Step inside this Victorian home in Hertfordshire

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  • Looking for a house in an area with a villagey feel, but still within easy reach of London for work, this property caught the attention of the couple who now own it. The first-time buyers jumped at the opportunity to buy the four-bedroom semi in Hertfordshire. ‘We adored its homely feel, despite it looking a bit unloved and sad inside.’

    The house had previously been owned by a family with three kids but the new owners, who were starting to plan for a family themselves, thought the space looked dated, cold and dark despite it clearly being well-loved. Their plan was to accentuate the period features while also bringing the property up to date. However, although they knew what they liked and disliked, the owners still lacked the confidence to put their ideas into practice. ‘We felt that in our new home we needed some expert advice,’ they say, so they contacted a local interior designer for help.

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