Step inside this contemporary Arts and Crafts home

Take a room-by-room tour around beautiful Homes & Gardens readers' homes. This week we look inside a contemporary south-west London home for stunning decorating inspiration. Be inspired by this modern arts and crafts home.

With Christmas festivities in mind, the owners commissioned a dramatic redesign of their Arts & Crafts house in south-west London from architect Georges Andraos

1/11 Exterior

exterior with white flooring and craft

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

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

reception rooms with chandelier and piano

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

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

dining room with antique glass bowl and limestone flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

Limestone flooring runs throughout the ground floor, a practical, hardwearing choice.

The bespoke cabinet is from Archer & Smith, and the antique glass bowls are from The Dining Room Shop.

4/11 Living room

living room with sofa and ball chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

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.

The paint is from Paint & Paper Library, and the sofa and ball chair is from B&B Italia.

5/11 Kitchen

kitchen with table and chair and shelves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

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

bedroom with woodland scene wallpaper and table lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

 A woodland-scene wallpaper is a bold and dramatic choice that creates an intriguing atmosphere in the bedroom.

The wallpaper is from Cole & Son, and the lamps from Porta Romana.

7/11 Bathroom

bathroom with opaque glass clad walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

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

bedroom with candelier and curtain

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

The colours in the guest bedroom were inpsired by the Jimmy Choo flagship store in London. The owner added a subtle modern country touch by painting the bare brickwork white.

The paint is from The Paint & Paper Library.

9/11 Children’s bathroom

children bathroom with twin basins and brassware

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

Twin basins are a practical solution for families with young children. To make this room feel larger, the ceiling has been opened up the ceiling.

All the brassware is from Alternative Plans

10/11 Children’s room

childrens room with elm desk and white painted floors

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

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

home office with glass topped table and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

A polycarbonate Philippe Starck Louis Ghost chair works well with the glass-topped table in the home office.

Find this chair at Heal's.

Looking for more stunning readers' homes to look around? Take a look at our House Tours section for everything from a modern London penthouse and beautiful mews house, to an Edwardian country manor and Simon Lycett's home.

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.