Houzz Tour: A Dull 1930s Home is Totally Transformed
This family’s newly renovated house was smart, but it needed something extra to feel like home...
“They’d come from a one-bedroom flat, so had found it tricky to fill the space,” says Yoko Kloeden, who was hired by the couple to help them create a cosy family home that reflected their personalities.
Who lives here? A couple and their two children
Location South-west London
Property A 1930s terraced house
Size Four bedrooms and two bathrooms
Designer Yoko Kloeden of Yoko Kloeden Design
Features such as flooring had already been chosen before Yoko was brought in to help with the interior design, so these were a starting point for her scheme.
“We thought really hard about enhancing the owners’ choices,” Yoko says. “It’s harder to work with existing elements than start from scratch, but that’s part of the job.”
The kitchen is situated in a central location slightly away from the patio doors. The couple chose white units, which blend into the background and allow other materials in the room to take centre stage.
Kitchen cabinets, Wooden Horse London.
A cosy mauve sofa complements the framed piece of wallpaper that hangs on the wall. The jute rug is great for kids to play on, as it’s both durable and soft.
Armchair and footstool, Camerich. Sofa, Loaf. Side tables, Mater. Cushions, St Judes; West Elm; Style Library. Wabi wallpaper in frame, Calico. Floor lamp, Heal’s.
“We designed this room as a space for entertaining friends, or winding down with a glass of wine,” Yoko says.
Check out more before and after living room transformations.
Sofa, Camerich. Cushions, Style Library. Wall shelf, Connox.
Fornasetti Nuvolette wallpaper, Cole & Son.
Ardmore Acacia wallpaper, Cole & Son. Mirror, Ikea.
“The owners were really open to our suggestions, so it was an enjoyable process,” Yoko says of the project. “Afterwards, they sent me a one-line email saying, ‘I can’t believe we live somewhere so beautiful.’ It still puts a smile on my face when I look back.”
Stool, Swoon Editions.
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