Take a tour around this retro 1960s home

Take a tour around this retro Sixties home from Livingetc for an inspiring look inside a reader's home. This room-by-room house tour mixes modern style with retro pieces. For plenty of inspiring ideas take a look at Housetohome's house tours section

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.

1/7 Exterior

exterior with trees and glass window

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

2/7 Dining area

dining area with wooden flooring and floor to ceiling windows

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

Floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining room help create a feeling of light and space.

Find an Arkana table at Desirable DesignRetro Decades has Arkana chairs, and source Arkana stools at Planet BazaarTwentytwentyone stocks Eames' Eiffel chairs.

3/7 Fireplace

fire place and wooden flooring and mirror

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

In the living room the cosy rug, real fire and beautiful natural materials add warmth.

The Old Cinema stocks mirrors like this. Head to Planet Bazaar for an Ercol nest of tables. Find a similar rug at IKEA. The Festival stool at Designers Guild is like this one.

4/7 Kitchen

kitchen with wooden flooring and counter

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

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 IKEAMarks & Spencer stocks retro radios, and B&Q has a range of spotlights. Hardwoodfloorstore.co.uk sells iroko worktops.

5/7 Chalkboard wall

chalkboard wall with wooden flooring and rush chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

One door in the open-plan kitchen space has been dedicated to family memorabilia.

Fears and Kahn sells mid-century sideboards. The rush chair is by JL Moller at Cale AssociatesSolid Floor specialises in solid-wood flooring.

6/7 Bathroom

bathroom with white wall and ladder

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The owner used a Venetian blind to diffuse the light in the bathroom.

For a similar blind try Hillarys Blinds. Find a basin like this at CP Hart.

7/7 Bedroom

bedroom with mirrors and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Massey)

The bedroom, orginially very girly, has evolved with accessories picked up from flea markets and junk shops.

The Erin wallpaper is from Laura AshleyAfter Noah stocks wrought-iron beds like this. For an Art Deco-style dressing table try Deco World. The Tam Tam stool is from HabitatJohn Lewis sells sheepskin rugs. Cath Kidston has a good range of floral bedlinen and blankets.

Looking for more modern decorating inspiration? Check out our House Tours section for everything from an industrial-chic conversion to a minimalist flat in West London.

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.