I am not often in the market for neutral palette living, but then it’s not the creamy walls of this remarkable Notting Hill pad, Leamington Villas, that has sweetened my desire for contemporary décor in a crisply classic setting…
Just look at the delicious lollipop accent colours taking centre stage in this kitchen. Amidst decadent coving, a contemporary grouping of coloured glass pendant lights fall beneath a traditional ceiling rose. As a lone piece, a light fitting such as this might have struggled to impact on this impressively airy room, but when teamed with a piece of wall art with the same palette the effect is magical! I love the offbeat lounge area to the edge of the cooking zone, what a great place to leisurely thumb through a recipe book for inspiration, or to lounge whilst you wait for the oven timer to ping!
The huge window allows natural sunlight to stream through the warm wooded space, so wall units have been cast out in favour of recessed open shelving on which to proudly display culinary collections. A sleek run of floor to ceiling units on a facing wall takes care of heavy storage duties, where a generous fridge-freezer awaits to be stocked with nibbles and bubbles for the fun get-togethers that this stunning space deserves!
The sophisticated buttery surroundings in the living room allow eye-catching colours from carefully placed home accessories to play together perfectly. A chunky clear glass table takes advantage of the generous floor space, flanked by a light sofa and quirky accent chairs to pick up the pace. Up in the rafters, a track of modern yet understated lighting sympathetically picks out the detail on further beautiful coving overhead.
A tall radiator quietly nestles between the drapes of two floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over a pretty tree-lined street beyond. The minimalistic lines of the fireplace harmonise with the panelled window surrounds, allowing the period features to sing.
The arty uplighters in this second living space create an interesting wall feature, but it’s the glass balustrade and the stepped stair panel that steal the show here. Amazingly, the cool glass gives the space a feeling of warmth when teamed with the strong wooden silhouette, and the open design of the staircase ties in perfectly with the glazed gallery above, where the cook can look down from the kitchen.
With three floors of delicious décor like this, I have just one question: When can I move in?