Urban Glamour #20

This Georgian house in north London took nine months to renovate but the result is jaw-dropping.

Get the look: The built-in shelving, created by architects Stiff + Trevillion, is made of oak veneer backed by bronze mirrors. The Bath sofa and footstool are from Graham and Green. The Anemone Cocoa rug is by Marni at The Rug Company. Jon Loveday of Loveday Construction made the bespoke pendant light. The T-tables in Crystal are by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell. The wood flooring is from Parquet Flooring.


A Georgian semi in north London. The lower-ground floor has a kitchen/dining/living area, utility room and WC, with a double-height space above the dining zone. Overlooking this is the mezzanine library and formal living room. The master bedroom, his-and-hers dressing rooms, master bathroom and a WC are on the first floor. The boys’ bedrooms are on the second floor, as is a WC, bathroom and guest bedroom suite.


This north London semi was a supermodel-in-a-scruffy-coat kind of place – in need of some sprucing up, but essentially gorgeous. Architect Chris Eaton of Stiff + Trevillion and contractor Jon Loveday headed up the nine-month renovation.

Get the look: The built-in shelving, created by architects Stiff + Trevillion, is made of oak veneer backed by bronze mirrors.


A double-height space was created, allowing lots more light to flow in. The curve of the wall works wonderfully with the table.

Get the look: This is the Saarinen Tulip table for Knoll, teamed with DSW side chairs in White by Charles and Ray Eames for Vitra at Aram Store.


A black marble splashback prevents this room from feeling too white and sterile.

Get the look: The Portuguese black marble was sourced by John Loveday. The bespoke units are made from white-lacquered, moisture-resistant MDF and topped with white Corian.

Bronze mirrored-glass adds a glam note, while the kitchen pendants over the island don’t block out any natural light.

Get the look: The island is made from Calacatta Vagli marble from Italy, sourced by Jon Loveday. The Raimond pendants are by Raimond Puts for Ox-ID at Moooi. These are Charles Ghost stools in Matt Gloss White by Philippe Starck for Kartell. The Axor Citterio Semi-Pro single lever kitchen mixer tap is by Hansgrohe.


The house is furnished with a funky mix of vintage, designer and pop art treasures. Think a G-Plan coffee table next to a leather Edra sofa and modern Australian art.

Thanks to the all-white backdrop, though, and with acres of storage to hold music and books, the pieces hang together beautifully. There’s space for displaying favourite items too.

Get the look: Find artwork by Adam Cullen at Michael Reid. This is the Flap sofa by Francesco Binfaré for Edra, dressed with cushions from Habitat and House of Hackney. The coffee table is a G-Plan prototype, designed by Jon’s father Heath Wilkins, who worked there during the Seventies.

Walls are peppered with art celebrating British pop culture, from The Beatles to The Clash. The artwork above, entitled Growler, was bought in Sydney – it’s by Australian artist Adam Cullen.


The master bedroom is at the back of the house where it’s quieter, and where doors open on to a semi-circular balcony.

Get the look: Both the Bloom ceiling light and the Bourgie table lamp are by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell. Find Love and Black Marilyn limited-edition prints by Peter Blake at artrepublic.com.


There was a 13-week shipping time for these Danish bunk beds to arrive, but the delay and hassle of getting them into the house was worth it as they’re perfect for sleepovers.

Get the look: This is the Wave 2 bunk bed by Mimondo. The Componibili storage unit is by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell. For a similar wall colour, try Fired Earth’s Garden Folly emulsion.


Marble in the bathroom creates a glam and timeless look.

Get the look: The Portuguese marble was sourced by Jon Loveday. These are Mackintosh shower fittings and basin taps by Lefroy Brooks. For a similar shower screen and mirrored wall cabinet, try CP Hart.

See Stiff +Trevillion’s portfolio at stiffandtrevillion.com. Contact Jon Loveday at lovedayconstruction.com

Photography / Simon Brown

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