Limewash Paint and Artisan Wallpaper in a London Townhouse

On one of the finest streets in Islington’s Barnsbury Conservation Area in London stands a beautiful townhouse with limewash walls and unique artisan wallpapers. The London townhouse was recently renovated featuring historic and contemporary details, with bespoke cabinetry, exquisite decorative finishes, and striking original plasterwork.

The four bedroom townhouse is set over five light filled levels with a total floorplan of 2,500 sq ft and a private walled garden at the back. The townhouse is decorated in a beautiful blend of neutral tones paired with bold color accents in tilework, wallpaper, and pink woodwork in the living room. 

colorful sitting room black firpelace pink doorframe
sitting room with pink shutters and black fireplace

The townhouse have two sitting rooms, on the ground floor and the first floor. I’m starting the home tour on the first floor with this colorful living room.

living room with black fireplace pink woodwork and graphic sofas

The sitting room is centered around a black fireplace with tiled slips while the original Georgian pine floorboards connect the front room with the study in the back.

colorful living room

I love the combination of historic elements and modern designs in this living room. The original shutters and woodwork is painted in a lovely pink shade which returns in the rug. The graphic sofas and art add a modern touch to the room.

graphic sofas colorful rug and pink woodwork living room
sitting room black fireplace
graphic sofa pink shutters
serene living room curved sofa
open plan sitting room and home office fireplace

The ground floor sitting room is decorated in a much calmer design than the room above. Here, a limed oak parquet floor connects the front room with the back.

light colored sitting room with fireplace

This room also features a beautiful Regency chimneypiece.

open plan sitting room and home office
curved sofa in light colored sitting room with fireplace
curved sofa
home office with wallpaperd walls and bookcases
home office with bar

The back room is a combined home office with a bar. The walls are papered in grass cloth from Phillip Jeffries.

home office with bookcases wallpaper and art
home office built in bookshelves wallpaper nordroom
rounded kitchen island and open shelves
kitchen with rounded island

The lower ground floor is home to a kitchen and dining room. The open-plan kitchen is a generous that’s almost 30 ft deep, with limed oak parquet flooring underfoot and custom-built cabinetry clad in a beautiful patinated verdigris finish.

kitchen with curved shapes and shelves

The kitchen features thick-cast polished concrete worktops in an ivory color. The open shelves above the workspace are lighted with Rose Uniacke spotlights.

basement kitchen dining room
sink under winow
dining room
reading nook
pink master bedroom with wooden floor and en suite bathroom

The entire second floor is home to a grand master bedroom en suite with limewash walls in a soft pink shade called ‘Marrakesh’ by Bauwerk. A partition wall divided the two areas which also features as the headboard.

pink plaster walls bedroom
master bedroom with floral murals

A wall of bespoke floor-to-ceiling wardrobes runs almost the entire length of the floor. The doors are handpainted by decorative artist Tess Newall with bamboo and hummingbirds and have Joseph Giles handles

pink master bedroom with built in wardrobes
pink bathroom with freestanding bath and wooden floor nordroom
pink plastered walls bathroom walk in shower bath and wooden floor nordroom

The en suite bathroom is a beautiful space, with walls encased in rose-hued waterproof Tadelakt, similar to the pink shade in the bedroom. A white resin bateau bathtub sits in front of the window.

pink master bedroom en suite double sink murals nordroom

The partition wall features wallpaper from Maison C.

pink plaster walls and walk in shower bathroom
pink and yellow floral wallpaper bedroom slanted ceiling nordroom

There are two more bedrooms on the top floor with a Jack and Jill bathroom separating the rooms. The ceilings have been opened up to reveal the roof’s pitch which creates a sense of space.

attic bedroom yellow floral wallpaper nordroom
yellow floral wallpaper

The smallest room is decorated with the Boussac Radzimir wallpaper from Pierre Frey.

yellow pink floral wallpaper bedroom
nursery with wallpaper
nursery with wallpaper and painted wardrobes

The large room at the front is now a nursery with wallpaper from Antoinette Poisson.

children nursery wallpaper canopy nordroom
bathroom with geometric shower tiles nordroom

The Jack and Jill bathroom has tilework from Bert and May and the walls are papered in a classical illustration by Kate Hawkins for CommonRoom.

bathroom pink tiles nordroom
bathroom tile combination in green blue and pink nordroom
seating area london garden
green city garden

The walled garden was re-landscaped to create a charming seating area with curved wooden benches and a large dining area in the back.

city garden dining table plants
city garden with wooden benches
city garden
exterior london townhouse

The house is listed for £3,650,000 at Inigo and Neilson and Bauer.