Urban Glamour #6

This family home is full of edgy twists and playful touches – with plenty of neon, bespoke touches and even a downstairs bar

Get the look: The metal glazing is from Clement Windows. These are Popham Design tiles at Ann Sacks. The banisters are painted in Railings estate eggshell by Farrow & Ball.

THE PROPERTY

A Victorian semi in south London, comprising a living room, family room, kitchen-diner and WC on the ground floor, with a guest suite, gym, cinema room and bar, plus WC and utility room, on the lower-ground floor. The master suite, dressing room and guest bedroom are on the first floor, with two further bedrooms, a bathroom and study above.

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HALLWAY

The ground-floor spaces have been opened up as much as possible, the old doorway replaced by wider, higher steel doors (pictured above). Dark banisters create a dramatic zigzags up through the house’s core.

FAMILY ROOM

The family room has an elegant yet edgy feel. The overall mood is natural, but styled with a contemporary eye.

Get the look: The vintage armchair was found at Pure White Lines. The cushions on the sofa are House of Hackney’s Palmeral design. The Beni Ourain rug is from West Elm. The artwork, left on the chimney breast, is by Blacklist. The Nice View typographical print is by Nathan Johnson for Blacklist. This is Tom Dixon’s Copper Bronze pendant. The vase is from House Curious.

The ground floor is a run of three living spaces; a family room, living room and kitchen diner – each with its own distinct vibe.

The décor progresses from mid-grey to deeply dark, eventually morphing into the pure white space of the kitchen-diner.

LIVING ROOM

The living room has a moody, cool and clubby feel, with walls painted tip to toe in inky blue.

Get the look: The floral painting is by Will Ayres. This is the Martini side table from West Elm. The sofa is by Designers Guild. The Graphic cushion on the sofa and the table lamps, opposite and in the family room beyond, are from House Curious. This is the Atomium pendant light by Lambert & Fils. The parquet flooring is from The Natural Wood Floor Company.

This contemporary artist’s rework of a traditional still life trope fits right in with the darkly luxe look.

KITCHEN

The gleaming, light-filled kitchen-diner feels as bright as a beach house.

Here, natural materials feel sophisticated rather than rough-and-ready rustic.

While the blend of natural materials such as wood, stone, marble and metal is very now, it’s glamorous vibe won’t date.

Get the look: The kitchen is bespoke by Matrix Design, with a marble and brass island. These are Hooked pendants by Buster + Punch. The bar stools are from Rockett St George.

DINING AREA

In the dining area there are a few Seventies-lite touches scattered about: just a sprinkling of glossy leaves and that cool bamboo hanging chair.

Floor-to-ceiling glass panels ushers in incredible light – you almost feel as if you’re outside.

Get the look: This is the Bolt table by Amode. The Eames DSW chairs are by Vitra. The rattan hanging chair is from Scandinavian Design Centre. The polished-concrete floor is by Lazenby.

BASEMENT

When you build something from scratch, the danger is that it can feel a little too clinical. To give the new rooms character, the owners added touches of humour.

Generous light wells, a blaze of neon and a cool bar area that opens to the outside all do that job nicely.

Get the look: The neon quote is from Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and was made by The Neon Sign Store. The concrete floor is by Lazenby.

BAR

With a bar and a ping-pong table waiting in the wings and a cinema room next door, there’s plenty to keep friends entertained over the weekend without ever getting bored.

Get the look: The bespoke bar, created by Made by Jason & Co, includes a brass bar top from The Copper And Zinc Bar Company.

POWDER ROOM

The powder room spells out its presence in hexagonal floor tiles.

Get the look: The floor tiles are from Tiles Direct. Kast Concrete Basins made the basin and RCC Furniture created the vanity unit. These are Orlanda wall sconces by Industville.

MASTER EN SUITE

The existing window was replaced with a deeper version with enough space to install a window seat. This room is all about total relaxation and escapism.

Get the look: The bath and fittings are by Castello. The marble basin was designed by Karena Clayton at Colour Interiors and made by Marble City. This is the Rustic Natural stool at House Curious.

MASTER BEDROOM

The first floor is pretty much devoted to this generous master suite, with tones of blush and foggy greys softened by brushed brass.

Get the look: The wall is painted in Quiet Interlude matt emulsion by Valspar. The Sky Circles print by Love Warriors is from Holly’s House. The bedding is from Merci .The bedside table and Aston pendant are from House Curious. The flooring is from The Natural Wood Floor Company.

Photography ⁄ Paul Massey

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