Would you love to live here :: shimmering metallics and dusted pinks in a London mews house….


With a flurry of fabulous new projects,

I'm finding myself dreaming of extremely different styles of architecture,

as I'm working on apartments and houses which range in age from 100 years old

to new builds,

but there's always time to explore something a little different,

in the endlessly delightful hunt for inspiration,

and this mews house in London is exactly that.


Tucked into the architecturally varied Notting Hill,

in a road made famous as the scene of the stolen kiss 

in Love Actually,

this mews house has been recently refurbished by Fossey Arora,

in a mix of soft velvets, quirky wallpapers

and spaces which can change from cosy to open plan in a moment,

thanks to glazed double doors.

And what is so refreshing about it?

It's not a white box - but a confection of delicate colour.



Banquettes are always a good idea,

as they carry with them a certain element of playfulness,

perhaps because we associate them with restaurants,

but perhaps just because they immediately look inviting.

Here, the banquette helps to make use of a reduced floor space,

allowing at least 8 people to gather for dinner.




A long piece of bamboo has been used as the handrail

on the stairs,

adding a quirky element as a foil to the seemingly-random placement

of sconce lights on the opposite wall.



The matt charcoal black exterior gives a bit of a clue

as to what may be hidden inside,

but with the varied mix of raspberry velvet sofas, soft grey walls

and shimmering coppers and golds,

one can only imagine the delight of first time visitors,

and the "oh's" and "ah's" which must surely follow,

because this is a style of layered design,

where the eye can delight in finding lots of visual details. 


Would you love to live here?


if you can't resist, and want to see a little more,
the details are here