Be inspired by this restored Georgian apartment

Need real home inspiration? Take a tour of this restored 18th Century Georgian apartment which fuses period architecture with modern design. There's plenty of real home inspiration in this modern family home house tour from Livingetc

The owners rent out the top two floors of this 18th Century building in Central London and use the lower floors for their own living space.

1/9 Bedroom | Restored Georgian apartment house tour

bedroom with white walls and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

A series of mini art displays have been created by hanging tiny photos and pictures clipped onto string with miniature pegs. To get the look, head to HobbyCraft (opens in new tab) for different types of string and pegs, and try hanging anything from old postcards and photos to travelling memorabilia.

2/9 Living room | Restored Georgian apartment house tour

living room with white and men women

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The layout of the house features bedrooms on the ground floor, while the light-filled living room is on the first floor, along with the kitchen and dining areas.

The sofas are by Edra (opens in new tab). The chandeliers are from an antiques shop on Portobello Road. The Bertoia chair is from Knoll (opens in new tab). The Shanghai Tip coffee table is from The Conran Shop (opens in new tab)

3/9 Kitchen | Restored Georgian apartment house tour

kitchen with white walls and white cabinet

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In the kitchen functional custom-made units and stainless-steel surfaces, allow original details, such as the cornice and shuttered windows, to shine.

The units are designed by Works Architecture (opens in new tab) and made by Andrew Edwards. John Lewis (opens in new tab) stocks stainless steel worktops. The stools are by BD Ediciones supplied by Hemsley Associates (opens in new tab).

4/9 Hallway | Restored Georgian apartment house tour

hall with white walls and shelf on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

Hallway | Restored Georgian apartment house tour

The owners have zigzagged five floating shelves across the wall. This gives the illusion of more space.

The floating shelves were made by Gerry Delaney. Try the Lack shelving range at Ikea (opens in new tab) for a budget yet stylish option.

5/9 Staircase storage | Restored Georgian apartment house tour

stairs with white walls and storage in wall

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The biggest change made by the owners was the addition of a staircase to the back of the building, linking the three floors of the apartment and leaving the original staircase as access to the flats upstairs.

6/9 Bathroom | Restored Georgian apartment house tour

bathroom with white walls and mirror on wall

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Rather than create a separate room, the owners 'dropped' the bathroom into a slot in the main bedroom preserving the curved Georgian wall.

The pod was designed by Works Architecture (opens in new tab) and made by DFA Projects (opens in new tab). The sanitaryware is by Catalano from CP Hart (opens in new tab). The tiles are by Ceramic Tile Distributors (opens in new tab). The shower curtain is from Habitat (opens in new tab). The light is by Jasper Conran (opens in new tab).

7/9 Main bedroom | Restored Georgian apartment house tour

bedroom with white walls and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

The white MDF board behind the bed works as a room divider, separating off the bathroom 'pod' from the rest of the bedroom.

The wardbrobe was made by Gerry Delaney, but B&Q (opens in new tab) does similar plain white-door ones. The chandelier is from an antiques shop.

8/9 Children’s bedroom | Restored Georgian apartment house tour

childrens bedroom with pink wall and grey cabinet

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The children's room is filled with a collection of vintage-style furniture and accessories.

The bed is from Ikea (opens in new tab). The chest of drawers is from a second-hand shop in Chiswick. The side table is from Selfridges (opens in new tab).

9/9 Dressing table | Restored Georgian apartment house tour

books on dressing table with chair

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Bold colour and modern design dominate this pretty home office area.

The Rain side table at Ikea (opens in new tab) is similar to this. Bluestone matt emulsion by Sanderson (opens in new tab) is a good colour match for the wall.

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from an industrial-chic conversion to a retro 1970s-inspired bungalow.

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. 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.