9 great decorating tips from this converted church home

There can’t be many people who would be thrilled by a for sale sign outside a huge, neglected church. Dean Keyworth and his husband Gavin Hilton looked at the disused church and decided it would make the perfect renovation project. They were looking for a second home close to the coast and the church was in a quiet village almost as far north as you can go into Scotland without crossing the border. That was 14 years ago and unfortunately things didn’t go according to plan. Their offer was outbid and Dean and Gavin continued their search.

In 2018, the two discovered the church was up for sale again and had barely been touched since then. “I didn’t want to miss it this time,” says Dean, and set about making plans and figuring out what was possible, since the former church was a Grade I listed building that dates back to 1821.

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