A converted malthouse, with soaring ceilings, provides ample growing room for Rachel Ford and her family.

Destiny, chance, karma or plain old coincidence… it’s interesting how some things in life just happen to fall mysteriously into place at just the right time. Seven years ago, when Rachel Ford and her family came down from their home in Earlsfield for a family wedding, one of those happenstances was about to begin.

In the guest bedroom Rachel has revamped old family photos in old frames

In the guest bedroom Rachel has revamped old family photos in old frames

The family are devoted Liverpool FC fans

The family are devoted Liverpool FC fans

Rachel uses old suitcases as a bedside table. The headboard and ottoman are from Feather & Black

Rachel uses old suitcases as a bedside table. The headboard and ottoman are from Feather & Black

Hogwarts and Star Wars fight for domination in the bedroom of their 12 year-old son

Hogwarts and Star Wars fight for domination in the bedroom of their 12 year-old son

The disco ball is from Taylor Jayne in Reigate

The disco ball is from Taylor Jayne in Reigate

The Swoon dresser matches the one in the hall. The coffee table is from Made

The Swoon dresser matches the one in the hall. The coffee table is from Made

The large artwork is from Wimbledon Studios. The lips and Bowie print are fron Gina Potter on Instagram @ginagpotter The sofas are from sofas.com

The large artwork is from Wimbledon Studios. The lips and Bowie print are fron Gina Potter on Instagram @ginagpotter The sofas are from sofas.com

The smaller sitting room was on more of the scale they were used to from their London house and was the first room they decorated

The smaller sitting room was on more of the scale they were used to from their London house and was the first room they decorated

The sideboard in the hallway is from Swoon. The print was a present

The sideboard in the hallway is from Swoon. The print was a present

The upstairs hallway is lined with prints, some of which were bought on holiday in Italy

The upstairs hallway is lined with prints, some of which were bought on holiday in Italy

On the ground floor there is a straight sightline down to the lounge

On the ground floor there is a straight sightline down to the lounge

From the soaring double-height hall, there are views up to the first floor

From the soaring double-height hall, there are views up to the first floor

The yellow cocktail chair is from Made

The yellow cocktail chair is from Made

The kitchen space was originally two rooms, which they have converted into one space for living and eating. The high stools are from Andy Thornton andythornton.com

The kitchen space was originally two rooms, which they have converted into one space for living and eating. The high stools are from Andy Thornton andythornton.com

The old bricks at the back of the kitchen are special thin-cut bricks applied like tile

The old bricks at the back of the kitchen are special thin-cut bricks applied like tile

The kitchen space was originally two rooms, which they have converted into one space for living and eating. The high stools are from Andy Thornton andythornton.com

The crisp, clear white of the kitchen units and walls is offset by the deep earthy brown of leather dining chairs and granite worktops

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