Urban Glamour #5

This Victorian villa has rich tones and luxe finishes, plus a little hotel-chic style thrown in to make visitors feel at home

Get the look: These are Matthew Hilton’s Balzac armchairs for SCP, covered in Zoffany’s Quartz velvet in Berry. The library shelves are bespoke and made by Andwoodcraft, then painted in Little Greene’s Lamp Black eggshell. This is the Estadio pendant by Miguel Milá for Santa & Cole.


A four-storey Victorian end-of-terrace house in south London. The open-plan ground floor has living and dining areas, plus a kitchen and library. The basement includes a cinema room, utility room, guest bedroom and en-suite shower room and a WC. The master bedroom, dressing room and en suite are on the first floor, with the family bathroom and guest bedroom, while upstairs are three more guest bedrooms and another shower room.

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The library (pictured above) was created with a gentleman’s club in mind – as a comfortable spot to read a book, make calls and catch up with emails. The open-plan layout prevents it from feeling stuffy.


The living area was inspired by The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana, known for its cowboy-meets-luxe aesthetic. The cowhide rug, leather armchairs and an antique water buffalo head help to recreate that look.

Get the look: These are Saddle Up chairs and the Tux sofa by Stuart Scott. The Diana table lamps are by Santa & Cole. The bespoke cowhide rug is from Whistler Leather. The black-stained engineered-oak floor is from Pietra Wood & Stone. This is the All This Love sculpture by Anne Gillespie. The vases and faux flowers are from Abigail Ahern. The decorative dog is from Graham and Green.


The green sofa adds a welcoming spring-fresh colour that pops against the dark wall.

Get the look: This is the Reposer sofa by Stuart Scott, covered in Designers Guild’s Varese cotton-velvet in Emerald. For a similar lamp, try the Flos Spun by Sebastian Wrong at Nest. The London Calling by Night cushion, left, is by Charlene Mullen; the check cushion, right, is from Burberry.


Extending both widthways and lengthways made room for a supersized kitchen and relaxing zone, with doors that open on to a secluded patio –the perfect spot for sitting outside for morning coffees.

Get the look: This is a bespoke kitchen by Neil Norton Design. The Diner 75 pendants are from Davey Lighting at Original BTC. The vintage diner stools are from Style Matters.


The wall of bevelled panels was inspired by the antiqued mirrors in The Northall at the Corinthia Hotel London, and was supplied by the same very people who’d supplied the ones for the bar.

Get the look: The antiqued bevelled mirror wall panel is from Osborn Glass. These are BA3 chairs by Ernest Race for Race Furniture. The walnut dining table was custom-made by Andwoodcraft. These are Hang pendants by Marcel Wanders for Moooi. The ceiling roses are from London Plastercraft.


A luxuriously upholstered door opens to a glamorous cloakroom, clad in glossy black tiles with brass fittings.

Get the look: The light bulbs and fittings are from Dyke & Dean. The metal-framed wall mirror is from West Elm. The salvaged school laboratory basin is from Warwick Reclamation. The bespoke basin unit is by Andwoodcraft. Try Aston Matthews for similar taps. The Lissome Licorice Gloss tiles are from Walls and Floors. The upholstered door is by Material Concepts.


A green velvet headboard wraps around fitted shelves, adding colour, glamour and drama. Low hanging pendant lamps on either side offer an out-of-the-box approach to bedside reading lights.

As the house was built in 1893, the enlarged map on the wall is of the area from 1892. It’s fascinating to really look at what London was like then.


The drama of deep colour creates a fantastically cocooning effect.

Get the look: The wall is painted in Little Greene’s Hicks’ Blue absolute matt emulsion. This is the Cask pendant by Bert Frank. The bespoke bedside cabinet is from Sixninethree. For a similar bed, try Savoir Beds’ Harlech 01. The pug vase is from Graham and Green.

Hidden behind double doors is an impressive walk-in-wardrobe with bespoke floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and lighting.


The bathroom is deliberately masculine, to create a contrast from the bedroom. Bespoke concrete wall and floor panels were made in Hungary and designed to create a gritty backdrop to the sculpturally shaped white basins.

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Photography ⁄ Paul Craig 

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