7 of the best interior designed short stays / Architecture , Design
7 of the best interior designed short stays

These picture-perfect homes have been creatively imagined by some of London’s most renowned designers.

These picture-perfect homes have been creatively imagined by some of London’s most renowned designers.

It takes a certain eye for detail to transform a house into a home. With their expert understanding of colour, texture and layout, leading interior designers have left their mark on this selection of short stay homes. Layered with reclaimed materials and refined finishes, these homes span the soothingly minimalist to the eclectic. All come with interior finesse that won’t fail to impress.

Blenheim Crescent

Celebrated for her ability to boldly transform residential projects, interior visionary Saskia Blyth led the reinvention of this former artist’s studio. The result is a home that pays homage to reclamation. Recycled timber beams and antique Parquet de Versailles flooring bring an organic feel to the reception room, matched by textural lime plaster walls and earthy-toned furniture – each piece a bespoke creation by upholsterers R. Knightley & Son. The homeowner’s collection of vibrant artwork pops against the backdrop, while things take a more dramatic turn in the Boffi kitchen with its dark grained wood panelling. Artisanal touches reign throughout: note the smooth coffee table resembling a time-worn pebble, and the tadelakt-wrapped en suite bathrooms that maintain a sense of natural tactility.

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Blenheim Crescent is available for short stays from £1,250 per night.


Radnor Walk

Eclecticism is the aesthetic philosophy guiding each of Lonika Chande’s interior design projects, and Chelsea’s Radnor Walk is no exception. Balancing paintbox colours with smart parquet floors and a sleek marble fireplace, the reception room feels thoroughly uplifting and sophisticated. The eye is drawn to the five-arm Banbury chandelier that centres the space and the curved banquette seating linking the kitchen to the living space. With its mustard curtains and brightly woven upholstery, there’s a sense of opulence to the principal suite. This continues in the guest bedroom, courtesy of burgundy curtains that conceal the sleeping area.


Radnor Walk is available for short stays from £650 per night.


Oakley Street

Interior designer Verity Woolf has curated a thoroughly meditative setting at this triplex apartment, complimented by the creative interventions of Maro Kallimani and Hogarth Architects. Embracing both Scandinavian and Japanese minimalism, the home’s social heart prioritises serenity with a deep Edra sofa, working fireplace and subtle recessed lighting. A Friedrick Kunath painting offers a playful focal point against whitewashed walls. Entertain around the custom dining table — a seamless extension from the smooth island — or head upstairs to the home bar, linked to the kitchen by a dumbwaiter. A cantilevered staircase weightlessly connects the floors, cast in the warm glow of its illuminated balustrade.

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Oakley Street is available for short stays from £950 per night.

Westbourne Gardens

Outside, a handsome stucco façade belies the punchy urban styling used by Erin Barr to transform this heritage triplex apartment. Floor-to-ceiling Crittall glazing boldly introduces the open-plan living area where moody accents add impact: think dark window shutters, graphite-like shelving and monochrome banquette seating. In the kitchen, stainless steel worktops gleam in the natural light that pours in through a variety of glazing. The bedrooms are similarly statement-making: all inky feature walls, greyscale linens, and en suite bathrooms complete with calming walk-in showers and matte-black hardware.


Westbourne Gardens is available for short stays from £650 per night.


Golborne Road

At this North Kensington duplex, contemporary architecture is enhanced by local design studio Golborne 44’s refreshing styling. The team is renowned for its playful approach – at Golborne Road, an inverted footprint, vaulted ceilings and arched windows provided a stimulating canvas for interior creativity. The contrasting curves and straight edges of the apartment’s windows and surfaces are echoed in the furniture – noticeably the original 1970s Mario Bellini sofa and the softly rounded Charlotte Perriand wall lights. The mid-century Maurice Burke dining set proves that design classics don’t have to feel dated.

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Golborne Road is available for short stays from £550 per night.


Westbourne Park Villas

There's a particular charm to every Retrouvius project. Despite their city postcodes, homes such as Westbourne Park Villas are made to feel rustic with salvaged materials galore. Headed by Maria Speake and Adam Hill, the team of interior tastemakers has brought eclectic flair to this Victorian townhouse. Wooden ceiling beams afford a farmhouse feel to the kitchen, which also boasts Jonathan Yeo wallpaper and reclaimed cabinets from the V&A Museum. Upstairs, the principal bedroom takes inspiration from a Parisian apartment, while the family bathroom honours London’s infamous Underground with metro tiling and a Tube map motif.


Westbourne Park Villas is available for short stays from £1,250 per night.


Caithness Road

Symmetry and serenity are the orders of the day at this double-fronted Brook Green villa. Imagined by Denis Balent of Urban Future Org, the home’s palette of organic materials evokes Scandinavian minimalism. Pale wood walls and large panels of glass offer a soothing backdrop for contemporary artwork – spot the pieces by Gavin Turk and Michael Wolf. Meanwhile, a Sonos sound system and Flos Parentesis lighting scheme set an atmospheric tone for hosting. The dining room is quietly full of history, with its original Eero Saarinen chairs and a wooden table reclaimed from the ports of Cape Town. The same considered interior style is mirrored in the garden, one of the largest in west London.

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Caithness Road is available for short stays from £1,250 per night.

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