Discover Coralie's stylish Victorian semi in Berkshire

Take a tour around this renovated Victorian semi, which has been transformed with understated simple style. Chosen by Style at Home. Find more house tours at

Coralie created a large relaxed kitchen-living area by knocking the original dining room and kitchen together and extending just 1.5m into the side return of her Victorian house. With the new layout, there was plenty of space for a roomy island unit.

1/10 Kitchen-living space

kitchen with white cabinets and wooden worktop

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

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Cups and saucers
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2/10 Dining area

dining area with fireplace and wooden dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Keeping to a pared-back feel, Coralie found a wooden farmhouse-style table on eBay with legs already painted soft blue. Three low-hanging pendants lights look dramatic over the table.

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3/10 Kitchen extension

kitchen with cabinets and wooden storage shelves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Skylights and double-aspect windows ensure Coralie's kitchen is light and bright. A wooden worktop and Belfast sink keep the look traditional, while metro tiles are a nod to utilitarian style.

Nigella Lawson bread bin
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4/10 Sitting area

grey sofa with cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

A two-seater sofa in soft neutral ensures a relaxed feel for Coralie's large living area. She found the quirky fish cushion at John Lewis.

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Paint on walls
Light Blue by Farrow & Ball (opens in new tab)

5/10 Living room

living room with cream wall and brown sofa set with cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

For her separate living room, Coralie chose a neutral scheme with soft textures and dark wood furniture. Simple blinds at the windows allow light to flood in, and add to the relaxed feel.

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6/10 Living room fireplace

room with wooden flooring and fireplace

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Coralie has kept woodwork crisp white and walls a soft neutral to offset original features, such as the beautiful fireplace and wooden floorboards.

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7/10 Main bedroom

bedroom with bed with bedside table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Soft blue ensures a relaxed feel for the main bedroom with a Victorian-style bed to complement the age of the property. A simple Roman blind at the window and a rustic storage basket add character.

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8/10 Guest bedroom

bedroom with double bed and bedside wooden drawer table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Coralie's guest room is another tranquil, welcoming space with a chalky grey shade of paint for the walls and dashes of pink from the lampshades and hero cushion.

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9/10 Bathroom

bathroom with white washbasin

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

In the bathroom, traditional fittings, such as this basin with chrome rails, are offset with irridescent mosaic tiles.

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10/10 Exterior

red brick house exterior

(Image credit: Future PLC/Colin Poole)

Coralie has enhanced the original features of her classic Victorian home.