AUGUST POSTCARDS: A Palace in Peckham

Not literally a palace but it’s a big house and it was a great example of using bold colour so I thought it would be interesting to revisit for our fantasy Friday househunting where, for those who are new, we ignore the price and look into the design and layout of a real house that is on the market to see what we can learn and how we might take inspiration for our own places and spaces.

We’re headed over to east London for this first property of the year and while, technically, it’s a three bedroom terrace house it has a library, a conservatory, a studio, a family room and reception room as well as a dining room so you could, should you have £2,420,000 to hand over to Inigo, create more bedrooms.

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Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.