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Digital Subscriptions > Your Home Magazine > July 2015 > Our house reminds me of holidays by the sea

Our house reminds me of holidays by the sea

Christine and Paul Edwards’ modern home in Lincolnshire was inspired by the light and colours of the seaside

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Paint kitchen chairs in different colours and add pretty cushions for a cheerful start to the morning.

Christine couldn’t bear to replace the newly-fitted pine units when they bought the house, so she painted the doors in Annie Sloan old White paint and added new handles

Christine Edwards has fond memories of childhood holidays by the sea. ‘I was five when my parents bought a caravan on top of the cliffs at Flamborough in Yorkshire,’ she says. ‘Mum and I would spend whole summers there. I remember big seas and skies, rich blues and creams, and lots of sun. When we moved here I wanted to bring the essence of those sunny outdoor colours into the home.’

It was the amount of natural light pouring into their home that convinced Christine and Paul to buy the property in the first place. They had been looking to move from their 1930s semi into a large old house that had character, to cater for changing family needs, but Christine changed her mind when she saw the light, spacious rooms and pretty village centre location. ‘I was won over,’ she says. ‘It had been beautifully kept but the interior was decorated in bright strong colours which were not our style. I prefer neutrals, so as soon as we moved in we decorated every room and laid new floors – except for the living room which had a light new carpet that we really liked.’

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