Readers’ Choice 2011: Sarah Locke and Stephen Bradshaw bought this Victorian cottage not far from the Lancashire coast in 2009; in less than one year they have completely renovated it, bringing out its character. See more: http://www.periodliving.co.uk/homes-gardens/readers-homes/renovated-shrimpers-cottage
The exposed brick wall in the living room forms an eye-catching backdrop for Oriental-style pieces and antique furniture, creating a unique look.The brick-effect enhances the rural, lived-in feel. Don't let the alcoves go to waste. The owners have built a few bespoke shelves into an unused space, then piled them with books, pictures and quirky curios.