WITH pink walls, pastel blue velvet furniture and flowers in every room, Beam Irwin’s home is every little girl’s dream.
But when she moved in with husband Christian, 40, in April 2020, his three-bed pad in Middleton, near Manchester, was bare and grey.
Beam, 35, a prop stylist for photo shoots, moved from her home town of Manila, Philippines, after marrying Christian, who works in business management, in January 2020 and immediately set about transforming the semi-detached 1950s house.
Beam tells Fabulous: “I threw myself into decorating as I couldn’t do much during lockdown. This was mostly me going through Pinterest and looking at inspiration boards.
“My previous homes have all been a pastel paradise. The updates took a year and the place definitely has more character now.
“It shows a lot of my personality. Ideally, I would like to say it shows my husband’s personality too, but the fact is it’s more me.
“I feel very peaceful here. I wanted this home to be a sanctuary, where we would feel calm, safe and relaxed.”
Admitting their pink pad is too girly for Christian’s taste, Beam says: “At first, he would try to have a say with what I’m doing, now he lets me get on with it.
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