Take a tour of this 1960s house in Yorkshire

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This four-bedroom, detached 1960s house in Leeds, West Yorkshire, has been completely refurbished to create a bright and modern family home.

1/11 Exterior

exterior of a 1960s two storey brown brick house with white door and white feature panelling

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

2/11 Living room

a living room with dark grey walls,, light brown carpet, dark furniture and a woodburner fireplace surrounded by a white mantle

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

The living room has a feature wall painted in a daring shade of dark grey, creating a relaxed gentleman's club feel. The tall fire surround was found at a salvage yard and painted off-white to brighten the room.

Wall painted in Mercury emulsion
Fired Earth

3/11 Living room feature wall

a neutral living room with a dark grey door, grey sofa and a photo gallery on the wall consisting of 8 different photos of bugs and butterflies

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

The opposite wall in the living room has been painted in a soft off-white to contrast against the dark grey. A collection of framed insect and butterfly prints are displayed in uniform rows above the sofa.

Similar sofa
G Plan Vintage
Insect and butterfly prints
Rockett St George

4/11 Kitchen-diner

white kitchen with black countertops, white blinds with a yellow, green and grey patten and chrome light fittings

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

A wall was removed between the kitchen and the old sunroom to create a new kitchen-diner. The owners went for inexpensive white kitchen units to create an unfussy, streamlined look.

Accent Glacier kitchen units
Arnold Laver
Similar copper pendant

5/11 Kitchen

open plan kitchen and dining area with wooden floorboards, a blue brick splashback in the kitchen, wall with blackboard paint and a black dining table with white chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

A large chalkboard panel on one wall gives the plain white kitchen character. The owners added subtle hits of colour with a splashback of teal tiles.

Metropolitan tiles
Fired Earth
Johnstone's blackboard paint

6/11 Dining area

dining area with wooden floorboards, brown and white wallpaper on one wall, a white wall next to it with a section painted with blackboard paint and a black dining table with white chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

Patterned wallpaper and blinds give the dining area tailored style, while the wooden flooring links it to the kitchen. A large arch floor lamp adds a contemporary touch.

Triffid wallpaper
Osborne & Little
Blind made in Sanderson Dandelion Clocks fabric
John Lewis

7/11 Main bedroom

bedroom with cream carpet, an elegant dark green, black and floral wallpaper and a black four poster bed with white covers

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

The owners chose to use a bold floral wallpaper on a feature wall because it complements the finish of the shimmering starburst mirror. 

Designers Guild Darly Indigo wallpaper
Constellation mirror
Laura Ashley

8/11 En-suite bathroom

bedroom with green, black and floral wallpaper leading into an open ensuite with a freestanding white curved bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

Repositioning the stairs created space for an en-suite bathroom at one end of the bedroom. Navy-coloured painted walls tie in with the blue tones of the bedroom wallpaper.

Wall painted in Carbon Blue emulsion
Fired Earth
Bolton bath
Victorian Plumbing

9/11 Shower room

bathroom with black floor tiles, a large walk in shower with blue mozaic tiles on the wall and a square mirror with wooden frame above a white vanity unit

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

The main bathroom has been converted into a smart new shower room, tiled with shimmering glass mosaics with built-in storage alcoves for toiletries.

Gurla Mandhata mosaic tiles
Original Style
Phoenix shower tray
Plumb Nation

10/11 Guest bedroom

bedroom with white walls and brown carpet, a bed with a wooden slat bedhead and a colourful geometric duvet cover and a blue painting above the bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

The furniture in the guest bedroom was recycled from the owner's previous home, but it's been given a bright update with this striking geometric bedlinen.

Mosaic bedlinen
John Lewis

11/11 Home office

a yellow office study room with wooden floorboards, a wooden desk, white chair on castors and a bespoke wooden and black wire shelving unit

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Colin Poole)

The home office is decorated in an uplifting shade of yellow, with a modern wood and wire shelving system teamed with a traditional 1920s desk.

Wall painted in Indian Yellow emulsion
Fired Earth
String shelf system
Funktion Alley

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Lisa Fazzani
Deputy Editor

Lisa is Deputy Editor of Style at Home magazine and regularly contributes to sister title Ideal Home. She has written about interiors for more than 25 years and about pretty much every area of the home, from shopping and decorating, crafts and DIY to real home transformations and kitchen and bathroom makeovers. Homes and interiors have always been a passion and she never tires of nosying around gorgeous homes, whether on TV, online, in print or in person.