Industrial Vibe #15

Dramatic inky hues breathe moody modernity into every wall of this period home

Get the look: The antique chandelier is from Aladdin’s Cave and was restored by Jolene Farmer. The Black Vigo floor tiles are by Bert & May. The steel and glass doors are from Clement Windows.

THE PROPERTY

A two-storey Victorian terrace in south-east London. The ground floor has an entrance hall, two living rooms, an open-plan kitchen/dining space and a cloakroom. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

HALLWAY

This once-dowdy Victorian house has been transformed into a thoroughly 21st-century home.

The house was wide, but not deep. However, there was room to push out into the garden, so with the help of Minifie Architects, the owners knocked two reception rooms and a galley kitchen into one big living space, incorporating tall, steel and glass doors to the hall, and built a rear extension to house a new kitchen, dining and family area. Upstairs remains truer to the property’s Victorian roots, with the only structural change being to subsume a small fourth bedroom into a tiny bathroom to create a luxurious wash space.

Get the look: The antique chandelier is from Aladdin’s Cave and was restored by Jolene Farmer. The Black Vigo floor tiles are by Bert & May.

KITCHEN

An all-dark background punctuated with pops of jewel colours creates a modern classic look with added drama.

Get the look: The Stanbury bespoke kitchen is by DIY Kitchens. The Island units are from Ikea. The tin tiles on the island are from Rockett St George. The dining table is by Urban Grain. The Mia Spindle chairs are by Graham and Green. The Olde Bayswater Blend brick slip wall tiles are by Brickslips.

The kitchen features concrete worktops and screed floors and tin tiles along the sides of the kitchen island.

A soft-industrial vibe sees scaffold boards juxtaposed with exposed copper pipes, screed flooring with concrete surfaces and, everywhere, an abundance of green and leafy foliage.

Get the look:  The dining table is by Urban Grain. The Mia Spindle chairs are by Graham and Green.

DINING AREA

One end of the kitchen-diner is devoted to a cosy seating area, complete with plush velvet sofa and eye-catching cushions, that’s perfect for relaxing after mealtimes.

Get the look: The Doze sofa is by Graham and Green. The convex mirror is by Reflecting Design. The pom-pom cushion is by Monsoon.

LIVING AREA

The living room is another dark, cosy space.

Get the look: The Alfred sofa is by Sweetpea & Willow. The spider pendant is by Dwell. The walls and ceiling are painted in Black Blue estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball.

The sofas in the living room were ‘veganised’ by having them filled with foam instead of feathers and covered in animal-friendly fabrics rather than leather.

Get the look: The Alfred sofa is by Sweetpea & Willow. The walls and ceiling are painted in Black Blue estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball.

A mix of flooring, including antique parquet, modern screed and traditional tiles, coexists happily with architectural elements, such as the steel and glass doors.

Get the look: The vintage bar cart is from eBay. The parquet floor is from AJ Rogers & Sons. The mirror is from Marc Kitchen-Smith.

CLOAKROOM

A profusion of exotic palms adorns the walls in the cloakroom – a fun, unexpected contrast to the dark block colours that are used elsewhere.

Get the look: This is Babylon wallpaper by House of Hackney. The Tala marble shelf is by Graham and Green. The mirror is from Crystal Palace Antiques. The micro basin is by Silverdale.

LANDING

Blanket coverage with a single paint colour makes a bold design statement. Faux flowers both relieve and enhance the dark and moody colour schemes.

Get the look: The flowers and vase are by Abigail Ahern. The vintage stool and Deco mirror are both from eBay.

LANDING STAIRWELL

Leafy green foliage and sunny yellow blooms juxtaposed with the inky walls provide a vibrant pop of colour and echo the garden beyond.

Get the look: The vases and faux flowers are by Abigail Ahern. The faux plants are by Graham and Green.

MASTER BEDROOM

Softly crumpled bedding and textured throws create a comforting, welcoming vibe.

Get the look: The pre-washed bedlinen is by Merci Merci. The bedside cabinet is from Swoon. The walls and floor are painted in Railings estate emulsion and eggshell by Farrow & Ball.

Gilt-framed antique mirrors add a touch of boudoir-style glamour as do the many vases and vessels filled with extravagant faux plants and flowers.

Get the look: The chest is by Out There Interiors. The convex mirror is by Reflecting Design. The rug is from Snowdrops Copenhagen.

A smoky grey wardrobe and chair complement each other perfectly. The wardrobe is covered in a mural wallpaper.

Get the look: The Patina mural is by Rebel Walls at Hilary & Flo. The armchair is in Island Paradise by Linwood.

BATHROOM

The enveloping dark background is relieved by splashes of green foliage and black and white floor tiles, the traditional pattern giving a nod to the property’s Victorian heritage.

Get the look: The Salcombe bath is by The Cast Iron Bath Company. The bronze brass finish taps are by Bespoke Taps. The Devonstone floor tiles are from Tiles Direct.

Photography ⁄ Paul Raeside

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