The double-fronted house had a traditional arrangement of small reception rooms downstairs, which was replaced with a more open-plan layout that would run in a circle around the staircase. At the same time, the entire back wall of the house was replaced with a double-height extension that features a wealth of glass, allowing light to flood through.
2/11 Reception room
At the front of the house, the piano has pride of place. An opulent chandelier and decorative Christmas tree add a touch of elegance and luxury to this reception room.
For a similar piano, try Petrof.
3/11 Dining room
Limestone flooring runs throughout the ground floor, a practical, hardwearing choice.
4/11 Living room
Neutral tones for the walls of this open-plan space give each zone its own mood while linking it with the next. A low sofa helps to accentuate the height of the room while walnut flooring leads you to the dining and kitchen area.
Even in the kitchen, the owner has restricted herself to the strict colour scheme of grey, black and white that she has used throughout the rest of the house. An oversized table accommodates a large party - perfect for entertaining guests during the festive season.
The kitchen was designed by SA Designs.
6/11 Master bedroom
Mirrored and opaque glass-clad walls reflect the light that floods in through the roof lantern and skylights which are not seen here but which are positioned above the bath.
The floor-mounted bath sprout is from Lefroy Brooks.
8/11 Guest bedroom
The paint is from The Paint & Paper Library.
9/11 Children’s bathroom
All the brassware is from Alternative Plans.
10/11 Children’s room
White-painted floors in this attic room are simple in style and robust enough to withstand daily wear and tear - they also increase the feel of light and space. A small desk fits neatly under the window.
For a similar elm desk, try IKEA.
11/11 Home office
Find this chair at Heal's.
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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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