One Fine Stay invites guests to stay in real homes while their owners are out of town. If you are spending the night in London, there is no better way to see beneath the surface of our capital than by living like a local. And it just so happens that these particular locals have great style. We dropped in to three character homes and found plenty of design inspiration. For more information, visit onefinestay.com. But before you plan your trip, take a tour with us.
This feature was taken from the launch issue of Warehouse Home.
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The home of a tech-savvy app developer, this London loft in Hoxton Square combines modern rustic style with contemporary minimalism. Feature panels of exposed brickwork and wooden floors are enhanced by white walls and a monochrome palette. The decor is simple, urban, but recycled touches soften the edges. Many of the retro finds have been sourced locally, on Brick Lane and in Spitalfields Market. Upcycled wooden tea chests serve as side cabinets, while stainless steel worktops and matt black units in the open-plan kitchen-dining area are offset by a glass-topped trestle table. In the bedroom, stacks of books and bedtime reading double as the bedside tables and vintage grain sacks form an unusual rustic valance. In the bathroom, white subway tiles are complemented by blackboard painted cupboards. The apartment’s character warehouse windows afford fantastic views of London’s skyline. A bevy of trendy London bars and restaurants are a stone’s throw away.
Get The Look! These charming vintage wooden tea chests (below) still bear their original stencilled production and import details. They make smart side tables.
Vintage tea chests, from £60, Metro Retro
The original features of this former warehouse in Long Lane (above) are evident throughout. Quirky creations and vintage decorative pieces have been specially sourced by the property’s owner, an actor with a keen eye for design and passion for heritage. Reclaimed furniture is juxtaposed with lovely worn antique rugs and industrial lighting.
Get the look with this unusual bedside light, hand crafted from a vintage galvanised metal bed pan (below).
A Warm Bed, £56, Lost & Foundry
In the 1850s, this Nile Street property (above) was a popular costume factory. Today, a sense of its theatrical past still remains in the playful decor of a contemporary family home. Industrial elements, touches of chrome and exposed floorboards and brickwork combine with eclectic artworks and art deco elements.
Get the Look! Add a touch of industrial chic to your own kitchen with this classic chair in varnished raw steel.
Tolix A56 Armchair, £183, Made In Design
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