By Hebe Hatton published
High ceilings, fifteen pane sash windows, ornate cornicing, original floorboards, impressive fireplaces, this home has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a Grade-I listed Georgian property. And yet despite its lofty proportions, it still feels... cozy and intimate with the huge rooms hosting a mismatch of furniture styles, whacky color schemes and statement wallpaper prints. It has a charming rustic vibe that is given an elegant twist to create the perfect eclectic townhouse that's filled with inspiration. Let's take a tour...
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The house is set over five storeys, with the kitchen, dining room and utility on the lower ground floor. With its flagstone floor, Shaker cabinets, and the large Aga sitting at the heart of the room, the rustic kitchen wouldn't be out of place in a country manor house.
The olive green cabinets and marble worktop sit beautifully against the yellow tones of the classic Bath stone. The farmhouse table at the center continues that country-vibe but the Eames chairs give a subtle contemporary contrast.
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Through the adjoining pantry is the elegant dining room. Swathed in teal and paneled to replicate the original design of the house, there's a real drama to this space. The exposed stone walls give it that more rustic edge that can be found throughout the rest of the home, and the parquet flooring enhancing the traditional elegance of the room.
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A bold red and black color scheme makes a statement entrance into the house, setting the tone for the bold, eclectic style that can be found throughout the rest of the rooms.
Two living rooms can be found on the ground floor, the larger of the two is more of a formal space, while the other is a family room that doubles as a playroom too. In this space, warm pinks and oranges mix with cooler tones, and every surface is covered in intriguing curiosities.
Even the walls are a mix of pattern, with a deep blue textured wallpaper being used below the dado rail and more subtle beigey green providing the background for gallery walls and vintage prints that are dotted on each wall.
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Across the hallway from the main living room is a cocooning family room, painted in deep navy it has a more intimate atmostphere, perfect for evenings watching films and cozying up with a book. There are still pops of vibrant color in this blue living room, with splashes of vivid orange standing out against the dark walls.
Up another floor to the first floor and there are yet two more sitting rooms. The first is a similarly enveloping space to the family room below, but it has a more grown-up feel. The ceilings, woodwork and radiators are all painted to match the walls, adding even more drama to the dark color palette. An impressive book collection provides all the color this room needs.
The second sitting room feels light and brighter, where bright pink furniture pops against fabulous turquoise walls. Artwork appears to have been placed on the walls at random, giving the room even more of an eclectic look.
The upstairs landing that leads up to the second floor where the bedrooms are is filled with light from impressive windows. The pale pink is the perfect color to sit at the center of all the boldly colored adjoining rooms.
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There are five bedrooms in total, all with equally colorful schemes. The green bedroom has a lovely restful quality and feels very classic and traditional. The pops of color in the curtains and bedspread add that clash of prints that can be found in almost every room.
The master bedroom is covered in Cole & Son's Nuvolette wallpaper, giving it a soft, whimsical feel. Built-in cabinetry fills both alcoves and new dark parquet flooring is a more contemporary nod to the building's original features.
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In main focal point in the otherwise neutral family bathroom is the statement emerald green freestanding bath. Of course, there had to be some form of color in here too.
Hebe is the Digital Editor of Livingetc; she has a background in lifestyle and interior journalism and a passion for renovating small spaces. You'll usually find her attempting DIY, whether it's spray painting her whole kitchen, don't try that at home, or ever changing the wallpaper in her hallway. Livingetc has been such a huge inspiration and has influenced Hebe's style since she moved into her first rental and finally had a small amount of control over the decor and now loves being able to help others make decisions when decorating their own homes. Last year she moved from renting to owning her first teeny tiny Edwardian flat in London with her whippet Willow (who yes she chose to match her interiors...) and is already on the lookout for her next project.
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