I’ve loved watching the the career of Swedish interior designer Beata Heuman skyrocket as she takes the London design scene by storm. House & Garden magazine named her “designer of the year” for 2018 and the recent reveal of her London home in Architectural Digest is truly a feast for the eyes. My favorite space (though admittedly, it was hard to choose!) is her daughter Gurli’s magical Bemelmans-inspired bedroom (the artist behind the Madeline books and the iconic Bemelmans Bar in New York). Can you even imagine growing up in such a wonderfully playful space?! Below, explore more of Beata Heuman’s charming London home.
The narrow scalloped console in the entrance hall tastefully disguises the radiator underneath.
Heuman designed the bookshelves in the living room herself. I love that they include a chic built-in mini bar! The rattan Soane Britain shell chair is on my bucket list.
The Josef Frank covered chaise in the living room is also a show-stopper and perfectly celebrates Heuman’s Swedish heritage. If you ever find yourself in Stockholm don’t miss Svenskt Tenn! Also, in classic British fashion, she opted for a large ottoman rather than a coffee table.
The coral pink powder room with its marbleized velvet (designed by Heuman!) vanity skirt and marble countertop is an absolute dream. Also of note, those fabulous shell sconces and framed botanicals.
Don’t you just love a fireplace in the dining room? The gorgeous dining table is vintage.
In the unconventional kitchen, Heuman designed the palm frond pendant and the custom blue cabinet.
A wider shot of Gurli’s darling bedroom. Heuman designed the custom chest and the canopied beds (love when there are two twin beds in a children’s room!). As I mentioned earlier, the wonderful mural was inspired by artist Ludwig Bemelmans.
A close-up of the sweet Bemelmans-inspired mural.
In the master bedroom, Heauman framed a BFGF blanket with royal blue velvet to create the custom headboard. Love the pale blue walls.
A serene, grey bathroom which a custom tub designed by Heuman.
How fun is the Tibetan tiger-inspired throw on the bed in the guest bedroom?! The bed’s green palm fabric is another creation by the talented young designer.
Moving on to the outdoors, I’m a wee bit obsessed with Heuman’s garden pavilion. Apparently, she loves to use it as a quiet spot for reading and for entertaining around cocktail hour. Sounds good to me!
The inside of the garden pavilion is covered in a boldly patterned wallpaper. The playfully proportioned love seat is upholstered in a cotton floral textile by Le Manach. Hope you enjoyed this home tour! Stay tuned for more inspiring interiors to come!
(Photography by Paul Raeside for Architectural Digest)
A Girl, A Style says
My gosh, what a dream! Especially love those emerald-lined bookshelves in the living room and the mural in the children’s room.
Katie Armour Taylor says
Briony – Miss you and London. Was just telling Simon we should plan a trip sooner rather than later. xoxo
At first I thought the child’s room was so sweet, but now that I’ve looked at it up close – isn’t it weird that there’s a mural of animals smoking and drinking in a child’s room? Curious what others think…
Katie Armour Taylor says
Rachel – Oh wow, I guess I hadn’t looked that closely! I’m sure they didn’t mean to suggest smoking was a good idea to their children, I think it’s just an accurate copy of the Bemelman’s Bar mural.
Alison Pringle says
Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for sharing; this home is beyond fab. Especially the powder room with those coral walls, shell sconces and red picture frames – such a splendid combo!!!