Celebrity hair stylist and social media influencer Lou Teasdale reveals her minimalistic, glam kitchen that’s radically transformed her home, and she’s already looking forward to her next wrenovation project!
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Lou, 37, former hairstylist and makeup artist to One Direction, completely revamped her Victorian home in Hackney, London, which is now unrecognisable. Thanks to clever planning and her creative eye, Lou’s sleek open-plan kitchen from Wren Kitchens has added value to her home.
As she’s admittedly got the property bug, she’s put it on the market and it has recently sold to one very lucky person. Admittedly Lou is going to miss it, and potential buyers were blown away with the space as it creates a focal point in the house with designer vibes thanks to its gold and white colour theme.
All about offering luxury yet affordable kitchens, Wren Kitchens is the face behind several glamourous celebrity kitchens, such as Rylan Neal-Clarke, Lucy Watson, Lydia Bright and Megan McKenna.
With her daughter Lux, and cute pooch Spud, Lou gushes about her statement island and floor-to-ceiling units with hidden storage and integrated appliances.
“From the beginning, I really wanted an impressive kitchen,” Lou explains.
“I think it needed a real focal point and something special. I’m so pleased – it looks expensive and like a custom-made kitchen.
“Luckily we had it installed before lockdown and it’s been a godsend, as it’s ended up been the best room in the house!”
Lou’s contemporary Infinity Plus Milano Contour kitchen in off-white Mink, is framed with gleaming gold profiles and icy white quartz worktops.
She beams: “It was a little bit of an extravagance choosing quartz worktops, but it was something I really wanted.
“It makes the room feel really bright and it’s made a huge difference to the kitchen.”
But sometimes, it’s the little things that make a difference, she adds: “My favourite thing about the kitchen is the hot water tap which we use all day… it’s such a game changer!
“It’s so much quicker than waiting for water to boil, and I like clean surfaces so it’s nice not to clutter my worktop with a kettle.”
Lou obviously has a keen eye for interior design; she’s accessorised her space with mid-century pieces such as an eye-catching globe chandelier, a retro star-burst clock and eclectic pieces arranged on exposed metal shelving.
The open-plan space leads to a Scandi inspired living area and dining space which overlooks the industrial style crittall doors directly leading out to the inviting garden. She’s created the indoor-outdoor kitchen, living area to perfection.
Lou worked closely with Wren’s expert designer to create her bespoke look. She laughs: “The designer took on the role of my husband. I needed someone to collaborate with and he was making the space work for me until I was happy.
“I think I was about three hours designing the kitchen, because I really wanted it get it right, and he (the designer) spent that time with me to make sure it was perfect.”
Wren Kitchens Design Director, Darren Watts, explains: “Lou had a vision from the outset on how she wanted her kitchen to look. We closely collaborated with her to offer knowledge and expertise on the design and we think it looks absolutely amazing!
“The contemporary handleless units and glistening gold profile offers a real designer aesthetic and it’s the perfect canvas to add her own personality which she’s applied perfectly.”
After spending four years renovating the entire house, she’s reluctantly put it on the market. Lou explains: “This house has just been sold, so I’ve been hosting viewings and the kitchen is the most popular thing about the house.
“It’s just got a nice vibe to it, and a new kitchen can really add a lot of value to your property.
“I’ve already got my eye on my next property. I’m looking forward to doing it all over again and I’m sure I will be visiting Wren Kitchens again!”