London interior designer Lonika Chande’s Queen’s Park family home had been stripped of its history by the time she and her husband, Theo Hall, came along. Located in an enclave of Victorian affordable housing not all of which survived the Blitz, the 1876 brick structure was built for a railway worker. Many occupants later, it had an interior that flowed well but felt 21st century sanitized. A fan of layering rooms with art, books, and patterns, Lonika stepped in to celebrate it as the urban rarity it is: a historic cottage in the thick of things, just north of Notting Hill.
A year ago, we featured Lonika’s Apartment Remodel for a Demanding Client (Her Mother). Join us for a look around her own quarters, which she and Theo, a lawyer, now share with their toddler son, baby daughter, and a lot of well-chosen antiques.
Photography by Milo Brown, courtesy of Lonika Chande.
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