There is something so grand, polished and sophisticated about the traditional aesthetics of London, England. From the established townhouses and Victorian streets, to the fancy cars and orderly homes with winding staircases, London’s wealth and poise is noted in countless novels, stories, and films.
Anyone who has never visited this city might wonder whether or not it lives up to its reputation. While today London’s richness largely comes in the form of its diversity, family homes like the one we will be touring today by Interior Desires certainly adds substance to reputation. What we love most about this home is how it has carried traditionally elegant aesthetics into contemporary times, and the outcome is truly stunning. The three-storey brick residence features everything a family could want in a home, including sumptuous sitting areas, lavish bedrooms, and tasteful transitional spaces. We hope you’ll join us on our tour!
Right from the start the decorative excellence and classic London style incorporated into the home is apparent. The gilded oven and bronze kitchen fronts certainly make a statement against the backdrop of this gorgeous Italian marble.
The look is accentuated with the help of vintage tile flooring, leather upholstered bar stools, and gorgeous glass orb pendulum lights.
We see the same abundance of tasteful traditionalism in the living room. For one, there is no television here but rather a piece of art to accentuate the cultured atmosphere of the home.
The chairs, ottoman, and rug are upholstered in suede, but it is perhaps the green velvet sofa that steals the show in this room. We can also catch a glimpse of the original Victorian architecture at play here with the bay window behind the couch.
In the bathroom we witness something interesting. The design team actually combines some elements of industrial style to offset the more traditional aspects of the bathroom. The black cage framed shower and the washstand in particular add welcome touches of this contrasting design persuasion.
Despite the sense of contrast between classic and industrial styles, the look is seamless and cohesive. Plus, the beautiful neutral colour scheme and the wooden detailing on the tub are truly to die for.
A departure from the more neutral tones predominant in the rest of this home, the raspberry coloured bed linens certainly do make a statement. Yet their luxurious materials remind us of the other parts of the house. The wispy cherry blossom wallpaper and hanging lights add a pleasant vintage feel to the bedroom.
Each bedroom is complete with an entire wall dedicated to wardrobe storage. Here we can see the many compartments that comprise the storage scheme.
Even this more functional element of the home is utterly elegant and well appointed. The simply carved white wood cabinets and brass handles add to the sense of poise present throughout the home.
If you thought the rest of the home had a vintage air, this bathroom certainly takes the cake. This is largely in part due to this marvellous antique sink unit, though even the matching gold towel rack enhances the old fashioned look. The trendy subway tiles are displayed from a more antique angle than we typically see them today. Of course, the hexagonal tiling adds the perfect pop of colour to the bathroom.
If you'd like to see a more contemporary take London elegance, check out this gorgeous home on Leman Street.