Take a look around this vintage-inspired family home in Birmingham

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  • The owners of this three-bedroom, semi-detached Victorian mill worker’s cottage in Birmingham bought it in 2005, after searching for a more rural setting for their family. Luckily the house was in good condition, so only needed aesthetic updates, including decorating, to reflect its light and bright spaces, which have retained their original features.

    They painted the kitchen units, revamped the original floorboards and added their own, vintage-inspired style to the interior decoration. Painted furniture, retro-inspired accessories and pastel colours are key to each room.

    This vintage look is inspired by the owner, Katie’s event stylist business, TheVintageHouseThatCould.co.uk, and the eclectic look consists of budget buys from boot sales, antique fairs and eBay.

    After much trepidation, the owners unveiled original floorboards in the bedrooms, which have been painted white to add to the bright spaces. Downstairs an engineered wooden floor was installed, in a dark wood to contrast with the white walls.

    The house is constantly evolving thanks to the creative owner, who has turned her sights to the garden, and the possibility of building a studio for her growing business.

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