Curl up in luxury’s lap and let Belgravia Place pamper you. A period exterior hides sumptuously elegant rooms, but there are high-tech features too: a state-of-the-art Sonos sound system is wired into almost every floor. The wallpaper’s lavish, the pigments are rich – note the walnut-stained oak floors – and there’s a welcome absence of clutter. The home is calm and quiet, which is surprising given that you’re two minutes’ walk from Sloane Square’s designer shops, the Royal Court Theatre and a wealth of cafés and restaurants. Walk a little further to Knightsbridge or Buckingham Palace, then return for a decadent night in.
A woman of worth
Your hostess has just returned to the UK after a spell in France. She owns homes both here and in Europe, and likes spending time with her grandchildren and two charming dogs.
The ground-floor sitting room is all restrained glamour in sage green and charcoal, with an eye-catching fireplace and doors leading out into the secluded garden – here there’s a round dining table with a parasol for lunch, or dinner, al fresco. Inside there are a further two dining areas to choose from. One is poised for idle breakfasts, just beyond the kitchen’s countertops. The other is a more formal space in the ground-floor sitting room, where you’ll also find a cosy corner sofa by the fire. You might take your tea upstairs in the drawing room – with two sets of French windows overlooking the garden it’s a sunny spot. The three bedrooms are unusually large for this part of town, and the first-floor double is particularly striking – the bold-print wallpaper is paired with bright chartreuse curtains.
Made in Chelsea
You’re in a prime spot for enjoying the very best the city has to offer, with the museums, Buckingham Palace and the Thames all within easy walking distance. Sloane Square itself is a fantastic place to shop and eat out, and carry on down the King’s Road for Manolo Blahnik, the Curzon Cinema and an abundance of designer boutiques. The tube from Sloane Square to Covent Garden takes less than 20 minutes.