Last year I was invited by the ao.com team to tour some of the amazing houses in north west London that have been featured in LivingEtc magazine. It was such a great day and full of unique interiors so I didn’t hesitate when I was invited again this year to see some of the homes in south west London.
If I am completely honest I preferred the style of the houses on last year’s tour but there are always ideas and sparks of inspiration that fly in any home I visit so nosing around was so much fun. Here is a taster of a few of the houses…
Hidden away behind mews doors you would never expect to walk into this former stables, which was far and away my favourite home of the day. This magical conversion has created a two-storey L-shaped house that wraps around the most beautiful garden and it is like stepping into the mediterranean. Every room opens out onto the garden, which makes the outdoors an integral part of this home, owned by a fabric and accessories designer, who originally lived in just one part of the mews but over time took over the whole thing. I’m afraid we couldn’t take photographs inside as this home is due to be in the next edition of Livingetc (I can’t wait to see that spread) but here are a few pics from the garden:
Bold, colourful and eclectic sums up this terraced house owned by an interior designer. Filled with vintage finds and huge doses of colour and pattern there was so much to look at in this home and, although not my style, the house did have loads of personality.
A suburban thirties house, owned by an art dealer, this family home has been fully modernised. The interior is fairly minimal with injections of colour against the white backdrop and glass extension. Lots of green and plants help to blur the boundaries between inside and outside and the artwork creates points of interest throughout the house.
If you want to see more images from the day you can search the hashtag #LivingEtcHouseTours on Instagram or maybe book yourself a ticket for next year’s tour? Thank you so much to ao for my invite and the lovely lunch we had with the LivingEtc team – such a great day.