The Internal LightwellEclectic Living Room, London

Matt Clayton

This is an example of an eclectic open concept living room in London with a library, white walls, dark hardwood floors and a standard fireplace. —  Houzz
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Amanda Pollard added this to Corner the Market on Extra Storage28 August 2016

Maximise fireplace alcovesThe area next to a chimney breast is a great place to erect handy shelving. If you want to make even more use of the space, consider carrying the joinery around the bend to create extra, perpendicular storage. Here, the alcove shelving has been continued at a right angle to utilise an unused space. The shelving and cupboards beneath help to frame the room, and zone it off from the area beyond. Glazing behind it allows light to spill in as well as providing a useful back to the shelves. By building this simple yet stunning unit, the space has been given some really useful storage.

Cheryl Freedman added this to Forget Open-Plan – Try ‘Broken Plan’7 March 2016

Preserve the lightOne constant conundrum with non-open-plan living is how to preserve that lovely sense of flowing light. If you’re not careful, once you introduce walls and closed doors, you can be left with a series of dark, poky rooms. Broken-plan living offers a compromise. In this space, an open shelving unit allows light to filter through and helps to retain a sense of connectivity and flow between the adjacent rooms. An extra-wide door opening similarly adds to the broken-plan design.

Jo Leevers added this to Make More of Your Open-Plan Area With Clever Zones9 February 2015

9. Display a collectionThese wide, white shelf openings work as the perfect place to display favourite finds. This is a good example of adding a wall that isn’t a wall – the structure allowing a flow between the two spaces while affording some privacy at the same time.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Linda Hodgson added this to Linda's ideas25 March 2021

Shelving and open plan leading into kitchen

Michael Gronow added this to Living Room15 March 2021

Shelving between living and dining room

catherinependelich added this to ENTRANCE HALL3 February 2021

Closer to my concept; window at the top

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