Mid century house | Location
It could be in LA, Osaka or a Scandinavian suburb. Designed in the late sixties and built in 1970, this house on a large leafy estate nestling in Dulwich woods in South East London is filled with natural light. It is also the backdrop to a web-shop which means it is an abundant source of mid-century Scandinavian furniture, ceramics and glass and young British design. See www.ourshowhome.com for stock available to use.
The perfect place to become a Stepford Wife, the four-bedroom house was built to accommodate the typical family of two-point-four kids with identical houses dotted around the estate, all built in the mould of Sixties and Seventies architecture with a high proportion of glass to brick plus double-height hallways as you enter. Mid-century and contemporary work seamlessly together in this house. Dangling dramatically from the hall ceiling, above a 70’s sideboard by Arne Vodder is a trio of Michael Young’s futuristic Sticklights. The 2 bathrooms mix Taiwanese-born, Danish bred designer Kho Liang Le’s textured tiles with pale lilac Dalsouple rubber. The sitting room mixes slick Scandinavian rosewood and teak with humorous pieces like the giant lamp from Anglepoise. There is also a child’s bedroom packed with colour and a small cork-decorated study available to shoot.
The outside creeps inside as you have a feeling in every room of the woods and leafy gardens outside.