Tuesday, 3 April 2012

London House tour

My blogger friend, Marina, author of Iced Vovo's, was lucky enough to look after a house on the Livingetc house tours recently. The event took place on two separate days, offering exclusive access to up to 16 homes situated in North London or West London - now that's my kind of sight seeing!






The kitchen/dining area in the home Marina looked after is a previous favourite of mine, with it's Persian rug and mismatched chairs. So I was really excited to see the rest of the house.






I'll start with the guest bedroom because I am so taken with the sumptuous blue velvet chair - the colour and shape are just divine, and the hint of blue in the vase above connects the chair to the rest of the black & white colouring.








The master bedroom has more classic black & white, and the skull print adds colour and a bit of edge. The mirrored-back wardrobe is a restored shop display cabinet - brilliant! This is apparently a trend in London, as Marina said that a lot of the homes on the tour featured such cabinets. In contrast, vintage apple crates have been used for shoe storage.








In the living room a pair of horns and an antique leather carver chair sit comfortably side by side with an industrial light and push bike. Mixing together antiques, mid-century pieces and salvaged finds has allowed it's owners to well and truly stamp their mark on this home. And that's what a home should be all about.
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6 comments:

  1. That blue velvet chair is fabulous isn't it?! I also love the entrance. We're currently in a single level villa and I so miss walking in and seeing the stairs to the (messy) bedrooms and through to the living and garden. Next house! Annie x.

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  2. Love a touch of velvet in the bedroom! I'm also taken with the traditional black and white toile bedspread combined with the modern skull print - unexpected, but it works!

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  3. THIS is MY kind of sightseeing too- we just don't have enough of this. Gorgeous rooms.

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  4. It did sound like an amazing thing to be part of. Lucky marina! This house is divine and I'm with you about that fabulous blue velvet chair :)

    Abbey x

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  5. These are gorgeus. What a great idea. Id love to sightsee this way!

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  6. Awww ... thanks for the link back Vic!
    The tour was so much fun ... its always lovely taking a peek into other peoples homes!
    xx

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It's lovely to hear from you. Thanks for your comment. Best wishes, Vic xxx

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