She has a shop called In House Junkie – and we’re finding Samantha Bruce’s Tunbridge Wells house very hard to resist.

The devil is in the detail as the saying goes. But in Samantha and Dougie Bruce’s house the details are more celestial. Sumptuous velvet seating, a Moroccan tiled feature wall, a lamp with a corset shade – and not forgetting the deep copper and white enamelled bath in the master suite.

A reproduction of a Czech railway convex mirror, prints by Ben Eine and a fully working old electronic eye test found at a French market decorate the sitting room This page: The photograph is by fashion photographer, Alex Prager. The kitchen cupboard door handles are from Buster + Punch

A reproduction of a Czech railway convex mirror, prints by Ben Eine and a fully working old electronic eye test found at a French market decorate the sitting room

The kitchen flooring has been laid with the tiles edging into the wood to avoid a blunt cut off. Lighting was a bargain buy from Le Mans in France. Bi-fold doors lead onto a terrace This page: A huge marble island separates the cooking and dining areas. The wood-burning stove is set into a feature wall which contributes to a herringbone theme

The wood-burning stove is set into a feature wall which contributes to a herringbone theme

Two hot pink velvet vintage armchairs create a cosy kitchen seating area Above right: A Vivienne Westwood for the Rug Company tapestry bought with Samantha’s inheritance from her grandparents

Two hot pink velvet vintage armchairs create a cosy kitchen seating area

Samantha and Dougie’s first task was to renovate the kitchen to create an airy open plan family space that maximised the outdoor view

Samantha and Dougie’s first task was to renovate the kitchen to create an airy open plan family space that maximised the outdoor view

Photograph by fashion photographer, Alex Prager

Photograph by fashion photographer, Alex Prager

A huge marble island separates the cooking and dining areas

A huge marble island separates the cooking and dining areas. The kitchen cupboard door handles are from Buster + Punch

A Vivienne Westwood for the Rug Company tapestry hanging by the front door. “I bought that with inheritance money from my grandparents. I love it because it reminds me of them. I’m done with hanging it like this though. I think for the next house I might have it framed.”

A Vivienne Westwood for the Rug Company tapestry hanging by the front door. “I bought that with inheritance money from my grandparents. I love it because it reminds me of them. I’m done with hanging it like this though. I think for the next house I might have it framed.”

A row of prints by Ben Eine line the wall above a 1930s Perspex console table

A row of prints by Ben Eine line the wall of the second snug, above a 1930s Perspex console table

The second snug is dominated by a comfy Ligne Roset Togo sofa with matching ottoman

The second snug is dominated by a comfy Ligne Roset Togo sofa with matching ottoman

“Renovation is addictive because I think you get better at it each time you do it”

“Renovation is addictive because I think you get better at it each time you do it”

The showstopper of a bath is from West One Bathrooms. Curtains were made using ‘Inferno’ by House of Hackney

The showstopper of a bath is from West One Bathrooms. Curtains were made using ‘Inferno’ by House of Hackney

It’s a Kent bedroom masquerading as the VIP suite in a 1930s ocean liner

The master suite’s dressing table is from The Conran Shop. It’s a Kent bedroom masquerading as the VIP suite in a 1930s ocean liner

Above: The master suite. The bed is from Selfridges. A corset-shaped lightshade by Sera of London sits atop a 70s base made with real ostrich eggs Below left: Saucy touches include a framed copy of Playboy with Kate Moss on the cover

The master suite. The bed is from Selfridges. A corset-shaped lightshade by Sera of London sits atop a 70s base made with real ostrich eggs

Saucy touches include a framed copy of Playboy with Kate Moss on the cover

Saucy touches include a framed copy of Playboy with Kate Moss on the cover

A French metal medicine cabinet. The giant nail varnish and lipstick were from an 80s shop display

A French metal medicine cabinet. The giant nail varnish and lipstick were from an 80s shop display

The family bathroom has a square basin from West One Bathrooms

The family bathroom has a square basin from West One Bathrooms

Daughter Tippi Rose’s bedroom is full of animals from the feathered fake swan head to the deer which sits in front of the fireplace. Bed linen is from M&S

Daughter Tippi Rose’s bedroom is full of animals from the feathered fake swan head to the deer which sits in front of the fireplace

Daughter Tippi Rose’s bedroom is full of animals from the feathered fake swan head to the deer which sits in front of the fireplace. Bed linen is from M&S

Tippi Rose’s bed linen is from M&S

No home is complete without those special sentimental pieces

No home is complete without those special sentimental pieces

More of Tippi Rose's animals

More of Tippi Rose's animals

Daughter Madeline’s bedroom. A metal music light with yellow and pink bulbs hangs above the bed

Daughter Madeline’s bedroom. A metal music light with yellow and pink bulbs hangs above the bed

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