Full of natural light and period features, Hannah’s Edwardian semi has been completely transformed by an open-plan Parisian kitchen (made with upcycled Ikea cabinets!), a beautiful Victorian-style bathroom and three airy bedrooms with brilliant mock wooden paneling. You can find all of her sneaky decorating secrets, including how she customised high street dining furniture, all in issue one of HomeStyle. But for now, let’s meet Hannah and discover the inspiration behind her beautiful kitchen.
'I’m Hannah Gooch and I’m married to Richard. We have two children, Ollie, aged five, and Hettie who’s three months. My home is a three-bedroom Edwardian semi in Eltham, South East London. We’ve lived here since 2009.'
'We wanted to restore the house to its former glory, as all of the lovely period features had been removed in the 70s. I tried to think outside the box to add that personal touch – I’m told it looks a million dollars, but it’s just cleverly customised Ikea units!’
'The best bit is fact that the kitchen leads out onto the garden – the sliding doors link the indoors and out, letting in lots of light, especially in summer. And the sink facving out onto the fining area is perfect, especially when entertaining.'
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[Photos Paul Craig]