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a cork bench are all from there, plus a giant
ﬂoor lamp. The two grey sofas are timeless
Karlstads we found on eBay.'
The family also sourced furniture
from other high-street stores -always
Scandinavian style at a reasonable price.
'We have quite a few bits and bobs
from Habitat, including lampshades,
a coﬀee table, a ﬂoor lamp, pouﬀe and
side table,' says Lottie. 'John Lewis is
a favourite for soft furnishings, as is
H&M - most of our cushions and bed
linen are from there - and La Redoute
is great for curtains and planters.'
Light ﬁttings can really ﬁnish a
look, and Lottie splashed out on two
designer ones to give the rooms a focal
point. 'I have a beautiful Kartell FL/Y
lampshade over the dining table, from
THE DINING ROOM
Houseology, and a lovely paper origami lampshade
from a local shop called Stil Homeware,' she says. These
LARGE BUT EMPTY
high-street and designer pieces are combined with vintage
and recycled ﬁnds, to give the home an eclectic edge.
'We have a vintage Ercol Windsor sofa downstairs that
I found on eBay, a couple of vintage rugs given by family,
and a 1940s kids' wardrobe in the living room I picked
up online for £20,' says Lottie. 'A lick of Annie Sloan Old
Violet paint and it's now a cupboard for our vinyl collection.'
The family have been living in their modern, practical
home for a year now and, in that time, have created an
easy-to-manage space that's stylish which works for all the
family. And that's no easy feat.
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of getting the keys, we had bought and built the Billy units,'
says Lottie. 'We didn't waste any time, as it felt important to
get all the books up and categorised by colour as this really
sets the tone for the whole room.'
When it came to ﬁlling the rest of the living spaces, Lottie
looked at magazines, Pinterest and interiors books for
inspiration. 'I used to work for an architecture centre for
many years, and its bookshop was a great help,' she says.
WHITE AND MODERN
The walls everywhere were already white but a bit shabby,
so she and Mike bought emulsion paint and set about
freshening them up. 'All that white suggested a speciﬁc
style we both love: Scandinavian modern,' she explains.
With that done, they wasted no time ﬁlling their new
home with practical, non-expensive furniture. 'We rely a
lot on good old IKEA!' laughs Lottie. 'The dining-room
bookcases, sideboard, one of the armchairs, desk, rug and
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