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Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

I’m so pleased to be sharing these pictures with you of the flat we recently finished renovating in Notting Hill. We bought the flat just before Christmas and started work on it in January. In the end we updated everything and it took a little longer than we hoped because our lovely builders were splitting their time between London and Dorset.

But we got there in the end and are thrilled with how it has turned out.

We bought the flat so that we could keep a base in London to use when we need to for work, but also something that we can rent out for holiday lets as this is something we have always wanted to do.

Finding the right property is always a challenge and we looked at many flats before finally choosing this one. We even had another one under offer, which sadly fell through after Brexit, but I always think these things happen for a reason as we love this one even more. Once the price was agreed (last August) it took many months to reach completion and wasn’t without its stresses (is it ever?!) I’ll actually be writing a post soon all about how to find the perfect renovation project, as it’s something I often get asked about.

This flat is on the lower ground of a beautiful building on Talbot Road. It’s such a perfect location as you are only five minutes walk to Westbourne Grove and Portabello Road. We chose a lower ground, as we knew we wanted a garden and this flat has the most lovely private terrace – it’s so secluded and really does feel like a lovely haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I have already installed a few plants in pots, but can’t wait to fill it with more and lots of fairy lights for romantic evening drinks and dinner.

Inside the flat we wanted to create a light, fresh and calm feel – we took influence mainly from Scandinavian apartments and commissioned the lovely and talented Kristin Gaudio Endsley to paint a Diptych as the central piece to the room (and to hide the TV!). The living room is a really good size and we really wanted to maximise this sense of space, so built a banquette in the corner for dining/working at. It’s a great way to save space and pretty cost effective too.

We painted the walls throughout the flat in the same colour; Farrow & Ball’s Strong White. When working with smaller spaces, using the same colour for all rooms creates a lovely sense of flow and I also think it makes the space feel bigger. The master bedroom design was inspired by a Slim Aaron’s photo that takes pride of place; a sense of calm with some pops of mid-century colour.

I really hope you like it and if you are looking for somewhere to stay in London then please do check it out on Airbnb, we would love to host you!

Laura x

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

Laura Butler-Madden's Notting Hill Flat

 

 

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17 Comments

  1. Leoma July 24, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Just stunning! Do you mind me asking where the beutiful large round mirror from? x

  2. Marlenne Campbell July 26, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    What a beautiful place! Very minimal but so elegant!

  3. Victoria July 27, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Hi Laura
    Me again!
    Would you mind me asking where the fire surround is from please? Thanks Victoria

    • Laura Butler-Madden July 30, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      Hi! We found it on ebay, I can’t remember the name of the seller – sorry!
      Laura x

  4. Maria July 29, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Stunning! Do you mind me asking where you got the garden mirrors?
    Maria x

    • Laura Butler-Madden July 30, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      Hi Maria, of course not – some were from Wayfair and I can’t remember the name of the other company,but try googling garden mirrors and some should come up!
      Laura x

  5. Kate July 29, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Do you mind me asking how you had the painting cover the tv? Would love to have something like that in the bedroom and have it hidden away

    • Laura Butler-Madden July 30, 2017 / 1:05 pm

      Hi Kate,
      Of course I don’t mind you asking – we got a lovely artist called Kristin Gaudio Endsley to paint the dyptich for us and then we arranged to a framer to make the cupboard. It’s amazing as I really hate it when TVs are central to the room – a little bugbear of mine! x

  6. Liane July 30, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    Such stunning work, Laura. This post is filled with endless inspiration and has definitely given me a boost of enthusiasm to finish off the last bits of our home refresh.

    I wonder if you would be able to share where you got the bedroom carpet from. I’m on the search for new carpet and am slowly reaching the end of my tether. The style in your images seems ideal! Many thanks, Liane.

    • Laura Butler-Madden July 31, 2017 / 5:55 pm

      Hi Liane,
      Thank you so much for your lovely message – I’m so pleased you like the flat and that it’s inspired you!
      The carpet is fab – it’s from Bryan at The Carpet Bureau on Battersea Park Road. If you explain that it was the one in our flat in Notting Hill, then he’ll know the colour/design etc.
      Good luck!
      Laura x

      • Liane August 5, 2017 / 8:37 pm

        Will do! Thank you so much for sharing, Laura. X

  7. Monita August 1, 2017 / 9:13 am

    Absolutely beautiful Laura! Would you mind letting me know where the bench with the shoe rack is from please? x

    • Laura Butler-Madden August 4, 2017 / 11:33 am

      Hi Monita, so pleased you like it! The bench/shoe rack is from Garden Trading.
      Have a lovely weekend!
      Laura x

  8. Lindsey August 13, 2017 / 11:11 am

    Looks so pretty! Would you mind telling me where the brown sofa is from?

    Thanks in advance

    • Laura Butler-Madden August 15, 2017 / 6:44 am

      Thank you! The sofa is from Heal’s – it’s great as can lie flat as an extra bed too.
      Laura x

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