The Home Of Great Ideas For More Than 100 Years
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Property: A North London, Victorian villa, built during the 1850s divided into flats in the 1960s and converted back to a single property in 2007.
Space: Hallway, living room, dining room/kitchen, TV room, playroom, study, cloakroom, utility room, pantry, wine cellar, 6 bedrooms (1 en-suite), bathroom.
This property was gradually bought over time, from the owner initially purchasing the middle flat, to buying all 3 and creating a bright and spacious home.
Relaxed living room
An intriciate antique marble fireplace takes centre stage in the living room area, where neutral leather sofas compliment the rich wood flooring, and pale colour scheme.
Open plan living space
Living room TV area
Space is maximised in this home office with fitted shelving utilising every corner - perfect for storing books. Colourful spines add a splash of colour to the all-white background. A classic dark-wood desk sits beneath one of many original sash windows.
This walnut island, and high-gloss lacquer units both come from Living In Space (opens in new tab).
Dark-wood dining room
A purpose-built table was made to fit the space perfectly in this bright and airy dining room. The choice of dark-wood table and chairs balances out the white background, and pendant lights hang over the top for a dramatic twist.
Cool white vanity units create a calm and relaxing feel in the compact bathroom, with a mirrored wall creating the illusion of extra space.
For similar fitted bathroom furniture, head to Bathstore (opens in new tab).
Breezy kids room
A made-to-measure children's desk sits below the vast bay windows in this kids' playroom, creating a useable space that will grow with age. Displaying favourite toys keeps the room looking young and fresh.
Are you looking for more decorating ideas and inspiration? Why not take a look at our House Tours section, to look around loads more real-life homes, including a vintage Cotswold cottage and an arty Victorian terrace.
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.
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