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Made-to-measure worked a treat!

With an awkwardly shaped room, the only way Bobbie Holmes was going to get the most out of her guest bedroom was to think creatively

Photos Sussie Bell

My room...

A bit about me

I’m Bobbie Holmes and I live with my husband Marc in a two-bedroom coach house on Fairfield Park, Stotfold, Herts.

Before

My problem bedroom

As this is the spare room, it was full of mismatched furniture and a dumping ground for all our rubbish. I wasn’t sure about how to make the awkward shape work or how to go about hiding the stair block in the corner.

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About Homestyle

I always feel incredibly lucky that it’s part of my job to go around the country visiting beautiful homes to shoot for the magazine, and this month was particularly special. I was so inspired by the home of Gigi Eligoloff (this month’s cover girl, see page 16). She has filled her small London home almost entirely from lost and second-hand treasures, yet the result is a relaxed and surprisingly sophisticated style that can’t help but make you smile. She really ticked the HomeStyle box when we discovered she had bought her entire kitchen on Gumtree for £900! Another showstopper this issue is the upcycling feature – turn to page 85 right now for the most stunning cupboard revamp. It’s proof that breathing life back into things other people don’t want can create items that will be treasured for generations to come. And if you’re about to embark on your own makeover, don’t miss our top trend hot list on page 74 – with these ideas, you won’t just be one small step ahead of the crowds, you’ll be one huge HomeStyle leap!