Melody Teh

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Thu, 9 Apr, 2015

Meet the women who’ve turned their homes into shrines to their favourite decade

Meet the women who’ve turned their homes into shrines to their favourite decade

We’ve all entertained the thought: wouldn’t it have been great to live in that era?

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Well, these women are so enchanted with decades of yesteryear they’ve transformed their homes into authentic replications of their favourite era.

Claire Nugent, 43, and Nigel Morter, 47, have been married for 14 years. They love the 1940s and have restored a 1940s airfield control tower in Norfolk and now run it as a B&B.

“We love the style because there’s such an attention to detail in everything from the handles through to the surfaces,” says Claire.

 Claire Nugent, 43, and Nigel Morter, 47, have been married for 14 years. They restored a 1940s airfield control tower in Norfolk and now run it as a B&B

They said: 'We’ve become really wrapped up in the history of airfields. We’ve even met local veterans who flew from the airfield. It’s been great to bring this great tower back to life'

Emma Edwards, 46, lives with her partner Nigel Preston, 57, in Manchester. They love the 1950s so much that one point they had six 50s cocktail bars in their home.

“I’ve always loved the flamboyance of the 1950s — they were so kitsch and glamorous. Interiors of the era are full of texture, colours and shapes, so there’s always something exciting, quirky or beautiful to look at in our home,” Emma says.

She runs the vintage website missbamboo.co.uk and, at one stage, had six 1950s cocktail bars

She said: 'I do have modern things mixed in, but only when they have a retro 50s look, for example our microwave'. Her radio is also a blast from the past

Ursula Forbush, 48, lives near Bristol and adores the kitschy 1960s.

“From the red glass vases and psychedelic wallpaper, to the Formica tables and G-plan dining suite, everything about my two-bedroom terrace home is a tribute to the late Sixties,” says Ursula.

Ursula Forbush, 48, is single. She is a manager for a charity, lives near Bristol and adores anything kitsch, spending hours running round flea markets

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