If your period property is in need of a refresh, take heed of homeowners, Guy Stockwell and Victoria Hart’s, industrial-meets-Scandi style renovation of a Victorian home. Guy Stockwell and his partner Victoria Hart dreamed of moving their growing family into a Victorian semi, but there was no way they could afford to do so in London. Although their budget for renovations was tight, they had a clear vision: a bright, blank canvas that celebrates the Victorian features while acting as a backdrop to the couple’s unique new-meets-old, Scandi-meets-industrial style.
Read on to steal Guy and Victoria’s modern-meets-retro look, and discover how an old house can give way to modern life.
To achieve the industrial-Scandi look, add plenty of cosy touches to your bedroom or living room such as shagpile rugs, snuggly throws, textured cushions and knitted footstools to ensure the house is a comfortable place in which to sit back and relax. They use colour in calm and completely collected way: tonal shades of grey and taupe, with warmer whites and natural materials.
Let energetic primary hues burst from white walls to bring a simple scheme to life. This approach to decorating is perfect for children’s bedrooms to create a space where they can snooze soundly and play until their heart’s content.
Add charm by placing trinkets, indoor plants or on-trend ornaments on the mantlepiece above, or create a Scandi statement with ski lodge-inspired decor.