David Telford

DT lives in Crystal Palace, South London and enjoys the mid-century modern vibes and stunning views there. An Australian who's almost entirely lost his accent since moving to London in 2006.
A Creative Couple Renovates Another Small London Flat
Name: Josie and Jules Location: South East London — UK Size: 677 square feet Years lived in: Owned 1 year Seeing this home’s style might give you déjà vu. Josie and Jules first showed off their small space maximizing skills when we toured an Edwardian flat in South East London they remodeled in 2015. It was a top-to-bottom renovation — the layout was reconfigured, and light and function were added to a dated space.
Apr 30, 2019
A Quick History of the Annual Chore-Fest We’ve Come to Know as Spring Cleaning
Spring is here! All over the Northern Hemisphere there are telltale signs that spring has sprung: Trees are showing their first green of the year; flowers are appearing in our neighborhood gardens, rooftops, and window sills; and across the lands if you listen carefully you can hear the whirring of vacuum cleaners and the beating of dust from a thousand hallway runners. Yes, for many of us with the season of new life comes the annual chore-fest we’ve come to know as Spring Cleaning.
Apr 19, 2016
Heather’s Eclectic, Little-Bit-Naughty, NYC-Style London Loft
Name: Heather Kane Location: Clerkenwell — London, UK Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented When you live above Etsy’s London headquarters in one of the capital’s best-known design hubs, you might feel some pressure to ensure your flat is up to the high standards of your neighbors. Luckily for Heather, one of her passions is interior design.
Jan 25, 2016
A Tiny 270-Square-Foot Shared London Studio
Name: Dave and Cathy Location: South West London; UK Size: 270 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting Editor’s note: This greatest hits tour of a teeny shared studio apartment is cleverly furnished and the commentary from the person who lived in it is hilarious! I always tell people that this studio was both the best and worst place I’ve ever lived.
Jan 9, 2016
Josie & Jules’ Refreshing Edwardian Flat
Name: Josie and Jules Location: South East London, UK Size: 677 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Owned The phrase “that rug really tied the room together” is bandied about a lot these days, and with all due respect to The Dude, it’s become a bit of a cliche. Having said that, can we talk about that rug for a second? Beautiful!
Oct 14, 2015
5 Lessons to Learn from a Truly Kickass Gallery Wall
Remember Paula and Paul’s fantastic house tour from a few weeks ago which showed off their enviable art and collectables in various areas of the house? We’re focusing on the crowning glory of that amazing gallery wall to give the rest of us some pointers on how to keep a staid feature alive with new possibilities. 1.
Jun 12, 2015
Paula & Paul’s Lively London Home and Studio
Name: Paula Benson and Paul West Location: Islington; London, UK Years lived in: 8 years; Owned We first got a glimpse of Paula and Paul’s flat in their House Call not long after the completion of a project to turn their old bedroom into a great work/life balance studio. Since then the graphic designer couple have been busy attacking another major project on the upper floor.
Apr 30, 2015
Before & After: Well-Loved IKEA Stool Gets a Fresh Look
The omnipresent IKEA BEKVÄM step can quickly add a touch of Scandi style to any home. But what happens when it’s been loved too much, used in too many ways, and become more eye-sore than icon? The clean design and crisp untreated wood can make an impact immediately after you’ve assembled the flat pack wonder step. But after a few years of being used a night stand, dining chair, stepladder, painting stool, saw horse and door stop, it was time for a refresh.
Oct 20, 2014
Jen & Mark’s Creative & Lovely London Home
Name: Jen and Mark Location: Queen’s Park; London, United Kingdom Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 1 year, 9 months; Owned Moving their family of four from a bursting-at-the-seams one level apartment in London’s lively Camden Town to a three level Victorian terrace house in the leafy suburb of Queen’s Park, Jen and Mark faced some challenges when it came to filling the space in their fresh family home.
Sep 17, 2014