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A four-storey Victorian terrace in southwest London. On the ground floor is a music/living room, with steps down to a kitchen-diner. In the basement there's a family room, utility room, plus a guest bedroom and bathroom. There is a home office, two bedrooms, a bathroom amd a walk-in wardrobe on the first floor and a further two bedrooms and a walk-in wardrobe in the converted loft.

The kitchen has folding floor-to-ceiling glass doors, leading to a tropical-style terrace with a pink wall, palm fronds and foliage - just the spot for recapturing a holiday mood.

Day bed and cushions

1/9 Ottoman

terrace with french window and trees

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

Franco Albini from Winter's Moon

2/9 Kitchen

kitchen with french window and counter

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

Pristine white surfaces make a practical and beautiful working space. Handleless kitchen cabinets are a great way to create a sleek, streamlined feel.


Cake stand
Mason Cash

3/9 Sitting area

living room with white wall and sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

A short flight of steps leads down from the music/living room to the kitchen-diner, giving a natural flow-through. A vintage album cover print adds a fittingly anarchic musical note.

PH Snowball pendant by Louis Poulsen
Storm Thorgerson at
Dining chair
Wishbone chairs by Hans J Wegner at Twentytwentyone

4/9 Music room

music room with white wall and piano

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

With the basement extended, the ground floor was freed up to be a fully fledged music room. It's a space where everyone can experiment and express themselves.

Chair and ottoman

Balzac by Matthew Hilton for SCP
Nepalese pink throw from Designers Guild

5/9 Living room

living room with cream wall and cushions on sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

Soft furnishings in cream, ivory and beige create a subtle scheme in the living room. The bay-windows allow light to enter the room making it appear larger. The luxe leather sofa and a Bubble chair add to the Seventies basement party vibe, and as a finishing touch, tropical fish flit around a luminous tank.

Eero Aarnio Bubble at Nest
Sofa and pouf
Erba at Selfridges

6/9 Hallway

hallway with white wall and stairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The mesmerising fish tank sits neatly in this minimal hallway. Toughened glass balustrades are the modern solution to retaining views while providing security and safety for staircases.

Similar rocking chair


7/9 Guest bedroom

guest bedroom with white wall and table

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

The guest room is great for when friends or family stay. Light floods in from outside via a long, rectangular skylight.

Table top and trestles
Desk lamp

8/9 Master bedroom

master bedroom with white wall and dog on bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

This calm white bedroom is decorated with practical storage and minimal furniture in neutral tones. A chunky timber desk partners a sophisticated hand-punched pewter mirror frame.

Bed linen
The White Company
Ian Mankin
Tulip chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Ant chair by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen at Republic Of Fritz Hansen

9/9 Bathroom

bathroom with black tiles on floor and wash basin

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Merrell)

Black tiles give a cocooning feel, while silvery wallpaper with an organic pattern softens up this contemporary bathroom.


Woods wallpaper in Foil by Cole & Son
Bath and floor filler
Victoria + Albert

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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.