Tuesday, October 15, 2013

TABULA RASA - LONDON SUBURB HOUSE WITH GOOD BONES

Home in London's Clapham suburb

I suppose this is what living in the suburbs of London could be.   A classic home with brick and stone exterior, 3 (or maybe 4) stories high in Clapham just south west of London.  It seems to be tightly nestled in between several homes in a residential neighborhood.  Inside the house...classic architectural details that could help enhance so many different decor styles.  The bones of this house are good...carved crown moulding, ceiling medallions, good parquet wood floors, decorative wall moulding and paneling, nice finishes and marble in the kitchen and baths and so much more.

Right now, decor wise the home is a blank slate - a tabula rasa so to speak.  It is offered by 1st Option for rent for photo shoots.  In other words - "Decorating dreams and ideas welcomed".

Hmmm...thinking...Where would I start the interior design do-over in this home?  I think in the dining room kitchen area....a communal family space to warm up and make my own.  I like.

Living room in a suburban London home with carved crown moulding, ceiling medallions, parquet wood floors, decorative wall moulding and paneling and dueling sofas

Dining room in a suburban London home with carved crown moulding, ceiling medallions, parquet wood floors, crystal chandelier and arched french doors overlooking a manicured backyard

Kitchen in a suburban London home with dark grey cabinets, marble counter tops and backsplash, stainless appliances, silver pendant lights, carved crown moulding, ceiling medallions, parquet wood floors and leather barstools

Alternative view of a kitchen in a suburban London home with blue grey cabinets, marble counter tops and backsplash, stainless appliances, silver pendant lights, carved crown moulding, ceiling medallions, parquet wood floors and leather barstools


Grey bedroom in a suburban London home with a tall upholstered headboard, carved crown moulding, and light grey carpet

Grey master bathroom in a suburban London home with carved crown moulding, paneled walls, a crystal chandelier and marble bathtub

Blue library in a suburban London home with leaher club chairs, carved crown moulding, parquet wood floors, decorative wall moulding and paneling


Blue library in a suburban London home with built in bookshelves and leather club chairs

Would you take or leave this home...? How would take these good bones and make them your own?

Happy Tuesday!

xo
Coco


Photo: 1st Option

6 comments:

  1. Clapha, is lovely but traffic into town is a nightmare from there and the tube line is northern which is the least popular. For the same amount of money I would be in central London as lovely as this house may be...

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  2. Clapham in actually IN South West London, not outside of. It's a very smug middle class area and though the house is gorgeous the area isn't for me. I'd buy in Hackney for loads less (but we're still talking pipe dream territory). London is for the uber rich unfortunately.

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  3. Adore your blog. Did anyone else have to do a double-take on the same chandelier in every room save the kitchen?

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  4. Yes Anon!! well spotted - they must have gotten a super deal.

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  5. Great looking home.

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  6. Take take take!! I love the dark moody colors!

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