City meets country
In Maida Vale there’s a lull in London’s bustle – pretty period terraces back onto green spaces, and the banks of the Thames are lined with trees. And this all adds to the character of Warrington Crescent V, where white walls and wood floors have a fresh, bright feel. Pastel-toned armchairs and nature-inspired artworks complete the impression, while a seat at the dining table or on the sitting room’s tweed sofa affords a view of the bucolic surroundings.
The quiet life
Your hosts, a lawyer and a retired music industry executive, enjoy London’s vibrant culture but are also keen on more restful recreations. They love the tranquillity of Maida Vale, and have designed their London home to echo the area’s sense of calm.
It’s not all country-inspired pleasantries inside Warrington Crescent V – you’ll find elements of the city’s sleekness too. The airy kitchen’s glossy fittings are ultra-modern, and both the sparkling bathrooms are just as contemporary. Even the double bedroom, with its simple Picasso print and serene garden view, has a neat desk equipped with an Apple Mac computer (which you’re welcome to use). And the independent shops and smart restaurants of Maida Vale mean that it’s also packed with urban pleasures, while Notting Hill is just a short walk away when you’re ready for the crowds.