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Georgian House Envy From Light Locations

I have TOTAL HOUSE ENVY right now. I mean, I’m super green. London is calling me in a major way and now this house is not helping me much. Just wait until you start scrolling down… Your eyes will pop out and roll onto your desk. You’ll salivate like a St. Bernard and feel all clammy. You’ll swear you’re menopausal. Yup, even if you’re a dude. Thing is, I cannot NOT show you this home despite the health risks so here you go… Drool.

My Dream House

London is consistently my go-to point for inspiration, in fact, if I ever earn enough money to buy a property there then I plan on doing just that so I can have a part-time crash pad in the city that sets my heart aglow [*dream on holly*]. I couldn’t live there full-time as I love Hannover and my life here too much, but I DO imagine a one bedroom with lovely sunshine and old world details within a walking distance to flowers and cupcakes and quirky flea markets… I thought also that it could be where decor8 readers could stay by renting through me when I’m back home in Hannover.

My Dream House

Wouldn’t that be a lovely idea? A decor8 pied-à-terre? Of course, it would be in total decor8 style – so you would be staying in “my blog”, experiencing all of the things that I love firsthand and being part of the whole decor8 experience. Now I need someone to read this post and make my dream come true – investors anyone? LOL. I’d even leave a beautiful guide to my favorite places for you on the table, stock the kitchen with my favorite teas and snacks, have fresh flowers delivered on the day of your arrival and make sure to include a list of local bloggers that you could connect with in case you felt alone. See, I already have a business plan for decor8 pied-à-terre. When I think of this idea, I get all tingle-y!

My Dream House

AND while I’m thinking of this for a future idea for now, I am still dreaming while looking at Light Locations, where you can pay to rent a space for a day (or longer) to use as a space for styling and photography, fashion shoots, etc., and imagining how I’d decorate the ultimate decor8 space.

My Dream House

My Dream House

My Dream House

My Dream House

My Dream House

My Dream House

My Dream House

My Dream House

My Dream House

My Dream House

In this post, I’ve included my most favorite home at the moment from the Light Locations website (Grove Way SW9)– because it’s a Georgian home first of all and because the decor style is truly unbelievable! I must know who owns this flat, I can only imagine very rich, very fabulous people.

I love all of the Designers Guild textiles and the color-washed vintage rugs and of course, the mismatched pieces from different eras and those amazing wall colors and the bedroom wallpaper, which looks like it’s also from Designers Guild, and and and gush gush gush… it is truly the best home ever. I think I feel a decorating moment coming on. I plan to introduce some more charcoal and black into my home for Fall/Winter and well, this home didn’t just encourage me to think about it but motivated me to DO IT. I’m already bringing in teal and mustard. I love when an inspiring interior has that kind of power – to motivate change – to kick your butt out of a rut. When you see something you click with, it’s the best feeling evah.

(images: light locations)

Posted by decor8 in Inspiration on September 27, 2012

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  1. tinajo commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 8:25pm

    Well, I agree and I did have to wipe drool off my chin..! :-)
    tinajo´s last blog post ..Raspberry squares!

  2. Dee commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 8:31pm


  3. Jillian commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 8:33pm

    Holly, you were right…I’m totally drooling over this space. There’s so much great inspiration here. I love the pops of bright color against the pale gray walls and white molding, but the dining room is my favorite space. It’s different but still feels connected.
    Jillian´s last blog post ..Inspired by Harlequin

  4. Natalie / Half Asleep Studio commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 8:52pm

    LOL, I love your idea! I would really enjoy staying in your “blog”. LOVE that rounded pink couch and the colorful curtains in the dining room!
    Natalie / Half Asleep Studio´s last blog post ..inspired by: ana montiel.

  5. April Heather Davulcu commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 9:12pm

    PINK sofas! I think I’m in love. And all that gorgeous color! I LOVE this place-could move right in. Simply perfect.
    April Heather Davulcu´s last blog post ..Scenes from Summer

  6. Lindsey commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 9:18pm

    Ok, excuse me a minute, I have to go get my eyes put back in my head. I have to say that is my dream dining room. The curtains! The table! The books! Too beautiful.
    Lindsey´s last blog post ..On Venice…

  7. Jodi commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 9:22pm

    okay, absolutely gorgeous space. but what i REALLY love is the idea of a decor8 pied-à-terre!! what a brilliant idea!

  8. Sara commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 9:34pm

    Sounds like a great idea Holly! Wouldn’t mind a crash pad in London myself, and if it looked anywhere near to this, I’d be pretty content. The aqua colours of the rug in the last photo are stunning, it sets the tone of the hallway.

  9. Jasmin commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 9:39pm

    Great… don’t know what to say… sitting here… eyes and mouth wide open… drooling undignified…
    Usually when I enter a room or house, I have this weird game I play with myself since I can think: Are there 10 things I’d like to have?
    In this house there is not one thing I’d NOT want to have…
    Thank you Holly for sharing. :-)

  10. Sandra commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 10:12pm

    It’s just KILLING me to see this Georgian era home with modern furnishings. You see, JUST after we heard that we were moving to Vancouver – only FIVE days after – we were meant to start demolition and renovation on a Victorian row house in Toronto. A renovation that I had been planning for a year.

    We had renovated another one about 8 years earlier and I was itching to get back at it again. I LOVE the bones of a Georgian or a Victorian or even and Edwardian era home. They just make.sense.

    And you can have SUCH fun working with that tension between the old and the new. This home that you featured is fabulous.

    Some day…
    Sandra´s last blog post ..Finding Your Tribe

  11. April Louise commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 10:40pm

    I like the his and hers sinks, there really sweet and non pretentious.
    April Louise´s last blog post ..Bouffants And Broken Hearts

  12. April Louise commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 10:41pm

    @April Louise: *they’re
    April Louise´s last blog post ..Bouffants And Broken Hearts

  13. Roseanna commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 11:06pm

    It took me a moment to comment, my eyes did come out of my head and rolled right off the desk. Anglophile, here. The space is perfect, and not because I am menopausal! Thanks for a great site and for sharing.
    Roseanna´s last blog post ..Introducing…

  14. Caroline @trend-daily commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 11:28pm

    This house is insanely beautiful-I absolutely adore it-a pied a terre-wonderful :-)
    Caroline @trend-daily´s last blog post ..A Colour Story…

  15. Karena commented
    September 27th, 2012 at 11:52pm

    Amazing Holly. Adore the two toned tufted sofa, and that last image OMG!

    2012 Artist Series
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  16. Jessica @shimmerkai commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 1:47am

    I really love that lamp…such a unique shape
    Jessica @shimmerkai´s last blog post ..8 Homemade Candy Recipes

  17. Sarah commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:13am

    OMG, you are right, you are right, it is a truly fabulous home – I want it, love it and will live there asap…;-)) dream on right??
    Sarah´s last blog post ..Dear Design Diary…

  18. Audrey - This Little Street commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:15am

    Sounds like a DREAM. Mmmmmm I can invest $100… much does that get you in London? ;)
    Audrey – This Little Street´s last blog post ..{like father, like child} ride on

  19. Bedroom Furniture Cleveland commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 3:00am

    Absolutely love the design in the bedroom with the floral wallpaper. The yellow and black curtains are an excellent touch of color.

  20. Andrea commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 4:08am

    Absolutely loved this house!!!

  21. Lisa Mende Design commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 4:24am

    OMG! To die for! I loved that two tone sofa!!! actually love every room and every detail! Could it be I am coveting?
    Lisa Mende Design´s last blog post ..Lesson #2 – Making a House a Home!

  22. Kate @ Songs Kate Sang commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 6:16am

    Oh this is beautiful! The painting over the mantle is incredible!
    Kate @ Songs Kate Sang´s last blog post ..Prescott + Antiques

  23. Cathy commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 6:44am

    Don’t even know where to start – love love love this room!

  24. Ruth commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 8:49am

    What a beautiful home! Love the different shades of grey on the walls and the wall paper in the bedroom! I am just starting to embrace darker colours around the house. Oh, and I’ve signed up for BYW boot camp, looking forward to it!
    Ruth´s last blog post ..A bucket full of pink

  25. KMP commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 10:06am

    Love it!….So many custom pieces too, The chair in the bathroom , the lounge chair next to the fireplace(that’s my favorite)the blue and yellow tufted sofa!!!….and also the yellow accent curtains great detail..It is done truly tastefully …the choices of color makes it unique and Lively …great post!
    KMP´s last blog post ..What is expensive home represents to you? Perhaps this one?!

  26. Rebecca commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:02am

    The first glimpse of those pale walls and I gave up the struggle – it’s pretty much perfection!

  27. Alexis commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:12am

    My friend showed me this house recently as she was thinking of using it for a ‘ahem’ well known clothing brand shoot, I love the kitchen – nothing fitted, just great pieces of furniture. Even though I live in London I think I’d still have a little break at the decor8 pied-a-terre!
    Alexis´s last blog post ..Frame-Cluster Friday!

  28. Juliette commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 11:35am

    oh, it is lovely! I think your idea of renting out a space in London is a fabulous dream; we just returned from a London visit and are hooked!
    Juliette´s last blog post ..A Balloon to Ride

  29. Lela commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:54pm

    That is indeed a lovel house. Eventhough it’s pretty colorful it doesn’t look overwhelming. I especially love the first room!

  30. Samantha Denisdóttir commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:11pm

    my home city london is an amazing city and yes this apartment is beautiful too! thanks for sharing :)

  31. Halla Bára commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:22pm

    I totally believe its YOU!

  32. Rekha commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 2:55pm

    WOW -beautiful. I would so love to rent the decor8 home and “stay in your blog!”. What a wonderful experience that would be!!

  33. Kj commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 3:39pm

    Wow! Fantastic flat, I want to move in :))
    Am loving all the amazing lighting in every room… Particularly coveting the beautiful gold/brass modernist chandeliers… Does anyone know If they are a vintage Find or available to buy? I have a crush on them ;)

  34. how2home commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 4:03pm

    Omgosh this home is stunning! Love the bathroom, the chair in there is gorgeous!
    how2home´s last blog post ..How2home is featured in the paper today!

  35. Maria @ Redecorate Blog commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 5:02pm

    WOW! This house is amazing. I can’t even choose my favorite room because it’s all so wonderful. Maybe the dining room? Yes, I think that’s my favorite. ;-) Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  36. Sian commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 5:41pm

    Wow – this is great house. Turns out it’s actually on the next road to my in-laws! Who knew? Lots of changes have been taking place in Stockwell over recent years, the houses are really beautiful and, as more people consider buying there, I’m sure there will be more transformations like this.

  37. Tracy A. commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 6:56pm

    I can see why you are inspired by this home! Here’s hoping that there really are some investors out there to help your dream come true!
    Tracy A.´s last blog post ..~"There are no strangers, only friends you haven’t met yet." ~ William Butler Yeats

  38. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:36pm

    Uh, how amazing is that idea?! I am SO with you on the Decor8 pied de terre! I wanna come! It is a FANTASTIC idea! You have dreamed big before and achieved it, no reason to stop now! :)
    Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog post ..Closer to home

  39. JB commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:46pm

    Airy and lovely! A feast for the eyes! Thanks for posting. Now following you on Twitter and Pinterest!

  40. Pilar commented
    September 28th, 2012 at 7:54pm

    Lovely house! I love the sofa and the studio furniture!! :)
    Pilar´s last blog post ..Apple and blue cheese salad // Ensalada de manzana y queso azúl

  41. dawn commented
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:54am

    have always loved designers guild and have a shelf full of her books… i have a sneaking suspicion that the house is tricias. that woven jute chair (in the entry) has shown up in multiple room photos of her home in the past. just a hunch…
    dawn´s last blog post ..autumn…

  42. Marianne commented
    September 29th, 2012 at 7:13am

    You are right! It is gorgeous! I would be happy in there all the time ;-)
    I love the kitchen counter and the color on the wall. Ever since we decided to have our new bathroom in grey I am partial to grey wall.

  43. Alexanda commented
    September 29th, 2012 at 2:47pm

    Hi!this place is really beautiful!I love London too so i agree with your idea.I hope you can make it!!!

  44. Franklin commented
    September 29th, 2012 at 4:19pm

    Those pictures are simply stunning. Obviously well thought out and executed design plan. I especially liked the dual fireplaces in the living areas, I thought there was a full wall mirror initially.

    Thanks for sharing, now off to grab a towel to mop up the drool…

  45. Tina Ramchandani commented
    September 29th, 2012 at 5:29pm

    Oh Holly PLEASE have a “decor8″ home in London! I would totally stay there! Yes this house is gorgeous, but I’m way too excited about the possibility of living in your “blog”. Have a great weekend!
    Tina Ramchandani´s last blog post ..LOOK out NYC! {plus} The Weekly Recap

  46. Martina Fuchs commented
    September 29th, 2012 at 7:26pm

    Awsome! I’m just back from London and had fantastic days there. As an Britmaniac this would definitely be my dreamhome – so hopefully I win the Euro-Million Lottery ;-) that I can go back to London imediately.

    Thanx for this inspiration!

    Martina xxx

  47. ADI commented
    September 29th, 2012 at 7:44pm

    Lots of interesting interior design inspiration here! I gotta love to apply this on my home!
    ADI´s last blog post ..Domestic Leak Detection from ADI

  48. Nicole commented
    September 30th, 2012 at 9:14am

    Such an amazing use of colour, this and the mix of contemporary and vintage items makes the house feel really modern. I’m really inspired by the blue and green living room. I am trying to achieve this (but
    on a much smaller scale!).

  49. Kim commented
    September 30th, 2012 at 1:26pm

    You have let my secret indulgence out: I have been drooling over these pictures on lightlocations for months;-)I think it is the use of colour and alternative use of vintage furniture,that make this house stunning, but what is topping it off is the detailing (fi the lights).

  50. Hatice commented
    September 30th, 2012 at 2:33pm

    Hi Holly,

    Once again a gorgeous entry! I love the couch on the first picture-Pink and the way it gets together with the rest of the room.

    Just fabulous!

    I am not living in London and would love to have there a space very I feel comfortable with the surroundings of your choice!

    Fantastic idea!


    Hatice´s last blog post ..Kumasci geldiii haniiim:)

  51. belen gomez commented
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:11pm

    I must know where I can get the fabric on the chair by the bathroom sinks, please can someone help!

  52. Dominika commented
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:12pm

    absolutely love the house. i’m generally in love with georgian houses – my favourite period in architecture.

  53. Ruthie commented
    September 30th, 2012 at 5:50pm

    Truly amazing! I like the photo the bathroom best… I hope that’s not strange! :) I love your idea of a decor8 flat in London, I’d love to have the chance to “live inside” your beautiful blog. The ideas and daydreams that make you all tingly are definitely the best.

  54. Nikki H commented
    September 30th, 2012 at 7:07pm

    This is really a beautiful house and I can divulge that it is not Tricia Guild’s… is in fact my brothers xxx

  55. faux painting diva in Atlanta commented
    September 30th, 2012 at 9:08pm

    I must admit this is not my type of style, however
    I think you might be addicted to hot and cool colors popping off each other!

    The composition of the rooms, the old architecture and retro furniture, the way the cool and hot colors play off each other is stunning and FUN
    thanks for showing it to us!
    Go get a plane ticket and make some new friends in London! Maybe next door to this house….

  56. kiki commented
    October 1st, 2012 at 8:21am

    Dear Holly,
    let me know when your blogger bed&breakfast (bbb :) starts!!!!!!
    I`ll be there and stay a couple nights, because I feel the same for London!
    kiki´s last blog post ..Herbstmarkt mit Mini Bloggertreff

  57. Die Landfrau commented
    October 1st, 2012 at 9:02am

    Just wow! I love that style – thank you for sharing! Let´s go to London.

  58. Lucia commented
    October 1st, 2012 at 10:51am

    Those rooms are STUNNING! I love the bright seating – but imagine I’ll have to wait a few years before I entertain the thought of anything that lovely as I have a little girl who would love to get her little sticky fingers on them!

    I love looking at location websites and in fact my brother got married in london at a location shoot house in Dalston called The Roost. It was a wonderful day with lots of great and interesting shots taken.

  59. Val commented
    October 1st, 2012 at 2:52pm

    Hey Holly, I’m unfortunately too broke to invest in the Decor8 pied à terre, but I’d happily stay there while in London ;) This house is so lovely – those grey walls are just amazing!

  60. michelle commented
    October 1st, 2012 at 5:10pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us! I love the colours used throughout and the pink sofa!
    michelle´s last blog post ..Featured: House Beautiful’s Sites We Love

  61. suswhit commented
    October 2nd, 2012 at 2:38pm

    Well, you called that one. My eye balls are on my lap and I’m all clammy.

  62. elize commented
    October 2nd, 2012 at 5:44pm

    I can’t take it!!!

  63. Lucianna Samu/really at Home commented
    October 3rd, 2012 at 12:00pm

    People just don’t realize how important lighting is in creating a look. I’ve dragged light around for years looking for the right spot. Great job here!

  64. Sofia - As We Travel commented
    October 4th, 2012 at 7:22am

    I love it, so fun and quirky and new-thinking. Love that there is a lot of color as well.
    Sofia – As We Travel´s last blog post ..Oktoberfest In Munich – Tips For First Timers!

  65. Lil commented
    October 4th, 2012 at 4:31pm

    A beautiful home, so inspiring and loads of colour! I love seeing colour ina home, this has brightened my day…loved it!
    Lil´s last blog post ..Day 4 – Blogtoberfest – Colour themes

  66. Barbara Popple commented
    October 4th, 2012 at 6:35pm

    I am an American, living in London, and this house really is fab! Thank you Holly!

  67. faux painting diva in atlanta commented
    October 8th, 2012 at 11:18pm

    The combination of the light and colors are awesome. Thanks for the pics, very impressive.

  68. Tania commented
    October 9th, 2012 at 1:30am

    I love this space! So much light and a wonderful blend of styles. Ha ha you also brought the saying “I’d love to live in your blog” to life.
    Tania´s last blog post ..Booklover…One

  69. Helen Kaitiff commented
    October 9th, 2012 at 11:59am

    I’d love to live in a house like this, the hallway is just beautiful. Could you imagine inviting someone into your home (if you lived in this one), stunning them with the hallway, only to kill them further with the rest of the house? I too have great envy!

  70. Karine commented
    October 9th, 2012 at 2:17pm

    Beautiful website. I love this post. The decor is so inspiring. It gets to you. The colors, shapes and creativity is amazing. Love it.

  71. Meleny commented
    October 9th, 2012 at 6:23pm

    Love those bright floral drapes!

  72. dawn commented
    October 12th, 2012 at 12:36am

    @Nikki H:
    just lovely, thanks for clarifying, seemed to have some of her hallmarks : )
    dawn´s last blog post ..autumn…

  73. Maricel commented
    October 12th, 2012 at 3:02pm

    Really beautiful and unique. So good and delicate taste selecting everything. Of course I am drooling too….

  74. Sonja commented
    October 29th, 2012 at 7:02pm

    I’m loving all of the light fixtures! What a truly beautiful home. I’m green with envy as well :)

  75. deon marais commented
    October 30th, 2012 at 11:58am

    love it

  76. Barbara commented
    November 2nd, 2012 at 2:21pm

    Wow nice collection!!
    Barbara´s last blog post ..Furla stivali da pioggia

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