House Tours Open door with Photo & Styling Agent, Anita Grossman

The Styling Agent walks us around her elegantly at ease home

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Welcome to series 2 of House Tours Open Door. We've been busy filming gorgeous homes over the summer, filled with cool and clever ideas from their creative owners. 

We plan to beam you into eight jaw-dropping homes, to hear from the owners and to get under the skin of exactly what makes a place special. Inspiration from the comfort of your living room? Sounds like a double win.

EPISODE 4 - AT HOME WITH ANITA GROSSMAN

Anita Grossman, founder of Photographic & Styling Agency, A&R Creative has invited us into her home, to share how she and her husband, Lee Redmond, founder of design and build company, Lee Redmond Interiors brought their beautiful Victorian villa back to life. 

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A hidden gem it may have been, but it was also jaw-droppingly awful in another way, as Anita and husband Lee Redmond had to contemplate just how much of a project it would be to bring this north London villa back up to scratch. Inside, it had been sliced up into five bedsits and was dark and dank throughout.

Lee brought his building expertise to bear, stripping the property back to its bones before reconfiguring its layout. While the ground floor was levelled, extra height was added to the loft by lowering the floor below, and, subsequently, the floor below that.

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One major factor the couple had to overcome was siting the new kitchen extension at the back of the building, so that it didn’t overlook any of the neighbouring gardens.

The epic proportions of the new extension are clearly evident here, with light now pouring into the house from all directions.

The beautifully designed kitchen, is – like much of the fixtures around the house – all of Lee’s work. The island has a composite-stone worktop, all beautifully bookmarked, as if it were marble.

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The epic proportions of the new extension are clearly evident here, with light now pouring into the house from all directions.

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More exquisite finishes are evident throughout the revamped villa, such as the reinstated cornices and the crafted window shutters that echo the property’s provenance.

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Living room

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Shop now: The rug is from Larusi

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The artwork is an end-of-degree-show piece, painted by one of Lee’s friends.

Dining area:

Shop now: The dining table is from IKEA

Shop now: Find CH24 Wishbone chairs by Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn at Skandium

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The couple were very specific about the floor colour they wanted, so Lee did test upon test to get it absolutely right.

Master bedroom

Shop now: The Cherub bed is from the Signature Range at La Maison London

Shop now: The Tulip side table is by Eero Saarinen for Knoll

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The ornate plasterwork and ceiling rose are complemented by both classic and contemporary fixtures.

Ensuite bathroom

Shop now: The bath and fittings are from the Axor Starck collection by Phillipe Starck for Hansgrohe, available at C.P. Hart.

Shop now: The Carrara marble fireplace and the vintage chandelier are from Renaissance London.

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Jacky Parker

Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites


A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written  for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.