Take a tour around a retro chic west London townhouse

A maisonette on the ground and basment floors of a west London townhouse.

A maisonette on the ground and basment floors of a west London townhouse. Upstairs, there is an open-plan living/dining room, a WC and a kitchen/breakfast room housed in the top half of a double-height glass extension (opens in new tab). Downstairs, there is a master bedroom with a dressing room, shower room (opens in new tab) and media area that opens on to the garden (the space can be divided with folding doors to create a third bedroom), kids bedroom and a family bathroom.

1/12 Living room

living room with fireplace and armchair with cushion

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

The decor in this beautifully proportioned west London maisonette is inspired by luxury hotels (opens in new tab). The owners set out to create the ultimate hotel suite, where you forget the cares of the world.

2/12 Wine rack storage

wine rack storage with flower on vase and fireplace

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

Making the most of the townhouse's impressive proportions, one of the wide alcoves flanking the chimney breast is used as a wine store. The ever-changing wall (opens in new tab) of red wine adds a homely, lived-in feel to the space.

Similar wine rack
Wild Grapes (opens in new tab)

3/12 Kitchen

kitchen room with marble worktops and dark grey cabinets

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

The range cooker (opens in new tab) was the inspiration behind the monochrome theme in this spacious U-shaped kitchen.

Kitchen units
Such Designs (opens in new tab)
Oven

Mercury (opens in new tab)

4/12 Breakfast room

breakfast room with white wall and tv with white table and chairs

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

The breakfast area opens on to a terrace (opens in new tab) where the family enjoy informal meals. It has been designed so that the owners can feel like they are in their favourite holiday destination - Ibiza - every morning when they have breakfast.

Kitchen extension
Hanson Architects (opens in new tab)
Table
Eero Saarinen for Knoll (opens in new tab)

5/12 Dining room

dining room with grey wall and dining table with chairs

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

The dining room (opens in new tab) has a cool, mid-century feel and could operate for ad-hoc work meetings as well as get-togethers with friends.

Murano glass chandelier
Alfies Antique Market (opens in new tab)
Table
Matthew Hilton at SCP (opens in new tab)
Rug
Form 2 by Tom Dixon at The Rug Company (opens in new tab)

6/12 Home office

home office with black desk and chair with table lamp

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

This classic home office nook goes back to basics with a smart bureau (opens in new tab) desk, vintage wooden chair and industrial-style lamp.

Desk
Orwell desk from Graham and Green (opens in new tab)

7/12 Hallway

hallway with staircase and handbag with white wall and encaustic tiles

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

A large glass panel updates the original staircase. The prints on the wall add a fun and characterful feel, while Victorian-style encaustic tiles create a timeless look in this hallway (opens in new tab).

Encaustic floor tiles
Fired Earth (opens in new tab)
Screen prints
Gerald Laing at Themes & Variations (opens in new tab)

8/12 Dressing room

dressing room with white wall and mirror on wall

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

This decadent dressing wing, part of the master bedroom (opens in new tab) has extensive his-and-hers storage.
A large padded ottoman provides a space for seating and trying on clothes and shoes.

Ottoman
Modern Warehouse (opens in new tab)
Lights
Thefrenchhouse.co.uk (opens in new tab)

9/12 Master bedroom

master bedroom with white wall and cosy blanket with cushions on bed

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

This sprawling L-shaped room has been inspired by luxurious hotel suite decor. The Brigitte Bardot, which hangs above the bed, sets the tone for the sophisticated, Sixties mood. Beyond the dressing room (opens in new tab), the space extends into a media den that houses a large television.

Bed
John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Chandelier
Valerie Wade (opens in new tab)
Cushions
Niki Jones (opens in new tab)
Bedside table and lamps
Graham and Green (opens in new tab)
Screen print
Gerald Laing at geraldlaing.com (opens in new tab)

10/12 Children’s room

childrens room with double bed and shoes with cosy carpet on floor

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

Inspired by a favourite footaball club, Chelsea, the walls are painted (opens in new tab) in a sophisticated blue and white. Bunk beds are for friends to sleep overnight.

Paint
Carbon Blue emulsion from Fired Earth (opens in new tab)
Rug
The Rug Company (opens in new tab)

11/12 En suite bathroom

bathroom with grey metro tiles and basin

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

The shower room (opens in new tab), with its grey tiles and clean lines, has the look of a modern men's spa.

Tiles and grout
The Tile Shop (opens in new tab)
Sink unit and mirror cabinet
Edwins Bathrooms (opens in new tab)

12/12 Bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and towel with pale grey marble floor

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

The Babington House-inspired bathroom (opens in new tab) was designed to be the most luxurious space in the house. The floating wall conceals a generous showerhead, similar to Soho House hotels from around the world. The pale grey marble floor is both grand and indulgent, while the slanted ceiling of roof lights keep the space bright.

Marble and mosaic tiles
Fired Earth (opens in new tab)
Roll-top bath
Victoria + Albert (opens in new tab)

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. 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.