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Home of Trudy Cross - owner of interiors boutique - Tin Design
Photos by Trudy Cross

Interior Stylist Trudy, lives in this Edwardian 4 bed home with her husband and 2 children.

They have owned the property in Westcliff on sea, Essex, for 4 years. They purchased it as a doer - upper and have transformed it into an uber stylish house, laden with vintage treasures and accessories from Trudy's boutique.

Three rooms were knocked into one to make a kitchen/diner with a bespoke seating nook and a concrete island. 

Trudy designed the kitchen layout using units from Howdens, installing a concrete island and high end taps to give it a bespoke finish.  

Trudy has added impact throughout the home, with dark ceilings in both the kitchen and living room, creating a coherent interiors scheme. She has a great eye for quirky pieces and uses art and accessories to add colour and pattern.

Trudy's top tip for renovating,

"Take your time and learn where the light travels before starting."


Living Room

Vintage sofa from Atelier in Leigh on Sea

Throw - Wendy Morrison

Cowhide - Spitalfields Market

Green Lady - Market find

Ball Chair - Biba Boys

Cushion - Tin Design

Light - ebay

Ceiling painted in Basalt by Little Greene


Ida tray - Tin Design

Concrete island supplied by Concrete by design 

Kitchen cupboards - Howdens

Mint vase -TK Maxx

Chairs - HK Living

Flos Pendent lights

Table - House Doctor

Prints - Tin Design

Seating - cushions Tin Design 

Seating area painted in Peekaboo by Valspar

Walls and Ceiling painted in Scottish Kilt by Valspar


Blue Print - Tin Design

Cheetah wall vase - Tin Design

Light - Abigail Ahern

Stairs painted in Studio Green by Farrow & Ball


Walls Painted in Moss Green by Valspar

Frida Print and Mirrors both Tin Design

Tiles - Mandarin stone


Lightshade - HK Living

Print - Tin Design

Wall Fan - Tin Design

Pink velvet cushions - Tin Design 

Wardrobe - Vintage

Bed - Cast Iron Bed Company

Throw - M&S

Ceiling painted in Calamine Farrow & Ball

Walls painted in Off Black Farrow & Ball


Trudy's TOP 3

High Street stores -

TK Maxx, MADE, John Lewis

Independent Brands - Abigail Ahern, House of Hackney, Ibride


Artists - Sofia Bonati, Peggy Wolf, Trechikoff


Treasured items at home -My 1920's sideboard in my living room, it was my late Nanny Nells,  My Mustard Sofa, matching pair of Venetian Mirrors.


Instagram Accounts - Jazziere, Man with a Hammer, The Crafty Fox (not about interiors, but makes me belly laugh)


Places for gawping at interiors - House of Hackney, Liberty's, Mama Shelter Hotel - Hackney.

An East London basement flat.

Photos by No Ordinary Space

Liz moved into this light and airy basement flat in Lower Clapton, East London in October 2015.

The flat was in good condition when she bought it. Liz installed a bespoke kitchen, designed and fitted by a local carpenter. She painted all the walls in brilliant white and added colour through her art and furniture.

Liz has treasures from around the globe, and from local independent retailers. She has a great mix of vintage pieces and combines these with lots of colourful prints and pieces from the high street. All working brilliantly against a light and bright back drop.


I hope you enjoy having a look around this ecclectic and colourful flat.


Living Room

Sofa, Ikea

Sofa covers, Brera Lino Coral, Bemz

Berber Rug, Morocco

Vintage Coffee Table

Bean Bag, With bespoke cover from The Hackney Draper

Patsy Mirror, Habitat

Yellow Tiles, Mosaic Del Sur

Light Shade, Chase and Sorensen

Floor Lamp, Chase and Sorensen

Vase, Habitat

Stool, Chase and Sorensen

Wall Hanging, SharktoothNYC

Blanket on Sofa, Slow Down Studio


Bespoke Cupboards

Tiles, Mosaic Del Sur 

Flamingo Print, Nelly Duff


Geometric Print, Camille Walala

Love Prints, Nelly Duff


Bed Frame, Ercol for The White Company

Blanket, The Hackney Draper

Mirror, Ikea

Blind, The Hackney Draper

Rug, Ikea

Chest of Drawers, Archive Furniture

Art, Harri Peccinotti for Pirelli Calendar 1969

Cushions, The Hackney Draper

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