Urban Glamour #17

This London family home channels a modern mix of vintage and contemporary design ideas

Get the look: A print of this 1965 photograph of Jane Birkin is available from Duffy © Duffy Archive. The Zellige floor tiles are from Mosaic del Sur. The wall is painted in Oval Room Blue estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball.

THE PROPERTY

A Victorian house in east London. On the ground floor there’s a hallway, double living room and extended kitchen-diner. The first floor comprises the master bedroom, a bedroom, bathroom and WC. The loft conversion houses a guest bedroom suite.

HALLWAY

The lights in the hallway (pictured above) were found at a Connaught Hotel sale during a hotel refurbishment.

LIVING ROOM

The living room sticks to a trad palette for the paintwork. A pop art print, Sixties pendant and modernist armchair put the fizz in the formula.

Get the look: The Fifties armchair is upholstered in Designers Guild’s Varese velvet in Sea. The pendant is from Two Columbia Road. The artwork is by Peter Blake – find prints of his work at Hang-Up Gallery. The walls are painted in Card Room Green estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball.

Green and pink work well together in this unusual scheme.

Get the look: The Fifties armchair is upholstered in Designers Guild’s Varese velvet in Sea. The pendant is from Two Columbia Road. The walls are painted in Card Room Green estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball.

The ottoman and sofa are upholstered in the same fabric and the colour is further pulled together by notes of pink in the artwork.

Get the look: The sofa and pouffe are from Liberty. The portraits of Terence Stamp and Brigitte Bardot are available from Duffy © Duffy Archive.

DINING AREA

Dark-wood finishes and a chic rust-effect steel table complement each other perfectly.

Get the look: This is the Terni table by Heron Parigi. The chairs are from Liberty. The prints are by Alaric Hammond. Try Element7 for stained parquet flooring in this style.

The artwork in the dining area makes a striking visual display.

Get the look: For original posters advertising the Haçienda nightclub, visit The Movie Poster Art Gallery. Try Element7 for stained parquet flooring in this style.

KITCHEN

At the back of the building, the kitchen was extended into the side return, with a huge skylight and double doors added to bring in much-needed light.

The newly enlarged kitchen space was embellished with herringbone parquet flooring, green marble work surfaces and resplendent brass-clad units, in a topsy-turvy remix of traditional Victorian materials.

Get the look: This is the Hand-Brushed Brass kitchen by Bert & May. The Verde St Denis marble was sourced by J&R Marble. The metro tiles are from Fired Earth.

FAMILY BATHROOM

The look is kept simple with aqua metro tiles and graphic flooring.

Get the look: These are Pencil Salon tiles by Bert & May. Try Victorian Plumbing for a similar roll-top bath.

CLOAKROOM

This hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper was originally spotted at Mosimann’s Club in London’s Belgravia.

Get the look: This is de Gournay’s Monkeys in the Closet wallpaper.

MASTER BEDROOM

Who says clashing pattern has to be overpowering? Even with multi-layered fabrics and a bedspread from India, the overall look is chilled.

Get the look: The French bed is upholstered in Svenskt Tenn fabric, and dressed with cushions made from Celotocaulis fabric by Josef Frank for Svenskt Tenn.

The plain walls and wooden floor keep it all in check.

Get the look: Find the original poster for Bruce Weber’s Broken Noses film at LA’s Film/Art Gallery via chairish.com.

GIRLS’ ROOM

Vintage prints and a patchwork throw dial down the cute factor.

Get the look: Both the Thirties bed and the Seventies Sindy house were bought on eBay. For portable record players like this one, try Urban Outfitters.

See more of this style of project at michellekelly style.com.

Photography ⁄ James Merrell

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