Urban Glamour #9

Balancing old and new, warm colours and witty finds, this home is a masterclass in contemporary, considered eclecticism

Get the look: The walls and ceiling are painted in Cobble matt emulsion by Fired Earth. The vintage armchair is upholstered in Milas embroidered linen by Vaughan. This is the Phoebe drinks trolley from Swoon Editions.


A three-storey Edwardian terrace in northwest London. On the ground floor is an entrance hall, double reception room (including a study area), kitchen-diner and WC. The first floor houses the master suite and a guest bedroom and bathroom. On the top floor is the boys’ bedroom, playroom and bathroom, plus a roof terrace.


This Edwardian property in northwest London boasts well-proportioned rooms across three floors. There are inky walls throughout the entrance hall, staircase and landing. Then, branching off this dark vein, other spaces are painted with lush khakis, dusky pinks and mercurial greys. The kitchen at the rear is lighter and brighter, but anchored by a noir splashback, as a link to the dark hall. The furniture is a mix of classic design and vintage finds, punctuated by edgy, surprising pieces.

Get the look: The Chesterfield is covered in Amazonie velvet in Faune by Créations Métaphores. The walls and ceiling are painted in Cobble matt emulsion by Fired Earth. These are Toulouse side tables by Julian Chichester. The Shaggy Palm lamps are available at Abigail Ahern. The vintage armchair is upholstered in Milas embroidered linen by Vaughan.

The living room is a masterclass in eclecticism. Here, a sink-into Chesterfield and heavy linen curtains rub shoulders with unusual mirrored-glass side tables, cool photography, a fake banana plant and wonderfully wild lamps from Indonesia.

The sludgy khaki paint is very warm and enveloping and it’s not too light, so there’s a nice transition from the dark hall to here.


One door in the hall leads down to the cellar, where a lot of ‘stuff’ is stored, another to a built-in cupboard.

Get the look: The wall and staircase are painted in Basalt matt emulsion by Little Greene. Hanging near the door is the Taraxacum pendant by Achille Castiglioni for Flos.


The desk is a new piece but it has a retro feel. The drawers are lined with the same red leather as was used for the side tables.

Get the look: This is the Onegin desk by Julian Chichester. The vintage desk chair is from Jensen & Ballantine. The articulated wall light is from Felix Lighting.


The kitchen didn’t seem spacious enough for a dining table and a kitchen island, but this super slender island does wonders to divide and zone the spaces.

Get the look: This is Mobalco cabinetry from Intervari. The Zellige splashback tiles are by Emery & Cie. This is the Molecular ceiling light from Rockett St George.


The vintage chairs were once black, but have been spray-painted pink.

Get the look: The walls are painted in Little Greene’s Ceviche matt emulsion. These are Gauzed wall lights from Rowen & Wren. The Changed Locations photo (of a garden in Park Palace, Florence) is from Krickelin Photo at Tictail. The flooring is from Cheville Parquet.


Ribbed-glass Crittall doors separate the shower and WC from the basin, located in the bedroom.

Painting ceilings in the same shade as the walls gives rooms a cohesive, cocooning feel.

Get the look: The bespoke basin was made with a Béton Ciré finish. The 19th-century French oeil-de-boeuf (bull’s eye) zinc window mirror is from Anton & K. The walls and ceiling are painted in Felt IV flat emulsion by Paint & Paper Library.


The wallpaper is inspired by the Martinique design produced during the Forties and famously used at The Beverly Hills Hotel. It makes a refreshing change from the usual blue choice.

Get the look: This is La Havane wallpaper by Nobilis. The bunk bed and bedding are from Loaf. The throw is from Anthropologie.


This room is quite big, so a four poster bed was chosen to help draw the eye up and make the most of the ceiling height.

The bath was moved to the bedroom to make space for lots of wardrobe space between this room and the adjoining en suite.

Get the look: This is a custom-made Paramount canopy bed, available from Vielle and Frances in the US. The Seventies palm floor lamp was bought at auction. This is La Rochelle bateau bath from The Cast Iron Bath Company.

To see more of the interior designer’s work, visit studioduggan.com

Photography: Alexander James

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