Property A four-storey terrace built in the 1840s, in a conservation area of north London, owned by The Ivy chef, Mark Hix and his wife, Clare Lattin.
This period terrace has a living room and large kitchen/lounge area on the ground floor, leading into a study/library extension. Bedroom, dressing room, en-suite bathroom and seperate wetroom on the first floor, and two bedrooms on the top floor.
The hall/living space is given a minimalist element with white walls, and eclectic yellow, curved chairs.
1/10 Take a tour around a tasteful period terrace
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Fifties-style goddess curves are the inspiration here, and there's an eclectic mix of vintage pieces. Soft, relaxed furniture is teamed with modern artwork and a fireplace.
Find a similar rug at Stepan Tertsakian.
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The hardwood floors complement the tongue-and-groove panelling. Neutral colours are used to create a warm, relaxed feeling in this living room space.
The sofa is from Camden Market
The open-plan layout and big table is ideal for Mark and his wife to bond over dinner. 'The big cooker and the plentiful space for hanging utensils and kitchen equipment were part of what drew me to the house,' says Mark.
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Open-shelving with visable kitchen crockery and salvaged taps create a lived-in feel.
Find similar kitchen tiles at Topps Tiles
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The hallway floor is stripped and leads to the white-painted stairs. A chandelier adds a touch of sparkle and girlie glamour.
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A vintage wicker chair in the bedroom adds texture, softening what can be a utilitarian space, especially if all white. The multi-coloured table was customised by Clare. Try Squint for similar pieces.
The chair is from Liberty
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The en-suite bathroom, which leads off the main bedroom, has a nostalgic air, with a roll-top, cast-iron bath, tongue-and-groove panels and feminine lace in place of a door.
9/10 Take a tour around a tasteful period terrace
A marble fireplace is the starting point for the classic look in this white bedroom. The wooden floor and opulent chandelier add richness to the scheme.
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This small shower room was transformed into a wet room, adding a sloping floor to allow drainage. The large mirror bounces light around the room, making it appear more spacious.
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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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