A late-19th-century house in west London. The lower ground floor has an open-plan living/dining/kitchen space, WC and utility room, while the upper ground floor has an entrance hall, playroom, drawing room and WC. The first floor has a master bedroom suite, plus a second bathroom and family bathroom. The boys' bedrooms and a bathroom are on the top floor.
Classic grey walls are an ideal backdrop for fun pieces like the punk bear.
2/8 Living room
The L-shaped sofa creates a definite seating zone in the open-plan space. Accessories and soft furnishings in luxurious fabrics soften the look.
The kitchen is separated from the dining/living area by a wall of black-steel-framed glazing. The reclaimed wood table, salvaged from a ballroom dance studio, gives this room a vintage feel.
The painted wooden units add a country-style element, while the bold blue hue creates a contemporary contrast.
5/8 Dining room
The black-steel-framed windows give definition to the layout, without boxing it in, while the cool contradictions of materials and décor that mix ragged and rich, contemporary and vintage, create a striking effect.
6/8 Master bedroom
The bedroom is inspired by the décor of London's Covent Garden Hotel - a luxurious mix of textures with a twist. The chintzy bedlinen has been dip-dyed so it has an edge and a nice contradiction.
7/8 Walk-in wardrobe
The top-floor staircase has been transformed into a luxurious walk-in wardrobe. This ensures the bedroom stays serene and clutter-free.
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Here, the bathroom is adorned with marble and metro tiles for a contemporary look reminiscent of the Art Deco period.
A marble vanity and floor are the height of luxury in a contemporary scheme.
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Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
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