A Whimsical London Townhouse
" I can dress myself - Why wouldn't I be able to decorate my own house? It's meant to be fun, right? " - Caroline Sieber
The interior of the London home takes life as an integrated mix of nineteenth century classicism with modern charm. Drawing inspiration from different sources, the design reconciles the respective Viennese and Anglo-saxon background of the couple, with a legacy antique taste that underlines the owner's fashion sensibility.
The lived-in decor takes place through a buoyant and busy, yet not overcharged setting argument. In the living areas, colour schemes are dominated with vibrant hues, each to their own room. In the living room, the disparate vintage furniture and colourful mural wallpaper makes a great contrast with the airy, white-based eat-in kitchen. In a water-blue palette, the fanciful dining room doubles as an imposing library where high-ceiling shelves and patterned textile accents catch the eye.
The unexpected component of the house is certainly the sleek, lacquered bathroom designed in contrasted massive marble, standing in opposite to the rest of the whimsical interior. On the top floor, the lady-like dressing room seems to have been taken straight from a Wes Anderson movie set with its peach-rose wall-to-wall shade and pale carpeting; and so does the pastel-tone study with its skylight roof and fresh disposed bouquets. Despite the eclecticism of the ensemble, you can sense a continuity through the careful attention paid to details; marble accents, riveted chairs, floral embellishments, ubiquitous lampshades and quirky fixtures.
This stylish house achieves an unlikely balance between style and heritage, through a feminine essence. Also, what a beautiful urban garden!
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