Monday, May 17, 2021

In the middle of London, Octavia Dickenson has conjured up an English country cottage in a basement Battersea flat. It's the best of two worlds.

Read on to see the magic this interior designer created in the renovation of her own flat.

The entrance to the sitting room sets the tone for the apartment with antiques and prints.

The sitting room is layered with comfortable furniture, fabric, and art against a background of pink and magenta.

Choosing her kitchen counter decorations carefully, she has definitely achieved the feel of a country cottage.

The kitchen table, chairs, and shelving continue the theme.

This is decorating after my own heart, where plates decorate a wall of the bedroom,

as well as the bathroom.

I love this touch in the bedroom, where wardrobe doors are lined with a pretty fabric.

It may be in the middle of London, but every English cottage needs a charming garden spot.

Information and photos for this post were sourced from House and Garden UK

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  1. Oh my gosh Laura I could totally seeing you living in this cute place. So much of your style here. I love that little garden area with the cute table. How pretty is that?! Happy Monday. Have a great week. xoxo

  2. What a beautiful and cozy home! It always strikes me, these homes, as being filled with comfort.

  3. I love this type of decor. Livable AND beautiful.

  4. This is a beautiful space. I love the dishes in the bedroom!

    Very comfy and the terrace is cute too!

  5. How pretty and elegant, but yet comfortable and serene, too. Love it!


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