Family House in North LondonTransitional Living Room, London
The front reception room has reclaimed oak parquet flooring, a new marble fireplace surround and a wood burner and floating shelves either side of the fireplace. An antique decorative mirror hangs centrally above the fireplace.
Photography by Chris Snook
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Mix old with newCanham has decorated throughout with pale paint colours and contemporary furniture, but she has also made sure to weave in a few vintage pieces such as this characterful chair in the living room. “There are various antiques and vintage finds dotted throughout the property to add character,” she says.The reclaimed oak parquet flooring also adds character (and warmth), and is one of Canham’s favourite things about her finished home. To create a similar feel in your home, scout for vintage pieces at antiques fairs or try online auction sites to discover little gems.
Draw the eyeUse vignettes to take your gaze beyond the confines of the room. Here, a simple round table placed in the window requires only a plant and some books to create a focus and draw your eye to the natural light coming from outside.
The wood-burning stove is one of Canham’s favourite features in the whole house. “It’s our best investment ever – we use it all the time. It’s so user-friendly and warms the entire house extremely quickly.”Stripy rug, The Conran Shop.Wood-burning stove, Chesney’s. Carmina lampshade by Vita, available at Hurn & Hurn.