A London Cottage (yep, you read that correctly)

May 23, 2019

Located near the centre of London, interior designer Louise Jones’s home offers a cottage welcome and cozy retreat from the bustle of the city.

Full of Victorian cottage decor, Jones has designed a sanctuary that thoughtfully curated without the pomp. From the regal entry (just below), to the lush garden, I have chosen my favorite rooms and shared them here, but be sure to tour the entire home here at House & Garden UK.

Key Takeaways:

  • Use a dresser or large console table in the entryway allowing space for table lamps which offer a softer illuminating aesthetic when you first enter your home or welcome guests.
  • Keep the walls subtle and solid, but add a touch of statement tiles in the kitchen to focus the attention on the pièce de résistance (the stove – where the magic takes place!).
  • Especially if the ceilings are low (which is a difficult design feature to change), welcome as much natural light into each space as possible.
  • Welcome unique treasures into the home for storage – note the kitchen counter – the large ceramic jug for cooking utensils and the plates and glasses stored to be seen.
  • And lastly, save your Fortnum & Mason hampers (see above the refrigerator in the kitchen) and use as decor (Psst – be sure to enter TSLL’ British Week’s Grand Giveaway – and this basket is a small, if not large hint as to what it will be!)


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Images via House & Garden UK

3 thoughts on “A London Cottage (yep, you read that correctly)

  1. Perfectly charming cottage, and so convenient for exploring the city. Love the cosy English style .

    PS. and that Fortnum &Mason hamper, perfect ?

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