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Renovated Early-1900s London Flat Dons Colorful Accents

After living in the same Edwardian flat in south London for 20 years, Caroline O'Donnell finally enlisted an interior designer to upgrade the place so that it comes off less "student digs" and more "professional with good taste." To that end, local designer Harriet Anstruther first converted one of two bedrooms into an additional sitting room-cum-study accessed via sliding pocket doors, raised the ceiling of the kitchen (with new skylights for extra natural light), and put in reclaimed timber floors that set the tone for the whole apartment. Then came the furniture and decor, which, through a mix of vintage and modern, colorful and neutral, serve to complement and contrast beautifully with the flat's aged bones.

The renovation is covered in detail over on House & Garden, which highlights some of the specific furnishing choices, including two very rad, glass "Wire Frame" tables by Italian designer Piero Lissoni, a Bertoia side chair, and electric blue Bisazza tiles in the bathroom.

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