Name: Mandy-Lee Myerson & Ryan Nelson
Location: North West London
Size: 1,400 square feet
Years lived in: 2½ years
Ryan and Mandy's Maisonette home compares to a favorite gallery, every time you visit a new piece unveils itself! It comes at no surprise then that Mandy is a curator — the home is filled with a beautiful collection from around the world, lovingly gathered over the years. Every room speaks for itself with an interesting mix of traditional and modern furniture, complimented by beautiful bold art throughout.
The couple recently became the proud parents of baby Jemma and this is an excellent example of a functional home where Mandy also runs her art consultancy business Myerson Fine Art from here. Mandy and Ryan are the perfect duo for a DIY home — Ryan loves "making things" (and he's clearly good at it!) and Mandy curates (and commission!) his creations.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
My/Our style: Eclectic
Inspiration: To make our first home comfortable and warm. This is not our dream home, but we made do with the money and time we have. The idea is to make it comfortably and homey as possible.
Biggest Challenge: Dealing with the contractors who renovated our tiny shower room.
What Friends Say: "Wow, great art!"
Proudest DIY: The entire flat was a DIY project; but getting the communal area sorted out was quite a challenge, no one in the building was prepared to put energy or love into our hallway stair, banister or the walls, I took it upon myself to renovate this area, but it took a year! It's done now and it looks great, what a difference! It was worth the effort.
Biggest Indulgence: Kitchen Appliances
Best advice: Always Complete one room at a time!
Kitchen Hardware & Accessories & Furniture: It is the original kitchen, we just painted the doors and changed the handles. Conran counter
Accessories:: From All over, especially South Africa
Rugs & carpets: Persian Carpets collected, bought and given as gifts.
Sculpture, BMW 525i 1992 ; Art Car by Esther Mahlangu
Kim Lieberman, Postage stamps
Barry Marshall, Red and Black
Abstract painting: Penelope Stutterheime
Painting of figure: Robert Hodgins
Clay pot on the floor: Mozambique Mokondi Pot
Clay pot on the shelf: Ian Garrett
Bowls on table: Lozi fish vessels from Zambia
Photograph: Aleix Plademunt
Drawing: Appie Van Wyk
Drawing: L.S. Lowry
Abstract Painting: Penelope Stutterheime
Boat photo: Caroline Gibello
Head piece: Contemporary Ceremonial African Wedding Hat
Painting: Penelope Stutterheime
Bird Sculpture: Zimbabwean Soap stone
Drawing: Peter van Straten
Sculpture, man on horse: Julius Mfethe
Thanks Ryan and Mandy!
Images: Liezel Strauss