Open House: Step inside an Edwardian maisonette in Chiswick

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  • This Edwardian first-floor maisonette had been rented out before the current owners moved in, so was rather neglected. The floors were covered with ruined carpets and badly made bookshelves ran the length of the hallway. But, with a bit of care and attention, it has evolved into a perfect family home.

    With the wall between the old dining room and kitchen knocked down, the kitchen-diner has a light and airy feel. Hi-gloss units, a bright blue splash back and red accessories bring a clean contemporary feel. Opening up the space to create a kitchen-diner was certainly a good move to make most of the natural light and the chairs look great at the dining table. Bright-blue pendant lights add a splash of confident colour over the dining table. On the wall, there is a vast selection of prints and pictures, each of which tells a story of different places around the world. The floorboards were in great condition under the old carpet, so once they were stripped and varnished it opened up the ability to play with colour and pattern for a new scheme.

    The living room was repainted in a restful green-blue. A smart sideboard in dark wood maintains the modern classic look, while the lamp base featuring a charming pair of green parrots reveals a quirky style.

    In the bedroom, a cocooning effect has been created with deep-grey walls and a gorgeous bed with an upholstered headboard. Hot pink bed linen creates a striking contrast, while standout art above the bed adds a personal touch.The dressing table has a beautiful inlay finish which acts as a lovely focal point in the bedroom.

    The landing has been given a vivid makeover with interesting wallpaper whilst the grey theme is maintained for the rest of the walls.

    White metro tiles in the bathroom are given an even smarter look with grey grouting, while the monochrome theme is brightened with pops of yellow.

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