This Family of 4 Shares a Cozy 2-Bedroom Bohemian London Townhouse

published Apr 30, 2024

This Family of 4 Shares a Cozy 2-Bedroom Bohemian London Townhouse

published Apr 30, 2024
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Adrian, a TV producer and director, and Monica Guech, a Spanish singer, have renovated their entire house, which they’ve lived in for the past two years. The family of four, which includes 6-year-old girl, Joy, and 1-year-old boy, Ocean, share just two bedrooms in their 753-square-foot townhome.

Their home’s renovation started with updating the electrical and plumbing systems, and then moved on to updating the floors with new wood laminate downstairs and new carpet upstairs and on the stairs.

Credit: Monica Guech
The couple loves the painting in their bedroom, "it is a special gift from the famous singer Dyango." They also love how the chandelier from Dunelm makes the space feel "like a Parisian room."

They next worked on updating the walls, taking off old wallpaper and plastering and painting them fresh. They took out the old chimney and built a “clean, modern” fireplace. After updating the kitchen and bathrooms they “finished” (because who is ever really finished?) the renovation by styling the space with furniture and accessories.

“In this time we have been rebuilding it while living in the house, with our kids, and doing most of the work ourselves,” Monica writes. “[It was d]ifficult and upsetting at times, but as they say: Beginnings are always messy and at the end it gets better.”

Credit: Monica Guech
"During the rebuilding we didn't have a kitchen for two months, [and having takeout food] every night felt very tiring. So finally when we finished the kitchen it felt like a very big accomplishment," Monica writes. "We love the combination of colors and the breakfast bar; we also use it as an office desk so that's great."

It’s a pretty small space for a family of four, and their biggest goal was to fit in all the different areas that their family would need without making it feel cluttered. They’ve accomplished it.

“Despite being a small house, we managed to fit two bathrooms and we are very happy about this. The whole family getting ready in the mornings can be very hectic,” Monica writes.

Credit: Monica Guech
"We decided to give the kids the bigger room, as they need more space to play and create their imaginary world. Our bedroom its small but with our double bed, closet, and a space for night tables its all we need. It feels cozy. It’s our own adult space that we get to light candles and unwind from our day," Monica writes.

Thanks, Monica!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.