Now this is lovely I hope you will agree. It’s a four bedroom maisonette located minutes from the OId Street roundabout in London (make it very central for those who aren’t familiar with the city) and is on the market with Aucoot for £740,000.
Spread over the second and third floors of a low-rise modernist style block minutes from The Barbican and The City, it was decorated by Anna Murray of the wonderful Patternity, whose distinctive designs can be bought here and have also been stocked at John Lewis & Partners.
It’s a really great example of the joy of monochrome. Here the black and white palette has been enlivened with lots of green plants but you could take that further with green accessories or even add in different colours altogether.
The joy of a black and white (or charcoal and ivory if you wanted to soften it a little) is that it is friends with all the other colours and you could completely change the look by repainting one wall or adding a different sofa and keeping the black and white patterned accents.
The other great detail is the dark, possibly vintage, wood used on the kitchen worktop and bar stools as well as the dining table. Black, white and wood is another classic and you have only to imagine how different it would look with black, white and perspex for example which would give a much more modern, and cooler feel.
The cork flooring is also warm underfoot and is a brilliant sound absorber making it perfect for a flat where you you might have neighbours. If you live in a terrace house with thin walls a giant cork noticeboard is a good idea.
All four bedrooms have full width windows making them light and airy and there is a communal garden outside and there is a small balcony outside the sitting room.