Best of Houzz 2018 Open House, Soho

Anything Design related gets me excited, so I could not miss out on the chance to see the latest offering from the lovely folk at Houzz this week!

The pop up shop was held in a townhouse in the centre of Soho. The exhibition spanned 4 floors, each showcasing a room as would be expected in normal life typical of this Georgian architecture.

Houzz has become the oracle for all homeowners looking to undertake any renovation work or changes to their homes. The Houzz team selected schemes based on what customers searched for on their site, so it was more about what people loved as opposed to what was new in the world of design. "The most Instagrammable house of 2018" is how the interior designers, Run of the Mills described their work. 

 First floor reception area

First floor reception area

The house, comprised of a ground floor reception area, living room and kitchen, on the first floor, Master bedroom and bathroom, and childrens room on the second and third floors. The style varied on each floor, but the theme of using raw materials such as wood and concrete was something that united the house. 

 First floor living room

First floor living room

If you were lucky enough to be born in the 70s, bold colours with clashing patterns would be something you were brought up with. The revival of these trends with a more toned down contemporary feel is still funky enough to make you feel nostalgic. Add plenty of house plants and beautiful textured soft furnishings to complete the look. The eglomise mirrors make the whole scheme feel luxurious and dreamy!

 Little touches of unfinished wood bowls and house plants, made this scheme beautifully earthy

Little touches of unfinished wood bowls and house plants, made this scheme beautifully earthy

Swiftly turning around in the open plan living space is the gorgeous Kitchen and dining area. I love that bold colours are so hot in kitchen trends right now, the gorgeous midnight blue cabinetry is perfectly complemented by a white quartz worktop. Check out the kitchen redesign I recently completed here! The icing on the cake for me is this sound system designed by Bang Olufsen, I love how AV can be a piece of art in its own right! Anyone that follows me on instagram will know I am nuts about hexagons, so this had me feeling quite giddy! What I love about this system is that you can design it to fit your scheme and preferences. Find out more here.

 bang olufsen Beosound shape speaker system

bang olufsen Beosound shape speaker system

On to the master bedroom on the second floor, which felt like a celebration of textures! Marble, wood, vegan leather, faux furs and macrame hangings are just some of the textures found in this modern rustic scheme. This without a doubt was my favourite room in the house, because it had a real focus on craftsmanship, which is something I feel incredibly passionate about!

 a lovely mix of textures in the master bedroom

a lovely mix of textures in the master bedroom

The childrens bedroom was a delight, fixtures such as the clock were hung at child height, which is a lovely touch! the room was zoned into specific areas for reading, playing, sleeping and creating. The highlight of this room were these amazing bent bark pendant lights, another nod to beautiful craftsmanship.

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Is Houzz the first place you go to when looking for inspiration, or do you use it to find suppliers? Did you manage to visit? What were your favourite bits of the show? Do let me know by sharing your comments below!