An end-of-terrace Victorian house in north London. The lower-ground floor has an open-plan kitchen-diner, a spare bedroom and a shower room. The upper-ground floor has a living room and a sitting room with office nook. There's a master bedroom suite and shower room above, and a dressing room on the top floor.
2/8 Living room
The salvaged wooden flooring gives this living room a relaxed feel, while the white walls make the room appear light and airy.
3/8 Seating area
At the back of the house, further sitting space and an office nook open up the living room, all flooded with light from the beautiful, original windows.
4/8 Home office
A useful home office has been created in the nook of the sitting room, overlooking the spiral staircase. The art is a limited-edition print of Edvard Munch's Madonna. The antlers add a Scandinavian touch.
5/8 Dining space
The dining area has a French chateau style, enhanced by the intricately designed armoire. Mismatched crockery add to the character and rawness the owners have aimed to create.
The house is quite narrow and, in the kitchen, a supporting column restricts the space further. So the owners made a feature of it with a wraparound unit. The tiles are inspired by the metros in Paris and New York.
The bedroom, inspired by Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette gives the room a decadent, French twist. The rustic theme is continued with the wooden flooring which features throughout the house.
The bathroom has a feminine feel with feather boas and a sheepskin rug. The roll-top bath screams vintage, while the rustic wooden flooring gives the room some character and rawness.
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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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