The antique French mirror and Burmese candlesticks hint at the international influences teaming this stylish two bedroom, one bathroom home. Lap up the calming colour palate, feast on the original artwork, or explore the verdant, communal garden, with play area, outside. Beyond, cornucopian Notting Hill bustles on, with delis, antiques vendors, vintage clothing shops and designer boutiques. Sample Portobello Road, saunter to the achingly affluent areas of Kensington and Belgravia, or simply sit and watch the world go by.
This London home serves as a pied-a-terre for an artist and her travel-loving family. Having lived all over the world, this cosmopolitan creative has poured her myriad influences into her beautifully finished home. All the artwork here is original, done by either herself or one of her talented contemporaries.
Calm and collected
An elegant emporium of the host’s worldly roots, this home from home is an oasis of calm. Spanning the first floor of one of Notting Hill’s iconic townhouses, it boasts high ceilings, enormous sash windows and a crisp colour palate, meaning light pours into its every nook. After a turn about the vibrant surrounding streets, begin a revelation of relaxation in the sitting room. Stone coloured walls and minimal artwork lend it a pared-down pulchritude – an artist’s eye has clearly been at work here. The peeling, Renaissance mirror which hangs over the grey marble fireplace is the room’s piece de resistance.
In the master bedroom, relax in the leather armchair and paw through bags of market-bought treasures under the light of the large sash window. Here, the crisp double bed and be-rugged, cream carpet jostle for the title of most appealing snug spot, and the stone grey and white décor provide an ethereal, milky glow in the mornings. Tranquility also reigns in the upscale and similarly minimal bathroom and kitchen, where luxurious, shining surfaces demand to be touched.
With Westbourne Grove’s designer boutiques 100 yards away, and Golbourne Road’s ethnically diverse choice of restaurants just up the road, it’s easy to see why your artistic host is inspired by Notting Hill. Stay local and explore this vast Richard Curtis set piece, or hop on the nearby Central Line and reach Soho in fifteen minutes.
Additional amenities include: concierge, concierge service, 24 hour on call maintenance, communal garden, communications/internet, hob (gas), entertainment.TripAdvisor property ID 2764431...Read more
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