Urban Glamour #7

This show-stopping home is family-friendly and an impressively stylish mix of sumptuous materials, luxe layers and edgy finishes

Get the look: The Frankie painting is by Sally Jane Fuerst. The Seventies green console is by Aldo Tura.

THE PROPERTY

A Victorian terraced house in northwest London with a living room, kitchen, open-plan family room with a home office and dining room (with a bar area), plus a utility room on the ground floor. The main en suite and dressing room, plus another bedroom and bathroom are on the first floor. On the second floor is another bedroom and bathroom.

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LIVING ROOM

Playful and dramatic. Decadent and moody. Sexy and a bit eccentric. Elegant but a bit rock ‘n’ roll. This was the inspiration for the old-school English gentleman’s club meets Seventies playboy chalet in Gstaad vibe that has been brought into this classic Victorian terrace house in northwest London.

In the living room, a huge disc chandelier injects a bit of Seventies rock ’n’ roll to the mix of vintage and modern pieces, creating a gentleman’s club vibe.

Get the look: This is the Nimbus pendant by CTO Lighting. The reclaimed stone fireplace is from Lassco. This is the Calypso rug by Suzanne Sharp  for The Rug Company. The vintage Seventies coffee table is from Alfies Antique Market.

The bookshelves heave with a carefully considered collection of antique leather and hand-painted clothbound books; tucked in between are pieces of vintage coral, framed butterflies and insects and old magnifying glasses. Two pieces of raw amethyst on the mantelpiece bring calm.

With its rich mix of tactile materials – velvets, silks, lacquered raffia and gold-flecked cork – juxtaposed with big sofas and cosy rugs, plus luxurious bathrooms and hints of warm metals, which help bounce light around each space, you can’t help but get into the mood of the house. It’s very seductive.

DINING ROOM

The house combines a clever mix of materials, with dark-stained oak parquet flooring, luxe brass and marble fittings and rich rugs that define separate spaces without sacrificing the open-plan feel. Here, different periods of furniture have been confidently contrasted with edgy twists with art, fabrics and finishes.

The playful yet polished look is down to the rich palette of luxurious fabrics, mirrored surfaces and brass finishes, with the oversized chandelier as a starting point.

Get the look: The vintage marble dining table is by Willy Rizzo. These are Milo Baughman chairs, recovered in a Dedar velvet. This is a Seventies Vistosi chandelier. The rug is from Stark Carpet. The artwork is Jason Shulman’s The Wizard of Oz.

KITCHEN

The kitchen was inspired by the look of Thirties Parisian pharmacies. The island was designed to look like a freestanding piece of furniture and the unlacquered brass brings warmth and depth to the space. The Forties circular light is the pièce de résistance.

Get the look: The pendant is from Marché aux Puces in Paris. The Tiffany Blue Amazonite is from The Marble & Granite Centre. Find similar wall tiles at Fired Earth. The cabinetry and shelving are bespoke.

In the kitchen, with its glass and metal doors, the ceiling was raised just above the vintage circular light and a specialist painter was commissioned to create a moody sky scene – to tie with the colours of the adjoining living room and lend a feeling of space and infinity.

Get the look: The Tiffany Blue Amazonite is from The Marble & Granite Centre. Find similar wall tiles at Fired Earth. The cabinetry and shelving are bespoke.

BAR

The bar has purposefully been given an almost tongue-in-cheek Seventies look. Gold-flecked cork wallpaper on the walls and ceiling, mirror-backed bar units and shelves filled with vintage Seventies glasses inscribed with the owner’s initials (found by chance on eBay) helped to create a small space with a big personality.

Get the look: The bar units were custom-made. The brass cabinets and screen dividers are bespoke. This is a Nero Marquina marble floor. The Japanese Cork wallpaper is by Phillip Jeffries.

HALLWAY

The star-splattered stair runner contrasts brilliantly against the dark-stained oak parquet flooring and walls painted in a historic shade of blue.

Get the look: The stair runner was made out of a rug by Solange Azagury-Partridge. The vintage Seventies chandelier is by Vistosi. The walls are painted in Oval Room Blue estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball. The butterflies were custom-framed.

MAIN BEDROOM

The bedroom feels both masculine and calming. The luscious teal wallpaper with a bold border of white around the top keeps things light and airy.

Get the look: This is Amalfi Silk vinyl wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries. The bed was custom-made. The butterfly throw is from Kokon to Zai. The alpaca fur rug is from The Rug Company. The side table, bedside lamp and antique door are from Galerie Glustin in Paris.

 

Get the look: This is Amalfi Silk vinyl wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries. The Seventies chairs, recovered in a Dedar velvet, are from Galerie Glustin in Paris. The Curtis Jere Sunburst mirror is from Charles Burnand.

MASTER BATHROOM

This bathroom is a place to totally disconnect, relax and indulge. There is a working fireplace, generous steam room and shower.

Get the look: The antique fireplace, freestanding bath, vanity unit, lights and marble tiles are all from CP Hart.

Get the look: The antique fireplace, freestanding bath, vanity unit, lights and marble tiles are all from CP Hart.

See Trilbey’s work at trilbeygordoninteriors.com

Photography: Kate Martin

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