A Renovated London Home Has the Dreamiest Bedroom Loft and Walk-In Closet

published Aug 24, 2023

A Renovated London Home Has the Dreamiest Bedroom Loft and Walk-In Closet

published Aug 24, 2023
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When content creator, interior designer, and stylist Justin Coakley was looking to buy a home with his partner, Zunaid, a doctor, they came across this 1545-square-foot terraced house built in the 1930s. “The things that really grabbed us about this house was that it had high ceilings, well-proportioned rooms, and a manageable-sized garden,” Coakley begins.

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“Despite it being a 1930s property all the period features had sadly been removed by the previous owners in an attempt to modernize the house, so when we renovated we decided to create a more open-plan feel by taking down walls and giving it a more minimal feel. We also had the loft converted into our main bedroom with an additional bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe at the start of lockdown.”

The biggest challenge of renovating the house was that the couple — which also includes whippet, Aalto, as a part of the family — had the renovations done while also living in the home. “But we managed to overcome it by living on alternating floors whilst the builders focused one floor at a time,” he begins. “This meant that we could be out of their way and the building work could still commence. This house is living proof that a renovation can be achieved whilst still living in the house. The one drawback is that it did take slightly longer than it was intended to but a major benefit was that we were constantly on site to make sure work was progressing to the standards we were aiming for.”

When it came to decorating the freshly renovated interiors, Coakley explains that he doesn’t “adhere to any specific approach” but is instead “drawn heavily to two styles of interiors — Scandi and mid-century modern. I would describe my style as an eclectic mix of these added with a contemporary twist. I’ve also started experimenting more with color in the home and find it brings me so much joy and comfort and I’m really enjoying the journey. I believe that our spaces should reflect our interests and personalities and for me that means my space has to have depth and layers in it.” 

“For me, design and layout is as important as the furniture and objects that occupy the space; both elements should be considered before embarking on designing a space,” he begins. “Playing with the scale and proportion is key to a considered space and will allow the room to flow better.” 






  • Coffee table — Louisa Grace Interiors
  • Carpet — Fibre Flooring
  • Wood cabinet — Habitat UK
  • Walls paint — Duvet Day @coatpaints
  • Rug — Always Sunday Store
  • Art — Paper Collective, Eleni Psyllaki, and more


  • Linens — Marks & Spencer 
  • Bed — John Lewis
  • Lighting — SCP
  • Bedside sconce — Ferm Living
  • Art — Paper Collective
  • Wall paint — Paint and Paper Library
  • Curtains — Stitched


  • Wall paint color — Little Greene Paint Color
  • Side chair — Carl Hansen and Son
  • Black sconce — SCP
  • Wall paneling — DecWOOD Mouldings
  • Curtains — H&M Home

Thanks Justin!

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