Take a tour around a five-storey Victorian townhouse in London with a passion for pattern

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  • A five-storey Victorian townhouse in west London. The ground floor has a kitchen-diner, playroom and loo. The living room and adjoining study are on the first floor. The children’s bedrooms and bathroom are on the second floor and the main bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe is on the third floor. The fourth floor has a utility room and guest bedroom with en suite. This vibrant west London home offers an object lesson in layering bold textiles, which in less skillful hands would drown each other out. The owner has stuck to the design mantra of using only three materials or colours in a space. The most important thing to consider is scale. The bookcases have been built to look like they are floating – a contemporary object placed in a period space. The ebony inlay on the floor – a later addition – was already there, so they decided to keep it, which made things quite fiddly when fitting the shelving.

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