Professionally Stylish: Rodeo Chic Location House


It’s not often you stumble across a property that manages to effortlessly blend Cowboy styling with soft French chateaux faded grandeur. Particularly if said property is an ex-garage just off London’s grotty Holloway Road. But then this is no ordinary location house. Its photographer owner, who purchased the then-derelict Victorian garage in 2004, has achieved a staggering finish in this stunning space. With a huge passion for the rodeo, Cowboy hats and antler chandeliers mingle effortlessly with shabby chic whitewashed floorboards and grand Louis armchairs, all punctuated with industrial modern touches, such as the statement concrete staircase, to keep things looking fresh. After spending a week here shooting the latest Laura Ashley catalogue with stylist Sally Cullen, a case of serious house envy set in. But as I sloped off back to my teensy-tiny flat at the end of the week and let out a wistful sigh, I mulled over all the clever touches that had made this place just so lovely. So here they are:

1. Mix it up. Don’t be afraid of adding several different looks together – it stops things feeling too contrived

2. Sick of overlooking next door’s bins? Try frosting your windows then adding dramatic fretwork panels (see Jali) – the end result equals total privacy and a dreamy, ethereal glow…


3. Think your house has no interesting architectural features? Then think again. By exposing ceiling joists, you can give a nod to your building’s history and add a lovely sense of warmth and texture. Unless there’s just a dusty RSJ lurking up there…


4. Oh, OK, RSJ it is. If you really don’t have any period features, there’s certainly nothing to stop you adding your own. Track down vintage shutters from salvage dealers to add a real wow factor to your windows

5. Leave no styling stone unturned – banish ugly anoraks to a cupboard, and instead utilise your entryway to create a dramatic display, like the cowboy hats seen here


Get The Look:

1. Fight Me antler chandelier, £745, The French Bedroom Company. 2. Extra small bowls by Thomas Hopkins Gibson, £28 each, Liberty. 3. Boiled leather and wood desk, £2,450 limited editon, Tortie Hoare. 4. Patchwork cowhide rug, £360, Tesco. 5. Boutique shimmer cushion in taupe, £20, House of Fraser. 6. Bronze and steel coated antlers, £1,150, Pedlars.7. Scrapwood wallpaper, approx £150 per roll, Piet Hein Eek. 8. Rope light no.46, approx £875, Christian Haas

[Image credits: all property images courtesy of Fresh Locations, apart from all the square shots which are my personal snaps. All Get the Look images taken from the relevant designer/brand’s websites]

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About Joanna Thornhill

Freelance Interior Stylist, Author, Writer and Crafter working for a range of magazine titles and commercial clients. Author of Home for Now (CICO Books 2014)

4 responses to “Professionally Stylish: Rodeo Chic Location House”

  1. margarita says :

    the kitchen living space has the perfect layout and decoration, love deers and neutral colors.

  2. Lucy says :

    What an absolutely stunning space!

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