Scandi cool #11

A contemporary-meets-colour-pop home that blends slick design with vibrant personal touches.


An Arts and Crafts house in southwest London, built in 1876. There’s a living room, family room, utility room and open-plan kitchen-diner on the ground floor. A new basement contains a den, dining area, bar, gym and steam room. The first floor comprises the master bedroom suite, plus a guest bedroom and bathroom. The second floor has been knocked through to create a dormitory for the children, plus one more bedroom in the loft. 

Get the look: The graffiti mural is by Jason Busk. For a polished-concrete floor like this one, try Topcret.


The stairs (pictured above) are so much more than a route up and down when a graffiti artist’s stencil portraits of the kids perpetually climb the stairs.

The basement has a concealed bar for the adults and a cinema set-up for the children and their friends. A huge sliding door can be pulled across to divide the space, making it even more flexible.

In the TV area (below), the large wall was transformed by a mural of a silver birch forest, with a family portrait in the middle.

Get the look: The family portrait is by Dan Burn-Forti. The sideboard was found on eBay. This is a Stepevi rug.


This Arts and Crafts London villa has been transformed into a contemporary, flowing space.

In the family room, mismatched cushions dressing the sofa add to the easy, breezy feel, enhanced by a creative use of colour, ranging from the trio of pastel pendants to the contemporary stained-glass effect on the window.

Get the look: The sofa is by Roche Bobois. These are FL/Y pendants by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell at Harrods.

A turquoise-walled family room leads through to the open-plan kitchen-diner on the free-flowing ground floor.

Get the look: The stained-glass window is by Nikki Cass. This is an Elitis wall covering. Find the Glam Rock guinea-pig print cushion at Debenhams. The engineered-oak flooring is from The Natural Wood Floor Company.


The window seat looks out on to the garden through a large, single pane window. The bright, clean design makes for a contemporary, flowing space.

Get the look: The painting of a bull terrier is by Ray Richardson.


The kitchen blends slick contemporary design with a more rustic, farmhouse feel. The black island stands out beautifully against the glossy white of the units.

Get the look: The bespoke cabinetry was made by Contract Partners. The work surfaces were supplied by Shields Stonework & Restoration.


Two double bedrooms were knocked through to create a kids’ dormitory – a series of individual sleeping pods linked by cutouts in the dividing walls.

Get the look: The pods were made by builder, Tony McFadden.


While the rest of the house pops with colour, the grey bedroom is more low-key, with a couple of eye-catching touches in the artwork and on the bed linen.

The one eye-catcher? That stunning shot of the couple in pop icon mode.

Get the look: The portrait is by Dan Burn-Forti. The bed and bedside tables are from Neatsmith. This is Butterflies bed linen by Butterfly Home by Matthew Williamson at Debenhams. The wallpaper is by Elitis.


Candle-like sconces, shimmering mosaics and a display of jewellery give the bathroom a reverent feel.

Get the look: The mosaic tiles are from Bibliotheque Tiles. The basins and shower fittings were sourced from Alternative Bathrooms.

To learn more about Terrie Wixon Gibb’s design work, visit

Photography / Chris Tubbs

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