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Kelly Pike, husband Henry, and kids Rafferty, Liberty, and Rufus
1400 square feet
6 years, owned
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Having lived in London for more than a decade, Kelly Pike and her husband Henry decided to move to the West Country with their baby to find more space for the family. They fell in love with an unloved Edwardian end-of-terrace in South Bristol, and have been putting their efforts into making this a home for their family ever since.
Fast forward six years, and the couple now has three children: Rafferty, Liberty, and Rufus. They’ve also turned this once-boxy house into a dream family space. They added an extension consisting of an open plan kitchen diner and a playroom that leads straight to the garden. And while open plan living is not a new concept, as a work-at-home mom (Kelly is an award-winning publicist) with three kids under the age of 6, this layout is crucial for her; she can get work done and keep her eyes on the kids.
As to furnishing their home, Kelly has a knack for finding bargains everywhere. From the chesterfield sofa in her front room they bought for £50, to the coffee table in her living room (which was originally an architect’s chest she bought from an actual architectural practice!), pretty much all her furniture is secondhand and nothing was more than £100!
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Quirky eclectic vintage with a bit of Nordic thrown in
Inspiration: All over
Favorite Element: My 1940s architect chest
Biggest Challenge: The bathroom
What Friends Say: Mixed reviews!
Biggest Embarrassment: We’ve not touched the study yet and the gap in the bathroom wall
Proudest DIY: Bookcase in living room
Biggest Indulgence: Cole and son wallpaper
Best Advice: Don’t feel you have to buy new. Pretty much all my furniture is secondhand; nothing was more than £100
Dream Sources: Vinterior
PAINT & COLORS
Living room – Hague Blue/Borrowed Light from Farrow & Ball
Hallway – Cornforth White
Kitchen – Custom mix
Master bedroom – Loft White by Little Greene
Hallway – Palm from Cole and Son
Back bedroom – Woods and stars Cole and son
Master – Christian Lacroix
Everything in this room is vintage apart from
Ceiling light – Dwell
Wall hanging – Love Frankie
Studio light – Made.com
Table light – House of Fraser
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