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It’s the Perfect Space for my Vintage Buys

Jacqueline’s 60s-built home is filled with an eclectic mix of modern and retro styles
Photos Fraser Marr

Returning to the UK after living in Stockholm for two years, Jacqueline Burdett decided to move to Hertfordshire, with her son Levon, to be near her family. ‘I had lived in London for years before emigrating to Sweden, but when I decided the time was right for us to move back to England, I didn’t want to take him back to a small flat with no garden; especially as he was used to the wide, open spaces in Sweden,’ explains Jacqueline. ‘Plus, it’s got good transport links for work and my mum, Pat, was happy to help out with looking after Levon while I am at work.’

The 606 Universal shelving system, also in Levon’s room, is from Vitsoe. The teak Norwegian coffee table is from The Restoration and Jacqueline fashioned a runner from a length of vintage fabric. The metal wall art is from a selection by Habitat

‘I don’t know why I love the colour orange so much. It’s such an iconic 1960s shade, I’m just drawn to it.’

She also knew the exact style of house she was looking for; a 60s-built property with decent-sized rooms and big windows that would fill them with natural light. ‘I have always lived in homes of that era,’ she explains. ‘Even in London, the flats I had were built in that style. I like the simplicity of their design and I wanted a clean, modern space that would suit all of the vintage furniture I had collected over the years.’

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After the expense of Christmas and the indulgence of the January sales, most of us are feeling the need to tighten our belts a bit in February. So with this in mind, we’ve crammed this issue with hundreds of great money-saving ideas and bargain buys to help you create a superstylish home on a shoestring. On page 36 you’ll discover lots of creative, colourful ideas for brightening up your home over these drab wintry days, with prices starting from just £2.49! Meanwhile, if your kitchen and bathroom are in need of a bit of love and attention, but you don’t have lots of spare cash, you’ll love our budget-conscious solutions, on pages 48 and 56, which include a new suite for under £300 and smart kitchen units from just £42 each. As well as lots of purse-friendly ideas for all around your home, we’ve also got some smart ways to make extra cash on page 70, while on page 18 we’ve found the best apps to save you money on everything from your weekly shop to train tickets and phone calls! If you’ve a hungry family to feed, it’s easy for your supermarket shop to eat a big chunk out of your budget, so we’ve put together some great ideas for hearty suppers that will fill their tummies without emptying your bank balance (p.100)! Finally, if you want to blitz the clutter in your home, take a look at our savvy storage solutions on page 114.