Kirstie's Vintage Home

Kirstie's Vintage Home: Richard

Richard Clarke

This week Kirstie directs her attention to single dad Rich Clarke and his two daughters, seven-year-old Daisy-May and five-year-old Amy, from the Isle of Wight. Rich wants to turn the girls’ bedroom into a fabulous space they’ll enjoy for years to come. Their love of butterflies and birds, combined with colours, patterns and textures of the 1970s are the main design inspiration.

However, DIY interior design and crafts don’t come naturally to Rich, so Kirstie and her team of expert crafters take him under their wing. They hunt out a 70’s bedside table at Newbury Antiques market, hand make a soft felt rug for the floor and decorate jewellery boxes for Daisy and Amy’s treasures.

They’ll also create a unique tree mural with shelving for all of the girls’ favourite things, teaching Rich how to get to grips with power tools and DIY and enabling him to transform his daughters’ bedroom into the magical space they deserve.