Location: South East London
Our Edwardian flat in South East London was the ground floor of a house that was sort of split into flats when we bought it. We converted it from a one bed to a two bed flat, which involved a lot of wallpaper stripping (like, from every room) and a few unexpected discoveries along the way. We tried to do it as cheaply as possible but as it was our first renovation we made some mistakes and spent money where we could have saved, had we been more experienced.
It's small, only 677 square feet, but opening up the doorway between our kitchen and living room has made the living space feel incredibly light and airy. We're both proud of how we've managed to make the flow of the flat work so much better.
I'm a huge fan of Emily Henderson and so our living room definitely has a colorful mid-century vibe to it. As we've settled in, my taste has moved more towards a Scandinavian-rustic style, which is strange because I love color so much.
There are so many things we're really happy with, like our re-painted original fireplace, our custom-built kitchen shelves, my boyfriend's skill at hand-staining floors, configuring the bedroom so we actually had wardrobe space but, most of all, I think we managed to make it really feel like a home in a very short space of time.
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