With a background in set designing, event styling and painter-decorating, Annemarie St Vincent Farr has transformed a Victorian terrace into something extraordinary

Annemarie painted and wallpapered the kitchen cupboards

Annemarie painted and wallpapered the kitchen cupboards

The classical bust is from May’s Antiques in Lewes

The classical bust is from May’s Antiques in Lewes

The fridge freezer is camouflaged with eau de nil paint and motifs of the digestive system reappropriated from old posters. The leopard print chairs are from Gorringe’s auction house in Lewes

The fridge freezer is camouflaged with eau de nil paint and motifs of the digestive system reappropriated from old posters. The leopard print chairs are from Gorringe’s auction house in Lewes

In the snug, next to the kitchen, a 1950s bar that belonged to Annemarie’s Liverpudlian grandmother. The wallpaper is by Designers Guild

In the snug, next to the kitchen, a 1950s bar that belonged to Annemarie’s Liverpudlian grandmother. The wallpaper is by Designers Guild

The felt flamingo is from Shop House in Hastings Old Town. Annemarie made the cushions

The felt flamingo is from Shop House in Hastings Old Town. Annemarie made the cushions

The ‘wood panelling’ is trompe l’oeil wallpaper

With its wall of mirrors, the hallway is Annemarie’s ‘homage to Versailles’. The butterfly wallpaper in the hall and up the stairs is by Christian Lacroix

With its wall of mirrors, the hallway is Annemarie’s ‘homage to Versailles’

With its wall of mirrors, the hallway is Annemarie’s ‘homage to Versailles’. The butterfly wallpaper in the hall and up the stairs is by Christian Lacroix

The butterfly wallpaper in the hall and up the stairs is by Christian Lacroix

Annemarie made the cushions

What's the time? Take your pick

What's the time? Take your pick

: The ‘wood panelling’ is trompe l’oeil wallpaper. Annemarie buys antiques in Hastings, Bexhill, Lewes – and from Icklesham boot fair. She made the cushions on the sofa herself

Annemarie buys antiques in Hastings, Bexhill, Lewes – and from Icklesham boot fair

With its wall of mirrors, the hallway is Annemarie’s ‘homage to Versailles’. The butterfly wallpaper in the hall and up the stairs is by Christian Lacroix

In a house that seems to be so full of life, spirit and memories, it is Annemarie’s skill as a decorator and a decoupage artist that truly sets it apart

The wallpaper in the main bathroom is by Pip from Vintage Bird

The wallpaper in the main bathroom is by Pip from Vintage Bird

The wallpaper in the main bathroom is by Pip from Vintage Bird

The wallpaper in the main bathroom is by Pip from Vintage Bird

Annemarie decoupaged the walls of the downstairs shower room with wallpaper samples and magazine pages. It took three days

Annemarie decoupaged the walls of the downstairs shower room with wallpaper samples and magazine pages. It took three days

In the main bedroom is a series of pop art pieces by her friend Tiff McGinnis, with whom she shares her beach hut

In the main bedroom is a series of pop art pieces by her friend Tiff McGinnis, with whom she shares her beach hut

In every corner of the house quirky finds tell a story

In every corner of the house quirky finds tell a story

The wallpaper in the guest bedroom is by Pip Studio.

The wallpaper in the guest bedroom is by Pip Studio

: Annemarie made the mushrooms for the attic coversion which she has recently decorated as a bedroom for her granddaughter. The wallpaper is by Couture Deco. Doris the cat stands guard

Annemarie made the mushrooms for the attic conversion which she has decorated as a bedroom for her granddaughter. The wallpaper is by Couture Deco. Doris the cat stands guard

: Annemarie made the mushrooms for the attic coversion which she has recently decorated as a bedroom for her granddaughter.

What is emerging as we walk around is a home of collaborations and of sisterhood

The 1950s cabinet contains mementoes from Annemarie’s life. The tartan wallpaper is by Vivienne Westwood

The 1950s cabinet contains mementoes from Annemarie’s life. The tartan wallpaper is by Vivienne Westwood

Annemarie found the bedside table at Ardingly antiques fair

Annemarie found the bedside table at Ardingly antiques fair

In every corner of the house quirky finds tell a story

In every corner of the house quirky finds tell a story

The Warhol print of Jackie O has a family connection – Annemarie’s mother was nanny to Caroline Kennedy’s children

The Warhol print of Jackie O has a family connection – Annemarie’s mother was nanny to Caroline Kennedy’s children

The beach hut in St Leonards that Annemarie shares with her friends Lulu Cousin and Tiff McGinnis

Annemarie tells me with delight about the beach hut that she has just started renting with a friend

The beach hut in St Leonards that Annemarie shares with her friends Lulu Cousin and Tiff McGinnis

The beach hut in St Leonards that Annemarie shares with her friends Lulu Cousin and Tiff McGinnis

The beach hut is decorated in the same pink and blue colour scheme as Annemarie’s house, with more wallpaper samples

Pink, blue and red walls and floors are decorated with bunting, trimmings, rugs and throws, all of which shout of a good time to be had by the seaside

The beach hut is decorated in the same pink and blue colour scheme as Annemarie’s house, with more wallpaper samples

The beach hut is decorated in the same pink and blue colour scheme as Annemarie’s house, with more wallpaper samples

The beach hut is decorated in the same pink and blue colour scheme as Annemarie’s house, with more wallpaper samples

The beach hut is decorated in the same pink and blue colour scheme as Annemarie’s house, with more wallpaper samples

The beach hut is decorated in the same pink and blue colour scheme as Annemarie’s house, with more wallpaper samples

Loulou Cousin is the maker of the furniture both at the hut and at the house

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