SITTING ROOM In this big open-plan space two rugs and two pendants are used to zone areas for a more intimate feel. Mobile chandelier, £250, West Elm. Eiffel Tower Lenticular by Sir Peter Blake, £4,000, Art Republic. Multi 8105 vintage rug, £645, Louis De Poortere
THE PROPERTY A detached Victorian property L
LOCATION East Sussex ROOMS Sitting room/dining area, kitchen-diner/office area, cloakroom, music room, lounge, five bedrooms, two bathrooms
PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We moved from a Victorian mid-terrace in the Port Hall area of Brighton,’ says Hilda.
SITTING ROOM A wall of shelving was put up to add a beautiful architectural feature. Karina armchair in Marine, £349, Swoon
The one thing Hilda Barnfield was sure about when she and her husband Howard were looking for a bigger home for their family, was that she didn’t want another Victorian property. ‘I’ve always hankered after a mid-century style house and really thought that’s what we would find when we moved,’ she says.
‘At the time, we were living in a nice area of Brighton, close to a park in a typical property for the area – a tall, thin Victorian townhouse, which was a bit top heavy, with a postage stamp size garden. But, with three boys, we knew that quite soon we’d need more living space inside, and a larger garden,’ says Hilda.
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