Step inside this four-storey Victorian home in west London

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When the owners bought this brilliantly located home on west London, the awkward layout was the first thing to be changed. It now flows with a largely open-plan design. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a cloakroom, utility room, raised ground floor reception, kitchen, and, seen here, a double-height dining room and conservatory. 

1/10 Open plan lower ground floor

room with blue floor lamp glass top table and women with child

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Bill Kingston)

2/10 Dining room

dinning room with long blue curtains dinning table and chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Bill Kingston)

The double-height dining room was created by removing a section of the living room above, which was then walled off with glass. Light pouring down from upstairs allows the dark shades of blue to look dramatic without overpowering.

B&B Italia (opens in new tab) sells this table, and the chairs are from The French House. (opens in new tab)

3/10 Garden

outdoor dinning area with blue standing umbrella and chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Bill Kingston)

Following out from the dining room and conservatory is a walled garden. Brightly coloured accents lift the concrete walls and paved floors, while white metal garden furniture creates a charming alfresco dining area.

The parasol is from Graham & Green (opens in new tab), and Argos (opens in new tab) sells similar lanterns.

4/10 Kitchen

white kitchen with white cabinet and tiles

(Image credit: Future PLC /Bill Kingston)

At the other end of the open-plan lower ground sits the modern kitchen. This brightly coloured splashback is a focal point in the all white kitchen, bringing a retro aspect to the look.

Try World's End Tiles (opens in new tab) for coloured tiles like these.

5/10 Staircase

staircase with men white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC /Bill Kingston)

Fretwork stair risers with lighting behind have turned this enclosed staircase into a dramatic feature. The use of block colour in the kitchen continues the eye-catching look seen throughout the lower ground floor.

Visit Skandium (opens in new tab) for similar coloured glassware.

6/10 Open-plan living room

open plan living room with tv chair and women

(Image credit: Future PLC /Bill Kingston)

The glass wall allowing light to flood into the downstairs dining room also keeps the living room feeling modern. Cupboards have been built either side of the fireplace, and the original floorboards were sanded back and limed for a fresh feel.

Use our Find a Tradesman tool to locate a carpenter in your area to create bespoke storage.

7/10 Living room

living room with l shaped sofa white wall and cushions

(Image credit: Future PLC /Bill Kingston)

The comfy L-shaped sofa makes this space the ultimate cosy place to relax and unwind. The paintings and cushions add a touch of colour, which in turn, warms up the brown tone of the leather.

The cushions are from Graham & Green. (opens in new tab)

8/10 Bedroom

bedroom with white window and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC /Bill Kingston)

The colour scheme in this bedroom was inspired by the painting over the bed, which acts as a focal point. Shutters create privacy while letting light in and providing access to the balcony.

Visit The Shutter Company (opens in new tab) for these shutters, and the bedlinen is from Monsoon. (opens in new tab)

9/10 Bathroom

bathroom with mirror open shelf and wash basin

(Image credit: Future PLC /Bill Kingston)

Two shades of limestone - mink on the walls and floor, and cream on the vanity top - give a warm glow to this bathroom. Glass shelves filled with products pick up on the light theme that's seen throughout the house.

10/10 Nursery

nursery room with baby and white baby cot

(Image credit: Future PLC /Bill Kingston)

This nursery has a simple scheme that won't date as the couple's son grows. Colour has been added through easily changeable acessories, like the painting and wall letters.

The cot is from Nordic Style. (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.