Step inside this double-height apartment created out of a former Victorian school in north London. The open-plan space downstairs has a dining area, sitting area, kitchen and bathroom, with stairs leading up to a mezzanine floor.
Stylish and spacious, this open-plan space zones out its areas with sleek furniture and clever style tricks, such as laying a bold rug to define the living space.
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High stools at the kitchen's island unit are ideal for breakfasts, and their modern steel design suits the industrial-chic cooking space perfectly.
Find bar stools like this at Allermuir.
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A large oak dining table (custom made to match the floor) can host big dinners, and benches create an informal, relaxed vibe. A statement pendant light is a great way to draw attention to an important area in an open-plan space.
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Shutters on the mezzanine floor mean the bedrooms can be separated from the living area below. The shutters are great for shutting out sound, and mirror strips between the slats reflect light back to where it's needed.
For bespoke shutter systems, contact The New England Shutter Company.
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Bespoke storage keeps clutter to a minimum in this peaceful bedroom, with custom-made curtains and wooden bed frame. A mirror panel reflects light from the double-height windows beyond the open shutters.
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Storage is crucial in this sleek, open-plan home to maintain the sense of minimalism and calm. Light pours in from the window to the dressing room seating area.
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Photos and memorabilia line the shelves in this cosy living room snug creating a personalised, welcoming space. The walls are kept neutral to let the gallery take central stage.
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A Buddha statue from the owners' travels stands elegantly in the hallway and oozes Eastern-inspired elegance.
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Brazilian black slate gives the bathroom a glamorous atmosphere, and a large sink is a sleek alternative to a his and hers double basin. White accessories and sanitaryware are defining accents in this dark space.
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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.
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