Hannah Gooch's plain-to-Parisian makeover

Hannah Gooch's plain-to-Parisian makeover


Posted 10th Jun 2015

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.

 

Kitchen wall

 

'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.'

 

Kitchen shot

 

'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!’

 

Bread in kitchen

 

'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.'

 

Return shot

 

'As for my favourite places to shop for my home, I love Anthropology Home and Bailey’s Home and Garden.'

 

To pick up issue one of HomeStyle, just call our subscriptions line on 01206 851117 and ask for back issues. And remember you can subscribe by clicking here and ensure you never miss an issue again!

 

[Photos Paul Craig]

 






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