Creative consultant Max Hurd had just one requirement when looking for his northwest London end-of-terrace: it needed to have space for the enormous painting from his childhood in Brazil that now stretches from the front door, all the way along the hall to the kitchen, where more recent memories line the walls. A portrait of his beloved Ivana, a recently deceased chihuahua who helped him “accept his queer identity”, takes pride of place, while artworks by his friends and photographs fill the back wall.