LS: What is your favourite room in the house?
RU: Definitely our bedroom. We combined two rooms from the original layout, so it’s quite a generous space. The natural light that now pours in from windows on each side of the room, along with the view of greenery and tall oak trees in the distance, takes the viewer away from London’s frantic and busy nature, creating a soothing and calm environment.
The colour palette in our bedroom is rich; a mixture of browns, reds, beiges, and a lot of natural wood adds to the room’s calming feel. And of course a big tree!
The furniture is a mix of vintage and new pieces carefully chosen and curated for the space. I have a big red boucle chair in the corner of the room right by the window, and it’s my escape when I need to focus or want a moment away from the beautiful, chaotic craziness of the house.
LS: What are your most cherished pieces in the house?
RU: The pieces I cannot replace throughout the house are undoubtedly my most precious items—for example, a vintage pig bench I found at a furniture pop-up. The piece is rich with imperfections and irreplaceable after being passed down from generation to generation.
I also cherish the interior design and styling books I have been collecting over the past few years. I love how they portray the evolution and growth of my interests.
The pieces I cannot replace throughout the house are undoubtedly my most precious items—for example, a vintage pig bench … rich with imperfections and irreplaceable after being passed down from generation to generation.
LS: Where do you shop for interior pieces or furniture for your home?
RU: A huge mixture! Our home is a rich collection of furniture and items from many places. I collect pieces from various shops, pop-ups and marketplaces (both on and offline) to create a truly unique aesthetic.
In our current house, we partnered with several artists to make bespoke furniture designs that needed to be a specific size or material. For example, I designed the wooden coffee table, cream sheepskin armchairs and half-moon mirror in the living room in collaboration with ‘The Iris Edit’.
Riley’s home is a testament to her passion for interior styling and eye for beautiful, artful interiors. Each room is carefully curated, designed and uniquely stylish. The house went from being four flats to a profoundly personal home that genuinely reflects Riley’s taste and the needs of her family.