Livingetc house tours 2016

Last year I was invited by the ao.com team to tour some of the amazing houses in north west London that have been featured in LivingEtc magazine. It was such a great day and full of unique interiors so I didn’t hesitate when I was invited again this year to see some of the homes in south west London.

If I am completely honest I preferred the style of the houses on last year’s tour but there are always ideas and sparks of inspiration that fly in any home I visit so nosing around was so much fun. Here is a taster of a few of the houses…

Plough Mews

Hidden away behind mews doors you would never expect to walk into this former stables, which was far and away my favourite home of the day. This magical conversion has created a two-storey L-shaped house that wraps around the most beautiful garden and it is like stepping into the mediterranean. Every room opens out onto the garden, which makes the outdoors an integral part of this home, owned by a fabric and accessories designer, who originally lived in just one part of the mews but over time took over the whole thing. I’m afraid we couldn’t take photographs inside as this home is due to be in the next edition of Livingetc (I can’t wait to see that spread) but here are a few pics from the garden:

Living etc house tours | French style exterior | Apartment Apothecary

Living etc house tours | French style exterior | Apartment Apothecary

Living etc house tours | French style exterior | Apartment Apothecary

Living etc house tours | French style exterior | Apartment Apothecary

Living etc house tours | French style exterior | Apartment Apothecary

Heathfield Road

Bold, colourful and eclectic sums up this terraced house owned by an interior designer. Filled with vintage finds and huge doses of colour and pattern there was so much to look at in this home and, although not my style, the house did have loads of personality.

Living etc house tours | Colourful eclectic interior | Apartment Apothecary

Living etc house tours | Colourful eclectic interior | Apartment Apothecary

Living etc house tours | Colourful eclectic interior | Apartment Apothecary

Living etc house tours | Colourful eclectic interior | Apartment Apothecary

Burntwood Close

A suburban thirties house, owned by an art dealer, this family home has been fully modernised. The interior is fairly minimal with injections of colour against the white backdrop and glass extension. Lots of green and plants help to blur the boundaries between inside and outside and the artwork creates points of interest throughout the house.

Living etc house tours | Minimalist botanical style | Apartment Apothecary

Living etc house tours | Minimalist botanical style | Apartment Apothecary

Living etc house tours | Minimalist botanical style | Apartment Apothecary

Living etc house tours | Minimalist botanical style | Apartment Apothecary

If you want to see more images from the day you can search the hashtag #LivingEtcHouseTours on Instagram or maybe book yourself a ticket for next year’s tour? Thank you so much to ao for my invite and the lovely lunch we had with the LivingEtc team – such a great day.

Katy x

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2 Comments

  1. Abi | These Four Walls blog 5th October 2016 / 9:47 am

    Wow, some of those homes are incredible! I had a peek at your post from last year’s tour too, and the interiors looks so beautiful – a few design ideas to borrow!

  2. Caro | The Twinkle Diaries 12th October 2016 / 2:45 pm

    This is my idea of heaven — what a fab day out!! I’ve got almost every issue of Living Etc since 1998 — it’s my style bible for everything home. I love it!! What a treat to have a tour — fab! 🙂

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