Karen Birchwood’s Gallery and Home
Artist Karen Birchwood has turned her own living space into a gallery – the ideal place for prospective buyers of her paintings to visualise the artworks in a home setting.
Having decided to swap London life for a home in the countryside, Lucinda Mitra took to Instagram to document the refurbishment of her new family home. After rapidly amassing over 30,000 follows, Lucinda’s account, nest_twenty_eight, is now an online destination...
Gorgeous Seaside Home
Since opening her first store in the late 1970s, Helen Robinson has consistently been ahead of the game when it comes to cool locations for her to share her effortless sense of style. Her current project, SHOP in St. Leonards...
Stylish Seaside Home
Karen Hahnel’s St Leonards apartment is a stunning example of how to successfully employ proportion and scale. She has cleverly combined design classics with online finds to create an enviably stylish seaside home.
Spacious Family Home
When a former St. John Ambulance station in Rye came up for sale, it took interior architect Marta Nowicka only three hours to decide to take on its renovation. After removing endless partitioning and flattening a 1970s extension, she has...
When the light-filled apartment directly below Susie McLean’s came up for sale on the St Leonards sea front, her sister Caroline snapped it up. Stamping their personalities on each, the pair have created two uniquely individual retreats linked by a...
A Treat in Store
Housed in a former village stores, Diane and Ian’s quirky B&B offers a tranquil haven with a truly personal touch.
The Home of ‘Posh’ Storage
Fuelled by a shared passion for block printing, Trudi Savin and her friend Sophie Morton created Yateley Papers. Trudi’s own home in Surrey is a showcase for their ever evolving range of beautiful storage solutions and accessories.
Bright Contemporary Home
Seeing the potential in a project that had been overlooked by other potential buyers, and working to a strict budget, Ali Kittermaster has remodelled a dated bungalow in the heart of a Kent village into a bright and surprisingly roomy...
Intriguing Historic Farmhouse
Immersed within three acres of glorious gardens, Peter and Jane’s historic family home, a stunning Wealden farmhouse, is tantalisingly full of mystery and intrigue.
Wreck Of The Week Remarkable Refurb
Originally built to house the poor in the nineteenth century, Cheyneys Almshouse is now home to Fortnum & Mason in-house milliner Adrian Howard and his partner Sven. After stumbling across it in The Guardian’s ‘Wreck of the Week’ feature and...
New England Seaside Styling Comes to Camber
Inspired by New England styling, a chalet bungalow nestled in the dunes at Camber Sands has been transformed into a relaxing seaside haven. This home now looks as if it would be just as comfortable near the shores of Cape...
Home of Victorian Curiosities
When antique dealers Paul Wong and Martin Johnson bought their Grade II* home ten years ago, they had been won over by its classic English country house facade. With its generously proportioned rooms providing an irresistible opportunity to display their...
A Spacious Villa
When Peter and Murielle chanced upon a For Sale notice on the verge by the side of the road that led to an elegant Regency property, they knew that they had found the Kentish home that they had been searching...
Exquisite Design in a Victorian Hastings Home
Retail brand consultant James, stylist David and their Boston Terrier, Cooper, moved into their Victorian property in the heart of Hastings Old Town just one year ago. In that time they have completely transformed the interior with their bold use...
Arts and Crafts Roots
When Geoff and Annie Waring decided to leave the city in search of a greener way of living, they found that the challenge of renovating an Arts & Crafts house in Tunbridge Wells ticked all the boxes.
Farmhouse with African Heartbeat
Through her inventive and unique approach to interior design, Alexis Wylie has sensitively updated her ancient farmhouse to create a quirky, yet organised, family space.
Historic Family Home
Jennifer Stuart-Smith relishes the snugness of the perfect Christmas house.
The Wallpaper Designer’s Home
Ten years of DIY and the refined eye of a renowned wallpaper designer has transformed a wrecked house into an oasis of calm elegance.
The Quirky Townhouse
Anthropology, Arabic, art history… the lady of this house is erudite, well-read and widely travelled and it shows at every turn.
Industrial Glamour Comes to St Leonards
A collection of quirky finds and object trouves transforms this classic Victorian villa into a funky pad with industrial glamour.
Gorgeous Goodnestone Park
The beautiful Georgian house, Goodnestone Park, which may have inspired Jane Austen’s most famous novel and is still owned by the original family, has been remodelled with superb contemporary chic and reborn with a new purpose.
Francesca Rowan-Plowden’s Beach House
A classic beach house, which is also a cosy winter retreat – Francesca Rowan-Plowden is just as at home rethinking the most relaxed of small-scale abodes as she is taking on a total refurbishment of a stately home. Is there...
Californian Styling Comes to East Sussex
Never mind the house, look at the view… With vision and flair, the most unappealing chalet bungalow can be transformed into an expansive dream home of Hollywood glamour.
Ultra Modern Scandi Styling
After several sunny years downunder Jenna and Andrew didn’t want to leave the light and airy mood they loved in Australian houses behind when they moved back to the UK – so they re-created it in Hersham.
Creative Home in Hastings
With inspiring views looking out to sea and glorious opened-up spaces within, Ginny and MJ have made a commanding terrace house in Hastings as harmonious as the choirs they run.
Contemporary Coach House Conversion
Mix together an interior decorator and a bespoke kitchen designer and you have the perfect recipe for creating a 21st century home from a Victorian coach house.
Country Home Filled With Natural Light
In an area famed for its atmospheric, timber houses, Mark and Tara were hard-pushed to find one that provided the light-filled home they were after. After a year of searching and a year of negotiating, they finally moved into this...
Country Cottage with Alpine Inspired Interior
There can be few weatherboarded cottages in the Weald of Kent that offer visitors such a welcome and refreshing surprise. Forget low ceilings and dark corners, or chintzy, rustic styling, and prepare yourselves for a trip to the Alps.
Smugglers’ Haunt Becomes Rural Retreat
In the 18th century, Ingram House was a coaching inn and a favourite haunt of the infamous Hawkhurst Gang. Fortunately for its owners, Anthony and Simon, shoot-outs are a thing of the past. It is now a tranquil rural retreat,...
A childhood love of horses led Jenny and her husband Dave to look for a home near to where they stabled their horse in the Sussex High Weald. After much searching, they finally found the perfect project – transforming a...
The Cowdrey Cricketing Family’s Offham Home
Christel Cowdrey moved from Sweden to England with her family in the 1960s, modelled in London, and has travelled the world for work and business – yet, for the past 10 years, her home and her heart have been in...
Arts & Crafts Surrey Home
When Victoria and David left London for Surrey they had no idea that such a wonderful home was just around the corner, down a pretty leafy lane. An expansive Arts & Crafts house, with more than a touch of Betjeman...
Goudhurst Country Refurbished Retreat
Despite moving to London and starting a family, the Weald will always be home to Ben Parker. So, when he and his French wife, Perrine spotted a large Georgian farmhouse in need of refurbishment, a deal was struck and the...
Georgian Style Grand Design
Grand, imposing and seemingly a Georgian rectory, this family home in the heart of the High Weald is not what it seems. For, behind the rambling roses and historic facade lies a thoroughly modern house – built only 10 years...
From Blank Canvas to Family Home
Leaving behind an Arts and Crafts house to move nearer their boys’ school, the Smith family were faced with a huge, unfinished shell of a building – but one that was surrounded by wild-flower meadows and incredible rolling hills. This...
Country Lodge Guest House
Setting the scene has been Emma Clarke’s professional role for many years. So, when the opportunity arose to create her own, domestic show-stopper, she was more than qualified – as her magnificent home demonstrates.
The Stylish Family Home
After spotting the potential of this Victorian house near Camden Road in Tunbridge Wells, Justine Hodgson-Barker, an interior designer, and her husband James set about transforming it into a stylish yet functional family home.
Belvidere Place – Broadstairs Boutique B&B
When Jilly Sharpe left Peckham, south London, for Broadstairs, she needed a home and a way to make a living. Belvidere Place, a run-down and dilapidated Georgian building that had been neglected for 200 years, was to be her saviour...
Modern Styling in a 1920s Home
It is often said that ‘mother knows best’. In the case of this 1920s home in Dorking, Surrey, it would be hard to dispute this – especially when you discover that the mother in question is an award-winning artist and...
Restored Rustic Wealden Farmhouse
When Sarah and Dean made the decision to move to Kent from Hertfordshire, they agreed that they would only buy a house they both truly loved. When they found this 16th century Wealden farmhouse near Ulcombe, in need of restoration...
Sackville West Gardener’s Cottage in Sissinghurst
A gardener’s cottage built in the 1930s by Vita Sackville-West, which overlooks Sissinghurst Castle, makes a tranquil retreat for National Trust gardener Claire Abery, whose ‘make-do-and-mend’ approach is perfectly fitting for this former Land Girls’ billet.
Wonderful Whitstable Chalet
After more than 30 years in rural Suffolk, Francine Raymond decided it was time to downsize her home – and her poultry flock – and move closer to her family in Whitstable. Five years later and her seaside ‘chalet home’...
Beautiful Farmhouse and Wedding Venue
Rob and Caroline, the couple behind Brick House Farm are experts in hospitality: from running a popular pub in Tenterden, to hosting rustic weddings at their smallholding near High Halden. This natural ability to make people feel welcome is evident...
Fisherman’s Cottage Turns Coastal Retreat
Linda Carter’s Hastings retreat has provided her and her family with a convenient coastal bolt hole, not too far from their main home in Kilndown. Filled with finds that she has tracked down at French brocantes over the years, Linda...
Spacious Family Farmhouse
Peter and Jilly Burnet’s spacious farmhouse has provided the couple with a glorious family home for over twenty years. Spread over three floors, this stunning property has borne witness to many a party, celebration and even church fêtes.
After coming to Goudhurst as a hop picker at 19, Suzanne Stobbs knew she’d love to return one day to live in the village. Now Suzanne and her husband Tim have found their perfect family home in an idyllic position...