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Open House: A 1920s home by the sea in south Wales

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  • Take a look inside this coastal-themed home in Wales, previously featured in Style at Home magazine and prepare to be inspired by the classic colour palette and pretty details.

    The couple bought this 1920s five-bedroom house 12 years ago. It was in a bad state of repair when they bought it and everything needed doing. Over the years they have extended with a loft conversion and a conservatory to provide extra space for the family.

    In their living room the couple kept the original fireplace, but added instant warmth with a woodburning stove.The orginial fireplace is the perfect spot for displaying the decorative hanging hearts.

    Living near the sea has inspired the couple to go for a coastal theme in their home. The living area is painted in soothing neutral shades with nautical accessories dotted around the room adding to the look.

    The vintage-style nautical trunk makes the perfect coffee table and also helps to hide away clutter and blankets and throws for the colder months.

    Rather than replacing the whole kitchen, the couple replaced the doors to give it a new look without breaking the bank. Clever storage makes it quick and easy to find the things they need in the kitchen.

    The couple added a conservatory to bring light into their home and provides an extra room from the kitchen. The nautical theme continues through into the conservatory with the striped sofa and distressed dining table and chairs.

    Throughout their home the couple have lots of seaside-themed accessories which give the place a homely feel. Distressed furniture, wooden signs and stripy patterns add charm and character to the neutral décor.

    By extending the upstairs of their home the couple were able to create a big main bedroom, which includes this gorgeous rolltop bath in the corner. It makes the most of the space rather than having two separate smaller rooms and the turquoise accessories add colour to the neutral backdrop.

    With their loft converted into a bedroom it has given the couple beautiful views over the coast. They carried on the pastel theme with the vintage floral bedspread.

    The bathroom has been kept simple with a neutral colour scheme and a few seaside–themed accessories and stripy towels add character to the space.

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