Bold Colors and Light Rooms in a Historic Apartment

On the ground floor of an early Victorian townhouse lies a beautiful one bedroom apartment. The 65 square meter home (701 square ft.) has recently been renovated adding a new kitchen and bathroom and using bold colors.

The townhouse was built in 1855 and through a classical porch adorned with Doric columns you enter the apartment. the home still features original elements such as fireplaces and bay windows that led in plenty of natural light.

During the restoration of the apartment, the owners used high class materials and bold color accents. The sitting room is painted in a bold green tone which is not something you see often and every other room in the house has its color accents, sometimes bold and sometimes more subtle.


The sitting room is a wonderful space with high ceilings (10 ft.) and a large bay window that floods the room with natural light.


The bay window has its original shutters which have been striped to show their natural wood.


The sitting room has an original fireplace made from violet-hued marble and decorated with green tilework.


The walls in the living room are painted in a bold green hue (Emerald Green from the Farrow and Ball Archive Collection)


On the floor lies a solid wood floor by the Reclaimed Flooring Company.


At the back of the house is a galley kitchen with a dining area in front of the window. The warm color scheme in the kitchen is created with shades from Paint and Paper Library


A built in bench has been fitted in front of the window to create a small but cozy breakfast spot.


The kitchen is made from bespoke, hand-painted units by Handmade Kitchens of Christchurch. The kitchen cabinets are topped with robust Carrara marble sourced from Arundel Stoneworks and the unfinished brass taps are from Bespoke Taps


I love how they combined the muted natural colors of the kitchen cabinets and walls with bright color pops in the yellow cabinets and fridge.


The powder room is decorated with the Cole & Son ‘Savuti’ wallpaper.


The bedroom sits at the back of the house and features another beautiful bay window. The dark gray trims beautifully contrast the soft pink color on the walls.


The en suite bathroom is decorated with the Cole & Son ‘Hicks’ Hexagon’ wallpaper. the vanity is topped with marble and the shower has small mosaic tilework.


At the front of the house is an enclosed communal garden with a dining table and a sofa. The gravelled area is delicately bordered by core steel planters, filled with box and hardy perennials.


This Victorian apartment in London is currently for sale at inigo.