After years of developing properties for his clients, interior designer Oliver Heath was looking forward to testing out his design skills on his first house. Oliver’s new townhouse was a compact three-bed, which had been rented out to students for more than 10 years.
In a small townhouse like this, it is important to make the space work harder. Planning permission was needed for a glass balcony that extends out from the kitchen, creating a second outdoor space and Oliver increased the size of the ground floor patio door to let in more natural light.
Oliver Heath, an architect, interior designer and TV presenter, and wife Katie Weiner, a jewellery designer, both pictured, lived here with daughters, Layla, nine, and Ottilie, seven
A three-bedroom, 18th-century townhouse in Brighton, East Sussex
Maxine is a freelance interior stylist and writer. She can be found blogging on her site We Love Home, where she covers the latest trends and her own projects in her Victorian terrace in Brighton where she lives with her dog Teddy.