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Inside the home of... interior designer Sophie Rowell

Sophie Rowell worked in the fashion industry as a stylist and art director for over two decades before moving into interior design. In 2016, she launched Côte de Folk, which began as a pop-up homewares store in the seaside town of Folkestone, Kent, and later developed into an interiors consultancy spanning both residential and commercial projects.

It comes as no surprise that her coastal home in Folkestone reflects her eye for design and detail and her acute understanding of good lighting. Rowell bought the house in 2016, and immediately began major renovations - it needed a new roof, new plumbing and electrics. Every floor, wall and ceiling was replaced, and steels were added to replace rotten beams. Rooms were filled with furniture and objects from around the world to create a charmingly rustic style.