Creating mood boards and letting the ambience of each room dictate the décor has helped Natalie O’Connell perfect her 1950s home.
A bit about me
I’m Natalie O’Connell, and I live with my husband, Dan.
Where I live
My home is a two-bed 1950s end terraced house in Dormansland, Surrey. I’ve lived here since 2014.
What I wanted to change
The house was a bit dated and lacked personality, with a hideous corner bath and damp conservatory.
How I made it my own
I pared everything back by stripping floors and doors, adding rustic shelves and recycling existing furniture to fit into the new space.
My favourite part
It’s got to be the dining room as in summer it’s ignited by glistening sunlight setting the room alive, and pulling the dining table beautifully into the hub of the house.
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Feature by Karen Wilson / photos by Fiona Walker-Arnott