Take a look around this rescued Victorian villa

Love looking around real homes? Be inspired by this stunning Victorian villa, where period features and bright light bring this property to life in this 25 Beautiful Homes house tour. For more house tours, visit Housetohome

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.


Exterior of house with brick walls and blue door

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)


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.


Living room with white walls and firepplace

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

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.

For similar marble fireplaces, go to Marble Hill Fireplaces, and head to Roche Bobois for a similar sofa.


Living room with white walls and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Open plan living space

The understated scheme in the living room and vast sash windows flood the room with light, letting original Victorian features, like the elegant cornicing, come to life. 

For dark wood flooring like this, try Textures Flooring, and for similar fitted shelves, try IKEA.


Living room with wooden shelves and glass table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Living room TV area

Comfy sofas and a simple coffee table help create the perfect TV area in this open-plan living room.

For lots of comfy sofas look at Sofa.com, and go to Marks & Spencer for classic coffee tables.


Home office with white walls and books

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Home office

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.

For a similar desk, try Pine Oak Furniture. For a wide variety of neutral paints, head to Farrow & Ball.


Kitchen with white walls and microwave

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Earthy kitchen

A large kitchen island housing the sink unit and plenty of storage, blends the kitchen and dining room together, providing the perfect space for entertaining.

This walnut island, and high-gloss lacquer units both come from Living In Space.


Dinning room with white walls and dinning room with chairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

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.

Similar tables can be found at Barker and Stonehouse, and for similar pendant lights, try John Lewis.


Bedroom with white walls and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Master bedroom

The simple all-white theme continues in the bedroom, with simple striped accessories adding colour and vibrancy. A dark-wood bed warms up the room,and is balanced by the light-wood flooring.

This bed is from Heal's. For stripy bedlinen, try Zara Home.


Bathroom with white walls and white cabinet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Bathroom sideboard

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.


Kids room with white walls and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

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.

This desk comes from Living In Space, and for similar brightly coloured rugs, visit The Rug Company.

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

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.