The home on the cover of the brand new issue of ELLE Decoration appears on pages 66-75 of the magazine. It belongs to former lawyer, Louise Scholtz, who tranformed her career and home all at once. Now working as a sustainable consultant, Louise changed her sweet but deteriorating 1950’s house into a spacious, light-filled space, sporting loads of  “green” features.

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Instead of adding another bedrom in the house’s redesign, Louise opted to keep a bigger garden.

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The spacious entrance hall is a key feature, which Louise typifies as a “breathing pause, a space in which to collect yourself before entering the house proper”.

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Clever storage boxes on wheels make the most of space under floating cupboards in the kitchen.

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The gold-leafed wall in the bathroom is a glamorous and decadent touch, contrasting with the clean, modern lines of the bathroom fittings.

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Production: Jo Skelton

Photographs: Mark Williams