Step Inside an English Designer’s Upbeat Eclectic Home
Coming from a cottage with low ceilings and a closed-in feel, London designer Jessica Spencer wanted to make the main living areas in her new home one big light and airy space. She knocked down walls and relocated rooms to create an expansive kitchen and dining area that enjoys a wall of windows overlooking the backyard. She skipped upper cabinets in the kitchen to amplify the open feel and added a black island to ground the space.
In the dining area, she emphasized an exposed red brick interior wall to add warmth and interest, and she incorporated a collection of knickknacks and mismatched chairs in a range of styles and colors for an eclectic look. In the living room, black walls and a green chesterfield-style sofa create moody drama. And dark accent walls in Spencer’s bedroom, as well as her daughter’s, thread a cohesive look and feel throughout the home.