By Livingetc published
A Georgian townhouse in south London. On the upper-ground floor of this modern home are living and cinema areas, with a study on the half-landing. The lower-ground floor has a kitchen-diner, family area, utility room and WC. The master bedroom suite is on the first floor, while the second floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom.
See more in the video below and read on to find out what the owner did.
The dining area (pictured top) combines contemporary lighting with vintage finds, alongside plenty of lush pot plants.
A double-height void above the reading corner allows ample natural light to flow down into the lower-ground floor, while lush plants add to the indoor-outdoor mood.
Photography displayed around the home includes Dominique Tarlé’s image of Keith Richards and his son Marlon (pictured below), which was taken in 1971 during the musician’s self-imposed tax exile to France.The work of ceramicist Jane Muir isquirky but also very perceptive.
The house is full of quirky, individual and vintage finds, ranging from mid-century sofas to iconic film and exhibition posters.
From Alec Guinness to Jarvis Cocker, retro gems meet national treasures in this space made for lounging.
By mixing pieces that whisper of a glamorous past with a dash of modernity, this home feels contemporary.
The kitchen sits between the family and dining areas in this long, open-plan space.The natural shade of the cabinetry softens the stainless-steel surfaces and polished concrete. It’s a hard-working kitchen with plenty of storage, always key with open-plan living.
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This Georgian townhouse has been home to the same family for 10 years, so reinventing its style and structure has been a slow-burner, rather than a rush-in-and-rip-out project.
Robert Dye Architects created this double-height extension at the back, which added a study to the higher level and a large kitchen-diner at garden level. A set of roof lights and subtle vertical openings between levels allow a free flow of light, so the two floors feel connected.
An array of loved objects, books and art inject personality to the landing on the top floor.
The Ellen von Unwerth print in the master bedroom is of model Omahyra Mota, Jean Paul Gaultier’s muse.
The cool mural was bought in Holland. It’s a collaborative work by a group of Rotterdam graffiti artists.
The master bathroom is the place to relax at the end of a long day. The bath came with the house, but the walk-in shower was tucked in later, enabling a quicker wash-and-go in the morning.
Steve McQueen casts an approving eye over the bathroom's luxe style from the hallway.
The new extension was complemented with a garden redesign by Barbara Samitier, turning a stretch of wrecked lawn into a sequence of serene spaces linked by paved paths.
Find out more about this designer's work at frankinteriors. space.
See Barbara Samitier’s landscaping portfolioat barbarasamitiergardens.co.uk
Photography ⁄ Rei Moon
Shining a spotlight on the now and the next in home design and decor, Livingetc is the UK's best selling high end and contemporary home design magazine. As a brand, showcases the world's very best homes, and has access to leading international designers for insight and ideas. it was first published in 1998, and is currently edited by Pip McCormac.
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