Vintage Vibes

The Enchanting London Townhouse of Cook Book Author Skye McAlpine

Renowned cookery writer and Tavola founder Skye McAlpine brings us inside her divine Victorian home in the heart of Southwest London.

When Skye first acquired the home, it lacked the original character one would hope to find in a Victorian house, instead sporting a stark and contemporary aesthetic. However, Skye, with her keen eye for design, wasted no time infusing the space with a touch of magic, transforming it into a cheerful, vibrant and snug abode while preserving its remarkable structural features.

Skye’s formative years in Venice, Italy, have played a pivotal role in shaping her design philosophy and creative vision. Stepping inside, you’re greeted by a kitchen bathed in a dreamy custard hue – a space that Skye meticulously revamped to serve as a flexible space perfect for hosting gatherings and soirees. The interiors are adorned with exquisite hand-painted wallpapers, charming chintzy fabrics, and an array of vintage furnishings that collectively epitomize the timeless allure of classic English design.

Purchase Skye's new cookbook, A Table Full of Love, here.