Tempted by the generous, high-ceilinged rooms, Laura and Kevin bought their three-storey Victorian house nine years ago. Determined to refresh its dated decor, the couple, both graphic designers, immediately began an extensive refurbishment project. ‘We started at the top of the house and painstakingly worked our way down, tackling all the renovations ourselves,’ says Laura. ‘We blitzed everything as fast as we could, but by now we had two young children, so our progress wasn’t speedy.’
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Worth the wait
Taking the time to plan a stunning, light-filled extension to their home paid off handsomely for Laura and Kevin Purdy
Just what the doctor ordered
Katy and Sy Dodman have transformed this once ramshackle doctor’s surgery into a beautiful home
Where old meets new
Bee Osborn’s sensitive restoration of a former village post office is a masterclass in the art of combining traditional and modern-day style
Rachael and Tom Somerville have reconfigured a period house and added a contemporary extension to create a welcoming family home
A minimalistic approach to interior design has enabled Stacey Kent and Jim Tomlinson to focus on the music in their life
ONE SIZE FITS ALL
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Pauline Gidoin paired designer pieces with high-street
Fantastical patterns combined with bold colours create drama in Tamara MacDonald’s family home
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
A considered blend of country chic and contemporary cool makes the most of Lucinda Bullock-Webster’s terrace
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GH'S MAURICE BENARD AND LAURA WRIGHT ON WHAT'S NEXT FOR “CARSON”
Connecting the Dots
How Laura Cortez uses her passion for trails to build community.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH Kevin Rivoli
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GH: WEDDING DAY DRAMA FOR JASON AND CARLY
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Scene & Heard
BEHIND the SCENES!
FOSSIL LEAVES MAY REVEAL CLIMATE IN LAST ERA OF DINOSAURS
Richard Barclay opens a metal drawer in archives of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum containing fossils that are nearly 100 million years old. Despite their age, these rocks aren’t fragile. The geologist and botanist handles them with casual ease, placing one in his palm for closer examination.