Function+Form east London house tour

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend the second Function+Form event hosted by Tiff and Annie with the brilliant houzz team and a group of some of my favourite fellow bloggers.  We met at Ottolenghi for cake and coffee before a very exciting morning of touring two beautiful east London homes – my favourite pastime.

We visited two very different homes but there was so much inspiration to be had from both. I walked away from interior designer Laura Lakin‘s home with major house envy: I loved the space, light and monochromatic scheme of the Hackney loft in a converted school house.

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Hackney loft apartment in converted school | Apartment Apothecary

 

 

Laura wanted the the architectural features such as the windows to do the talking in her flat so she kept to a black and white palette and the simplicity of this really appeals to me. Clever design such as the internal window to break up the second bedroom and living space keep the light flowing throughout and creates an illusion of more space.

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Hackney loft apartment in converted school | Apartment Apothecary

 

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Hackney loft apartment in converted school | Apartment Apothecary

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Hackney loft apartment in converted school | Apartment Apothecary

I fell in love with Laura’s artwork collection especially this piece by Kylli Sparre that she has hung above her bed.

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Hackney loft apartment in converted school | Apartment Apothecary

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Hackney loft apartment in converted school | Apartment Apothecary

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Hackney loft apartment in converted school | Apartment Apothecary

We also visited architect Chris Dyson‘s Georgian townhouse in Spitalfields. I often walk down the streets in this area and wonder what the houses behind the facades are like so I really enjoyed the opportunity to nose around this beautiful home.

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Spitalfields Georgian townhouse | Apartment Apothecary

The kitchen/diner was my favourite room in the house located on the top floor with terraces on both sides. Such a clever use of space and the kind of room you would spend all day in.

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Spitalfields Georgian townhouse | Apartment Apothecary

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Spitalfields Georgian townhouse | Apartment Apothecary

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Spitalfields Georgian townhouse | Apartment Apothecary

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Spitalfields Georgian townhouse | Apartment Apothecary

Function+Form east London house tours with Houzz | Spitalfields Georgian townhouse | Apartment Apothecary

My favourite kind of day and I will admit to coming home and making a couple of purchases and tweaks in my own home after being inspired by what I’d seen.

Thank you so much to Tiff, Annie, the houzz team, Laura Lakin and Chris Dyson, as well as the fabulous group of fellow design bloggers who attended the event for making it such a wonderful day. If you are interested in future Function+Form events you can register your interest here.

Katy x

 

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4 Comments

  1. Krissy 28th April 2016 / 9:00 am

    What a lovely space. Great pictures Katy.

    xo

  2. Jane Day 28th April 2016 / 2:45 pm

    How lucky to go around Chris Dysons home, I am so very very jealous!! x

  3. geraldine 29th April 2016 / 7:15 am

    Looks fabulous Katy. I love peeking into people’s homes. x

  4. Ashley 29th April 2016 / 5:22 pm

    Wow.. I have total ‘through the keyhole’ envy what a superb way to spend a few hours!
    I love that pic above Laura’s bed too
    best xxx

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