Step inside a glamorous urban chic home in north London

A converted ground-floor factory workshop in north London with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, a main bedroom with en suite, a dressing room/bedroom, a further bedroom, bathroom, WC and inner courtyard.

A converted ground-floor factory workshop in north London with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, a main bedroom with en suite, a dressing room/bedroom, a further bedroom, bathroom (opens in new tab), WC and inner courtyard. The living room (opens in new tab) is a mix of faded glitz and bygone glamour with its graphic patterned floor, bold-shaped furniture and beautiful gold detailing.

1/9 Living room

living area with chair and flower vase

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

Wicker chair
Les Couilles Du Chien (opens in new tab)

Rug
The Rug Company (opens in new tab)

2/9 Living area

living room with white wall and book shelves

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The owner fell for the utilitarian look of these metal shelving (opens in new tab) units, which were salvaged from a former government patents' office.

Shelving
Retrouvius (opens in new tab)
Chaise upholstery
Jim Thompson (opens in new tab)
Floor lamp
Circus Antiques & Interiors (opens in new tab)

3/9 Living room display

living room with grey wall and painting on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

A side table in the living room has been used as a display space for chic photography. The glittery, pink-speckled concrete wall is perfectly suited to this glamour-meets-industrial chic home and is the ultimate rough-luxe wall (opens in new tab) finish.

Photograph
Grace by Alexander James (opens in new tab)

4/9 Kitchen

kitchen room with sofa and flower vase with books on glass table

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The not-so-subtle glow of neon signs lights up the darker reccesses of the kitchen (opens in new tab). They add warmth and interest to a plain space and were commissioned from a fairground signmaker.

Similar cabinetry

Poliform (opens in new tab)
Sofa
Circus Antiques & Interiors (opens in new tab)

5/9 Dining room

dining room with white wall and dining table with chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The dining room (opens in new tab) evokes 1970s glamour. It's a style that's not too feminine, slightly geometric and completely timeless.

Dining table and golden palm
Circus Antiques & Interiors (opens in new tab)
Dining chair fabric
Palmeral from House of Hackney (opens in new tab)

6/9 Bathroom

bathroom with white wall and basin

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The basin (opens in new tab) is cleverly tucked into a cubby space. The mirrored wall cabinets are designed to keep clutter at bay.

Basin
Villeroy & Boch (opens in new tab)

7/9 Main bedroom

master bedroom with white wall and cushions on bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The antique bed brings a piece of theatre to this otherwise minimal bedroom (opens in new tab) scheme.

Similar bed
Guinevere (opens in new tab)
Similar cushions
Sera of London (opens in new tab)

8/9 Dressing room

dressing room with mirror and shoes rack

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The dressing room (opens in new tab) has an emporium feel - it's very removed from the building's original print-factory purpose.

Similar glass cabinet

Circus Antiques & Interiors (opens in new tab)

9/9 Garden room

garden area with sofa and plant pots with glass door

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The garden (opens in new tab) has been designed to capture the spontaneity of a summer holiday. Wooden decking (opens in new tab) is paired with a comfortable, contemporary sofa for a modern and minimalist look that is easy on the eye.

Sofa fabric
Palmeral from House of Hackney (opens in new tab)

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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.