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t was dark with no light and had nana carpets everywhere – just granny, granny, granny,” recalls architectural, industrial and interior designer Shareen Joel of her Melbourne home before she renovated it. So great is the transformation that this description seems an improbability, but the designer had complete conviction from the start. She stumbled across the open for inspection in passing so ducked in and saw the house’s potential right from the get-go. Her husband, Dean, did a drive-by but was entirely unconvinced.

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