Caroline loves colour and opted for a vibrant scheme including bright bursts of pink and red. Her four-bedroom semi-detached house was a blank canvas when she first moved in, with magnolia walls that were soon painted bright white. American- and British-flag cushions are a nod to her upbringing in the USA.
In the dining area, a dresser takes price of place and displays crockery, photos and recipe books. A find from a charity shop, Caroline had it spray-painted hot-pink to make it stand out, along with the chairs. Bunting is an inexpensive way of adding instant pattern to the room.
By sacrificing space in the third bedroom and the addition of a partition wall, Caroline has created her very own sewing room or studio. The old Bernina sewing machine is a prized possession that's stuck around for years, while the deep red feature wall matches the wall in the bedroom, keeping a harmonious feel throughout the house.
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A clever pegs-on-string design means Caroline can proudly display her kids' artwork in the kitchen next to the clock. It not only adds colour and pattern to a plain white wall, but the pegs make it very easy to change and update the pictures as the children grow up.
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Caroline was after a family home with bags of potential. The brick exterior and black-gloss door create a smart feel.
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