My fiancé and I moved in to No.42 in July 2016. The house is a 1930s 3 bed semi detached that hadn't been touched since the 60s. Every wall and ceiling had wallpaper on it. There was no central heating, and the carpets were nothing short of 'shag pile psychedelic'. 

Our mission is to make this house a simple, modern farmhouse for each other. We're tired of waiting for the dream of "retiring to the country" to come along, so we're creating our own authentic, simple "farmhouse inspired" home here in the city of my birth – Brighton.



The day we moved in to #No42


The full 'before' house tour

Our discovery in the master bedroom


The floor plan + our initial ideas for the house


Installing a new heating system

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How the house looked after spending 10K


The bedroom – 4 weeks in

Choosing paint colours for the whole house

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Painting begins + radiators are installed


The living room – 12 weeks in

Our Kitchen Diner renovation mood board


New floors in the living room


More stories here soon!

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Choosing an architect + plans for the house