Lifestyle Food PHOTOS: Go Inside Dominic West's Quaint & Colorful London Home The Affair actor and his wife pack on the charm with cheery reds, bold patterns and sentimental mementos By Grace Gavilanes Published on October 15, 2015 02:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 10 MISSION: RENOVATION James Merrell/Lonny When it came time to make over their 1840s home in Shepherd's Bush, London, actor Dominic West and his landscape designer wife, Catherine FitzGerald, opted out of hiring an interior designer. Instead, the college sweethearts took on the task themselves, converting the multi-apartment dwelling into a single-family residence decorated in bold hues and patterns. 02 of 10 THE FOYER James Merrell/Lonny "The house was falling down, and the garden was overgrown," FitzGerald tells Lonny magazine of what she saw the first time she laid eyes on the place. "But it was magical in its feeling and bones – full of light and personality." The colorful entrance is a nod to her childhood home, Glin Castle. 03 of 10 THE LIVING ROOM James Merrell/Lonny The couple chose an inviting theme that includes red armchairs, mismatched frames and sentimental items, such as artwork from family and friends as well as mementos from their voyages. "I suppose I most like taking pieces I've found on my travels and then putting them together," says FitzGerald. 04 of 10 THE LIVING ROOM James Merrell/Lonny Another angle from the couple's living room, which serves as the family's primary gathering space. 05 of 10 THE KITCHEN James Merrell/Lonny The Affair star and his wife's vibrant decorating style is made apparent in their kitchen, which has a cheery red and teal color scheme. 06 of 10 THE KITCHEN James Merrell/Lonny The busy couple, who are parents to four children, make sure meals are a snap thanks to a very organized pantry. 07 of 10 THE DINING AREA James Merrell/Lonny The London home's atrium doubles as a dining area for the family. Tibetan prayer flags from West's paragliding trip in the Himalayas hang between the kitchen and the atrium. 08 of 10 THE MASTER BEDROOM James Merrell/Lonny While the couple scatters beloved gems from their travels throughout their three-story home, their master bedroom takes the cake with a large tapestry from Istanbul's Grand Bazaar hanging over the bed. 09 of 10 THE MASTER BEDROOM James Merrell/Lonny Built-in bookshelves = a bookworm's paradise. 10 of 10 THE GARDEN James Merrell/Lonny "The original garden was all overgrown, which I loved, but I couldn't leave it," says FitzGerald, who surrounded the pear trees with a vegetable plot of kale and rhubarb, flower beds and an outdoor dining table. "The kids are outside most of the time. Other kids come around, and we all know each other," she adds. "It's very neighborly. We even shout over the wall."