Step Inside an English Designer’s Upbeat Eclectic Home

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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.

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Laurie Signorelli Consulting LLC

Absolutely gorgeous! Colorful, cozy , and yet somehow light. I love the eclectic and collected feel

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aniam55

It’s so beautiful and inviting.

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Marjorie Lecker

love the Harry Potter Skele-Gro!


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Dana Veach

What absolute fun! And that framed poster in the living room could sum up a great "design philosophy" ..."I want it; what is it?" spontaneity, whimsey, and the joy of discovery! Ah, yes!

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Sonia

Lovely refurb. Some new kitchens, I feel, are a little bland and clinical but this one has warmth and is very welcoming. I love a brick wall and the flooring is lovely. The whole scheme is interesting and reflects the owner’s personalities. All done after the birth of a baby - some women truly are superwoman!

   
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Elmsgate Exterior Design

Interesting one. I love the open feel and the shelves. The way she has disguised the base of the island is indeed a revelation. I was wondering how to blend off-the-shelf units with an expensive wave shaped worktop and this could just fit the bill. Not sure I would have my Dyson on the wall there spoils the view a bit. Great ideas.