017. A nice surprise for us yesterday when we decided to remove the timber boarding in front of the fire place in our bedroom, revealing the original fire in immaculate condition! Not sure about the tiles though!? Looking forward to bringing this back to life!
Spotlight - #myhousethismonth She’s up and we’ve finally crossed over to the dark side. When we moved in (4 years ago) we had to paint absolutely EVERYTHING so we just played it safe with cream and I never wanted to see another paintbrush again, until now.... (swipe to see the before) - I want to sleep in here!
I bought another #mirror ...it’s big and I mean really BIG. The only wall it’s comfortably hung on in my teeny, humble terrace is the widest space on the hall/landing and the photo really doesn’t do it justice.
I love how much bigger a space can feel when you play with light #reflections .
Cleaning and tidying up in the dark is no fun, let me tell you! For some unknown reason the light in the front room just doesn’t want to work (we are hoping it’s a bulb/fitting issue and not a wiring problem!) so Angus’s work light has been very handy to get these late afternoon/evening decorating sessions done! 💡🤦🏼♀️🌌
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“The Bar” is actually situated within our dining room chimney breast, in/around/on top of an extremely vintage cooker!
Blue sky for our last day in London... on a late afternoon walk to get some fresh air & some milk I admire the terrace homes. It’s a very affluent area & these homes have a car spot which is very rare in London.
Everything is grey... except for this gorgeous home. The sunshine between the drab. Grey may be classy but a bit of colour is so inviting.
As I was thinking “I cannot wait to see my freshly painted little green cottage with the pink door” I was stopped by a man asking for directions to the underground. Then, within 10 seconds, an undercover policeman appeared out of nowhere. He flashed his badge and asked to see my ID & money. He sniffed my bag and went through it. Tissues, medication & £9 was all I had. He then explained how bad the drug problem in the area is & told me to get back to the hotel safely. He also said I was very smart not trusting him when he approached me. I hesitated and ask to see his badge. The other man took out his bundle of money and passport immediately & gave it to him. He told him never to do that again & told me to never stop & give anyone directions or help them again.
Living Room Sneak Peak 📸
We are super close to getting our Living Room finished. We’ve been working today putting a few of the finishing touches together.
Can’t wait to show you all the transformation!
Day 18 - Light It Up - The sun has been shining in on our packing day! It’s our last full weekend at our flat as we are moving into the house fully! No more camping! In these pics you’ll see our favourite vintage lamps, Marvin the cat looking confused and many boxes of possessions, all of which we can’t wait to find a new place in our home! Hope you’re all having a great weekend! @mydailyrenovation@myrenostory
What's behind this iconic home design in London? The most common residential floor plans in European cities offer a window into urban history and culture. From the outside, London's row houses have an eclectic variety of ornaments, and they range in scale from palatial to boxy. But inside, they are pretty much all configured the same way. That's because from the late 17th century up until the First World War, most residential buildings here cleaved very close to
a model found across English cities: the terraced
house, known in its most condensed, emblematic form as the "two-up, two-down." (Swipe left to see the floor plan.) On the ground floor are a living room and a kitchen: two rooms down. Upstairs are two bedrooms, plus a bathroom, usually a later addition.
(Originally, occupants would have made do with a privy outside.) For a city that's long been the
repository of vast commercial, imperial, and industrial wealth, this might seem a very modest template.
However, it is one that can be easily scaled up.
Although their density is not ideal for contemporary
London, the various up-scalings of the two-up,
two-down have some tangible advantages. For a
start, they have been built and remodeled successfully over centuries. #london#twouptwodown#londonarchitecture #floorplans#flatdesign#homedesign#londonhistory #rowhouse#modest#homearchitecture#londonlife #terracehouse#citylab
Interior & 📷 by: @homeby_anja .
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