With careful and considerate planning and decorating, this Victorian terraced house was restored to its former glory by the current owners, who have achieved a touch of French country life in the heart of the city.
A large distressed wooden dining table seats up to 10 people in this spacious kitchen-diner.
1/10 Dining room
The large chesnut table is from Harley Antiques.
3/10 Sitting room
A vintage oil painting hangs above a white sofa in the living room. The antique chaise longue, once originally belonged to John Fowler of Colefax & Fowler and has been re-covered in upholsterer's lining fabric.
4/10 Living room
Large mirrors placed around the house give views of other rooms and create a spacious impression.
5/10 Home office
6/10 Master bedroom
The bathroom is fully neutral for a light and airy feel. Shutters and scented candles keep in tune with the French romantic theme. A similar roll-top bath can be found at Drummonds Architectural Antiques.
The antique nursing chair is covered in Percheron toile salvaged from a pair of old curtains to introduce colour to the pale scheme. Crisp white bedlinen covers the bed. Natural light creeps in through wide-slatted shutters.
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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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