Take a tour of a retro home

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Floor-to-ceiling windows give this glowing open-plan space an air of grandeur, while the curving lines of original mid-century furniture break up the room.

1/7 Open-plan living area

living room with sofa and floor lamp

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Birch)

2/7 Retro living area

retro living area with reading books and sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Birch)

Rather than hanging framed photos on the wall, this apartment's stylish owner has formed a creative display by layering photos on slim wall shelves. As well as adding to the living area's relaxed vibe, these pictures can be changed or added to over time to suit the owner's mood.

3/7/ Retro dining area

dining area with wishbone chair and louis poulsen pendant,

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Birch)

We love this cosy, retro dining area. In addition to the beautiful Wishbone chairs and Louis Poulsen pendant, a fabric-covered screen in the corner adds an extra layer of vintage chic.

4/7 Chrome kitchen

kitchen storage with cup and saucer

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Birch)

Nothing says 1950s diner quite like chrome fittings and fixtures. These roller doors are a novel kitchen storage option, and we think they look pretty cool.

5/7 Pretty minimal bedroom

bedroom with focus lights and photo frame

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Birch)

Soft pink, soft light and soft satin make this minimal bedroom a really soothing, peaceful space. A girlie sanctuary - what could be better?

6/7 Vintage storage

storage for cloths and shoes

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Birch)

As well as providing essential clothing storage, these glass-fronted units become a focal point due to their colourful contents.

7/7 Tile-clad bathroom

bathroom with stone tiles and bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Richard Birch)

Creamy stone tiling, stretching from floor to ceiling, adds warmth and luxury to this relaxing bathroom space. 

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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.