Croxted Road - DulwichScandinavian Living Room, London
Photo: Chris Snook © 2014 Houzz
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Give your floor a hug with a rugShow your floor some love by laying down a bright and beautiful rug. A bold pattern in a duo of colours is particularly striking and will instantly add style any room.The internet offers lots of budget rug options and it’s often cheaper than carpeting a whole room. If you can’t decide on a design or find a rug large enough for your floor space, try buying a couple in contrasting patterns for a more daring look.
The back living room is dedicated to music practice. The couple’s son plays the violin, and this space is where he hones his musical skills. The fireplace in here is never lit, but acts as a wood store for the active fireplace in the front living room.The large white wardrobe is also from the Crystal Palace Antiques centre. Beth and her partner painted it and gave it new handles, but the inlaid mirrors are still part of its original features. The rug, which really gives this room energy, came from Designers Guild.Wardrobe, Crystal Palace Antiques & Modern.