This weekend is Open House when just anyone gets the chance to see inside the best residential and commercial buildings across London, even 10 Downing Street and it’s free of charge.
It’s a brilliant excuse to see what cutting edge interior designers and architects are up to and an opportunity to see innovation, ingenuity and cutting edge materials in practice as well as having a good old nose around your neighbours house.
Here’s my rundown on the most interesting homes in North London all of which I’ll be attempting to see.
Kyverdale house – For its kooky yet minimal interior Design with use of 'pop' colours
13 Kingsley Place
For the amazing courtyard where the walls completely fold away making a perfect indoor/outdoor room
For a house with a unique zig-zag roof that looks folded paper and it’s tasteful interiors
The Green Rooms
For it’s concept as an arts hotel, which rents out stylish, contemporary rooms at very reasonable prices to the artistic community.
For being a gorgeous example of 1960s architecture with suitably matched new interiors = Modern!
(Again) For being kooky but this time in the workplace with lots of fun, laidback interior design ideas which inevitably leads to new ways of working – I wonder how much work they get done – I’ll have to wait and see…
So maybe I'll see you there and if you fancy making your own shortlist take a look for yourself on the website
And for an even more useful offline version for your smartphone the Open House app shows you nearby buildings to visit all over the city so your sure to get into at least one property.
One of London's Best Interiors Bloggers (Ideal Home magazine), The Open Plan Interior Design, London produces contemporary interiors for homes and business' and this very useful home interiors blog