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