'We'd mentally decorated before buying it'

'We'd mentally decorated before buying it'


Posted 29th Jun 2017

Buying her rented maisonette allowed Carly Fee to go crazy with colour and unleash the decorating ideas she'd harboured for years

A bit about me

I’m Carly Fee and I live with my husband, Simon, and our dogs Ronnie and Sparky.

Where I live

My home is a four-bed Victorian maisonette in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear. We’d been renting it for two years until we finally bought it in 2015.

What I wanted to change

The Artex ceilings, 1980s fireplace and old, stained carpets had to go. We also needed a new kitchen as the doors were hanging off.

How I made it my own

I love bold, bright colours and drove Simon mad with endless paint swatches. We’ve also filled the place with artwork from our travels and second-hand Mid-Century furniture. My favourite part The new wood burner in the living room was an expensive treat costing about £2,000 but it’s the best money we ever spent as it’s transformed the room.

You can find out more about Carly's decorating ideas by purchasing our July issue, available as a digital download here, for only £0.99.






Related articles

Aldi's new range is perfect for pet owners

Aldi's new range is perfect for pet owners


6 ways to look after your plants when you're on holiday

6 ways to look after your plants when you're on holiday


'It was bland but it reflects us now'

'It was bland but it reflects us now'


A simple guide to glitter dipping your furniture legs

A simple guide to glitter dipping your furniture legs



Subscribe to our newsletter