Show home room by room - Stadium Place, Walthamstow

Posted 11 May 2016 by Helen Christie

WhatHouse? takes a look at this unique show flat in Walthamstow, London and finds out some of the style details room by room...


Bringing the landmark Walthamstow Stadium back to life, L&Q’s Stadium Place is a collection of 99 one to four bedroom apartments, houses and maisonettes available for Shared Ownership.

Launched in March 2016, the development offers buyers a chance to own a piece of London history, with homes set behind the former stadium’s iconic Grade II listed wall of neon lights. 

L&Q commissioned interior designer Catherine Wilman to create a scheme for the show flat aimed at young professionals, in keeping with the newly regenerated vibe around Walthamstow.

A sense of space and light upon entering was important, as was a sense of harmony between the finishes. Catherine says: “It is important to create a lifestyle rather than just a look. Using natural light in a room is a key part of my interior design process. Natural light is a wonderful source of energy as well as illumination, and gives a feeling of peace to any space.” The energised feeling created in the show home is ideal for first-time buyers – young professionals and couples aspiring to create their first real home in the city, with potential to become young families in the future.

The colour palate marries bright, vibrant features with muted tones to create an energised, yet relaxing, living space. In the entrance, the wide-set pale oak floorboards are combined with neutral shades to emphasize the airy feel provided by the natural light.

“The irregular shape of the living space was embraced by floating the furniture away from the walls to create an open-plan design. The designer divided this space into different zones to create a dining area, relaxation area and a functional kitchen. The room is flooded with natural light from large floor-to-ceiling windows. We used voile curtains to provide privacy for the occupier during the day whilst still allowing this light to fill the room.”

Stadium Place
“The kitchen makes a bold statement with its bespoke graphite grey design. This functional space is accessorised with oversized ceramic pots, stainless steel gadgets and a selection of oils which added to the homely feel.”

Stadium Place kitchen (L&Q)
“Natural light played a part in the spacious bedrooms. They were carpeted in neutral tones and we wanted soft lines on the beds. A tall, hand-made headboard combined with crisp white cotton bed linen added a sense of luxury."Stadium Place bedroom (L&Q)
"We introduced vibrant splashes of colour using cushions, throws and accessories. These bring life and energy to the space.” Catherine adds: “For me, the bedroom is one of the key rooms in a home. It is, of course, a place to relax at the end of the day, but I like to add a twist that can stimulate the senses though the use of scented candles. This can also be done with art on the walls, a quirky bedside lamp or an unexpected detail in the cushions.”

Stadium Place bedroom (L&Q)
“The bathrooms are tiled throughout with fixtures and fittings that complement the modern feel of the apartment. The combination of the dark tiles with the white porcelain is striking. The layout provides a good use of space.”

Stadium Place bathroom (L&Q)

Prices for the one-bedroom Shared Ownership apartments at Stadium Place start from £80,000 for a 25% share of £320,000 

Prices for the two-bedroom Shared Ownership apartments (like the show home) start from £102,500 for a 25% share of £410,000

Prices for the three-bedroom Shared Ownership maisonettes are available for £127,500 for a 25% share of £510,000

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