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It’s satisfying to see my vision come to life

Interior designer Rebecca Hadley wanted to test her skill with a new project, and a dark, dank flat in North London was just the ticket

Welcome to my home

A bit about me

Hi, I’m Rebecca Hadley and I own an interior design company called Make My House Home. Our motto is: ‘it takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home’.

Where I live

It’s a period multi-level flat in North London with two bedrooms. My friend rents a room – it’s great fun.

What I wanted to change

Everything! The flat was so dingy with a poor layout; it felt really dark and boxy. The only thing I liked was its potential.

How I made it my own

‘My home makes people realise that they can be a bit daring with design and colour – it’s about being brave enough’

I designed it to be part of a whole Mondrian/ primary colour design concept. The use of white with thin black outlines and pops of primary colour is so simple, yet so effective

My favourite part

I love that as soon as I walk in the door I feel like I’m home.

My flat
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Transforming your home on a budget? You’ve come to the right place. Begin your bargain hunt with a stop-off on page 6, where you’ll find the best décor buys the high street has to offer – starting from just £2. Next, get your fix of design inspiration with our four fabulous real homes; Rebecca Hadley’s stairs (p.16) and Janice Issit’s bathtub (p. 46) are feats of creative magic. Steph and Abbi on the HomeStyle team have completely demystified the dark arts of DIY on page 61, from tool box starter kits and tiling masterclasses to solving your worst decorating disasters. For those DIY-ing to add value to your home, flip to page 80, where we’ve brought a whole new meaning to packing on the pounds – you’ll be totally amazed by how easily (and cheaply) you can send your asking price through the roof. Elsewhere, cook up a storm with frozen produce (p. 72), read our ultimate guide to wooden flooring (p. 96) and explore the many different ways you can upcycle and embellish junk shop finds with Juliet and Amanda on page 83. And lastly, our super stylist Pippa is back with three fun room ideas with print and pattern (p. 90) to give our schemes a whole new spin. Enjoy.