Published by Becca Jordan Design
Posted on September 30, 2015
Last week, Homes & Property published London’s most luxurious rental, on the market in Mayfair for £216,000 per month. As this is unreachable for most of us, this week we are looking at a few of London’s most expensive rentals and how to recreate the look in your own home. From monochrome, to bathtubs in bedrooms, to all white interiors none of these homes are short of a fabulous interiors and so we offer our expertise to add a bit of glamour to your home.
Cadogan Square, SW1
£12,500 per week
£54,166.67 per month
This five-bedroom penthouse, four rooms with ensuites, (including a bathtub in the bedroom) is arranged over three floors and has the use of communal gardens and tennis courts.
A trend driven by hotels, bathtubs within the bedroom are becoming more and more popular and our interior go-to, for those who see both bathing and sleeping as luxury happenings. That said, it is not easy to make a bathtub look like it is meant to be in the bedroom, and the property in Cadogan Square does it with ease.
More often than not you want guests to feel more than comfortable within your home and offer them a room so good, they feel as if they are staying in a hotel. Bedroom bathtubs make for a fabulous, romantic guest hideaway. Converting an attic into a bedroom complete with bathroom and bathtub within the room will instantly make the couple feel relaxed and at home. After an interesting dinner, one can retire to the tub, soak, unwind and then roll into bed. Alternatively for those parents deserving of a well-needed break, can escape upstairs to a space of their own designed for romantic relaxation.
Fresh white linen and a floor-hugging throw, a zebra stripe metallic cow skin rug from Graham and Green (grahamandgreen.co.uk) and a cute Velvet Tub Chair in Dusk from Oliver Bonas (oliverbonas.com) to catch up on the daily dose of news whilst the other half is taking a soak in a white contemporary Leadon Freestanding bath from C.P Hart (cphart.co.uk), all together makes for the perfect home sanctuary. If your roof is strong enough, throw in a swing or hammock for added excitement and style the bed with complimenting luxurious velvet cushions.
For rooms with lots of wood, a high gloss copper or galvanized metal tub would be the faultless complimenting texture. Expose a brick wall and style with a galvanized jug full of freshly picked wild flowers for that indoor, outdoor country feel.
Copper baths and traditional ceramic baths can work in either the contemporary or more traditional looking home. To make it more contemporary, add in a designer piece of furniture such as the Barcelona Chair, along with a stone floor framing the tub. To make it shabbier chic, add in shutters, little wooden tables and a wooden ladder for storage. The side table should imitate that of a bedroom bedside, holding a lamp or in this case sitting underneath a Southampton Pendant Lantern, waterproof from Best and Lloyd (bestandlloyd.com), with a candle and the latest read.
Situated on a different level, the bathtub becomes a feature within the room. This also allows you to have fairly neutral décor, adding in a concrete bathtub as a statement piece. Style with lots of chunky knits, a big leaning mirror and a geometric rug for colour and pattern.