alcoves with floating shelves by Peter Murphy Carpentry, via Flickr

floating "built-in" shelves in alcoves to either side of fire place; lower cabinets with punch tin fronts to store stereo & speakers; upper cabinets for books & knick-knacks; largest spacing between shelves is

Modernized Victorian Living Room

Nifty Shades Of Gray To Decorate Your Home

Benjamin Moore- Coventry Gray - wall color pops against white with turquoise/aqua furniture accents. Less feminine wall color than sea mist or light aqua comes across.

Bold black paint makes the home's architectural bones really stand out.

Dark Trim with white walls. For an updated take on traditional decorating, leave the walls white and paint the moldings and window frames a bold color.

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A Victorian Remodel with an Industrial Edge

A Victorian remodel with an industrial edge: The ground floor entry hall retains original Victorian details and scale. love the colour!

A creative couple became their own clients when they took on the renovation of a dark, semi-detached house in Dulwich. The challenge: how to salvage original details while also telegraphing a comfortable, casual vibe?

Before and After: A London Victorian Transformed

Bookshelves in alcoves on either side of fireplace in living room of Victorian house renovation by Imperfect Interiors, Beth Dadswell, London, Photography by Leanne Dixon Remodelista:


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Homage to Farrow&Ball (Elephant's Breath & Charlston Grey | Flickr

Stripped floor boards, white mantle, open shelves and grey walls. Farrow&Ball (Elephant's Breath & Charlston Grey): gray walls with white trim and white shelves

I really want a woodburning stove - but so expensive to install....need to find a job first!

Alwinton Corner Sofa Handmade Fabric

Practical shelving makes the most of the alcove space in this living room, with a large space on the bottom shelf to store logs to fuel the traditional wood-burning stove. Light wooden flooring is teamed with a fresh white rug to match the sofa.

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Grey lounge with built-in bookcases and lovely fireplace with feature mirror - London victorian terrace - photoshoot location via SHOOTFACTORY.

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How High Do I Hang Pictures in My Hallway?

Farrow and Ball Manor House Gray When paired with lots of crisp white woodwork, this Farrow and Ball paint has a sophisticated, calming effect. Modern Country Style: The Best Paint Colours For Small Hallways Click through for details.

Leopoldina Haynes's house photographed by Matt Clayton-www.mattclaytonphotgraphy.co.uk

Chalky Downs / Dusted Moss Modern Country Style: The Best Paint Colours For Small Hallways Click through for details. Dulux Chalky Downs

Escape to the Country home of Sarah Wilkie founder of Homebarn. Photographed by Michael Norman

Escape to the Country home of Sarah Wilkie founder of Homebarn. Photographed by Michael Norman I love the weathered leather chair, the shelving with blue wall, and the alcove woodstove too!

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Love the chair! Keeping storage all one colour, adding a mid century style chair and witty cushions make for a great, contemporary look in a subtle sea of grey and white.

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This reminds me of my first flat. Classic Victorian house interior with an original fireplace, books in the alcove. However I wasn't stylish enough to have those wonderfully chic grey walls with high white accents.

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