A Quirky Mid-Century Townhouse in South East London

When Ian Haigh, Creative Director of The Central Design Studio undertook to renovate his own home he had a wealth of experience to call upon. His studio specialises in restaurant, bar and hotel design, but his modest three-bedroom mid-century townhouse in South East London was to be a three-year-long project and a labour of love. He has filled the house with a quirky collection of furniture and art; everything from vintage finds, to Etsy buys, to bespoke prototypes, and we think you'll like it.

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Features in the living room include handmade Mexican tiles on the fireplace and a coffee table from Etsy, which was made by someone in mid-west America and shipped over.

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The original rosewood floor was found under a cheap laminate floor when renovating and taking pride of place is a feature armchair in striking blue velvet and a 1970s Murano glass chandelier

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Among a number of vintage pieces, is a Victorian haberdashery unit and an old travel trunk.

Some of the art is original and was painted by Ian's partner’s father, who was an artist at the Slade in the 1960's.

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Vintage finds, Etsy buys, and bespoke prototypes all vie for space n the kitchen dresser.

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Unique south-American paper, is used as headboard décor, and was sourced from Calligrane in Paris.

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See more of Ian's work at The Central Design Studio.