Karen and Kevin’s Traditional Victorian Apartment — House Tour

Dream Sources: Liberty’s, Anthropologie. Open Slideshow

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Eighteen years ago, this apartment occupied part of the ground floor of the house, and the space was divided into several smaller rooms with an adjoining corridor. Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. Biggest Challenge: Planning and reconfiguring the space. • Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Welcome to their home! Follow Apartment Therapy’s board House Tours Apartment Therapy on Pinterest. Stairs now lead from a small lobby area to the master bedroom below. With their combined design and practical skills, they have created an elegant, comfortable home that’s painted in subtle, neutral Farrow and Ball tones, filled with vintage and classic pieces, and beautifully styled with the loveliest personal accessories. What Friends Say: It’s welcoming and homely. Inspiration: Plain English, Cabbages and Roses. Proudest DIY: Kevin fitted the kitchen, including making cupboards to match the ones from Neptune, and the bathroom – tiling, plumbing and all. But over the years, she and Kevin have settled into a new, more traditional style that has a timeless feel, with layers of textiles and deep sofas that invite you to sink into them. Kitchen cupboards are Neptune’s Dove Grey. Later, the opportunity arose to buy the shared basement from their neighbours in order to create a generous master bedroom, which enabled Karen and Kevin to open up the ground floor space to create a spacious eat-in kitchen – in fact, reinstating the place the kitchen had when the house was first built. Name: Karen and KevinLocation: Guildford, Surrey, UKSize: 1,000 square feetYears lived in: 18 years; owned

This Victorian apartment in central Guildford is home to Karen, a visual merchandiser who’s embarking on a new career in interior design, and husband Kevin, an aircraft engineer. Biggest Embarrassment: Painting the lounge dark burgundy – a colour that only worked on Christmas Day! Biggest Indulgence: The chandelier in the living room, from Pied Piper who supply to Liberty’s. Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form. Favorite Element: The ceiling height – 3m! • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE: Check out past house tours here.

Updated: 24.11.2014 — 15:41