WIMBLEDON FAMILY HOUSEVictorian Living Room, London

The ground floor of the property has been opened-up as far as possible so as to maximise the illusion of space and daylight. The two original reception rooms have been combined to form a single, grand living room with a central large opening leading to the entrance hall.

Victorian-style plaster cornices and ceiling roses, painted timber sash windows with folding shutters, painted timber architraves and moulded skirtings, and a new limestone fire surround have been installed in keeping with the period of the house. The Dinesen douglas fir floorboards have been laid on piped underfloor heating.

Photographer: Nick Smith

Design ideas for a large victorian open plan living room in London with grey walls, light hardwood flooring, a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace surround, no tv and beige floors. —  Houzz
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ranarana wrote:20 January 2016
  • Heba Jamaa

    do you guys do corner version of your Dixie sofa @loaf

  • PRO

    Hi - the sofa was designed by myself as the appointed Interior Designer on the project. The sofa was made by The Sofa & Chair Company. Warm regards, Rebecca.

hackneylady wrote:31 October 2014
  • PRO
    Hi - I tweaked a design from a traditional chesterfield sofa as I couldn't find an L shape version. I also wanted the seating to be deeper. The Sofa & Chair Company based in Acton made this for us and indeed all the upholstery for this project. I would strongly suggest you use a recommended upholstery company as they are investment pieces and it will give you peace of mind rather than taking a leap of faith. I hope this helps? Warm regards, Rebecca.
  • PRO
    Ps - the sofa is in two pieces, connected underneath. The frame was mitered at an angle from the corner piece which is only visible when you lift the base cushion sections up as I wanted it to appear seamless.
anshugoel wrote:15 September 2014
  • PRO
    Hi - we designed the stools, they were bespoke made by The Sofa & Chair Company, covered in Nobilis fabric, Otello. Regards, Rebecca.
  • deirdreobrien1
    hi can you tell me what the flooring is please?
Maria wrote:26 April 2016
  • PRO
    Ovchinnikov Eugene N.

    I was wondering where I could find the rug underneath the Ottoman. Thanks!

najmakalooji wrote:24 February 2016
  • Chris Jones
    Farrow and ball paints that are similar are
    Ceiling - great white
    Walls - elephants breath
sjhomehubb wrote:16 November 2015
  • PRO

    It is bespoke from The Sofa & Chair Company. Warm regards, Rebecca (Interior Designer on the project).

Ellen Llewellyn wrote:9 September 2015
  • PRO

    Thank you. As the interior designer for this project the rugs can be purchased through Nina Burgess Carpets and Rugs in Wandsworth. Warm regards, Rebecca.

fadilalondon wrote:21 December 2014
  • PRO

    The architect used white oiled douglas fir.

mali233 wrote:10 October 2014
  • PRO
    We selected the chandeliers from Ochre. Regards, Rebecca.
Myriam Charnomordic wrote:28 September 2014
  • PRO
    The client selected the grey it is by Farrow & Ball 'Blackened'. Regards, Rebecca.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Jennifer Spaeth added this to 12 Design and Space Hacks for Your Hallway25 September 2017

Remove a wallThis is a big house, but the hall was cramped before the owners decided to take out part of the wall that divides the living room and entrance. Not only does this mean that light can flow freely everywhere, but the new open-plan design also makes the entire ground floor of the house feel larger. Always get professional advice about how Building Regulations may affect your design before committing to remove a wall. The now-spacious hall looks stylish thanks to that statement pendant.Find builders in your area in the Houzz Professionals Directory.

Revive Your Space added this to 10 Living Room Clutter Culprits – And How To Deal With Them1 August 2017

Designate a bits and bobs spaceEvery home has an assortment of odd things that don’t quite fall into one clear category. This is where the bits and bobs drawer comes into play. Everything should have a home and this is the home of those odd widgets, tools and useful things. Add drawer dividers to instil a little bit of order, otherwise you won’t find what you’re looking for when you do need it. And be ruthless – only store things you know you actually need, and be sure to have a clear-out if the contents start to overflow!

Susannah Hutchison added this to Fit More Seating in Your Living Room Without it Feeling Crowded29 March 2017

Match in pairsIt may sound like the sort of problem most of us wouldn’t mind having, but filling a large space with the right seating can be just as tricky as trying to pack everything into a small one. To avoid people having to shout at one another from opposite ends of the room, try creating separate seating zones, and to keep the look considered not chaotic, double up the designs, as seen here. Clustering the sofa and a pair of chairs creates one zone, while matching pouffes breaking up the dead space in the centre of the room forms another. Using tonal shades of velvet on all the furniture helps to link the pieces, and, when required, the chairs and pouffes can be easily moved and regrouped to accommodate more people into the social hub.

Amy Maynard Interiors added this to 10 Living Rooms That Don’t Revolve Around the TV29 June 2016

Draw the eye upwardsA huge chandelier or light fitting is another way to capture attention and create a talking point. Pairing a modern fitting with a period room makes a great contrast; similarly, an ornate, antique chandelier would make a wonderful juxtaposition in a contemporary scheme. When choosing a design, generally the lower the ceiling, the smaller the light fitting should be to help keep a room in proportion (there are always exceptions, of course, but it’s a good rule of thumb).Take a look at these ideas for working with Victorian ceiling roses and chandeliers

Anna Tobin added this to 10 Ways to Maximise Sunlight in a Terraced Home8 January 2016

Remove the hall wallTaking out the wall that separates your downstairs living space from your entrance hall ensures the light coming in from a glazed front door, as here, travels further into your home. Not only will this help to light the living area more effectively, the open-plan design will also make the whole floor feel larger.If your hallway wall is a supporting one, you may need to replace it with an RSJ (rolled steel joist) beam to take the load from above.Browse open-plan living rooms to see how you could replicate the look.

Jo Simmons added this to Decorating: How to Frame a Picture Perfect View29 May 2014

Frame with simple shuttersSolid shutters, as opposed to slatted plantation ones, bring a touch of tradition to a home, as they have been used since Georgian times for both privacy and security. Here, simple white wooden shutters provide a neutral frame for the street view.Discover versatile ways with window shutters

Jo Leevers added this to Rugs to Add Hearth and Soul to Your Living Room8 April 2014

Divide a spaceUsing rugs to mark off each area in an open-plan space is a tried and tested formula, but you don’t have to go for contrasting colours. This scheme uses a pair of generous but neutral rugs, with statement chandeliers above each. They do the job without stealing attention from the gorgeously velvety furniture. Explore more style benefits of rugs

What Houzz users are commenting on:

HU-249880381 added this to Treehouse1 January 2020

maybe something like the shape of this couch at cottage

HU-249880381 added this to Living room1 January 2020

the style and shape and colour of the couch, and the chairs.....

Krvava Mary added this to Townhouse26 December 2019

Interesting sofa seating arrangement

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