The owners of this lovely cottage in South West London had just moved in and were a little overwhelmed by their recent move, struggling to organise their clothes and toys, and wanting their children and guest to feel at home in their new house as soon as possible.

The budget needed to be reasonable as many rooms required decorating. Many of the decoration items were sourced in local charity shops, Ikea and Homebase. The existing furniture was repainted and placed in different rooms from where they originally were located.

Finally the kitchen was given a modern twist with a black board wall, and some nice framed prints of Italian food, the owners being food lovers and with Italian roots.