A Victorian terrace gets new life thanks to an injection of light and colour
A four-storey Victorian terrace in southwest London. The lower-ground floor has an en-suite bedroom and a cloakroom/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 with an en suite and dressing room, plus a bathroom. There are two bedrooms on the top floor.
If the kitchen is known for being the heart of the home, then this room is its soul.
The gallery wall features a collection of favourite pieces, accumulated over the years.
The spacious kitchen-diner is illuminated with skylights. The units were shaped with cut-out doors to wrap around the ceiling beams.
A light-up artwork by Mario Durski adds a fun and playful touch to this dining space. The blue suede chairs were snapped up at an office clearance for £20 each.
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.
An oversized black and white photo print creates a striking focal point, and complements the exotic patterned sideboard.
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.
Photography ⁄ Alexander James