Take a tour around a tasteful period terrace

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.

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.

The chairs are from Fandango (opens in new tab), and find a similar rug at House of Fraser (opens in new tab)

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sitting room with white window and white walls

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living room with white walls and wooden flooring

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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. (opens in new tab)

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living room with wooden flooring and sofaaset with cushions

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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 (opens in new tab)

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dining room with white walls and wooden table

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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.

Find a similar lamp at Baileys (opens in new tab). For kitchen units, go to MFI (opens in new tab) or John Lewis (opens in new tab)

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kitchen room with blue tiled walls and kitchen sink

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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 (opens in new tab)

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hallway with white staircase and photoframe on wall

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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.

Find hardwearing floor paint at NWE Paints (opens in new tab). For a Bestlite lamp, visit Aram (opens in new tab)

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guest bedroom with white walls and wooden flooring

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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 (opens in new tab) for similar pieces.

The chair is from Liberty (opens in new tab)

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bathroom with white walls and bathtub

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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.

The bath is from Aston Matthews (opens in new tab) and the taps are from LASSCO (opens in new tab) 

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bedroom with white walls and bed with pillows

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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.

Find a similar floral lampshade at Squint (opens in new tab). Try Bombay Duck (opens in new tab) for small chandeliers

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bathroom with white wasbasin and mirror on wall

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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.

The shower head is from Aston Matthews (opens in new tab) and for similar tiles, try Fired Earth (opens in new tab)

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from an edgy Victorian home to a Sixties home makeover.

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.