted traditional fireplace takes centre stage against inky-blue walls. A white deer head is a quirky decorative touch.

White deer head
The French Bedroom Company

4/10 Mid-century style family room

grey wall fire place with frames on wall wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Katie Lee)

Period features have been given a modern update with a mix of contemporary prints and vintage furniture. A graphic monochrome rug adds a Scandi touch.

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5/10 Kitchen dining area

kitchen dinning area with blue wall wooden dinning table and wooden shelf

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Katie Lee)

The owners of the house knocked the kitchen and breakfast room into one room to create an open-plan kitchen-diner. A half-height wall helps to define the kitchen space from the dining area.

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6/10 Vintage style kitchen area

kitchen area with blue wall white cabinets wooden worktop and toaster

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Katie Lee)

White gloss units teamed with warm wooden worktops keep the kitchen area simple. Colourful bunting, open shelving and enamel and glass accessories against mint-green walls combine to lend the space a lively, sweet shop feel.

Kitchen units

7/10 Eclectic hallway

hallway with white wall frame on wall

(Image credit: future PLC/ Katie Lee)

Crisp white walls in the hallway are given personality with a few unusual pieces of furniture. The owners painted an old fridge in a striking shade of peacock blue. Around the corner, a vibrant pink birdcage sits on top of a silver chest of drawers.

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8/10 Blue country bedroom

bedroom with blue wall bed wooden drawer and bench

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Katie Lee)

A mixture of hand-me-down furniture and vintage-style buys creates a more traditional scheme in the main bedroom. An old church bench and a vintage kimono are examples of the owners' unique style.

Feather & Black

9/10 Child’s fun bedroom

children bedroom with world map designed wall wooden bed wooden desk with chair and frame on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Katie Lee)

A giant world-map mural covers the wall behind an old school desk in this child's bedroom. A retro Marvel comics poster adds to the fun feel.

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10/10 Traditional grey panelled bathroom

bathroom with blue panel wall bathtub and flower pot wooden table

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Katie Lee)

Wooden panelling painted dark grey creates an eyecatching feature wall in this bathroom. The dark backdrop allows the white freestanding bath tub to really stand out.

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