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Traditional with a contemporary twist: step inside this Victorian terrace home

WordsNina Bragg

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'Real Homes Of Instagram' is our weekly sneak peek into the homes of some of our favourite decorators from Lick's community and beyond.

Next up in the series, we introduce to you to Rachael and her gorgeous home that you can find on her Instagram - @beetrootandblack.

Rachael is 36 years old and lives in the North East with her husband and two young children. By day, she works as a photographer, so, it’s fair to say she has a keen eye for detail!

Their home is a Victorian end terrace which she bought from a good friend of hers. They decided to change the whole look of the house, not only with decoration and styling – but by adding a shower room, downstairs toilet and driveway, too.

THE PERFECT TRANSITION BETWEEN THE BEDROOM AND THE HALLWAY

WE'RE SO IN LOVE WITH THIS YELLOW FIREPLACE AND THE CONTRAST IT CREATES COMBINED WITH THE WALL BEHIND IT

Rachael describes her style as classic & traditional; with contrasts of moody, bold tones. She also likes to add quirky features to keep the style feeling current and contemporary.

Her favourite room in the house is their open plan kitchen and dining area, which perfectly shows off Rachael’s preferred style combinations. Kitted out with a grand Rangemaster cooker, glossy white Smeg fridge and stunning original fireplace – the space is full of traditional elements. However, we also love the bold, charcoal black wall she has painted in the kitchen area to give the space a pop of colour – it really is a fantastic feature for the room. Love charcoal? Check out our charcoal grey paint Grey 08.

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