Take a look inside this Made In Chelsea star’s home renovation, complete with ocean waste carpets and an upcycled kitchen

Lucy Watson and James Dunmore at a premier
The celebrity couple of Lucy Watson and James Dunmore have revealed their home renovation plans and the work they have done so far on their home Instagram page (Image credit: Getty Images)

Former Made In Chelsea celebrity Lucy Watson has revealed her home renovation project in a series of snaps on Instagram.

The 32-year-old and her husband James Dunmore have been sharing updates on how they are renovating the house on her @homebylucywatson Instagram page.

The couple bought the house around three years ago but only received the green light from planners in the summer and you can see their renovation journey here.

Planning approved for their renovation

Lucy posted a computer-generated image of the completed project in July, showing a the cream-coloured, three-storey home complete with fenced-off front garden and large windows.

She wrote: “WE GOT PLANNING! This was a huge milestone for us as we applied nearly two years ago and it’s been an endless back and forth to get to this point.”

“We'll keep you all updated, but we cannot wait to get started on our forever home!”

Her case shows how obtaining planning permission for a large-scale renovation can be a long and expensive process.

Upcycled kitchen cabinets create a fresh look

The soon-to-be mum also posted updates on her kitchen renovation. The before image shows the slightly dated wooden cabinets with faded varnish, while the after image shows the same cabinets painted a crisp white and now combined with sleek black worktops. For a smart finishing touch, new handles have been added to the base and wall units, giving the entire space a new lease of life. 

“We painted our existing cabinets to brighten up our current kitchen,” Lucy said.

“We used paint from @lick colour white 02 on the cabinets and walls and white 01 on the ceilings."

A bedroom refresh for a calming space

The TV star also showcased her bedroom transformation to inspire her followers’ master bedroom ideas.

The before picture shows a bare bedroom with navy carpet and purple blinds on the windows. The second image shows a cream carpet and new voiles – a type of curtain made with translucent fabric – to provide privacy without blocking out natural light.

Lucy wrote: “These gorgeous cream carpets from @sednacarpet have made such a difference. I decided to go with @sednacarpet because they are made from regenerated ocean waste ♻️ (they are also suuuper soft).

She added: “Bye bye purple blinds. Hello beautiful new voiles.”

Garden area improved for hosting guests

The outdoor space features a raised garden platform with a BBQ and fresh new furniture, which Lucy showed off with posts from their first garden party.

The furniture includes a lounger from Oka and a modular curved dining set from Cox & Cox.

She wrote: “This set from @coxandcox was so comfy for all our guests and now our garden is fully set up for the summer.”


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