Inside Hollyoaks star Sarah Jayne Dunn's Cheshire mansion with neon signs and bold prints

SARAH Jayne Dunn is well known for playing Mandy Richardson in Hollyoaks, but her real life couldn't be further from her soap character's.

The actress, who first starred on the Channel 4 soap in 1996, lives a comfortable life in her Cheshire home with husband Jonathan, son Stanley and their cute dog.

Sarah Jayne, 40, regularly shares pics of her home life and her gorgeous house, which she moved into last January.

Step inside and you are greeted with a mix of bold prints and luxurious soft furnishings.

Her living room features a statement floral wallpapered wall which she offset with an emerald green velvet couch and complementing velvet cushions.

Meanwhile in her family room, Sarah opted for more muted tones with white walls and blush-coloured sofas, TV stand and other decorative items.

The Channel 4 star's kitchen boasted bright white cabinets with an emerald green backsplash and complementing island.

Sarah's kitchen-come-dining room also features a statement floral wallpapered wall which she paired with a striking pink neon sign that reads: "We're all mad here".

Upstairs, the Hollyoaks actress can get ready in her own dressing room complete with mirrored wardrobes and Hollywood-style beauty mirror.

Meanwhile, Sarah's bedroom kept to the same bold theme seen in other parts of the house and featured yet again a statement wallpaper wall and a grey king-sized bed.

The house proved to be the perfect oasis to come home to after a long day of filming.

Previously, Sarah revealed she struggles to switch off from her dark and traumatic storylines on Hollyoaks.

She credited Jon for helping to keep her sane when she can 't switch off from her more traumatic storylines on the show.


Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online at the time, she said: "Sometimes you come home at the end of the day and you’ve been crying all day you can’t switch off."

Some of Sarah's more harrowing storylines have seen her character Mandy reveal she was sexually abused as a child, cope with her husband's rape, her daughter's death and her current unborn son being diagnosed with spina bifida.

But fortunately for Sarah she has an understanding husband, former actor and sports therapist Jonathan, who knows when she needs support.

She added: "I think Jon is understanding because he’s been an actor himself.

"So if I just need to come home and say, 'I did this today and then I did that' – I think it's just venting and then switching off at the end of the day.

"And obviously I have a lovely family at home so I can switch off to it and get into your home environment from work and that’s my way of coping with it.

"There's also making sure I make time to do nice things away from work and totally switch off.

"You can become consumed with it and spend a lot of your time reading scripts and learning lines for the next day so if you’ve got a long day you often don’t switch off.

"It's because you’re straight in from work, you have your tea, and then it's 'Right I’ve got to look at my scenes for tomorrow and back into heavy stuff again'.

"But the show's good with us, we balance things nicely with nice story lines in between.

"You might have a few months of it being full on [misery], but you know that that’s not forever."

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