Clapham Victorian Terrace RefurbEclectic Living Room, London
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The big dream: a standalone snug If you’re doing a big extension downstairs, and particularly if you’re in a Victorian terrace, you’ll probably be gifted a room like this – part of a double living space at the front of your house. If your new extension includes a comfy seating area, this frees up at least one half of the area that used to be your sitting or dining room and allows you to use the space luxuriously as a snug, like this one. What is a snug? It’s a cosy spot, ideally with some with squishy cushions, which is filled with things that relax the inhabitants of the house – whether that involves family film time or a spot of afternoon reading.
The rear reception room previously didn’t have a distinct purpose and acted much like a corridor to the kitchen. Now it’s been turned into a snug, with the TV relocated here from the front room. As it’s a family space, the scheme is more informal in here.“We got a furniture-maker to create a bespoke corner sofa that fits the nook like a glove,” Holly says. Joinery in walnut was also specially built, so the television could be positioned in the alcove to the right of the fireplace.Although the feel of the snug is different from the front room, the look is complementary. “The colours, such as the Oval Room Blue on the walls, run through,” Holly says. Wall lights, Made.com.Find joinery specialists in your neighbourhood.