Sitting among a
row of colourful period townhouses, Blenheim Crescent’s historic exterior
offers few hints as to what awaits inside. Once an artist’s studio, the apartment
has been given an expectation defying transformation by interior designer
ceilings and low-slung beams. Yellow-toned lime plaster and inky black walls:
Blenheim Crescent is a lesson in contrasts. The second-floor reception room wraps
around like a horseshoe, carving the palatial footprint into a series of
seamlessly interlinked spaces.
A pair of
double height windows that reach up into the eaves bathe the floor in natural light.
In the kitchen, a monolithic Boffi island feels more like a work of sculpture than
a piece of furniture. Its smooth marble surface is matched with dark grained
wood that adds a moodier accent to the more rustic finishes found elsewhere.
transitions to light in the dining area, where subtly mottled walls reflect the
sunshine. Flowing through into the living room, an open fire provides a
striking centrepiece, crowned by a chimney that stretches all the way to the
ceiling. The lofty, cathedral-like proportions are tempered by a cosier snug
with exposed beams that ground the space.
furniture have been thoughtfully curated throughout, from the Parquet de
Versailles wooden flooring sourced in Belgium to the sumptuous upholstery by
R.Kightley & Son. Attention has been paid to the very last detail – down to
the matt black Dornbracht taps in the bathrooms.
come with en suites, ensuring ultimate privacy and relaxation. In the guest
room, blush plaster walls, a hessian carpet and access to a balcony set a
soothing tone, while integrated storage ensures the space remains clutter free.
pared-back palette is adopted in the principal suite. The stone-toned, skylit
bathroom with its walk-in shower and trough sink has a spa-like quality. The
sleeping quarters are similarly tranquil – note the four-poster bed draped with
soft cream linens – while the vaulted ceiling adds to the impressive sense of
volume and scale. From here, step out of the double doors onto the balcony to
gaze over the rooftops of Notting Hill.