The echoing green
Honeyed with flowers, hung with pastoral scenes and cosy with English tradition, Ifield Road X is full of natural accents. Soft fabrics layer tones of cream, taupe and tulip, while the polka-dot jugs and Windsor chairs are just as quaint. And when you do feel the tug of the great outdoors, you’ve the best of both worlds – the private whitewashed garden is all flourishing flowerpots and pretty patio furniture, and you’re on the border between Chelsea and Fulham, with glitzy King’s Road one side and historic Brompton Cemetery the other.
Your artistic host loves Ifield Road X as much for its soothing qualities as its aesthetic ones. She divides her time between this London refuge and the Sussex countryside, where her extended family lives.
Warm, traditional and cottage-cosy, you’ll wonder if you haven’t swapped the city for somewhere much sleepier. The sitting room’s sweet blend of French and English styles is intriguing and inviting, as are the paintings and porcelain that decorate each of the bright bedrooms. You might find a spot before the marble fireplace with its glimmering fairy lights, or set to flower-gazing from the paved garden table for two. But not before you’ve poured a pitcher of something sparkling in the cute and amply equipped kitchen.
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