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Designers behind Moleta Munro revamp period property for 21st century

Fiona Reid Moleta Munro
Designers behind Moleta Munro revamp period property for 21st century - property design - Moleta Munro

Juliet Moleta and Justin Baddon team modern design classics with their Victorian home in Edinburgh JULIET Moleta and Justin Baddon set up their design and lifestyle store Moleta Munro in 2007 after relocating to Edinburgh from London and now champion the coolest of European brands.

The couple live with their sons Lochie, 7, and Charlie, 4, in a Victorian terrace house at 3 North Fort Street. Arranged over three floors and including five bedrooms, two reception rooms, and a large dining-kitchen, the house suits family life.

Justin originally studied textile design before shifting his focus to interiors, while Juliet also works freelance as a design consultant in the fashion industry. The interior of number 3 reflects this shared passion. In the living room, the original black marble mantelpiece showcases an eclectic array of objects, from sculptural Jonathan Adler birds to a Victorian mantle clock that belonged to Justin’s grandfather. “I had a bit of an issue with that at first but I’ve grown to like it,” Juliet admits. “I’m a modernist person, but it works here.”

The oval coffee table looks like a 1960s classic, but it came from Ikea while the understated grey wool Mags sofa is from design company HAY. There are several pieces from HAY, from the geometric Plus 9 throw on the sofa to the Mega Dot quilt thrown over a bed upstairs or the Strap Mirror that hangs above the Duravit basin in the family bathroom.

Modern design classics, like the Fold Floor Light from Established & Sons, are combined with playful pieces, like Donna Wilson’s Ernest Pouffe, in green, and vintage pieces, such as the mid-century Lloyd Loom chair by the window, along with lots of texture, such as the ochre rug, again from HAY.


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