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A Victorian house in south London, with an open-plan living room, study and kitchen-diner on the ground floor, The first floor has two bedrooms, a dressing room and a shower room, and there's an open-plan suite in the loft.

1/9 Living room

living room with white window and pillows on sofa

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The owners have created a design that's soothingly uncluttered yet welcoming. Bright soft furnishings bring this neutral living room to life.

The Conran Shop
New England Shutter Company
The Rug Company

2/9 Home office

home office with book shelves and ladder with desk and chair

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Recessed overhead storage keeps surfaces clear in this open-plan home office.

Graham & Green
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3/9 Kitchen extension

kitchen extension with black storage with table and chair

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The ground-floor walls were removed to create a large space with distinct zones in this extension. The folding glass doors can be pushed back and you can move through three or four different atmospheres in the same place.

Tom Dixon

4/9 Kitchen cabinetry

kitchen with white window and wooden cabinets

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The units in this kitchen are customised using reclaimed oak and weathered handles, invoking a hint of untamed outback. The carcasses were chosen for their fantastic mechanisms.


5/9 Kitchen

kitchen with wooden floor with table and chairs

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Bespoke bar stools in a zingy lime shade give the kitchen a retro look. The island, like the worktops, is in Brazilian slate - it is an incredibly practical surface with a warm texture.

Slate worktop
Mandarin Stone
Oak flooring
Castle Wood Floors
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6/9 Loft bedroom

loft bedroom with night lamp on wall and alarm watch near wooden bed

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The owners have made the most of unusable space by building storage in the eaves. Strong lines in monochrome and wood give this loft space a masculine edge.


7/9 Loft home office

loft home office with brick and white wall and desk and chair

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Exposed brick and whitewashed cladding create an easy, informal feel in this loft space. This cladding, called shiplap, is inexpensive and consists of overlapping horizontal panels fixed to a framework of battens.

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8/9 Bathroom

bathroom with white curtain on window and bathtub

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A vintage light has impact over the bath, while angled spotlights are more attuned to night-time reading.

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Victoria Plumb
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Holloways Of Ludlow

9/9 Cloakroom

cloakroom with brick wall and white basin

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The exposed brickwork in this cloakroom acts as a great feature wall, working well alongside the reclaimed units and weathered handles.

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Fired Earth

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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.