INTERIOR : 2 Lovely Gays, London

Home to design duo and life partners Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead, this white and light-filled house in south London carefully balances period detail and design classics to uplifting and stylish effect. Ditching the pebble dashing to bring back its former charm, the result is modern, functional but most of all, fun. See Mail on Sunday YOU magazine for the story in full.

Essentially, we like the classic look. Whether it’s modern classic or more traditional, it’s always pared back and elegant making the most of the period features, such as the original cornicing in the sitting room and the chevron parquet floor in the guest bedroom.
My background is in fashion, whereas Russell is very much influenced by the theatre scene so that feeds into our style. Above all, with our designs, we want to avoid creating a mood that is stuffy and precious. We want people to relax.