If you find yourself thinking, as you browse through these photos, that this home seems a little too good to be true, you're exactly right. This beautiful Georgian townhouse in London is leased for photo shoots through UK firm Light Locations, and it's perfect in the way only a house no one lives in can be.
Name: Sophie and Nick with Ivy (5) and Sylvie (3) Location: Stretford, Manchester, England Size: 4 story, 5 bedroom house Years lived in: 6 years; owned
I love to see homes where people have fun
and aren’t afraid to experiment with their decorating. This colorful family
home in Manchester, England is exactly that, as each room is a riot of color
and pattern. The living room features wallpaper with sprawling green leaves by
William Morris at Sanderson, one of the children’s rooms is accented with canary yellow
woodwork, and a rainbow striped stair runner winds its way through the entire house.
This beautiful family home in leafy Hampstead, North London, close to the wide open spaces of the heath, needed to be brought back to it’s former glory. The clients wanted to maintain the art deco features but bring them up to date, whilst adding a contemporary feel to the house.
Snowden Flood is an interior accessory designer with a studio/shop that houses her range of products which include mugs, plates and platters, glasses, trays, candles, washbags, soap, stationery, and textiles. Her own products are juxtaposed alongside products handpicked from a range of UK designers.
London mayor Boris Johnson has selected Zaha Hadid Architects to design a new major airport in southeast England. Johnson stressed the urgency of a swift solution to London's air traffic woes, charging the famed architect and a team of top engineers to “[deliver] a fulsome examination of the most realistic solutions to our aviation crisis in the shortest time possible.”
Eliza Kesuma, a graduate of Heriot Watt University School of Textiles, set out to create wallpaper patterns that she would want to find for her own projects. Amid a market of floral prints, Eliza handcrafts wallpaper and textiles with modern patterns and prints from her Edinburgh studio.
Name:Katharine & James Howard (and daughter Amelie, 1 year)
Location: South London, United Kingdom
Size: 1600 square feet
Years lived in: Owned; 2 years
Before I ever set foot in Katharine and James' south London home, I knew that it would be beautifully designed to the last detail. After 13 years spent working for UK design bible The World of Interiors, Katharine certainly knows what she likes: a stylish mix of classic British and French country style, with lots of pattern, sparkle and shine.
Name:Lauren and Tyler Knight (and their two daughters, due in March) Location: Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 8 months; rented
Lauren and Tyler's small-but-perfectly-arranged flat in Notting Hill, West London is a testament to their love of travelling, the small pleasures of life, and most of all, each other. It might sound corny to say so (the fact that this tour was shot on Valentine's Day makes it more so), but as anyone who's a fan of Lauren's infinitely readable blog Aspiring Kennedy knows, this is a girl to whom personal relationships with her nearest and dearest are paramount, and nowhere is that more evident than in her home.
Name: Mike Reid, Designer Location: Hackney, London Size: 490 square feet Years lived in: 5 years; Owned
When Mike Reid moved into his garden flat five years ago, the space was poorly proportioned, divided into a living room, a small kitchen with a hatch, a cramped bathroom and a very large bedroom. After living in the apartment for several years, he recently redesigned the layout to better suit his needs. The kitchen and the living room have been opened up, creating a light and spacious entertaining area, the bathroom has been transformed into a sleek shower room, and the bedroom now accommodates a walk-in wardrobe.
Name:Rachel Jones and Josh Sims Location: Hackney, London Size: No idea — average London terrace size! Years lived in: 10 years; Owned
Fashion designer Rae Jones, her husband Josh, and their little boy live in a classic Victorian terrace in London's East End. With its high ceilings, large windows and period features, the house is the perfect place to exhibit the couple's carefully curated collection of twentieth century furniture and accessories.