Step inside an elegant Victorian cottage

Take a tour around this elegant Victorian former railway worker's cottage in London. Filled with period detail, such as simple fireplaces and original shutters, it is decorated in subtle neutrals. For more visit

This Victorian cottage in London features a living /dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

1/10 Exterior

brickwall house exterior

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Hiscock)

2/10 Living room

living room with grey sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Hiscock)

Decorated in a palette of soft neutrals, the living room features plenty of comfortable seating, including an antique chesterfield reupholstered in stone-coloured linen. Clutter is kept to a minimum to enhance a sense of light and space.

Try Heal’s for classic chesterfields.

3/10 Living room detail

living room with cream wall and fire place

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Hiscock)

The fireplace has been painted in a chalky white to blend with the walls and soft furnishings. Family pictures dotted along the mantelpiece and generous foliage add subtle colour.

Artwork by Justine Smith. The fireplace is from Amazing Grates

4/10 Dining area

dining area window with natural lighting

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Hiscock)

The original shuttered windows are complemented by simple oak flooring and a traditional radiator. The look is kept clean and light with some thoughtfully chosen retro pieces including a marble-topped table designed by Eero Saarinen and Eames Eiffel chairs.

The limed oak flooring is from Jordan Andrews

5/10 Dining area detail

cabinet near dining area

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Hiscock)

A 1930s sideboard anchors the dining area, providing a contrast to an otherwise white and pastel colour scheme.

The 1920s French painting hanging above the sideboard is from Alfie’s Antique Market.

6/10 Kitchen

kitchen with white cabinets and sink

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Hiscock)

Simple painted Shaker-style units and a butler’s sink create an informal, country style in the kitchen.

The kitchen units are from Unpainted Kitchens, painted in Farrow & Ball’s Skylight.

7/10 Master bedroom

bedroom with white wall and colorful pillows

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Hiscock)

Pale shades create a soothing atmosphere in this space, complemented by florals and stripes.

The walls are painted in Dulux’s Roman White. The bedspread is from The White Company.

8/10 Bedroom

bedroom with white wall and green wardrobe

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Hiscock)

Pinks, creams and greens blend harmoniously in this pretty children’s bedroom, with a painted armoire and chest of drawers creating plenty of storage space in the alcoves.

Find a similar armoire at The Little White Company and similar floral linens at Cath Kidston.

9/10 Bathroom

bathroom with white interiors

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Hiscock)

In this compact bathroom, iridescent mosaic glass tiles add glamour without detracting from the tranquil feel of the room.

For similar tiles, try Criterion Tiles.

10/10 Garden

garden area with shack and table with chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/ David Hiscock)

A sheltered corner of the terrace provides the perfect spot for breakfast.

Source similar bistro dining sets at John Lewis.

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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.