A raised table provides a natural divide between the kitchen and the rest of the living space. Try the Norse metal bar stool, £89, Cult Furniture. The Mira pendant light in Smooth Storm Grey, £99, Swoon, would work
THE PROPERTY Apartment in a Grade II-listed Georgian house
ROOMS Living room/kitchen, one bedroom, one bathroom
PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We rented in Hackney Wick, before moving down to the Kent coast,’ says Carey.
The couple bought a Victorian two-up, two-down and fully renovated it over the following four years. Growing up in Sweden, Johan had learnt to build from an early age and was able to skilfully turn his hand to most of the work, going on to build his own music studio in a warehouse near the old Margate train station, while Carey opened a cafe along the Margate harbour wall. ‘These were all dreams we wouldn’t have achieved if we had stayed in London,’ she says.
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