Inside a cheerful Victorian terrace in southwest London

A Victorian terrace in southwest London gets new life thanks to an injection of light and colour

victorian terrace in southwest London

THE PROPERTY

A four-storey Victorian terrace in southwest London. The lower-ground floor of this modern home has an en-suite bedroom and a cloakroom (opens in new tab)/utility room, plus an open-plan kitchen-diner, leading on to the garden. On the ground floor is a reception room and study. The first floor has a master bedroom (opens in new tab) with an en suite and dressing room, plus a bathroom. There are two bedrooms on the top floor.

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LIVING ROOM

If the kitchen (opens in new tab) is known for being the heart of the home, then this room is its soul.

victorian terrace in southwest London

The gallery wall features a collection of favourite pieces, accumulated over the years.

victorian terrace in southwest London

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KITCHEN

The spacious kitchen-diner is illuminated with skylights.The units were shaped with cut-out doors to wrap around the ceiling beams.

victorian terrace in southwest London

DINING AREA

A light-up artwork by Mario Durski adds a fun and playful touch to this dining room (opens in new tab). The blue suede chairs were snapped up at an office clearance for £20 each.

victorian terrace in southwest London

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MASTER BEDROOM

This dramatic scheme with dark walls is lifted with pastel pinks and touches of gold. A velvet upholstered headboard and cosy sheepskin add instant texture.

victorian terrace in southwest London

An oversized black and white photo print creates a striking focal point, and complements the exotic patterned sideboard.

MASTER ENSUITE

Flat matt metro tiles, dark grouting and black taps are offset by the white walls help to create an industrial feel.To smarten it up, extra-large tiles in a herringbone pattern were used.

A metal-framed mirror, industrial-style tap and a vanity unit that's seemingly on wheels pulls together the industrial theme.

victorian terrace in southwest London

Photography ⁄ Alexander James

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