A Victoran semi-detached house in south-east London, with a hallway, living room, open-plan kitchen-diner, cloakroom, four bedrooms, bathroom and shower room.
2/8 Living room
A large monochrome rug and pops of vibrant pink pack a punch in this otherwise serene living room scheme. Mid-century modern furniture has been teamed with vintage pieces for a utilitarian feel.
3/8 Living room fireplace
Two living rooms were knocked together to create one open-plan living space, with the furniture used to create natural zones.
Painted cabinetry, marble counters and pale-coloured metro tiles keep things clean and simple. The kitchen features simple units, which have been sanded down and repainted, customised tongue-and-groove end panels, plus a handy built-in banquette with seat pads and floral fabric.
5/8 Kitchen dining area
Built-in banquette seating helps maximise the space in this kitchen/dining area. A rectangular table will allow several people to line up along it without it eating into too much floor space. Pretty bench and scatter cushions and a patchwork rug introduce a touch of pattern in a mix of subtle shades.
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Box wall light
6/8 Guest bedroom
A floral bedspread, vintage sofa and eclectic collection of accessories create a relaxed, modern-country feel in the guest bedroom. Neutral walls allow the one-off, design-led pieces and unusual curios to really stand out.
7/8 Main bedroom
A subtle palette of pale greys and off-whites lends a peaceful atmosphere to the main bedroom. A feature fireplace with stylish overmantel mirror helps create a focal point.
Tongue-and-groove panelling and geometric tiling complement the traditional fittings in this tranquil bathroom. Glazed cabinets add a decorative touch.
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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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