Walking into the entrance hall of artist and interior designer Andrea Maflin‘s house, you can tell immediately that her home fizzes with creative energy and imagination. The familiar proportions of a London Victorian terrace are subverted with leafy wallpaper and a set of antlers, lending what she describes as a foresty feel.
Andrea’s artworks and design ideas also form the backbone of the interior decoration. She is not afraid to mix pattern and colour with illustrative and abstract work.Hidden underneath the glamour, is the fact that this is actually a practical family home. Here in the living room, the Heal’s sofa has been re-covered in indestructible Alcantara, for example.
At the back of the house, the kitchen is the welcoming hub. The cabinets were handmade by the previous owner’s father and Andrea has kept them, adding new worktops and repainting the walls. The chairs around the dining table have been upholstered in different fabrics, front and back, with carefully chosen piping to finish the effect.
Framed family pictures form an interesting display over the bed in the guest room, creating a welcoming and calming feel.
The guest bedroom has a nostalgic feel to it, with childhood photographs of Andrea above the mantelpiece and a chair that once occupied her dentist father’s waiting room!
Intimate and glamorous, the bathroom has an organic, unfitted feel, with wallpaper (protected with varnish and glass panels by the bath and basin) instead of tiles, and freestanding furniture.
The wallpaper is from Neisha Crosland.
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