This Victorian mews house in north London is Scandi at heart

From the front, it looks like your traditional Victorian mews in north London. But head inside and the rear extension of this Scandi-style house tells a different story.

THE PROPERTY

A Victorian mews house in north London with a pared-back Scandi feel. On the ground floor of this modern home (opens in new tab) is an open-plan kitchen (opens in new tab)/dining/living area and WC, with a lower-level basement comprising a study and utility room (opens in new tab). On the first floor is a nursery, two guest bedrooms (opens in new tab), a family bathroom and terrace. The master bedroom (opens in new tab) suite is on the second floor.

THE HALL

Victorian mews house in north London

Get the look: The feature wall is painted in Maritime marble emulsion by Mylands (opens in new tab). The flooring was custom madeby Mosaic Del Sur (opens in new tab).

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As soon as anyone arrives at this home, first impressions are of a stylish and calm interior. Soft blues (pictured above) tone everything down.

THE KITCHEN

This open-plan layout is perfect for entertaining.The kitchen provides everything a family could want in one space – an eating, relaxing and socialising zone that leads through to the garden beyond.

Victorian mews house in north London

The interiors are by Alex and Mathew Orme at Space+Matter (opens in new tab), who took care of everything from the planning and building to the sourcing.Mathew oversaw structural issues, while Alex took charge of decoration. Alex's brief was to steer clear of anything fusty and to inject more life and daring into the house.The result is a calm, relaxing and creative home – from its winter landscape palette of blues, greys and subdued greens down to clever design touches that crank the overall effect up a notch.

DINING AREA

Warm wood, overhead lighting and contemporary furnishings mean the dining zone looks fresh, welcoming and relaxed.

A glass ceiling at the garden end of the extension offers a front-row-seat view of the ever-changing night sky.

Victorian mews house in north London

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LIVING AREA

Painting the far wall in the same soft shade of green used for the rear wall creates a cocooning effect.

Victorian mews house in north London

Blue-green walls contrast with the oak floor and lime-washed kitchen cabinets (opens in new tab).

Victorian mews house in north London

CLOAKROOM

Trad fittings contrast well with the dado-level panelling and graphic wallpaper (opens in new tab).

Victorian mews house in north London

LANDING

The higher you go in the house, the calmer it feels. The upper landing has a sense of intrigue thanks to bespoke troupe l'oeil panelling that conceals each doorway.

Victorian mews house in north London

MASTER BEDROOM

Serenity is the key themeat the top of the house.

MASTER ENSUITE

A combo of classic fixtures and cool tiling helps create a modern Victorian vibe.

Victorian mews house in north London

TERRACE

This specially constructed roof terrace boasts a living wall of cascading foliage. It's very much the grown-up area – for drinking a glass of wine and just hanging out.

Victorian mews house in north London

See more of Alex and Mathew’s portfolio at spaceandmatter.co.uk (opens in new tab)

Photography ⁄ Paul Massey

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