Lush foliage softens the edges of this modern hallway. Plant greenery in separate pots with a layer of gravel to prevent them becoming waterlogged, and add uplighters to create impact. Find similar containers at houseofplants.co.uk
1/9 Staircase | Lightfilled family home house tour
2/9 Dining area | Lightfilled family home house tour
The traditional internal courtyard has been replaced with a glass-walled, leafy atrium. Perfect for showcasing tropical and architectural plants, the magical glass lightwell is also a fun space for the children. The Eiffel chairs are by Eames from The Conran Shop
3/9 Kitchen | Lightfilled family home house tour
4/9 Living room | Lightfilled family home house tour
5/9 Bedroom landing | Lightfilled family home house tour
6/9 Bedroom | Lightfilled family home house tour
When the space gets too sunny, canvas screens can go over the glass panels of the central lightwell. Plenty of neat, built-in cupboards make good use of the space.
7/9 Home office | Lightfilled family home house tour
The study, at the back of the ground floor, is brimming with books, files and paperwork. The lamp in the study is by Jasper Morrison for Flos from Icône, and Ray and Charles Eames designed the office chair, stocked at Nest.
8/9 Bathroom | Lightfilled family home house tour
9/9 Children’s room | Lightfilled family home house tour
The spaces around the lightwell can flow uninterrupted, or be sealed off into separate rooms for privacy. At the touch of a button, blinds ease down over windows; walk-through wetrooms adjoin the childrens rooms with the master bedroom; and mirrors slide across to reveal joist-deep storage space.
The chair in the bedroom is by MDF Italia from Viaduct.
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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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