Moody Gray Tones and Period Details in a Victorian Townhouse

In London’s Barnsbury Conservation area stands a beautiful, design-led Victorian townhouse painted in moody gray tones, accentuating the original period features that are still present in the house.

This beautifully designed five-story townhouse shows how to decorate with moody color tones. On the ground floor, in the double reception room, the gray walls are paired with a dark wooden floor, making the white-painted shutters and cornicing stand out even more.

Besides stunning interiors, the house also includes a wonderful split-level garden with a dining area and a spacious seating area surrounded by lush greenery.

gray sitting room fireplace ochre rug

The dual reception room on the raised ground floor enjoys plenty of sunlight courtesy of the high ceilings and dual aspect and features beautiful period details, including coving and fireplaces.

cozy living room gray walls fireplace ochre rug

The moody tones of the walls, furniture, and floor are spruced up with a bold ochre yellow rug.

yellow rug gray sitting room

The owners maximize the light coming in from the windows by having one wall made entirely of mirrors. This helps to make the room lighter despite the dark color tones, and it also feels larger. You do not often see an entire wall fitted with mirrors (you can also see it in this Scandinavian loft apartment), but it looks great.

double gray living room
double gray sitting room
gray living room large mirror

The back room is used as a reading room, with another large mirror to reflect light.

fireplace gray sitting room
moody dark gray hallway
black kitchen

The basement floor is home to an open-plan kitchen and dining room.

open plan dining room kitchen
dining room

The dining room is decorated in an industrial style. This room also features two mirrors to brighten the room.

wooden stairs checkerboard floor
dark gray stairwell
moody bedroom

The master bedroom features the same color scheme as the downstairs room. Dark gray walls are paired with a wooden floor and brown curtains.

childrens bedroom two tone gray walls
green bathroom

No gray in the bathroom, here the owners opted for a sage green color paired with plants and a freestanding bath.

freestanding bath with hanging plants
freestanding bath green bathroom
red bedroom
tv room
garden from above
green city garden dining table
lush green city garden seating

Despite being in the city, the lush green garden is a wonderful tranquil and private place.

split level garden
seating city garden Moody Gray Tones and Period Details in a Victorian Townhouse

The house is listed for £2,800,000 at Chestertons