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  • Published: 15 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780224101134
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $45.00

Style Council

Inspirational Interiors in Ex-Council Homes


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A celebration of savvy home style in Britain’s ex-council homes – and an essential sourcebook for anyone seeking clever ideas for transforming their home

With a foreword by Wayne Hemingway MBE and an introduction by Catherine Croft, director of the Twentieth Century Society, Style Council brings together an inspirational and eclectic selection of interiors from a generation of homeowners who are redefining the status of local-authority architecture.

From covetable apartments in hip Brutalist high-rises to rural cottages with roses around the door, Style Council peeks behind the curtains of the often unappreciated former council home, into the lives of the creative and resourceful people who live there. The homes featured are unique, yet bound by an upcycling ethos, an innate sense of style and the triumph of dash over cash.

Style Council is an essential sourcebook and a goody-bag of ideas for anyone wanting to do up their home – ex-council or not – in style.

The book features 15 homes across the UK, with full-colour interior photography by Sarah Cuttle.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9780224101134
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $45.00

About the Author

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson is a journalist and copywriter who has written for the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, Homes and Antiques and Design Hotels, among others. She lives in a 1953 ex-council house in Bridport, Dorset. Style Council is her first book.

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Praise for Style Council

“Inspiring”

Alanna Gallagher, Irish Times

“Celebrates the most ingenious ex-council house interiors”

Country & Town House


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