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  1. © Britta Jaschinski
    © Britta Jaschinski

    The staircase features an impressive geometric pattern. 'I was bored one Christmas' he explains, 'so I bought some gold vinyl, cut out some triangles and stuck them up.'

  2. © Britta Jaschinski
    © Britta Jaschinski

    Martin raids office and schools supplies stores including Hille and Welconstruct to find super cheap furniture with a genuine industrial look, like these chairs.

  3. © Britta Jaschinski
    © Britta Jaschinski

    The shelves are full of fascinating bits of art and design, from glass sculptures given to Martin in exchange for website design, to clusters of coloured perspex samples from past design jobs. 

  4. © Britta Jaschinski
    © Britta Jaschinski

    Martin bought the bulk of his tiles in white, from Johnson Tilesbut made use of free single colour samples to add a feature panel of colour.

  5. © Britta Jaschinski
    © Britta Jaschinski

    The shelves were made by a friend out of builder's board wood - which does the job and is far cheaper than wood.

  6. © Britta Jaschinski
    © Britta Jaschinski

    Orange is the colour that stands out in Martin's office, too, where iconic Penguin Classics line with favourite feature: a shelving system by German designer Dieter Rams.

  7. © Britta Jaschinski
    © Britta Jaschinski

    'All these samples were free, but they're perfect for adding colour,' says Martin, 'My style is typically quite hard and clean, so I have to consciously think: "How can I soften it up?"'

  8. © Britta Jaschinski
    © Britta Jaschinski

    Martin buys his textiles from Dalston Mill on Ridley Road, E8. 'It really rewards those that are willing to rummage,' he says.

  9. © Britta Jaschinski
    © Britta Jaschinski

    Potential ideas for the outside space behind the house include a painted mural, Bruce Springsteen lyrics installed in neon or even an outdoor shower.

Take a tour of this amazing house in Haggerston

Martin Yong's stylish gaff is oh-so flash, and has been pulled together on a limited budget: brace yourself for serious interiors envy

Written by
Katie Rosseinsky
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