A Blend Of British and Californian Style In A London Townhouse

When a Californian couple moved to London they had dfficulties finding a home. A lot of period homes in London are narrow and dark and they were searching for a teeny tiny bit of Californian light.

In Notting Hill they found this 19th century townhouse. The home was completely stripped, and even though it is not a very large home, it felt spacious and light.

To help decorate this Notting Hill townhouse, they asked Lucy and Josh Barlow (of Barlow & Barlow). The task was to bring back some historic charm and create an interior where English and Californian style are combined.

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Though the couple prefered to decorate their home with neutral colors, there are actually major color touches in this home. In the living room the feature wall/built in bookcase behind the sofa is painted in a blue/grey hue.

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The window trimmings were painted in navy blue to add even more color details.

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The kitchen isn’t large, but it does has everything they wanted. A kitchen island with bar seat, a dining nook ánd a pantry. In order to make this kitchen not feel extremely cramped, they’ve added glass walls to the kitchen pantry.

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The kitchen cabinets are painted in a lovely forest green. Green is a wonderful colorful neutral to decorate your home with. (for more green kitchen inspiration, you can click here)

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The master bedroom has one wall of custom made wardrobes. The doors have blue & white wallpaper added to them. Almost like a painting!

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Blue is often used in the decor of this Notting Hill townhouse and that includes the master bathroom. Marble tiles are combined with blue tiles in the shower and a blue vanity.

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photography by Jonathan Bond & interior design by Barlow & Barlow

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2 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh, do you happen to have any info about those curtains in the bedroom? They look like birch trees 😍😍😍

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