You’ll be forgiven if you think we’re looking at a Scandinavian home today, because it really looks like that. But the reality is that De Beauvoir Cottage is located in London.
The late Victorian house is located in the Dalston area of London and has been given a fresh modern upgrade. A new extension has been added to create a large open-plan living and kitchen area. On the floor lies a polished concrete floor and it’s decorated in grey, white and wood tones. A modern woodburner has been placed in the corner with a concrete finish on the chimney breast. A grey HAY Mags sofa is combined wtih a comfy black and white rug and a vintage Danish coffee table.
In the kitchen you can see the bones of the original Victorian house in the white painted exposed brick wall. The cool blue cabinets work very well with the Scandinavian look in this room. The countertop is made of reclaimed parquet flooring.
The snug is painted in a darker blue tone to create a cozy room. The comfy red sofa adds even more color to this room. And the brick fireplace will add warmth when it’s lighted.
A small bedroom with wooden floor and an original Victorian fireplace in the corner.
A double height bathroom with with exposed brick and bateau tub. Plants add a little lively touch to the otherwise grey room. And a skywindow floods this room with natural light.
The master bedroom is painted in a soft grey hue and includes a built-in vanity table. You can also use this built-in space as a home office (you can see more examples of that in this blog post)
A lovely paint idea with a half-painted white and pink door and walls.
The kitchen extension in black wood adds a dramatic look to this historicVictorian home and a great contrast with the color scheme inside.