This classic Edwardian home is a lesson in bold color and elegant Christmas styling


‘Tiffany took inspiration from the mosaic entrance hall floor tiles and the large original stained glass window on the landing, plus my mood board and created the whole concept' explains Shaun. 'She pushed us right out of our comfort zone - with dark purple in the snug, pink tweedy curtains in the bedroom, and Anaglypta in the hall, all things we thought we hated but now totally love.'


Previously the living room and the snug were one big long space but it was Tiffany’s idea to make them into two. ‘The proportions are so much better now and the snug, with its gentleman’s club vibe is my favourite room,’ he says. ‘My main criteria was to create a home that looked beautiful but was really homely too,’ says Shaun. On the first night back in the house he sat in every chair, taking it all in. ‘I thought, this just looks epic.’


'My parents had these sofas when I was a child,' says Shaun, 'and I've never stopped loving their timeless style and comfort.' These design classic Togo sofas are a 1980s version by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset from Pamono.


Tiffany’s original scheme is very much how the house has ended up and the project has led to the teenage friendship being reinstated. Of the couple, Shaun was the main driving force, project managing throughout lockdown, securing tonnes of steel for the extension and tracking down plaster when the builders ran out.


The designer's concept in this modern bedroom with tweedy curtains and a pink bed was so different to anything the couple had experienced before, but they trusted her judgement and now love it.


The claw foot bath was already in the house and it was designer Tiffany’s idea to paint the sides terracotta, specifically Red Earth by Farrow & Ball. ‘It seemed a shocking idea, but it works so well,’ says Shaun.


Daughter Jess loves the pink and playful nature of her room. The canopy is a signature style of designer Tiffany and adds a gorgeous finishing touch.

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