Isabel & Claire’s Globetrotting Apartment — House Tour

Proudest DIY: Chipping all layers of gloss off the woodwork, tiles, walls. Open House Tour

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Our Style: Ethnic throw up! (Images: Rebecca Proctor)

• HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE: Check out past house tours here.• Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Mixed with inherited furniture. Favorite Element: Bel likes the sunlight in the front room. Pulling up the floor. It was everywhere. And don’t rush decisions. And the fireplace — Bel can’t stand the surround and marble. But it is a work in progress. *Re-edited from a post originally published 11.13.12 – AB

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Next Biggest Embarrassment: We found something really embarrassing when we ripped out the cupboards in one of the bedrooms. Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form.• Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? What Friends Say: It’s much bigger than they thought. Claire likes how cozy it is. Inspiration: World of Interiors, but you couldn’t tell. Best Advice: Hire muscle for the decorating. Open House Tour

Resources of Note: Ebay, Ikea, grandparents, London Plumbers, Abbotts Floors, a local tile shop, vintage fairs, car boots. Name: Isabel Cooke Claire WalshLocation: Hackney, LondonSize: 2 bedroom apartmentYears lived in: 2 years; Owned

Isabel and Claire’s 1950’s ex-local authority apartment has been given a new lease of life with their eclectic and global finds, family heirlooms and a huge dose of enthusiasm. Paint was stripped, floors were pulled up and a new kitchen was installed. No plant is big enough to mask it. Dream Sources: Local suppliers and Liberty. Biggest Indulgence: Hired muscle for the decorating. Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form. Open House Tour

Thanks, Isabel Claire!

Updated: 14.12.2014 — 05:17