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PROPERTY TYPE Three-storey Victorian terraced house
SPACE Open-plan living/dining/kitchen space with study area, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, dressing room, office and screening room
LOCATION West London
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The owner realised he could recreate the spacious feel of the loft hed previously rented on Londons South Bank if he made his house more open-plan. Now, light filters through from the kitchen into the living room. A cocktail of furniture incorporating old, modern, designer and bargain pieces is punctuated by an eclectic and ever-growing art collection, which covers everything from students artworks to a David Hockney original.
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Simple white walls and reclaimed pine floorboards look fresh, while artwork, books and furnishings add colour. The hallway is given true individuality with cool ideas and quirky finds.
The bench came from a Japanese antiques shop. B&B Italia (opens in new tab) sells similar. For a fan like this, go to Greenerair (opens in new tab). Robert Young Antiques (opens in new tab) has a range of traditional paintings.
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A dedicated screening room is intended to make watching TV or movies an event. The white walls are clad with bookshelves to create a library-like feeling, while the green sofa from B&B Italia (opens in new tab) adds a burst of colour to the space.
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The renovated kitchen space makes an instant impact through its unexpected sense of height, space and light. In order to make the kitchen truly original, the owner customised Boffi (opens in new tab) units with glass frames housing pictures, which he can swap on a whim.
The butchers block was bought on eBay (opens in new tab).
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Modular lounge seating and cosy rugs create a welcoming cosy feel in the living room that's contemporary.
The Flexform sofa and footstool are from Harrods (opens in new tab).
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This bathroom proves that decorating with pale-coloured tiles and a large mirror can create an airy, light-filled space.
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The spare bedroom is filled with a mixture of styles in a cohesive colour palette. A chest of drawers contrasts with a contemporary graphic wall mural. The bedlinen, covered in the owners scribbles, was created using indelible pens, so guests can add their own messages.
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Floor-to-ceiling white cupboards provide plenty of storage in this dedicated dressing room, and contrast with the rustic look of the wooden floorboards.
The chairs in the dressing room came from Christie's (opens in new tab). Antonio Citterio’s armchair at B&B Italia (opens in new tab) is similar. Get a Turkish rug from Liberty (opens in new tab). Find a registered craftsman to install built-in cupboards at myhammer.co.uk (opens in new tab).
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.
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