PROPERTY TYPE Arts and Crafts semi
SPACE Living room, kitchen-diner, utility room, study, cinema room and playroom on the ground floor, four bedrooms, a dressing room and two bathrooms upstairs
LOCATION North-west London
Period features have been given a modern update with a coat of paint. The fireplaces didnt fit with the unfussy aesthetic the owners were aiming for, so they painted them the same colour as the surrounding walls, creating clean, modern display mantels for very little cost. The wooden bench in the hallway is a rustic touch it was sourced from a local market.
An Edwardian fireplace in the living room has been given a modern makeover by painting it the same shade as the walls. The ornate ceiling plasterwork survived, despite one of the builders working upstairs putting his foot through it!
Providing a place to relax in the evenings, the downstairs cinema room is filled with comfy cushions and film memorabilia.
The walls and ceiling in the cinema room are painted in Downpipe by Farrow & Ball. Geoffrey Drayton has large modular sofas. Bonbon sells Eileen Gray side tables. The limited-edition print, Toxic Mary, is by Banksy.
The luxurious roll-top bath (mounted on untreated oak blocks) and Le Corbusier chaise blend with original features in the master bedroom, but all the while maintaining a show-stopping open-plan scheme. Inspired by the feel of Babington House, it mixes traditional elements with very contemporary ones. A wood-burning stove has been added to keep the room cosy in winter.
The Aria mirror in the bathroom was chosen because it was a break from traditional style. The owners fell in love with this design instantly because they wanted something completely different.
This boy’s bedroom is packed with colour. A statement rug brightens up white flooring, and a classic rocker adds another pop of red. The castle bed is a playful touch and is teamed with a cowboys and indians-inspired wallpaper.