Those in the know turn to Kensington for its high culture, its haute couture, and its homes like this one. And with high ceilings and sleek furnishings, Cromwell Road II is as sophisticated as its setting. Colour smiles from the bright cushions and smartly bordered rug, while generous sash windows make the sitting room brighter still. And if the blue-and-white crockery tells of trips to Morocco and Japan, there's an unusual nautical flavour to the dining table's industrial lamp. Just be sure to try the worldly restaurants of Gloucester Road and Chelsea's fine art galleries, too.
Your host chose Cromwell Road II for its hushed yet happening location. A mover and shaker of wide renown, his work takes him around the globe.
From the artful coffee table books to the grid of Chinese artworks, the sitting room sparkles with purpose. Flow through the open-plan space from the soft-grey corner sofa to the modular, monochrome kitchen. You might set the sculptural glass-topped table for dinner, or head to the bathroom to linger beneath the rain shower, framed by stone and slate. And given the quiet bedrooms' position at the back of the home softly carpeted and wide-windowed you're sure to sleep deep.