6 Homes We’d Love To Self-Isolate In This Spring

It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t quite got off to the start we’d planned. By now, we’d usually be out in parks, visiting exhibitions and taking part in all the creative fun that is London in springtime. However, if we had to choose where to spend our lockdown, these 6 exciting homes would definitely make the cut. A mix of urban lofts, refurbished townhouses and gentle country retreats, they reveal the UK and Ireland in its best, most creative light.

A Modern Monastery

If you are ever looking for somewhere to disconnect in the middle of the city, the Stratford Lofts in London’s Olympic Park are a great place to start. The hulking concrete exterior is softened by velvet Verpan chairs and delicate orb lighting, which work together to serve up modern monastical vibes. Plus, with panoramic views of East London, you’ll get to spy on the city while it sleeps.


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Series 430 Dining Chair

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A Hidden Gem

Hidden in the depths of the English countryside is an architecturally intriguing property. All glass columns and giant windows, it evokes the lingering magic of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. Inside, the interior is kept light and airy by a selection of gorgeous furnishings from B&B Italia and Flos. And yet for all its contemporary appeal, a sense of old-English charm remains, be it through the bolster cushions of the Atoll Sofa or the colonial-esque Jen Chairs.


Photographed by Salva López

Mart MPRN Relax Chair

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Atoll Sofa

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The English Eccentric

Daring colour combinations define this playful home in SW3. Verpan’s Series 430 Dining Chairs are upholstered in emerald velvet only to be offset by fuchsia pink curtains in an exciting experiment with jewel tones. Hanging centre stage above Knoll’s Platner Dining Table is a home-made light sculpture, crafted using empty beer bottles. We wonder how many of those were glugged while looking out wistfully from the stylish window seat during the quarantine.

Series 430 Dining Chair

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Platner Dining Table

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Home Sweet Home

Located in South-West London, this stylish home reveals the calming influence of Scandinavian design. From the wood-panelled walls through to the Carl Hansen & Son chairs, there is an inherent connection to the outdoor world in every room. Calm and uncluttered, we can imagine whiling away the hours with some at-home yoga before settling into the CH25 Chair for a spot of afternoon reading.


Photos via House & Garden magazine

Potence Wall Light

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CH36 Dining Chair

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Dear Dirty Dublin

When James Joyce first penned his chronicle, Dear Dirty Dublin, the townhouses we love today were known as tenements, home to some of Ireland’s poorest citizens. One wonders what he would think upon seeing them now, transformed into gilded artistic havens like the one above. From monochrome libraries with pop art ceilings through to blue-quartz-n-gold bathrooms, each room is a joy to behold.


Photos by Tim Crocker for Yellowtrace Magazine

Smoke Dining Chairs

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The Italian Job

Last but not least in our shortlist is a delightful London home dressed top to toe in Bonaldo. Through a mixture of warm wood furnishings and chic leather loungers, the owner manages to recreate a sense of Italian glam in a traditional English street.

Slab Plus Sofa

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Miss Filly Dining Chair

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