Take a tour around Terence Conran's family home

The godfather of modern design, Terence Conran, opens the doors to show us inside the home he shares with his wife, Vicki

In the airy kitchen, the long oak table is an adapted version of The Conran Shop's Biblioteque, designed by Terence for this kitchen. The chairs were rescued from a decommissioned ocean liner, recently reupholstered in pale blue leather to soften the mood.

1/9 Kitchen-diner

room with wooden table copper utensil and wooden floorboard

(Image credit: Future PLC /Paul Massey)

Source similar chairs at John Lewis.

2/9 Kitchen island

kitchen island

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

Both Terence and his wife are keen cooks - as evidenced in the industrial-seeming island unit, built for practicality.

3/9 Kitchen shelving

kitchen shelving above sink

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

Shelves provide a home for collections of copper pans, salt and pepper cellars and crockery. Find brick tiles at Johnson Tiles.

4/9 Dining room

dining room with white curtain and rug

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

Black Fischel chairs work beautifully with the Saarinen Tulip table, which Terence has had for a long time.

Find similar chairs at SCPGeoffrey Drayton sells Tulip tables. The Rug Company has colourful rugs.

5/9 Living room

living room with blue sofa and wall shelving

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The sofa and rug in the living room are Terence's own designs.

The coffee table and chess table are by Benchmark, the Arco lamp is by Achille Castiglione: Twentytwentyone sells them. The room is painted in Farrow & Ball's New White and defined by Blackened on the ceiling.

6/9 Study

study room with desk and bookshelves

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The ceiling in the study was lowered to create a more intimate working space; large curves for lights have been moulded, lending it a rather space-age feel.

Find office chairs like this at Aram. The walnut desk was another one-off by Terence.

7/9 Hallway

hallway with doorway and artwork

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The French Deco metal table in the hallway was bought in the L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue flea market in Provence. The boxes store Terence's collection of butterflies.

8/9 Bathroom

bathroom with wooden floors and white wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The Victorian tub is a favourite place to escape to after a busy day. The basins are set into caramel-hued Italian travertine stone. Shaker brushes, found in an antiques shop in New York, hang in a row over the unusual 'hole' fireplace.

Victoria Plumb sells a bathrub like this, Stone Age does similar basins.

9/9 Customised chair

customized wooden chair with toilet paper

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

This chair was redesigned by Terence when it broke - he turned the arm upside down.

Find similar blinds at Hillarys.

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from an industrial-chic conversion to a retro 1970s-inspired bungalow.

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.