Take a tour around a Hamptons-style Victorian terrace in London

Step inside this white Hamptons-style Victorian terraced house in south London, chosen by Livingetc. Find more house tours and inspiration at housetohome.co.uk

This coastal-style Victorian terraced house in south London takes inspiration from restful Hamptons homes in New York. There's a living room, playroom, WC, utility room and kitchen-diner with pantry on the ground floor. Upstairs, an office, shower room, main bedroom and guest bedroom. On the floor above, a bedroom and WC and, at the top of the house, a bedroom and bathroom. In the living room, the sea grass flooring and timber furnishings add warmth and character. The rest of the terrace is furnished with a mix of decorative antiques and vintage pieces.

Rush Matters

1/8 Armchair and footstool

living room with wwhite wall and arm chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

Zeffirelli at Ochre

2/8 Kitchen storage

kitchen room white wall and stole

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The owner created a storage space in the kitchen using painted MDF panelling to cover the chimney breast. Any clutter, such as cookery books and kitchen utensils, can be hidden away, maintaining a clean, minimalist look.



3/8 Kitchen-diner

kitchen with dinner room with white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

A rich dark grey has been used on the units, island and open shelves. The fridge and freezer are concealed inside a tall, freestanding cabinet.


Plain English
SC380 eggshell by Papers And Paints
Wall lights
Hector Finch

4/8 Dining room

dining room with white wall and dining table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The owner had panelling installed throughout the dining room, for a Hamptons-chic feel, but added vintage furniture to give the scheme a rustic edge.

French Grey Pale eggshell by Little Greene
Steel Window Service
Pendant light
Alex Macarthur Interiors

5/8 Staircase

staircase with white wall and frame on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The balusters have been replaced with bespoke, modern alternatives, complemented by designer wallpaper. Numeral stencils provide a unique feature on each step.

Similar balusters

Totally Bespoke Joinery
Similar numeral stencils
The Stencil Library
Temple wallpaper by Veere Grenney Associates
Tim Page Carpets

6/8 Playroom

playroom with white wall and chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The wall between the playroom and the living room had been knocked through, but the owner had it reinstated. A red and white striped rug is a playful element in this room.

Similar fire surround
Wall paint
SC292 emulsion from Papers And Paints
The Rug Company

7/8 Main bedroom

main bedroom with white wall and bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

A serene space, this bedroom features a seven-foot square bed, big enough for a whole family to pile on. A muted floral wallpaper provides a feminine element.

The Big Bed Company
Cole & Son

8/8 Bathroom

bathroom with white wall and bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

This top-floor space was originally a shower room, but it was later redesigned as a family bathroom.

Similar bath
Heated towel rail
Rads 'n' Rails

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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.