Step inside this festive 1950s house in Sunderland

This neutral, Fifties house in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear has been given a glitzy feel with shiny surfaces, plush textiles and lots of sparkle. The owner, a flight manager for Virgin Atlantic, shares this home with her husband, a property developer, and their two-year old son. ‘As soon as I walked up the garden path, I just fell in love with it. I loved the symmetry and the feeling as I walked into the hallway.’ There had only been one previous owner, a fruitier turned property developer who built this house for his wife. Although the house felt rather dark and was frozen in a Fifties time warp, with owner’s experience and an eye for finish touches, they couple knew that they could create a bright family home.

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