This week’s selected properties include a very impressive warehouse conversion in London’s historic Tapestry Building and a great opportunity in Hackney for first time buyers…

Halliford Street, N1

This beautiful two double bedroom garden maisonette is ideally located within a short walk of Angel and Upper Street.

The property has been thoughtfully refurbished to a high standard by the current owners and features high ceilings, wooden flooring throughout and a landscaped garden. The house retains a number of period features including fireplaces and there is fantastic natural light throughout.

£950,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more get in touch on 020 7226 4200 or see more about this property HERE

Southgate Road, N1

A large family home in the heart of De Beauvoir, this house comprises four double bedrooms and a double reception room leading to a recently refurbished luxury kitchen.

To the rear of the property is a well maintained garden and in front of the house there is off street parking for two cars.

£1,750,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or see more about this property and download a floor plan HERE

The Tapestry Building, EC2M

This impressive warehouse conversion is located within the Tapestry Building, which was built in the 18th Century and was formally owned by the East India Trading Company.

The warehouse apartments have state of the art fittings including smart cooling, intelligent lighting, integrated entertainment systems and Gaggenau kitchen appliances.

This two bed, two bathroom apartment has a very spacious dual aspect living room with a high end kitchen. The master bedroom is en-suite and the well proportioned second bedroom also benefits from an additional shower room.

The apartment has stylish warehouse feature including exposed beam ceilings, bespoke joinery and very large windows allowing for fantastic natural light.

£1,600,000

To arrange to view or to find out more, please get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this apartment HERE 

The Stack, E9

With Help To Buy available on these high spec two and three bedroom apartments in the heart of Hackney, The Stack is a great opportunity for first time buyers.

All apartments are finished to a high standard with abundant natural light and access to a private balcony and a communal roof terrace.

The Stack is located adjacent to Homerton station and a short walk from the fashionable boutiques and award winning restaurants of Broadway Market and London Fields.

£570,000 – £599,950

To arrange a viewing or to find out more (including to ask any questions about Help To Buy) please get in touch at 020 7226 6611 or see more about The Stack HERE

 

See more fantastic properties for sale on the Currell website HERE 

It looks like the cold weather is finally here. It’s the time of year for staying home, snuggling up with a cuppa and putting on a box set. Here are some of our favourite home accessories to help make your favourite place extra cosy (until the sun comes back!)

Unique velvet cushions


(AliCoulterArt, Etsy)

We love these gorgeous handmade velvet cushions from independent maker Ali Coulter. This design is called ‘Cold skies’ and it’s easy to see why – doesn’t the print remind you of chilly winter walks?

£35.95 – Etsy

Fireside rugs


(Anthropologie UK)

These colourful and cosy fireside rugs are perfect for chilled evenings in. Available in a variety of sizes and colours, they work well as furniture throws, rugs, or blankets. They’re faux fur, so don’t worry, no animals were harmed to make them.

£38 – £188 – Anthropologie 

Industrial-chic candlesticks


(SoloStyle Boutique, Etsy)

These inter-connecting copper-pipe candlesticks make a great center piece for dinner parties and wintery Sunday lunches with friends. Their split design makes them ideal for different uses – build several together for a statement look or place two candles on a coffee table for homey minimalism.

£32 – Etsy

Treat you pet to a new cosy bed


(Fetch and Follow on Trouva)

These stylish high quality dog beds will make sure your furry friends feel snug and warm at home too. After a chilly walk they can curl up and sleep in comfort.

£120 – Trouva

Minimalist oil burner


(Lavender and Green on Trouva)

Warming fragrances like frankincense and sandalwood are great in winter. These slick and stylish oil burners are a perfect alternative to candles or diffusers. The deep bowl will also ensure many hours of continued fragrance.

£20 each – Trouva

Jumbo knitted throw


(Cocoonandme on Etsy)

Knits are back! And we love the super-chunky knit on this soft throw. Imagine curling up with a book under this. You’ll never want to go out again.

£38 – Etsy 

Giant floor cushion


(Habitat)

Hosting a movie night and need more places to sit? Or maybe you just want to put your feet up at the end of a long day. These stylish giant floor cushions from Habitat are on sale at the moment. Pass me my wallet!

£55 (was £110) – Habitat

Luxury candles


(Candles Direct)

This lovely teakwood and tobacco candle will fill your room with a snug wintery fragrance, think crackling fireplaces and roasting chestnuts. The rustic style of the brown glass and simple label means they suit any room.

£21.99 – Candles Direct

Warming bronze lights


(Artifact Lighting)

Bronze light shades diffuse light in a smooth and warm way, making them ideal for dark winter evenings. Here, the cooler blue tone contrasts brilliantly with the reddish copper, making for a very stylish design. Add a low wattage filament light bulb for an even more cosy light.

£120 – Artifact Lighting

Colourful cushions


(SalliesLittleProject on Etsy)

Bring a bit of the outdoors into your living room with this beautiful botanical print cushions. Until it’s time to get back out into parks and gardens, you can remind yourself of the greenery that’s to come with this beautiful hand made print.

£28 – Etsy

 

Get more home decor inspiration on our blog HERE 

This week’s lettings opportunities include a loft apartment in a recently converted print works and a stunning four storey house in an enviable Islington location…

Florence Street, N1

This spacious three bedroom house is arranged over four floors and is fantastically located in the heart of Islington. The cultural highlights of the area are on the doorstep, including the Almeida and King’s Head theatres, as well as award winning restaurants, boutiques and cafes.

The property has a large through reception on the raised ground floor, on the ground floor a spacious kitchen/dining room with an additional reception room adjacent.

The first floor comprises a large master bedroom and modern family bathroom and there are two more double bedrooms on the second floor.

There is excellent storage throughout the property including external vault storage to the front of the property.

£1,150 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7288 9109 or see more about this property HERE

Hewlett Road, E3

This stylish modern three bedroom house is located just off Roman Road, close to Green Flag Award winning Victoria Park.

The house has a large double reception room, spacious modern kitchen with high specification fixtures and fittings and a well maintained, partly decked west-facing garden.

The first floor comprises two double bedrooms and a further smaller bedroom that could serve as a child’s room, guest room or home office.

£655 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or see more about this property and download a floor plan HERE

Central Street, EC1V

This bright and spacious one bedroom apartment benefits from a large private terrace in addition to a communal rooftop.

There is an open plan reception/kitchen, a well proportioned double bedroom and a stylish modern bathroom. The apartment has ample built in storage throughout.

The property is part of the sought-after Worchester Point development, where residents benefit from a 24-hour concierge.

£480 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this apartment HERE

Wenlock Road, N1

This one bed apartment is located in a converted print works. The apartment still retains many industrial features including exposed brickwork and beams and very large windows.

In addition to a spacious bedroom, modern kitchen and bathroom, the property also boasts a large private terrace overlooking Regent’s Canal.

£460 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more get in touch at 020 7288 9109 or see more about this apartment HERE

 

See more fantastic lettings on our website HERE 

This week’s beautiful properties include an absolutely stunning house in Islington and a cute cottage that you won’t believe is in London…

Canonbury Lane, N1

This beautiful, bright and spacious four bedroom, double reception house is ideally located in Islington, with designer boutiques and award winning restaurants on your doorstep.

The house has a spacious, well maintained south-facing garden, accessible from the beautiful modern kitchen; a fabulous space for entertaining.

Highbury & Islington and Angel station are moments away, for excellent links across London.

£2,400,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or download a brochure and a floor plan HERE

Bevan Street, N1

This beautiful three bedroom house has been refurbished to combine modern fittings with many of the property’s original period features.

The raised ground floor includes a classic double reception room and there is a separate kitchen and dining room on the lower ground floor with access to the garden via bi-folding doors.

There is good storage throughout the property, in addition to two external storage vaults.

The fashionable boutiques and restaurants of Upper Street are a short walk away and excellent transport links can be found at Angel, Highbury & Islington and Old Street.

£1,400,000

To arrange a viewing get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or see more about this property HERE

Mile End Place, E1

This charming two bedroom cottage is located in a quiet cul-de-sac with the green spaces of Victoria Park and Stepney City Farm close by. There is a welcoming community feel in the local area, with at least one street party held annually to allow residents to get to know their neighbours: a rare find in bustling London.

The property has sash windows, original wood flooring, fireplaces and well maintained front and rear gardens. The kitchen has been recently refurbished and benefits from underfloor heating. There is a separate reception room and dining room and the bedrooms on the first floor are well proportioned, both good sized doubles with built in storage.

£750,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or see more about this property and download a floor plan HERE

Driffield Road, E3

This recently refurbished Victorian house is located in the sought-after Driffield Road Conservation Area. The renovation thoughtfully combines modern aesthetics with the original period features of the house, resulting in a stylish open plan family home.

Arranged over three stories, the house has under floor heating throughout, roof skylights for fantastic natural light, a spacious private roof terrace and high quality fixtures and fittings.

Driffield Road is a short walk from Green Flag Award winning Victoria Park. Victoria Park Village is also close by with its independent boutiques, restaurants and weekly farmers’ market.

£1,199,999

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or find out more about this property HERE

Dash Hoxton

Dash Hoxton is a collection of one and two bedroom apartments and three bedroom duplexes located on the quiet streets of New North Road and Bevenden Street. The lively hustle and bustle of Shoreditch is on the doorstep, but Dash is a peaceful retreat with spacious airy properties, architect-designed communal gardens and a stylish roof terrace.

£599,995 – £1,260,000

Call now to register your interest on 020 7226 6611 or see more about Dash Hoxton HERE

 

Find more beautiful London properties for sale on our website HERE

Sometimes making changes to help the environment can feel like an uphill battle. It’s easy to think ‘I’m just one person, I can’t make a difference’. But there are small easy things you can do that will really affect how your home impacts the environment. Not only that, by making your home more eco-friendly you can save money on your energy bills.

Get LED bulbs

Did you know that an LED light bulb can last 13 years? By using energy more efficiently they produce brighter light and less heat, meaning they’re better for the planet and cheaper to run. You can buy LEDs in all styles, from warm fairy lights to bright white light bulbs and even WiFi connected interactive bulbs.

Avoid paper towels

You might think that paper towels don’t pose much of a threat to the environment, but in fact they take a long time to break down and produce harmful greenhouse gases when they do. Not to mention the fact that globally paper uses a huge amount of resources: 110 million trees and 130 million gallons of water, to be exact. Switch to cotton tea towels or cloths (not microfibre ones) or recycle old t-shirts into rags.

Work from home

By convincing your boss to let you work from home one day a week, you can cut your carbon footprint by driving less. Also, at home your food and drink choices will be greener: no takeaway coffee cups, no plastic-packaged sandwiches. You’ll probably use less paper too – most people print more documents at work (using the office’s resources) than they would at home. And you can stay in your pjs all day, which won’t do much for the environment, but it is nice.

Get a plant

House plants help remove toxins from the environment including carbon dioxide and indoor pollutants that often appear in common cleaning products such as formaldehyde and benzene. The best plants for cleaner air include palms, rubber plants and peace lilies. These are also relatively hardy plants, they grow well indoors and are easy to look after. so they’re ideal if you don’t have green fingers.

Water it with used water

You plant doesn’t need fancy filtered water. In fact, you can add nutrients to the soil by using water that has been used to cook vegetables: a great way to use waste water instead of just throwing it down the sink.

Upcycle

Buy shopping in second hand and vintage shops you can help to cut down on pollution caused by mass produced (usually plastic) homeware products. It also gives you a chance to get creative. Make outdoor cushions from old sacks, turn vintage cans and bottles into planters and vases, or add vintage charm to your home with quirky shabby chic crockery.

Buy a coffee maker

Disposable coffee cups are a big issue for the environment. In the UK, 7 million disposable cups are thrown away every day. Invest in a coffee machine at home, or even just a peculator or cafetiere. Make your own coffee (most cafes sell whole or ground beans) pop it in a keep cup, and you’ve done your little bit for the planet before you even leave the house.

Invest in a smart thermostat

Smart thermostats are an amazing way to cut your energy bills and make your home more eco-friendly. Systems like Nest have built in eco-modes that automatically turn your heating down when you’re not in. You can also download an app on your phone to turn the heat up again when you’re on your way back, so your home will be cosy when you arrive.

Add a cosy rug

Rugs on wooden floors have been shown to reduce energy bills by as much as 6%. They help rooms to stay warmer longer and also work to prevent drafts.

Choose wool not polyester

Polyester and other synthetic materials release tiny fibers, known as microfibers, every time you wash them. These get into the ocean and pose a huge threat to all kinds of marine life. Cotton fibers don’t break away in the same way and are far more easily degraded if they do enter the environment.

Get more tips and ideas for your home on our blog HERE

This week’s rental highlights include an apartment in one of Islington’s most sought-after developments and a stylish industrial loft in a recently converted shoe factory in the heart of Hackney…

Islington Green, N1

This extremely well presented three bedroom apartment is located in Islington on the Green, one of Islington’s most sought-after portered developments.

The property had three good sized double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious open plan reception/kitchen. There are dark wood floors and high spec fittings throughout.

Islington’s cultural highlights including the King’s Head and Almeida theatres are right on your doorstep, along with award winning restaurants, cafes and boutiques.

£810 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7288 9109 or see more about this apartment HERE

Great Sutton Street, EC1V

This modern two bedroom apartment has huge windows and high ceilings, allowing for fantastic natural light throughout.

The property comprises a separate kitchen and reception/dining room, two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and an additional shower room/toilet.

Great Sutton Street is located in the heart of Clerkenwell, a stone’s throw from some of London’s most stylish design shops, coolest bars and most talked-about eateries.

£635 a week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this property HERE

Rutland Road, E9

Located in an old school building that has recently been converted into one of Victoria Park Village’s most sought after developments, this apartment has loads of charm.

Arranged over two floors, the apartment has two large bedrooms along with an additional mezzanine room, complete with a sliding door making it well suited as either a home study or a guest bedroom. On the ground floor is a large open plan living area and family bathroom. At over 1,200 sq ft, the property is a flexible living space with abundant storage space. There is also allocated off street parking within the complex.

Available 5 March, unfurnished.

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or read more about the apartment HERE

Tudor Road, E9

Located in the recently converted Shoe Factory on Tudor Road, this stylish one bedroom loft retains many industrial warehouse features such as double height ceilings, huge windows and exposed brickwork.

The apartment has been refurbished to a high standard with high spec fittings though out including a fashionable Burlington bathroom.

Tudor Road is located a few minutes walk from London Fields with its trendy co-working spaces, famous coffee spots and lively bars. Broadway Market is only a few minutes further with its award winning boutiques, book shops and fantastic restaurants.

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or read more about this loft HERE

See more rental opportunities on out website HERE or check back next week for another round up 

 

We all know the feeling. You go to bed feeling tired and then lie awake for hours wondering why you can’t sleep. But what you might not realise is that the way your bedroom is designed can have a big impact on the quality of your sleep. Here are some top tips for ensuring your bedroom is a relaxing and calming place to be…

It’s all about the mattress

An obvious but important one: the quality of your mattress will have a big impact on your sleep. Very high quality mattresses used to cost a small fortune, but that’s all changed. Start up companies like Eve have started selling memory foam mattresses for under £300. Casper also sell hybrid mattresses designed specifically to prevent overheating, for under £350.

Soothing scents

Many essential oils are well known for their calming and relaxing qualities. Add fresh lavender to your dresser or bedside table, or try a scented candle with ylang-ylang, chamomile or rose to help you chill out at the end of the day (just make sure to blow it out before you fall asleep!)

Avoid screens

Many sleep experts believe that the blue light from our phone and computer screens has a serious impact on our sleep. Not only making it harder for us to fall asleep, but even leading to worse quality sleep long after we’ve put our phone down or shut off our laptop. Place a few interesting books on your bedside table and read these instead of checking Instagram. Not only will you sleep better, but an attractive book well placed can add style to your room.

Dial down your lighting

Lowering the lighting in your bedroom tells your brain that the day is over and it’s time to sleep. If you’re following the tip above and want to read a book in bed, opt for a lamp with a lower wattage bulb, or a warm filament bulb. Or you could invest in some Wi-Fi bulbs that you can dim and even shut off from an app on your phone, so you don’t have to get out of bed to switch off the lights.

Cosy canopy

If you’ve got the space for it, a canopy over your bed helps to section off where you sleep from the rest of the room. Sleep experts think that by making your bed a dedicated sleeping place (as opposed to a place for checking emails, watching films etc) your brain will associate it with sleep and this alone will make you fall asleep quicker and sleep more deeply.

Calming colours

The way you decorate any room can have a big influence on your mood. In your bedroom, avoid harsh, loud colours and instead go for darker or cooler tones like greens and blues, or neutrals like white or grey. Creating a coherent look with prints and ornaments that compliment the style of the room, can also help to make the room soothing.

 

Find more home decor ideas on our blog HERE

This week’s selected properties include two Grade II listed family homes and two very modern apartments in East London…

Richmond Avenue, N1

This stunning Grade II listed family home is located in the Barnsbury Conservation Area. The house has been refurbished to an extremely high standard, with stylish modern fittings that compliment the period features of the property.

The raised ground floor features a bright and spacious double through reception leading to a very private south-facing garden. There is also a home study towards the back of the property in addition to the four double bedrooms on the upper floors.

There is ample built-in storage throughout the property in addition to vault storage to the front of the lower ground floor.

£2,400,000 (Guide Price)

To arrange a viewing to to find out more, get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or download floor plans and a brochure on our website HERE

Cloudesley Place, N1

This charming Grade II listed property is located in Islington, just moments from Angel station.

The house is currently four bedrooms requiring some modernisation, but is a very flexible living space offering exciting opportunities for renovation. The rooms are well proportioned and the property is close to Angel station and the great amenities of Upper Street.

£1,200,000

To arrange to view get in touch at 020 7226 4200, or download a floor plan and brochure on our website HERE 

Garrett Street, EC1Y

This well presented top floor two bedroom apartment is very bright and spacious with great natural light throughout. The apartment benefits from a private south-facing balcony and allocated off street parking.

The property has very high end fixtures and fittings including lacquered oak flooring, AEG appliances and Hansgrohe bathroom fittings.

Located between the fashionable hubs of Clerkenwell and Old Street, you’ll find cool pop-ups, award winning restaurants, and trendy boutiques on your doorstep.

£900,000

To arrange to view, get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or download a brochure and floor plan HERE

Dace Road, E3

This large three bedroom apartment is located in the heart of Hackney Wick, with spectacular views over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit designed by Anish Kapoor.

The apartment has two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a mezzanine level featuring another en-suite bedroom and built-in storage.

There is also secure parking within the gated community of the development.

Offers in excess of £600,000 |

To arrange to view get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or see more about this property HERE

See more properties for sale on our website HERE and check back next week for another round up of selected properties.

There are some great home decor trends on their way this year, from sleek minimalism to plush and opulent interiors. Read on to discover our forecast of the hottest upcoming interiors trends…

Velvet furnishings

They started to edge their way in during 2018 but never really caught on in a big way. But many interior designers are predicting that 2019 will be the year velvet furnishings really boom.

Function over form

Functional furniture is everywhere at the moment because simple, understated designs are so versatile. Simple side tables like this one will suit almost any room and are ideal for showing off your favourite books, photographs or ornaments.

Brass fixtures

Brass fixtures like these really draw the eye in any bathroom or kitchen. They work well in contemporary and period properties and can be styled in a simple, industrial, way or for a polished and sleek look.

Industrial style

Think big lighting, simple furniture, exposed concrete and beams. Industrial style will still be going strong through 2019.

1970’s chic

The 1970’s are well and truly making a come back. Expect cosy furs, complimentary clashing colours and some very retro prints on cushions and wallpapers.

Eclectic patterning

Sometimes less is more, but sometimes, well, more is more. Big bold prints and shabby chic furniture and tableware will be hot this year – so keep your eyes peeled at those flea markets and vintage fairs!

Burnt yellow

Last year we told you all about “milennial pink”. This year’s hottest colour will be burnt yellow. This warm autumnal shade works so well as a accent in an otherwise minimalist room – create a bright wall or invest in a piece of statement furniture.

Fancy another? Check out our blog for more home decor and lifestyle articles like this one.

This week’s round up of rental opportunities includes a stunning Grade II listed family home in the Canonbury Conservation Area and a bright modern two bed in a new development in Hackney…

Canonbury Park North, N1

This beautiful Grade II listed four bedroom house is located in the sought-after Canonbury Conservation Area. The raised ground floor features a double reception room that leads through to the south facing garden. On the lower ground floor is a spacious open plan kitchen (with Aga and conventional oven/hob). There is also a private study to the rear of the property.

The spacious bedrooms are spread across the first and second floors and there is ample built in storage throughout the property.

£1,595 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more get in touch at 020 7288 9109 or see more of this property HERE

Pear Tree Court, EC1R

This spacious (1,000 sq ft) two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is ideally located close to Farringdon Station. The property is very bright and light throughout, with well proportioned rooms, high ceilings and large windows.

There is a large open plan living area with a modern kitchen with a stylish breakfast island.

The property is available early March, furnished.

£695 per week

To arrange to view get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this property HERE

Chatham Place, E9

This bright modern three bedroom apartment has tall ceilings and large windows for exceptional natural light throughout.

The master bedroom is en-suite and there is an additional family bathroom. The apartment has been finished to a very high standard, with under floor heating throughout and high spec appliances in the kitchen.

Located close to the green spaces of Victoria Park and London Fields, the fashionable boutiques and restaurants of Hackney are on the doorstep.

Available now.

£600 per week

To arrange to view or to find out more about this property, get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or see more about this property HERE

Acer Road, E8

Located walking distance to London Fields and Broadway Market with its award winning boutiques, cafes and restaurants, this two bedroom apartment is part of a new high-specification development.

There is a large open plan living room/kitchen, two well proportioned double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a main bathroom. The property also has a private balcony accessed from the living area and good storage throughout.

Available from 9th February, unfurnished.

£500 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 3889 6177 or read more about this apartment HERE

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