Published by Becca Jordan Design
Posted on October 02, 2015
This time last week, London’s most luxurious rental was revealed in Homes & Property. The house situated in the middle of Mayfair, one of London’s most exclusive boroughs, went on the market for £216,000 per month. Throughout this week, we have been looking at a few of London’s most expensive rentals and have been giving tips and advice on how to create the look in your own home.
Most show homes and homes developed then added straight to the market for sale, are usually finished with exquisite all-white interiors. This way, the new owner can put their stamp onto it and add in pops of colour relevant to the seasons and their personal tastes. Not only fabulous for new homes, but also for those who like to change the look of their home more often than they go on holiday, a blank canvas is a great base. Maybe the inspiration comes from all those holidays, but with a white starting point, anything gathered from those travels or ideas spotted through trends can be added with ease and for very little cost.
Hamilton Terrace, NW8
£8,000 per week
£34,666.67 per month
This seven-bedroom home with an all-white interior has a large private garden, pond, patio and garage all situated in one of London’s most sought after streets.
The all white dining room comes as a shock for anyone that has little ones running around. This is why it is so important to have two eating spaces. The dining room used for the formal dinner parties and the breakfast table within the kitchen living space for the everyday dinnertime eating. You are now thinking, I live in London, my ‘dining room’ is my office or my ‘dining room’ is my living room and kitchen all together. Don’t panic, in a perfect situation we would have two spaces, however you can create an all white kitchen/dining space using materials that are easily wipe-able and can be kept as gleaming as when they first arrived.
A solid wood, white painted dining table from Maisons Du Monde (maisonsdumonde.com) can be contemporized using clear Louis Ghost Chairs from Kartell (kartell.com), toned down slightly creating a Scandinavian look using the white with a maple base Eames DAW Armchairs from The Conran Shop (conranshop.co.uk) or given a rustic chic look using the white wooden Windsor Chair from Ercol (ercol.com). Soften the wooden chairs with a washable, neutral chair cushion from The White Company (thewhitecompany.com) for a totally childproof dining area. Put your stamp on the space by adding in a colourful oversized pendant light like the Blush Cave Shade from Naomi Paul (naomipaul.co.uk).
For those who do have the space, and the number of rooms, the dining room is a perfect place to dress and set up the table for an almost wedding like dinner party. All white table settings done well are classy, contemporary and chic. Be careful to mix in neutral, muted colours as to make sure that the settings don’t look too clinical. White chargers, with a white dinner plate and white napkin all from The White Company (thewhitecompany.com), pair perfectly with hessian wrapped twine and a muted bobble orange water glass from Zara Home (zarahome.com). Sat upon either a round wooden table or a long white lacquered one, complimented with a hessian runner down the length of the table these settings add an element of rustic chic.
Be careful not to have too much white within the room, it is very important to accessorise using colour, albeit muted. This can be done either with large artworks, impressive floral displays or by introducing another contrasting neutral colour into the space. Dark wood pairs well with white fabrics, especially linen and velvet and would also compliment the white tableware and table linen. A splash of burnt orange or plum would brighten up the room and bring it perfectly into the Autumn season.