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This large living room and adjoining dining room are perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Reserved for grown-ups, it has the elegant feel of a hotel bar, thanks to the beautiful ceiling roses, velvet sofa, sculptural lighting and rich colours.


living room with white chandelier and sofa set with cushion

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nadia Mackenzie)

Open-plan living room

For a sofa like this try Ochre, and Modern Rugs for a similar rug.


living room with white walls and fireplace

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nadia Mackenzie)

Living room

The living room has a calm vibe with dashes of violet and green adding some spice. A green cube draws the eye to the alcove, where simple shelves display family photos. The statement mirror over the fireplace makes it the focal point.

Find a cube like this at BoConcept, and visit Mirror World for a statement mirror.


kitchen with women and smart refrigerator

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nadia Mackenzie)


Gloss black-and-white units provide a striking backdrop for this colourful splashback. The dining table can be slid back into the units when more floor space is needed. The wood of the table brings added warmth to this statement look.

Visit Violet Designs for a modern kitchen like this. The splashback was sourced from Deco Glaze.


kitchen with white walls and table with chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nadia Mackenzie)

Open-plan kitchen

This basement open-plan space was designed with children in mind. The floor tiles are easy to clean and the large red sofa is a fun addition. Folding glass doors lead out to the garden where the kids can play in full view of the kitchen.

The red sofa is from The Conran Shop.


blue hallway with white walls and table with chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nadia Mackenzie)

Blue hallway

To create a consistent look in the open-plan space, gloss paint in the same colour as the kitchen splashback was used on the staircase that joins the basement and ground floor. The child's table and chairs, which fit out of the way under the stairs when not in use, designates an area for them to play.

The table and chairs are from IKEA, and Dulux have a range of turquoise colours.


hallway with women and white walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nadia Mackenzie)


This hallway cleverly mixes classic and contemporary looks, making it a striking entrance to the house. The dark ceramic floor tiles are a tactile choice for a high-traffic area, and complement the white walls and modern side table.

The stair runner was found at Crucial Trading, and the side table is from Heal's.


bedroom with chandelier and bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nadia Mackenzie)


The master bedroom has a mix of designer items and travelling mementoes. Sumptuous textures, like velvet and silk, bring a luxurious touch to the room, while the colourful chair adds a quirky touch.

The chair is from Paul Smith, and House of Fraser has similar bedlinen.


bathroom with bathtub and towel on rack

(Image credit: Future PLC/Nadia Mackenzie)


The en-suite bathroom has a double-ended bath, perfect for relaxing. The wooden bath panel is a warming addition to the otherwise cool scheme.

The bath was by Norman Foster.

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Heather Young

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.