I wanted to share with you today this stylish London flat filled with secondhand, vintage, and upcycled finds.

It’s rented by Cat Smith, who blogs at the beautiful lifestyle blog Take Courage.  Lately, she shared how they’ve furnished and decorated the London flat that they moved into last year. Here, they’ve taken it from an average flat into a stunning and homely space.  As renters, I’m amazed at how much personality and uniqueness that they’ve managed to inject into the space through their furniture and accessory choices. All without making any major alterations to the place.

Cat’s London Flat Tour

Cat is a lover of all things vintage and secondhand. She regularly attends markets and visits vintage shops – and this really shines through in her lovely home.  And as well as the enormous luck Cat seems to have in finding such great vintage finds, she’s also pretty darned crafty. Cat has upcycled a lot of their furniture to fit with her taste.

Have a little look for yourself:

The Living Room

vintage styled living room in london flat
secondhand dresser in a stylish london flat

The Kitchen

The kitchen is just as homely as the living room:

homemade home in a stylish london flat
vintage styled kitchen

The Bedroom

And the quirky vintage feel continues into the bedroom:

vintage styled home

Cat and her boyfriend made the fabric covered headboard themselves, and customised their Ikea chest of drawers.

vintage home
vintage dressing table
Kienzle tam tam alarm clock
ikea wardrobe hack

Cat inherited the wardrobe from the previous tenants of the flat.  It wasn’t to her taste so she got busy with paint and wallpaper and transformed it into something beautiful that fits perfectly with their flat.  She upcycled the suitcases on top of the wardrobe too!

stylish london flat

Cat and Chutney the cat!

To see more photos of Cat’s stunning London flat and to see some of her upcycling talents in action then you can visit her Instagram account.  You won’t be disappointed!

All photos c/o Cat Smith

ps: check out my interiors tag for more secondhand home inspiration!

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