modern monochrome kitchen diner

Tour this restored Art Deco-inspired home in Yorkshire

November 19, 2020

This renovated family home has become the ideal space to entertain, work and relax.

monochrome marble kitchen

Image: Katie Lee

This three-bedroom 1930s semi in Leeds had the potential to extend and to be turned into a modern family home. Inspired by Art Deco roots, Rachel and Nick Ingle-Teare have given their Yorkshire pad a modern update with an elegant nod to its past.

Modern monochrome kitchen

The couple decided to extend the space by 2.5m so they could have the open-plan kitchen/diner that they’d always wanted. With two ovens integrated into the island plus a hob on the back wall, this new kitchen from DIY kitchens also has a shallow cupboard that wraps around the pillar where the outside wall used to be. ‘The bi-fold door when open makes the room feel even bigger,’ says Rachel. ‘I love to cook and grow my own veg, so an easy transition between house and garden was important to me.’

modern dining scheme

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Open-plan dining

A black IKEA dining table contrasts well with the Bistrot Calacatta marble tiles from Porcelain Superstore, while the chairs are a mix of replica Eames and Masters designs, Rachel has turned Sainsbury’s Home hexagonal lanterns into stylish table-top terrariums.

Read more: Explore this colourful mid-century kitchen in east London

Statement living

navy and yellow living room

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The living room walls are painted in Dinner Jacket by Valspar create a dark and moody backdrop for Rachel’s mustard yellow pieces, including a footstool and a bee cushion by Timorous Beasties. ‘Ripping out the old electric fire and adding a woodburner from Aarrow was an essential for us,’ says Rachel.

Tropical bedroom

tropical wallpaper in master bedroom

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A Beverley Hills-style banana leaf wallpaper was the inspiration for the couple’s bedroom. ‘The original was way too expensive so I found a similar design called Palm Leaves by Cole & Son for a fraction of the price,’ says Rachel. Two of the walls have been painted in Evening Cost by Valspar to evoke a cosy, cocooning feel.

Relaxing en-suite

en suite jungle theme

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The couple chose simple sanitaryware from Victorian Plumbing that’s sympathetic to the period of the house, along with shelves from La Redoute and a honeycomb mirror from ‘We’re not big bath people so a walk-in shower was more of a priority for us,’ says Rachel.


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