Clearly one of my highlights of the year are the Living etc House Tours when visiting some of the London houses that have been featured in one of my favourite design magazine. Together with a dear friend, I went on the NW tour today and we had a fabulous and inspirational day sneaking around some lovely abodes in Hampstead, Kilburn and Brondesbury.
Here are some pictures of the places we saw and liked:
This is close to perfection when it comes to making that all important link between interior and exterior spaces. What a fantastic lounger, and the outdoor rug is fabulous – so fabulous that I ordered one for our terrace straight away. The owner of this home is Carly Madhvani, an interior designer, and all the products seen today can be ordered online through her website at nw3 interiors.
A rather unusual colour scheme for a nursery, but it works. The vintage pieces soften the look and give the room a whimsical yet relaxed feel.
I could totally see myself in this study, looking out into the beautiful garden every now and then, and getting totally lost in whatever it is I am doing. The moon print can be ordered through Graham and Green. The snoozing cockapoo – one of two – was the cutest and totally unfazed by the masses of people wandering through his home.
Not the style of kitchen I would have in my own house, but this Shaker type kitchen combined with a stunning herringbone parquet had such an incredible vibe to it that I would have loved to spend more time in it.
A cosy reading corner in front of a wood burner. How lovely would it be to spend some time here while the wind is howling outside on a cold winter’s night? A nice pop of colour is provided by the floor lamp. The grey panelling was a massive feature in this house, seen in almost every room from top to bottom. It managed to turn this 1930s house into a haven of cosiness and sophistication.
I am already looking forward to next year’s house tours and can highly recommend them for everyone interested in interior design. A great way to have a peek behind the facades of some of London’s lovely homes.