Sumary of Brighton beautiful: a lavish renovation of a Regency townhouse:
- Kate and her husband, Toby, bought the dilapidated listed Regency townhouse 10 years ago, with its enormous, square imposing rooms, which are simple to make look pretty.
- Almost every fixture and fitting in the house has a provenance – the wooden worktops were fashioned from genuine pottersware boards from Stoke-on-Trent, which would have been used to carry ceramics to the drying room; and a pair of French armoire doors picked up from Ardingly antiques fair front a custom-made cupboard.
- Having lived and worked in Bali and India, Kate and Toby met at a trade fair 25 years ago.
- Aside from the couple’s thriving wholesale business, Powell Craft, Kate is design director at 5025 Lifestyle and owns a shop, Bluebelle and Co, in Brighton’s North Laine.