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25 Beautiful Homes|December 2020
Colour is never far away in Leoma Harper’s Victorian home but it’s this season when the house really shines
KAREN WILSON

EXTERIOR

As well as the beautiful period features, Leoma and her family love the house’s peaceful location with river and park nearby.

Try the lead-effect planter, from £34.90, Terrace Gardener

DRAWING ROOM

The dramatic chandelier shows off the elegant proportions of this room.

Esme chandelier, £557, Sweetpea & Willow, would work. Philo large sofa, from £1,275, Arlo & Jacob, has this look. Igara mango wood terrarium, £140, Nkuku. Walls in Chateau elite emulsion, £51 for 2.5ltr, Zoffany

HOME TRUTHS

THE PROPERTY

Detached Victorian house

LOCATION Surrey

ROOMS

Sitting room, drawing room, kitchen-diner, utility room, playroom, five bedrooms, (two en suite), two bathrooms

PURCHASED 2015

PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We had a smaller house in Richmond,’ says Leoma

DINING AREA

‘The branch is from the garden and was first put up two Christmases ago,’ says Leoma.

French cabinet, £800, Sunbury Antiques Market; in Railings estate eggshell, £64 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball. Woodcroft Colonial table, £2,495, One World. Replica Hans J Wegner wishbone chairs, from £183 each, Swivel. Try the Newport lantern, £88, Maisons du Monde

For Leoma Harper, moving into a large detached period property five years ago proved to be a good decision. As well as giving her and her husband a lot more space for their money, it provided a bigger garden for their daughter, seven, and son, four. ‘With its period features and high ceilings, this double-fronted Victorian house ticked all the boxes on our wish list and we loved the peaceful location,’ says Leoma.

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