If you blanch at anything bright, or find black too, well, gloomy then this home has the hues for you. Neutral is beautiful at Eccleston Square III, from the sofa in quiet grey to the pale wood floor and walls of but the softest shades. A handful of minutes from Victoria, here you can sit back and be soothed. But there's more to do than dream. Instead, bask in the bright sunlight, sip the cool, crisp sparkle of champagne or gaze into the glorious froth of green that is Eccleston Square itself. With Victoria and Chelsea so nearby, no one can stay neutral about a home like this.
Your host is a Country Landowner with a home in Shropshire, bursting with antiques. When they bought this apartment, he and his wife outfitted it with a host of brand new furniture. Their tastes differ, and it's resulted in a most happy harmony of old and new.
Eccleston Square is a lovely sight, and the good news is you'll get an even better view of it from this home. The sitting room's sash windows gaze right over the greenery, from which you can flump straight into the squashy grey sofa or vintage armchair. Sunlight washes over the pale walls and warms the honeyed wooden floorboards underfoot. Sip a saucerful of coffee, flick on the widescreen TV or, when dinner's ready, make your way over to the chic, spotlit table. The kitchen is modern, monochrome and elegantly equipped.
You've a cool, cream bathroom as well as a bright, simple twin bedroom with the crispest linen and a witty lightbulb-style lamp. The master has a king bed, silvery dressing table and a modern ensuite full of White Company goodies and fluffy towels.
All kinds of attraction lie within walking distance of this handy home. You've Sloane Square and the Royal Court Theatre, the restaurants and shops of the Kings Road and not to mention those famous department stores at Knightsbridge. Go for a stroll through Green Park, drink in a riverside tavern or pop over to the West End. The tube from Victoria to Oxford Circus takes a miniscule four minutes.