This carefully composed home pairs original features with contemporary paint effects. The sitting room is a space of co-ordinated greys, with a veined marble fireplace, Perspex coffee table and a smart typography map of London. Past the ornate desk, the bright kitchen stretches out to the garden. If you're after buzz and bustle, head out the front door onto the New King's Road. There are local delis to sample and Hurlingham Park gives way to the River Thames and The White Horse pub is close by.
Your host is a sports photographer with an eye for the right details. She's filled her home with contemporary art pieces and relishes its hideaway feel.
In the kitchen, the exposed brick wall complements a distressed-metal dining table that's industrially inspired. Through the sliding glass doors is the terrace, where a round table is on-hand for sunny breakfasts. Upstairs, one bedroom has a chintz-printed radio and a lavish bed with a solid wood headboard, while the master bedroom is all lilac hues with a candy-striped bedframe. You'll find the ensuite set with a striking free-standing tub in stainless steel, placed against the bold navy wall.