Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Home Life; Sharon Appleby Loves Her Hand-Me-Down Chaise, but Don't Mention the Wallpaper Incident!

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Home Life; Sharon Appleby Loves Her Hand-Me-Down Chaise, but Don't Mention the Wallpaper Incident!

Article excerpt

WHEN and where did you buy your first home?

In Gateshead 19 years ago.

How much did you pay?

pounds 18,000.

Where do you live now?

Low Fell.

Who do you live with?

My husband Chris.

How would you describe your own home style ?

A mix of contemporary and traditional - I have modern and antique furniture.

What would be your dream home if you won the lottery?

A big house in the country with lots of land and plenty of garages so that my husband can indulge his classic-car obsession.

What are your favourite interiors shops and why?

The interior design department at Fenwick and I like small individual shops where you can pick up different things.

What's your best buy for the home?

A chaise that my parents bought 30 years ago that has been recovered several times and has been used in several rooms. It is now in my bedroom.

What's your biggest decorating mistake or most cringeworthy buy? …

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