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I made my student flat into a home for two

Whilst at university, Cate St Hill moved into her first flat with two student friends, and now she’s transformed it for the next stage of her life
When Cate was a student, this room was her bedroom and the three friends lived without a living room to save money. Now, she loves the new-found flexibility of the flat. ‘It’s where we spend our time together; cosying up for a film in the evenings, sharing relaxed breakfasts and reading over cups of tea at weekends, but also socialising and having friends over for drinks’
Photos Olly Gordon

Welcome to my home

A bit about me

I’m Cate St Hill, and I’ve lived in London for eight years, first with friends as a student and now with my boyfriend, Olivier.

Where I live

My two-bedroom, south-facing flat is on the third floor of a redbrick 1930s building.

What I wanted to change

When I first moved in I totally gutted it and changed everything, and later when my boyfriend moved in,

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