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When space is at a premium you have to use as much as the wall space as you can, and do it cleverly. Here, the owner has made clear perspex floor-to-ceiling shelves to display her books. The fact that the shelves are transparent means more light and more of the wall is seen, so the shelves don't look too dense.
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The apartment doesn't feel claustrophobic - especially in the dining room - despite being small and having a mixture of furniture and furnishings from around the world and from all decades. The secret to this is because the owner has chosen just a few pieces in complementry colours and finishes. A 1950s oval dining table sits happily with an Arco-style lamp, a modern monochrome print and unusual cinema chairs.
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Having worked as a professional chef, the owner knew exactly what she wanted and how to organise a truly functional kitchen but with a dash of fun. Orniments from around the walls mingle with ingredients on the recessed stainless steel shelves.
Cavendish Equipment have a huge range of stainless steel kitchen furniture
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Lux bathing doesn't need acres of space. The owner turned this little shower room into a soothing Roman bathroom by commissioning the builder to create a tub and then cover the walls, floor and tub in mosaic tiles.
Visit The Mosaic Company for a wide range of mosaic tiles
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Like a secret room the bed sits raised up on a mezzanine level and in a large alcove tucked behind rustic, Oriental metal and glass cabinets. To make the most of the snug space there is more storage under the bed.
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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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