Get the look: a Huguenot silk weaver's Georgian house in Spitalfields
A singing, collector’s haven you can see in the image above is located in Spitalfields, London. Now an elegant home to Olwen Evans and her two daughters, Alice and Amelia, it wasn’t long ago when the house seemed more like a ruin. Heavily neglected, it narrowly avoided demolition back in the Nineties. Much of the historic details and references were lost during the intensive reconstruction that followed, but once the Evans family decided to make it a home, the old world look of this period building slowly began to emerge.
This remarkable five-story Georgian house was built back in 1724 and has gone through a lot since. It was in commercial use for most of the twentieth century and even had a shopfront.
The Evans family’s vision for their new house included bringing back the period look and feel of the place, so they hired the architect Chris Dyson to help them restore the house to its original style.
The Spitalfields living room is a testament to its owners’ deep appreciation for antique pieces with character. The room is brimming with collector’s treasures and unique details, artfully bridging different eras and traditions.
Layer upon layer, the room marries the Japanese chest, art nouveau lamps, Persian rug and the modern sofa. We love how the sofa and the blue lamp add a touch of modernity, preventing the space from coming off as a museum room.
The colour scheme is earthy and refined. Wood dominates the scene, highlighting green and red as its favourites. The black details and metallics add to the elegance creating the look that oozes with grace.
But what makes this design so incredibly attractive is its agelessness. One simply cannot link this living room to any date or trend, which guarantees it will continue to look gorgeous in years ahead. Timeless and very personal, this living room is a textbook example of great design.
Inspired by the reimagined Georgian living room, we recreated the room using furniture, art and decor from the Vinterior marketplace.
To get the look of the Spitalfields living room, check the links below.
- Philip Naviasky Drawing Sketch On Paper Girl Signed Framed Post War Modern Art
- Mid Century 1950s French Sunburst Starburst Gilt Convex Wall Mirror
- Early 19 Th Century Antique Mahogany Chest Of Drawers
- Large Flemish Style Brass Chandelier
- 19th Century Mirror En Wood And Gesso In Silver With Original Mercury Mirror
- French Louis Xvi Style Carrara Marble Fireplace Surround
- Antique Victorian Fireplace Insert
- Bronze Figure Of The Discus Thrower
- Michael Andersen Candlestick
- Super Comfortable Antique Burnt Orange Velvet Button Back Armchair By Cornelius V Smith, Newly Re Covered
- French Art Nouveau Table Lamp Decorated With Irises
- Side Table By Gustave Siegel For Jacob & Josef Kohn, 1900s
- Large Vintage Tribal Persian Rug Bakhtiar Veggie Dyes Semi Antique
- Vintage Red Chinese Chest From Beijing
- Pair Of Bronze Candlesticks 19th
- Jug By Jean Marais Glazed Ceramic Vintage Italy 20th Century
- Antique Bust Of French Philosopher Montesquieu France C1880
- Striped Throw Pillow With Antique Fabric Textile
- Curved Banana Sofa In The Style Of Flemming Lassen, Denmark, 1940s
- Polished Brass Floor Standing Ecclesiastical Church Candlestick
Feature image: House and Garden