East London home decorated with greenery and vintage

Beautiful bedroom window in an east london home

Ignoring the cold spell currently hitting London, the budding crocuses are proof that we are indeed almost at the end of winter. The prospect of sunshine and green leaves on trees is never more welcome than on a chilly day in London. An ideal time therefore to share this bright and cheerful East London home from JJ Locations.

This covetable home is an end of terrace maisonette. Brimming with botanicals and featuring a garden so leafy and idyllic, it’s hard to believe its urban location. As a nature obsessed city dweller, I’m always intrigued how Londoners enhance the feeling of being surrounded by nature at home.

Modern rustic wooden kitchen units in an east london home

Starting with perhaps the boldest room in the house – the kitchen. Here the owners have gone for a daring dark grey colour for the walls, reclaimed wood kitchen units and concrete worktops. Its an industrial aesthetic you might expect from an East London home, an area renowned for its cool warehouse conversions, but as the property dates back to the 1800s, the industrial reference is all the more fitting.

kids artwork displayed on kitchen wall

Dark walls perfectly highlight the gallery kids artwork which adds fun and colour to the room. The addition of shelving also creates an opportunity for personalising with vintage objects and cook books.

French windows in the kitchen

Dark painted walls in modern East London kitchen

With French windows leading out onto a patio area, the kitchen benefits from ample light. This end of the room is also painted contrasting white. Along with the light-reflecting glossy Smeg fridge and white dining suite, this balances out the dark elements of the kitchen.

Outdoor space East London home

A light filled living room area also opens out into the garden, with quilts and floor cushions creating a relaxed bohemian vibe. More industrial elements can be found in the exposed brick wall, a period feature of the original building. Plants by the window link indoors with outdoors, blending the areas into one big space.

Laid back living space with doors leading out onto garden

The greenery theme culminates with the dreamy garden. Sheltered under a mature fig tree and surrounded by a huge variety of plants and flowers, the bench offers the perfect spot for reading.

Stylish East London property with garden

The bedroom boasts exposed rafters and more French windows with stunning views of the garden. Pale green walls and lots of plants again draws nature indoors.

Exposed beams with wooden floors and plants in the bedroom

Hanging plants in bedroom window

Other vintage curios include a rocking horse plant stand, reclaimed textile bedding, Victorian science lab drawers and a large full length mirror that bounces more light into the room.

Vintage and plants in East London home

Vintage mirror in the bedroom

Plants and vintage in the bedroom

Off the bedroom is a walk through wardrobe area lit by skylights, leading to an ensuite bathroom. A waterfall of hanging plants and a Victorian roll top bath makes this small space extra indulgent.

bathroom with skylights and plants in an east london home

Hanging plants in the bathroom

Plants in the bathroom

Both functional and decorative, the owners decorated this nook with an ornate vintage metal mirror frame, doubling up as a necklace holder.

Vintage frame jewellery holder

The theme of foliage and flea market finds continues into the guest bedroom and shower room. The pale grey walls maintains a modern feel.

Pale grey walls in the bedroom

Shower room with white metro tiles

Another living space in the house offers high ceilings, big windows and ample light. Painted completely white, the room hosts an array of vintage furniture, numerous potted plants and a suspended wooden shelf. Retro fabrics add vibrant colour and pattern.

Vintage furniture in a modern renovated East London home

Relaxed living space decorated with vintage and plants

Plants displayed on a wooden hanging shelf

Indoor plant display inspiration

East London home decorated with plants and vintage furniture

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Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).