Pippa Mundy took a somewhat unconventional approach to transforming her Victorian Cardiff house into a stunning industrial-style home. She had an overall vision for her home, but believed in respecting the essence of the building. By allowing it to reveal itself as they stripped it back to its bare bones, the direction of the project took shape.
While Pippa’s intuition proved correct, it was her ability to remain calm in a crisis that was truly invaluable. When the second-floor ceiling fell down while the wallpaper was being stripped off, she saw it as a chance to create a striking pitched roof, instead.
When it was discovered that the foundations for her extension required costly adjustments, Pippa simply amended the plans to include a supporting pier structure. ‘Ultimately, problems are just something to work with and can lead to unimagined possibilities,’ she says.
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Laura is Brand Development Director for Real Homes, focusing on digital content. She has written about homes and interiors for the last 12 years and was Deputy Editor and Editor of Real Homes before taking on her current position. She's currently renovating a 1960s house in Worcestershire, doing as much as possible on a DIY basis.