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I find many of my style ideas on Instagram

Feature Natalie Osborn
Emma had a stroke of genius when redecorating her living room. ‘When I moved in, the old blocked-up fireplace looked so ugly. I wanted to keep costs down, so I painted the surround, then created the backing and base of the fireplace with marble-effect laminate, which cost £75 from eBay. I then popped my little electric stove heater from Robert Dyas in the middle to complete the look’
Photos Olly Gordon Styling Abbi Henderson and Stephanie Durrant

It’s taken Emma Thompson three years to decorate her ‘dream home’, which has now attracted more than 16,500 Instagram followers

‘A lot of my girlfriends wish they were allowed to have a home like mine, but their men just aren’t on board!’

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March 2016
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