“People shouldn’t be precious about their home; don’t be worried about throws being thrown about or things getting creased, battered and worn”, she says.

Her house, built five years ago close to the coast near Whitley Bay, delivers good taste by the galvanised bucketload, but clever hiding spaces give a nod to the everyday chaos of family home.

On the walls in the kitchen snug: Quartz Grey by Farrow and Ball

Hand-painted chairs around the kitchen table were junk and antique shop finds

The simply-designed but deeply stylish kitchen is hand-made by a Loughborough-based company called Devol

The colour palette is grey ‘always grey, never dull’ being a Tutti&Co mantra to live by!

Textures are everywhere: leather, soft woollens, concrete, wood mixed with shiny copper and silver

READ MORE: We catch up with Kate Rose, the creative and business brains behind the growing lifestyle company, Tutti&Co.

Stars. Tutti&Co loves a a star motif – and a candle

Layering. Throws, cushions, rugs; bring it on

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Kate has set up a special 20pc discount code for Luxe readers who want to shop online.

The code is LUXE20 and valid until the end of June at: tuttiandco.com