Cochrane Design Victorian Villa, ClaphamVictorian Living Room, London

Paul Craig ©Paul Craig 2014 All Rights Reserved. Interior Design - Cochrane Design

Photo of a victorian formal living room in London with grey walls, medium hardwood flooring and a standard fireplace. —  Houzz
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babooshka1960 wrote:3 November 2014
  • Pista Chio
    4 years ago

    Hi there, please can you tell me where this sofa is from and how much it cost?

  • Mukesh Gupta
    2 years ago
    Hi there, where is the sofa from please? Thanks
asully68 wrote:21 September 2014
  • vinto
    5 years ago
    Love the sofa would like to know too
  • Sarah Jay
    4 months ago

    Yes i would love to know the colour as well

Astrid Conn wrote:26 June 2016
    O S wrote:7 May 2015
      theboysummers wrote:2 January 2015

        What Houzz contributors are saying:

        Feioi added this to A Beginner’s Guide to Managing an Upholstery Project6 April 2016

        Check the sizeUpholstery tends to involve large pieces of furniture, and while I usually say ‘bigger is better’, there is such a thing as too big. Note the size of your chosen piece and make sure it looks appropriate in your room. Make a template of it out of newspaper and lay it on the floor to help you understand where it will go and how much room you’ll have around it. Bear in mind that back cushions on sofas add to the overall depth and reduce the size of your seat. If you want a deep seat with big, squishy back cushions to curl up on, then the overall depth of your sofa or chair could be larger than expected. Similarly, a headboard and footboard will increase the length of a bed, so when you measure it out, make sure you allow for them as well as the mattress.

        Cheryl Freedman added this to 16 Modern Ways to Use Wood Panelling on Your Walls21 February 2016

        Create instant period grandeurInstalling period-look panelling from floor to ceiling is a fast track to an elegant, country manor look, as shown in this living room in a Victorian villa. The panelling and beading might look original, but here it’s actually a well-crafted imitation. When considering panelling, think about the proportions of your room: in a smaller space, panelling half a wall might help it feel less cramped.Look for companies online that sell special, period-specific panels, either made to measure or off the peg. You can buy Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian designs, so consider the era of your property and what would be most sympathetic to its design. Check out how to make the most of your Victorian mouldings

        The Victorian Emporium added this to 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Victorian Mouldings4 December 2015

        Give them a good cleanMouldings with intricate details are real dust magnets. The best way to keep them looking their best is by wiping them over with soapy water after giving them a vacuum at least once a month. Due to their nature, function and location, skirting boards, architraves and dado rails get lots of wear and tear that can often result in chipped paint. Ideally, once a year these damaged areas should be retouched. Many people do this just before Christmas when guests are due to stay. Start by giving the entire section a good clean followed by a light sand, so the surface is smooth. Then repaint that entire section. It may need two thin coats. Top tip Every time you paint an area of your house, save some leftover paint. Label each tin with the room name and area in which it was used. If you don’t do this, you risk making a total hash of touch-up paint jobs by using the wrong colour, as paint looks different in the tin from how it appears on the wall.

        Brilliant Lighting added this to 21st Century Lighting Ideas for Georgian and Victorian Homes25 August 2015

        Don’t rule out downlightersAdding functional contemporary downlighters to a traditional room – shown here discreetly set into the ceiling – gives the space added flexibility, and is a great way to draw attention to features (in this case, artwork). Take care to match the quality and colour across your different lighting fittings, as a cool LED downlighter can look a little harsh next to a warmer chandelier.Discover a beginner’s guide to LED lighting

        Cheryl Freedman added this to Architecture: 10 Victorian Details to Enhance Your Home’s Period Appeal27 July 2015

        Admire a ceiling roseAlong with cornicing and architraves (the mouldings around doors and windows), ceiling roses add that subtle period feel that makes a Victorian property sing. As with cornicing, seek specialists to help you restore or replace damaged ones. If you can, though, avoid cheap-looking, mass-market plaster mouldings that can potentially drag a room down if you’re not careful. Think about the right kind of light fitting to give your period rose the attention it deserves – it should complement but not fight it. Chandeliers always look good, as here, but a simple shade can also work.

        Luisa Rollenhagen added this to Houzz Tour: A Victorian Villa is Restored to its Former Glory25 March 2015

        ‘That’s the designated adult area,’ Eleanor says of the formal living room – in which not all is as it seems. The large regal mirror above the fireplace is in fact a TV that has a reflective surface when it’s turned off. Eleanor fitted classic chandeliers throughout the house, but gave them a personal touch by covering the chains in ruched silk. ‘It’s a warmer look than having an exposed chain,’ she explains. The panelling throughout the home looks original, but all of it is a carefully crafted imitation, streamlined across the entire property. Fireplace, Chesney’s. Sofa and ottoman, Cochrane Design.

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