Inside Slovenian Designer Lara Bohinc’s Celestial-Themed Town House – British Vogue
“It’s a house that keeps shifting and changing,” says Lara Bohinc of the ever-evolving interior of her five-storey early Victorian town house, which sits on a broad and sloping tree-lined street in a residential enclave of north London. Despite its inconspicuous exterior, if you look closely, there are discreet clues to the decorative experimentation operating behind the stock-brick and stucco façade. Pass the olive trees that flank the entrance, ascend the pristine white steps and you’ll notice a small brass plaque on the astral-blue front door inscribed with the words Lunar House.
Lara Bohinc stands on the upper ground floor of her north London home, alongside her South Pole wall hanging – part of her From the Sun to the Moon collection created with Kasthall – and the Kipferl desk in Rosa Portugal marble from 2021.
The name alludes both to the Slovenian designer’s deep fascination with all things interplanetary and to the fact that under her care the house has become a dynamic backdrop for her celestial-inspired furniture creations. “We’ve only lived here for a year and a half, but I’ve already redecorated multiple times,” says Bohinc, 50, who shares the space with her husband, Ben, their 13-year-old daughter, Coco, and a quartet of cats. A salon in the truest sense of the word, these rooms are primed in photogenic readiness to showcase Bohinc’s biannual collections, shifting with the same rhythmic certainty as the phases of the moon.