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Gran designs: my old-fashioned ‘fun house’

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Combining vintage pieces with floral colours, this cottage is the epitome of ‘granny chic’ Pinning down the style credentials of this two-up, two-down in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, is not an easy task. It combines shades of 1940s-era muted green, barkcloth curtains from the 1950s and kitsch shelves displaying trinkets from the 1960s and 1970s. Her friends’ children call it “the fun house”, while owner Sarah Maguire dubs her look “granny chic”. The other inhabitants – rescue cats, the Dark Lord, Boo Boo and Cub – only care about bagging the prime spot where the sun streams into the front bedroom. “Pretty much everything is second hand apart from the washing machine and beds,” says Sarah, a freelance events manager. “It’s mostly from charity shops, eBay, vintage fairs and Instagram sellers, mixed in with inherited pieces from my mum and grandmother, plus items swapped with friends or found in the street. I get my love of vintage from my mum, who was forever trawling charity shops.”
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