Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design
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My very own DIY / interior design project in Brixton

So this strays a little from my usual blog posts, but I wanted to share with you my latest project, that I’ve been working on for the past month or so.  The project in question was my new loft apartment in Brixton

It feels pretty awesome to be a homeowner when your home looks like this, I must say 🙂

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design
Hours spent sanding, painting (with Farrow & Ball, naturally!) and cleaning; the kitchen ripped out and built back, a new splash back tiled, a dining table and shelves built out of scaffold planks, plug sockets moved, an industrial-style chandelier created…

Here’s the DIY journey…

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

I promise I didn’t leave him to do all the hard work…!

Here it is, in all its glory…  (I’ve added credits where applicable)

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Crackle glaze tiles from Tile Giant, worktop from IKEA, shelves made from scaffold planks, Dualit toaster, Kenwood kettle, glassware and crockery mostly from Anthropologie.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Knives by Sabatier, butter dish from Anthropologie, vintage silver cutlery was a total bargain from eBay, utensil pots from H&M Home.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Storage jars from IKEA, letter N from Anthropologie, shelves made from scaffold boards.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

More IKEA jars, Zazzenhaus grinders, coffee beans from TAP Coffee.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Feature light homemade, with squirrel cage bulbs from Amazon.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Dining table homemade from scaffold plants, chairs by Ercol, all painted in Farrow & Ball‘s Plummett.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Rug from IKEA, lounge chair and footstool by Eames, vintage flag from eBay, Anglepoise lamp, Habitat clock. Walls painted in Farrow & Ball‘s Dimpse, and skirting boards in Plummett.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Obliging Bird Clip from Anthropologie, tray by IKEA, amazing smelling candle from Anthropologie, lamp by Flos from ACHICA.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Eames chair, Anglepoise lamp and industrial chest of drawers all from ACHICA.com. Arrow marquee light by BobCool on Etsy. Vintage flag from eBay.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Art – all in IKEA frames, purchased from Nelly Duff gallery, ACHICA, Heal’s, James Brown, Jolly Awesome and FabFunky.  Artfully hung by the talented Angela Murray, art buyer/curator/expert.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

My favourite is the weather symbols piece by Mark Pawson, from Nelly Duff – and my eBay butterfly 🙂

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Pinboard from Gallery, at ACHICA.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

White leather trunk from KARE Design at ACHICA, bed blanket from H&M Home, lamp by Flos.  Bedroom painted in Farrow & Ball‘s Skimming Stone.  Hat from Anthropologie.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Miss K lamp by Flos, Pantone tin from Seletti – both at ACHICA.com

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Gold-plated Work Lamp by Design House Stockholm at ACHICA, vintage sixties dressing table mirror, Jo Malone candle.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Seletti Assemblage shelving, with Muji and H&M Home baskets and Seletti Pantone boxes.

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Stylist’s clothing rails from IKEA – wardrobe arranged by colour 🙂

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Giclee prints by Rococco LA, in IKEA frames.

Dressing table | Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Glass-topped dressing table, with Design House Stockholm Work Lamp (from ACHICA), and vintage sixties mirror.

 

Turns out this little flat is pretty fabulous for entertaining…

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

Industrial style loft apartment in Brixton, London | Home of HYHOI.com editor, Nina Fitton | Have You Heard Of It? blog | Interior design

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7 Comments

  • Tash says: October 29, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Blimey Fits, it looks absolutely stunning – well done! x

    Reply
    • Nina says: October 30, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Thanks Tash! Promise to get you over to see it in real life soon! x

      Reply
  • Ed says: October 30, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Looks awesome, Nina 🙂 love the subway tiles/ open shelving combo in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing – as we’re thinking of something very similar for our new kitchen!

    Reply
    • Nina says: October 31, 2014 at 8:06 am

      Thanks Ed!

      Yes we had a huge debate on the tiles – I originally wanted proper subway style with bevelled edges, but in the end these ones with their crackle glaze and softer edges won out.

      That grey grout is a nightmare to work with though – terrifying stuff that makes such a mess – you have been warned!

      Reply
  • Tom says: July 9, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Hi, Just wanted to say what a lovely flat you have. You’ve given me some great ideas, especially with the scaffold board shelves. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • Nina says: July 9, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      Ah thanks for the compliments Tom, so glad you like it! Hope your own DIY goes well.

      Reply
  • Cambridge Floor Tiles says: March 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Wow this is absolutely stunning! Bet you guys love it 😀

    Reply
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