PROPERTY TYPE Three-storey Victorian terraced house
SPACE Open-plan living/dining/kitchen space with study area, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, dressing room, office and screening room
LOCATION West London
The owner realised he could recreate the spacious feel of the loft hed previously rented on Londons South Bank if he made his house more open-plan. Now, light filters through from the kitchen into the living room. A cocktail of furniture incorporating old, modern, designer and bargain pieces is punctuated by an eclectic and ever-growing art collection, which covers everything from students artworks to a David Hockney original.
Simple white walls and reclaimed pine floorboards look fresh, while artwork, books and furnishings add colour. The hallway is given true individuality with cool ideas and quirky finds.
The spare bedroom is filled with a mixture of styles in a cohesive colour palette. A chest of drawers contrasts with a contemporary graphic wall mural. The bedlinen, covered in the owners scribbles, was created using indelible pens, so guests can add their own messages.
Floor-to-ceiling white cupboards provide plenty of storage in this dedicated dressing room, and contrast with the rustic look of the wooden floorboards.
The chairs in the dressing room came from Christie’s. Antonio Citterios armchair at B&B Italia is similar. Get a Turkish rug from Liberty. Find a registered craftsman to install built-in cupboards at myhammer.co.uk.