Design house: An exquisite Georgian property, lovingly painted in shades of blue

The owner of this London property has combined her love of Scandinavian and vintage pieces with shades of blue to create a tranquil, happy home

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Serendipity played a part in the current incarnation of this Georgian house in west London, for had the Copenhagen-born homeowner not asked after properties for sale in the area during a visit to one of her favourite antique shops, she would never have had the chance to own it. As luck would have it, the antiques dealer knew that the house was available and, not long after, she bought it and set about its refurbishment.

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The property

As an interior designer, the homeowner knew how she wanted the house to look, but the building is Grade II-listed and in a conservation area, so she decided to bring in help from west London-based multi-disciplinary practice, Studio Indigo.

Living room

A vintage trunk that the owners mother gave her doubles as a characterful coffee table, picking up the black and gold tones in the artworks.

(Image credit: Jonathan Gooch)

(Image credit: Jonathan Gooch)

Home office

The paint color here was inspired by the Gustavian bureau, which the homeowner already owned. ‘Blue makes everything look fresher,’ she says.

Georgian home

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Kitchen

The homeowner resourcefully turned a space floorboard into a shelf between the wall cupboards.

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Entrance hall

Polished plaster walls give a subtly reflective sheen, helping to bounce light around and create the illusion of more width in this narrow space.

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Television room 

The basement is set up as a self-contained flat with its own bedroom, kitchen and entrance, for the owners son during university holidays and family and friends who come to visit.

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A trio of vintage mirrors makes a decorative display above the sofa and enhances the light that floods through the glass doors that open on to a terrace.

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Georgian home

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Kitchen

A distressed walls shelf in the dining room offsets the modern style or the rest of the room.

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Guest bathroom

Gemma McCloskey of Studio Indigo has a piece of antiqued mirror glass cut to fit the entire wall above the vanity unit for a touch of vintage charm.

Georgian home

(Image credit: Jonathan Gooch)

(Image credit: Jonathan Gooch)

Guest bedroom

The homeowner took inspiration for the color scheme in here from the painting of a girl, which she found in an antiques shop. The wallpaper was a later discovery and matched the color of the girl’d dress perfectly.

(Image credit: Jonathan Gooch)

(Image credit: Jonathan Gooch)

Main bathroom

The plaster of the hall is repeated here in a slightly different shade. ‘I wanted to make sure the colors were different, even though they are from the same family,’ says Gemma.

(Image credit: Jonathan Gooch)

(Image credit: Jonathan Gooch)

Main bedroom

Carefully color-matched blue brings a sense of cohesion and is warmed up by a sandy hue.

(Image credit: Jonathan Gooch)

Photography/ Jonathan Gooch

Interior design/ Studio Indigo

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. 


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