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French-style tiles . They ’ re one of the things I ’ m most proud of in the house .
That said , the open-plan kitchen is my favourite room . It ’ s a family hub , as well as the perfect place to entertain . The boys play with Lego on the worktop , guests enjoy drinks there while we cook . It makes life easy and sociable . We try to keep the bifold doors open from spring all the way into autumn . The boys love to run in and out . We chose the same tiles for inside as well as outside to create the feeling that it ’ s one big space .
We are close with our families and have made our home a place where they are all welcome for lunches , dinners or sleepovers . We make sure that we make family time each week and enjoy things like movie nights , snuggled in front of the fire in winter . And we love a board game , although we are all very competitive ! We also feel that family meals are very important and try to have as many dinners together as we can each week – and a Sunday roast without fail . ●
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“ The bedroom is my retreat , although nowhere is out of bounds to the boys . We love hosting story time with the boys in our bed before their bedtime .” Westcote Inky Blue Toy Box 401.028 £ 225 | Chester Charcoal Large Bookcase 624.019 £ 445 | Chantilly Dusky Black Console Desk 1044.006 £ 315 | Ashley Buttoned Stool , grey linen , 808.302 £ 125