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. Downstairs, there is a master bedroom with a dressing room, shower room 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. 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 of red wine adds a homely, lived-in feel to the space.

Similar wine rack
Wild Grapes

3/12 Kitchen

kitchen room with marble worktops and dark grey cabinets

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

The range cooker was the inspiration behind the monochrome theme in this spacious U-shaped kitchen.

Kitchen units
Such Designs


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 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
Eero Saarinen for Knoll

5/12 Dining room

dining room with grey wall and dining table with chairs

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

The dining room 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
Matthew Hilton at SCP
Form 2 by Tom Dixon at The Rug Company

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 desk, vintage wooden chair and industrial-style lamp.

Orwell desk from Graham and Green

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.

Encaustic floor tiles
Fired Earth
Screen prints
Gerald Laing at Themes & Variations

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 has extensive his-and-hers storage.
A large padded ottoman provides a space for seating and trying on clothes and shoes.

Modern Warehouse

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, the space extends into a media den that houses a large television.

John Lewis
Valerie Wade
Niki Jones
Bedside table and lamps
Graham and Green
Screen print
Gerald Laing at geraldlaing.com

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 in a sophisticated blue and white. Bunk beds are for friends to sleep overnight.

Carbon Blue emulsion from Fired Earth
The Rug Company

11/12 En suite bathroom

bathroom with grey metro tiles and basin

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

The shower room, with its grey tiles and clean lines, has the look of a modern men's spa.

Tiles and grout
The Tile Shop
Sink unit and mirror cabinet
Edwins Bathrooms

12/12 Bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and towel with pale grey marble floor

(Image credit: future PLC/Kate Martin)

The Babington House-inspired bathroom 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
Roll-top bath
Victoria + Albert

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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.