A Bit-by-Bit Renovation of a Lovely London House

A Bit-by-Bit Renovation of a Lovely London House

Viv Yapp
Apr 16, 2017

Name: Gosia, Anita and Josephine
Location: Plumstead Common
Size: 1,500 square feet
Years lived in: Owned for 11 years

Gosia and Anita live on a pretty tree-lined road in the outskirts of London with their three-year-old daughter Josephine. Originally from Poland, the family has lived in this home for 11 years, slowly and lovingly renovating it bit by bit ever since. "Anita is the creative one with crazy ideas everyday. One day she would want me to put up a chandelier she found on the street, another day she would decide she wants to paint the wall pink…" Gosia tells me.

My favorite element in this house is the pink wall in the dining room, filled with plants and ornaments the couple have collected over the years from their travels. It's such a lovely bright space, perfect for hanging out as a family with their adorable daughter Josephine.

As you take a few steps down into the lounge, it suddenly feels a bit like a club! Gosia is a professional DJ with lots of records, so it's the perfect space to keep all her equipment, and the couple also came up with the idea of creating a feature wall using soundproof foam tiles. I love finding all these surprises in this house. Who needs to hire a babysitter when you can bring the dance floor into your home?

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: No style ;)

Inspiration: Travel. We have close friends in the USA, Japan, Italy

Favorite Element: Records, chandelier (found on the street), pink wall, old beams

Biggest Challenge: Master bedroom, sanding the floors, making the curtains ourselves

What Friends Say: "You have loads of nice things..."

Biggest Embarrassment: Sound proof wall because the patterns didn't match

Proudest DIY: Restoring the front door, the floors

Biggest Indulgence: Paintings, wall paint

Best Advice: Let your house grow with you, don't rush


Farrow & Ball (pink wall)

Liberty (fly), House of hackney / animal print

Animal heads - quailceramics.co.uk

Vintage oakley sunglasses cabinets

Thanks, Gosia, Anita and Josephine!

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