Brixton | Wide Angle Kitchen Image | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Wide Angle Kitchen Image | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Living Room & Fireplace | Angel O'Donnell

Brixton | Living Room & Fireplace | Angel O'Donnell

Trading spaces

How Ed O’Donnell transformed a dark, poky house into a glamorous, inviting home

When an interior designer is tasked with creating a look and feel for their own home, the pressure’s on, especially when space is limited and money is tight.

Smart space-saving ideas combined with unusual materials and a rich colour palette have transformed a cramped end-of-terrace into a bright and spacious designer pad.

From a statement steel staircase to a floor made from recycled leather handbags, every square foot of this house – all 758 of them – has been optimised to the max.