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Name: Leah Govier, boyfriend, and two doggies
Location: Leicestershire, England
Type of home: House
Years lived in: 8 months, owned

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: Our home is a new build that is based on original Georgian design. We love combining traditional yet modern features. My partner has ended up working for a scaffolding firm (thanks to the C word!) and has used scaffolding boards to create furniture, from simple designs like shelves to our very own super king bed! We both love colour and pattern as well as unique and individual items. This is why we love to create and design our own furniture. Not only does it look great, but it also saves money! It’s also a joy knowing only you have that exact item in your home.

Our doggies fill the house with love and joy, and you are never far away from a big furry cuddle!

What is your favorite room and why? My office/music room. It features my favorite colors and patterns. We saved a fortune making bespoke fitted furniture ourselves, and it’s a fun space to create, sing, and lose myself in music.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Colorful, handmade, fun, traditional yet modern!

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last thing we found for our home was an old dressing table that my mum was throwing away. It’s about to be upcycled!

Any advice for creating a home you love? Fill it with personal items, handmade items, and upcycled items. Add your own stamp to things. Trends will come and go. The memories you create in your own unique design and decor won’t. Also, get a dog (or two)!

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.