Take a tour around a south London townhouse

Housetohome.co.uk looks for decorating ideas and inspiration in this elegant south London town house. Be inspired to decorate by taking a virtual tour around this gorgeous house.

Elegant living room-dining room

Pillars divide the two halves of this space, which was previously several rooms including a kitchen. What's left is a large space that's perfect for entertaining, but that isn't too intimidating. For the festive season the antique chandelier has been dressed with orchid-filled test tubes hung from fishing wire to create a stunning display above the dining table.

Get the look: The pillars are from The Classic Cornice Company, the green dining chairs are from Roche Bobois.

1/11 Spacious dining room

dinning room with round glass top table and white pillar

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2/11 Decorative dining room flowers

glass vase with white flower

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A warm welcome

Owned by a floral designer, this gorgeous house is full to the brim with creative floral arrangements and a host of candles to greet visitors.

Get the look: Browse stunning flower arrangements at Simon J Lycett.

3/11 Welcoming hallway

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Welcoming entrance hall

One floor covering and two paint colours have been used throughout the house to ensure continuity. Here the cool blue tones look great in contrast to the warm natural flooring, and candles glimmer to add a welcoming feel.

Get the look: Get this coir flooring at Crucial Trading and find similar paint shades at Dulux.

4/11 Airy living room

living room with green sofa cushion and floor lamp

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Light and airy living area

The lime sofa was bought locally and although the owners had planned to re-cover it in a neutral shade, they changed their mind when he saw how good it looked in situ. Natural flooring is teamed with white walls and large sash windows to keep the space light and airy.

Get the look: Find a similar sofa at Sofa Workshop and stamp cushions at The General Trading Company.

5/11 Quirky dining room

dining room with white flower vase and glass top dining table

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Converted dining room

The converted shed is the official dining room. On cold days the owners puts a kikoy (woven African cloth) on the back of each chair to ensure their guests can wrap up warm! A large round glass dining table looks stunning with the floral centrepieces, while Union Jack cushions add a quirky touch.

Get the look: Head to The Conran Shop for these chairs and to John Lewis for these patriotic cushions.

6/11 Warm wooden kitchen

wooden kitchen with open book shelve and wooden cabinet

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Cosy basement kitchen

Warm wooden cabinets and furniture give the kitchen a warm rustic feel. Clay plant pots, chunky kitchenware and stone flooring all add to this country-style feel, while sleek metal appliances add a modern twist.

Get the look: The kitchen units are from James Codrington Furniture and you can find a similar clock at After Noah.

7/11 Warm wood kitchen-diner

wooden dining table with frame and candle stand

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Warm wood kitchen-diner

In the basement kitchen, a large dining table is dressed with a mint-green table runner to add a shot of colour. Two candelabras and two plant pots create an attractive centrepiece. Matching green dining chairs complete the look.

Get the look: For a similar pine table try Not On The High Street and visit The White Company for antiqued silvered-ribbed glass plant pots.

8/11 Cosy bedroom

guest bedroom with side table and cushion

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Pretty guest bedroom

The covers on the headboards are loose so they can be updated as their mood changes. Matching table lamps on matching side tables add a formal air, while pretty linens keep the scheme cosy and welcoming.

Get the look: The headboard is from The Conran Shop. For a similar faux fur throw, visit Habitat.

9/11 Blue bathroom

bathroom with glass panel and striped blind

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Deep blue bathroom

As the bathroom leads off a small, dark landing, the owner put in a door with glass panels to create extra light. A striped blind in matching blue shades adds interest to the window.

Get the look: Walcot Reclamation sells reclaimed doors.

10/10 Blue vanity unit

vanity unit with white tiles and bath tub

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Attractive vanity unit

A blue-painted vanity unit provides handy extra storage and matches the rest of the scheme perfectly. A large mirror adds glamour to the scheme and matching wall-mounted lights save space on the bathroom surfaces.

Get the look: Find similar wall lights at Nicholas Haslam.

11/11 Hotel-chic bedroom

bedroom with white bedlinen and table lamp

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Stylish master bedroom

To make this small room feel larger, mirrors were essential. Not being able to fit one big mirror up the stairs, they had to use three narrower ones, but the effect is just as impressive. Crisp white bedlinen brings a smart hotel-chic touch to the room.

Get the look: Find this salmon paint shade at Farrow & Ball and mirrors from Chelsea Glass.

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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.