Last week I had an amazing opportunity to join in the LivingEtc House Tours with a bunch of very talented bloggers, designers. Touring around the incredibly beautiful homes of North West London was a nosy neighbours dream and design inspiring. There were seven homes to tour within the day, all of very different design styles, having so much to see I could only fit in six homes but what I saw was beautiful and inspiring.
I was so ecstatic to see the home of artist Rory Dobner, his art studio and minimal kitchen was stunning, unfortunately I couldn’t take any pictures there but trust me it was an artistic haven. However as I could take pictures elsewhere I didn’t stop snapping away and selected my favourite images from the day. The image at the top of the page was in an incredible modernist home with concrete walls and mid century styling very very cool pad.
Below is from the first home I visited, designed by Carly from nw3interiorsldt.com , a modern home with contemporary furniture and accessories. Very tasteful and looked like something straight out of Chelsea Harbour. I particularly liked this Knoll grey sofa with copper legs accessorised with inky cushions by Sonia Rykiel.
Contrasting in styles this boho designer home made me smile so much, it’s filled with sheer joy, personality and super stylish collections. I love the thrifty nature of this space, notice the bed frame made from scaffolding poles, a very cool way to make a four poster bed! The collections of vintage frames, throws and paintings make the bedroom feel extra cosy.
This mis-matched use of colour is balanced by the mass use of white. There is so much going on in this home, the white paint has really made each colour shine.
I was SO pleased to find these real vintage tin tiles! I’m obsessed with them (I have a little vintage tin tile of my own). In the United States, tin tiles were commonly decorated on the apartment and restaurants ceilings as early as 1930’s (and potentially earlier). This was to help prevent any potential fires from spreading, if you go to New York and look up in each room, you might see these. It’s great to upcycle them on this kitchen island.
I love these dark industrial windows (below), they’re very fashionable at the moment along with greys and botanical prints. This home was newly decorated with quite a few on trend schemes, it just needed to be a little more lived in but that will come with time. I was drawn towards the warehouse style windows and wicker chair as I could just imagine myself sitting there whiling away the hours with a glass of wine.
These bold images below are so stylish I had to include them, who thinks this stool looks so cute against the pink cabinet?! Oh and a horse! Seriously cool painting.
After the incredible LivingEtc House Tours I was consumed with design ideas, it was so inspirational. I have three favourite homes that I saw on the day, the artists home, boho pad and concrete minimal modernist. I met some great people on the day and a huge thank you to Amy from ao.com for inviting me and working so hard.
If you wish to join a LivingEtc House tour, keep an eye out on their site Livingetc.co.uk , it’s a great way to get inspired and meet fellow design enthusiasts.
Great to see you –
Jen – @lovechicliving, Love Chic Living
Alina – @alinaisaev, The Fairytale Picture
Katy – @aptapothecary, Apartment Apothecary
Natasha – @candy_pop, Candy Pop
Jen – @beautyjunkieldn, Beauty Junkie London
Bianca – @biancahallldn, Bianca Hall
Kimberly – @Redlilocks, Swoon Worthy
Carole – @MllePoirot Mademoiselle Poirot
Geraldine – @littlebigbell Little Big Bell
Zoe – @interiorstylist My Interior Stylist