Take a tour around a stylish London apartment

Step inside this double-height apartment created out of a former Victorian school in north London.

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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living room with semiarched windows and sofaset with cushions

(Image credit: Paul Massey)

The modular sofa by Antonio Citterio, Tulip chair and rug are by B&B Italia and available from Chaplins (opens in new tab). The coffee table is from Ligne Roset (opens in new tab).

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kitchen room with wooden flooring and grey kitchen chimney

(Image credit: Paul Massey)

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 (opens in new tab).

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kitchen room with wooden flooring and white tiled walls

(Image credit: Paul Massey)

Rather than wall-mounted units in the kitchen, alcoves with built-in glass shelves make a feature of stylish jars and glassware.

GEC Anderson (opens in new tab) makes stainless-steel worktops. For similar tiles, try Johnson Tiles (opens in new tab).

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room with wooden flooring and semiarched windows

(Image credit: Paul Massey)

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.

The custom-made table and benches are by Tablemakers (opens in new tab). The mirror ball lights are by Tom Dixon (opens in new tab).

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room with white walls and wooden window frame

(Image credit: Paul Massey)

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 (opens in new tab).

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bedroom with curtains and bed with pillows

(Image credit: Paul Massey)

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.

For a similar bed, try Raft (opens in new tab). The throw and cushions are from The White Company (opens in new tab)The Natural Curtain Company (opens in new tab) has linen curtains like this.

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room with white curtains flower in vase and semiarched window

(Image credit: Paul Massey)

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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living room with photoframes on shelves on wall

(Image credit: Paul Massey)

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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room with wooden flooring and lord buddha statue

(Image credit: Paul Massey)

A Buddha statue from the owners' travels stands elegantly in the hallway and oozes Eastern-inspired elegance.

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bathroom with washbasin and mirror on wall

(Image credit: Paul Massey)

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.

For black riven slate, go to MGLW (opens in new tab). The taps are from Dornbracht (opens in new tab).

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from a celebrity designer's Victorian terrace house to an eclectic mansion flat.

Heather Young
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.