September 28, 2022

Ellen Smurthwaite, 23, and Jake Nicholson, 27, filled their Liverpool home with secondhand gems to create rooms that travel through time from the 1940s onwards

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Couple transform their home into 70s living room 50s bedroom

A vintage-obsessed couple have created a ‘time capsule’ home where each room appears to be stuck in a different decade.

Ellen Smurthwaite, 23, and partner Jake Nicholson, 27, have decked out their Liverpool home for less than £600 with antiques and secondhand bargains found online to symbolise different eras.

So far, the pair have a 1950s bedroom and a 1970s living room while planning to transform their dining room into a 1940s saloon and their kitchen into a 1950s diner.

Images of the quirky living room show typical 1970s circular burnt orange and brown wallpaper with playboy posters.

The funky room also features a record player and zebra print rug.

Additionally, the living area includes a lava lamp and 1970s print cushions.

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Retro-obsessed couple Ellen Smurthwaite and partner Jake Nicholson
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The 1950s bedroom features a pink vintage hairdryer, a retro lamp, bright yellow walls and an antique dresser.

Tattoo apprentice Ellen said: “I’ve always loved vintage items and antiques.

“Ever since I was 18 I would go to car boot sales and pick out things in my grandparent’s house I wanted.

“When I met Jake, we bonded over our love of retro items and knew we wanted to have a house that reflected different decades.







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“We find everything in charity shops, Amazon or Facebook market. We don’t have a huge budget so this works really well for us as most items are other people’s junk.

“The living room cost around £400 and the bedroom was under £200.

“I have a lot of hand-me-downs from grandparents and even have a music box from World War II.”







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The retro-lover posted her home on TikTok where other interior-obsessed users were quick to comment on how wonderful the home was.

“This is gorgeous!!!” one person said.

Another commented: “How is this not viral omg this is so cool”

A third wrote: “Just moved into a house and can’t wait to jack some house inspo from you if you don’t mind. I adore your style”







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Ellen was delighted at the reaction after giving viewers a peak inside her new home.

“It’s lovely to have people comment on how nice our home is,” she said.

“Where we’re from, in Cumbria, we always knew we were a bit different and other people in our circle didn’t really get it.

“It’s nice to know others enjoy our home and it isn’t an eye sore.”

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