Best Of Both Worlds
25 Beautiful Homes|August 2021
The renovation of Juliet Elliott’s Victorian villa skilfully combines elegant interior design with family functionality
Karen Jensen-Jones

HOME TRUTHS

THE PROPERTY A Victorian villa built in 1869

LOCATION Essex

ROOMS Sitting room, family room, dining room, kitchen-diner study, games room, five bedrooms (one en suite), two bathrooms

PURCHASED 2011

PREVIOUS HOME ‘We lived in a semi-detached Edwardian house,’ says Juliet.

When Juliet Elliott first viewed her home in Epping Forest in Essex it was its character and sense of space that appealed most. ‘An added bonus was that it was conveniently sited for commuting into London,’ says Juliet, an interior designer who set up her business House of Elliott in 2019.

Juliet and her husband Chris recognised that with three boys, Sam, now 19, Archie, 17, and Alex, 13, they needed more space than their semi could offer them. ‘Both inside and out, this house has a generous footprint and is surrounded by farmer’s fields and beautiful countryside,’ says Juliet.

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