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FINISHED ARTICLE: Serene Coastal Home

July 13, 2010

Ever harboured a dream of upping sticks and moving to a quaint town by the sea? Emma and her husband Jeff did just that and are now living the good life in Topsham in Devon with their adorable baby son. Let’s find out more about Emma and her style…

Serene Coastal Home photographed by Jamie Mason

What do you love best about your home?

The blend of textures from exposed wood beams and soft throws set against a cool colour scheme

Describe your style in five words

Classical elegance meets crisp coastal

What’s your favourite local interiors shop and why?

Nest Interiors in Fore Street, Topsham for its coastal style and individual pieces

And your favourite national shop?

Laura Ashley – I love its classical, timeless style and the fabulous quality

Tell us about your worst decorating disaster

Don’t buy cheap paint! We did once and it was too watery and needed numerous coats. We ended up starting again with a good quality brand

What’s your decorating secret

Always use sugar soap to clean your walls before painting them. Although you may not be able to see the grease and dirt beforehand, you’ll notice the patchy paint afterwards
You’ll find the complete feature about Emma and Jeff’s gorgeous home in the August issue of Ideal Home, written and styled by moi!

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