Steal This Look: A Terracotta Dining Room in East London

Interior designer Lucy Currell of Studio Iro was looking for a healthy dose of color for her East London house. Modeled after the bold swatches of Mexican architect Luis Barragan and the considered decor of Jim Ede’s Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, her vibrant living room places terracotta tones at center stage. Here is a profile of the key elements that make up the space.

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Above: Natural wood tones and gray paint complementing the rich terracotta color.

studio iro ground floor 19

Above: The ground floor looking from a small living space to the bright kitchen.


dulux trade true terracotta 2900 paint 20

Above: The walls are Dulux Trade True Terracotta 2900 Paint.

atelier ellis paper & string paint 21

Above: The door frames are painted with Atelier Ellis Paper & String Paint.
milagros m001 mexican white tile 22 Above: Throughout the house, Currell utilized the Mexican tiles from Milagros. The Milagros M001 Mexican White Tile is $0.66 each.


astro plaster wall sconce parma 160 led 23 Above: The ribbed sconce in the dining room is no longer available but also from Astro Plaster, are ready-to-install wall planters that can be painted to match the walls behind.
devol creamware pendant light 24 Above: The pendant is the deVOL Creamware Pendant Light for $390.

Furniture & Accessories

vintage manila chairs by val padilla for jasper conran 25 Above: The chairs are Vintage Manila Chairs once made by Val Padilla for Jasper Conran; £3,400 for a set of 6 six chairs is available at Decorative Collective.
billy cotton small terracotta column planter 26 Above: An oversized terracotta planter with a similar style to the pieces seen in the dining room is the Billy Cotton Small Terracotta Column Planter for $1,350 at MARCH.

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