Ideal Victorian five-bedroom home took over two years to transform

Kate bought her detached Victorian five-bedroom home, in a conservation area in Hereford, in 2017 (Picture: Richard Weaver Photography)

Nomadic interior designer Kate Hollingsworth finally feels settled after creating her ideal home – after two years of hard graft.

For Kate, there is no greater thrill than finding a beautiful but unloved home, restoring it back to its former glory – and then immediately getting started on another project.

‘I’ve renovated at least eight houses, and then have always sold up and moved on, as I get bored,’ says Kate. ‘This time, though, I’m just not feeling the itch again. There is so much scope at my present home, it is like a great big gorgeous doll’s house.

‘And I haven’t even got cracking on the garden yet.’

Kate, 43, bought her detached Victorian five-bedroom home – which she shares with her two teenage sons and two cats – in

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8 Cozy Fall Essentials To Transform Your Home This Season

Home has become our haven over the past six months. As summer fades to fall, elevate your surroundings by transforming your living space into a cozy oasis. For the fall season, incorporate rich colors and up the comfort factor with a variety of textures, like velvet and knits. These simple decor tips are easy to implement but will make your living space welcoming and cozy.

Coyuchi Mariposa Supersoft Organic Cotton Blanket

California-based bed, bath and apparel retailer Coyuchi has been a sustainable home textiles pioneer since it launched in 1991. Not only does the brand offer beautiful and functional pieces, but it’s the first home brand to enter the circular economy and has begun producing recycled items made of its own, organic material. Just shy of its 30th anniversary in 2021, the brand recently enlisted the accomplished Whitney Thornburg as design

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Couple transform their dated bathroom in lockdown and save thousands in the process

A couple transformed their tired bathroom during lockdown and saved £2,000 in the process.

Sharon Richards, 56, a mum of three and grandmother of four who works in retail, was keen to turn her bathroom into a modern space.

So she bought materials from eBay, B&Q and Victorian Plumbing, and enlisted the help of her builder husband to save on the cost of labour.

Sharon, from Swansea, told money-saving community : “We bought this little end of terrace house just over a year ago.

“I work in retail and my husband is a multi-skilled builder – how lucky am I? He turns my ideas into reality!

“The bathroom was our last but one room to refurb. It was all done on a budget and was all bought online except for the small bits such as bath mats and plants.

“The bath, shower, toilet, radiator, sink, toilet enclosure and cabinet

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13 ideas to transform your small space

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Finding stylish and realistic en-suite bathroom ideas can be tricky, but if you are after ways you can really make the most of your en suite no matter what the size then you have come to the right place. You may be working with a tiny or awkwardly shaped room (or both!), or your en-suite may be open to the bedroom, but whatever type of en-suite you have, this is a room that needs careful planning so that you get it right.

So, whether you’re updating a tired space and need helpful bathroom ideas or if you’re designing a bathroom from scratch or even thinking of adding a bathroom to a bedroom, extension or loft conversion, our en-suite design ideas are compact, contemporary and practical in their design. 

1.  Opt for streamlined sanitaryware

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Transform your bathroom for less with these clever money-saving tips and tricks

a room with a sink and a window: If your bathroom is due makeover but you need to stick to a budget - these money-saving tips and ticks can help

If your bathroom is due makeover but you need to stick to a budget – these money-saving tips and ticks can help

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Transforming a dated bathroom can be one of the most expensive design projects in your house.

From tiles, toilets, baths and basins to the actual cost of installation and plumbing – a brand new bathroom can set you back thousands of pounds.

But if your savings won’t quite stretch to a full renovation, there are still several ways you can give your bathroom the makeover of your dreams.

If you’re flexible with your vision and utilise some clever interior design and room-saving storage hacks, you can give your bathroom an impressive new look without splashing too much cash.

And there’s no shortage of budget bathroom inspiration on social media.

The online community of interiors enthusiasts have been at it again with

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7 design tricks to transform your home interior design from insipid into fabulous, Lifestyle News

Sick of receiving cookie-cutter design briefs, that seem to come from the same mould factory as the other homeowners in your block?

Ever wonder how you can make your abode stand out from others; a place that totally screams you, and not someone else?

Well, here are seven inspiring ways you can do, to turn your home from cookie cutter to distinctive and make it stand out from the crowd!

1. Inject some curves

The easiest way to break out of the cookie-cutter mould is to stay away from straight lines and add curved elements to inject some edgy vibes.

These curved features will break the monotony of linear edges, pull your attention to a focal design point, or a design feature. In this way, they will make an interior feel less characterised by austerity.

Tip: Introduce curved edge elements to your abode through your furniture, furnishing, wall art, tiles,

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5 bathroom floor tile ideas to transform your space

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Looking for bathroom floor tile ideas to add some colour and pattern to your bathroom? Admittedly, colour and pattern together can be daunting, but we’re not talking about super bright clashing colours and 70’s style swirly patterns, don’t worry. Just keep your walls plain and let the floor be the statement in your space, the colour can be subtle too. Below are 5 fabulous bathroom floor ideas for you to be inspired by, the tiles can be as bold or as subdued as you like – choose your favourite colours and enjoy using them in your bathroom. 

For more bathroom ideas head over to our gallery, and for more bathroom floor tiles ideas head over to our dedicated feature. 

1. Add stylish stars to your bathroom floor

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This bathroom has so many great design points.

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Transform your kitchen or bathroom with Realisations Pop Design | City News

Our kitchens and bathrooms play an important role in our homes – once mostly utilitarian spaces, they have become hubs of the household, boasting not only function but form too. Keeping on top of the latest trends, Realisations Pop Design has been infusing kitchens and bathrooms across Montreal and beyond with their streamlined, contemporary design and fashionable good looks.

“We take a project from A to Z, and walk the client through the entire project, from design to conceptualization, so that it’s less headache to the homeowner,” said co-owner Alexandre Paquin, who is also one of the main designers and planners at Pop. “We can completely transform your kitchen or bathroom with one all-in-one turnkey project.”

Realisations Pop Design is an authorized dealer of many well-known and reputable brands in Quebec, and has its RBQ licence and APCHQ certification. They have been recognized for their personalized service, project management, and

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7 Ways French Gobelins Tapestries Will Transform Your Room

Want to decorate with French tapestries that will transform your home with totally wonderful effect?
Then use the tips here on how to transform any room to one that you will fall in love with.
You can also read my post about the different types of French tapestries here for even more ideas.
If you love to add a touch of class that is unique to French home decor, then have a look at these 7 French tapestry ideas to get you started.
And we’ll also have a look at some interesting facts about the Gobelins as well.
To see the huge variety of French tapestries, see this page here for all in this category.
Let’s get started!

1. Turn your room into a French palace window or balcony opening

Castles and palaces shows off the elegant and distinctive look and feel of French decor.
Their architecture is grand

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