If you’re a fan of 1001 Carpet Care, then you know that they always have tons of fun competitions on the go. Most recently, they held a competition in partnership with Your Home magazine. The lucky winner who received the highest engagement on a picture of their home not only won a bunch of 1001 products, but also got featured on Your Home website. Without further ado, let’s meet the winner – Gwen from Holyhead, Wales!
1001: First, why don’t you tell us a bit about yourself?
Gwen: I’m a Freelance Illustrator, mother of two daughters, [and] engaged to Tomos (a farmer).
1001: And how did you come to own such a unique home?
Gwen: My partner’s uncle was a labourer on the farm and inherited the farm only because he and the owner (his boss) had the same first name!
1001: Wow! How much work is there to do on your home?
Gwen: Half the house is still undergoing work, we hope to start on the kitchen and living room in a few weeks time. We have a lounge, utility room, en-suite and a bedroom all wooden flooring. All of upstairs are original. The lounge has to be my favourite room, I love the fireplace my father in law built in place of the old one (that was too small for a log burner.) I can’t wait until it gets colder in the evenings again so we can light her up with the original window shutters closed. It’s really cosy.
I also love the bedrooms, three have a floor to ceiling exposed feature stone wall with a fireplace. If we hadn’t have gutted the whole house they would still be hidden! I don’t have a before picture but do have a during and after picture of my daughters room.
When my partner and his Dad (they did most of the work) gutted the house they found the servants bell and wires running into the attic where they used to sleep. Tomos has left them there and hopes to use the bell as a door bell.
1001: So you really have a blank slate when it comes to decorating then!
Gwen: I’m planning on buying a few things for the kitchen when it’s done, but have my eye on a few cushions as well. [I also] use rugs to warm the place up. I can’t wait!
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