Espresso or not, exploring London can often leave one fatigued. And minutes from Oxford Circus and moments from Regent’s Park, Bolsover Street is less an apartment than a pick-me-up. Every corner of this home is pertinently perky – a modern gadget here, a vibrant dining chair there, an optical illusion artwork that moves as you do. And if the full-height windows and kaleidoscopic carpets don’t brighten your day, we think the royal purple curtains and tan leather armchairs might. That’s if you haven’t already stepped springily for the West End.
Your buoyant hosts like to spend time in Devon, free to indulge their passion for seas and sails. Each winter they seek the Caribbean sun – but, no matter the season, their two teenage children always look forward to returning to their London home.
Up on the fifth floor, when you enter Bolsover Street you’ll land in the sitting room. Here you’ve a grand, wall-mounted TV, not to mention a lively rug, full-height windows and a domed footstool strategically placed next to the twin armchairs.
Through a sliding partition the dining room’s just as bright – the chairs are a particularly playful shade of yellow. And if the modern bathrooms are both sure to bubble, the arty, purple-accented master bedroom is bound to give anyone the cheeriest dreams.