A love of mid-century modern and a lot of imagination helped transform this 1960s property into a stylish family home. Spread out over 5 floors, the house features 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, as well as a studio and terrace area.
2/7 Dining area
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining room help create a feeling of light and space.
In the living room the cosy rug, real fire and beautiful natural materials add warmth.
Originally the kitchen had a serving hatch between the two rooms, but the owners made it into one large living space. Open shelving adds a rustic element to the otherwise utility-chic space.
For a contemporary cooker hood and built-in cooker, try Neff. The Abstrakt units are by IKEA. Marks & Spencer stocks retro radios, and B&Q has a range of spotlights. Hardwoodfloorstore.co.uk sells iroko worktops.
5/7 Chalkboard wall
One door in the open-plan kitchen space has been dedicated to family memorabilia.
The owner used a Venetian blind to diffuse the light in the bathroom.
The bedroom, orginially very girly, has evolved with accessories picked up from flea markets and junk shops.
The Erin wallpaper is from Laura Ashley. After Noah stocks wrought-iron beds like this. For an Art Deco-style dressing table try Deco World. The Tam Tam stool is from Habitat. John Lewis sells sheepskin rugs. Cath Kidston has a good range of floral bedlinen and blankets.
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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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