A deceptively skinny home in London’s Notting Hill is currently on the market for nearly £600,000 (approximately $804,000). However, while this property may be (in many parts) smaller than a London bus width-wise, it offers a host of modern decorating ideas that prove you don’t need to sacrifice style to create space.
The one-bedroom maisonette-level property is hidden amongst a cobbled mews beyond colorful Portobello Road – but its interiors are equally vibrant.
The front door leads directly into the 2.37m wide minimalist kitchen whose integrated cabinets pay homage to the ever-popular invisible kitchen trend. There is also a wall-mounted breakfast bar that offers a place to dine without stealing extra floor space.
The white-hued cabinets and marble backsplash similarly give the space a modern-Scandinavian aesthetic that flows beyond the kitchen and throughout the rest of the home.
This cooking and dining space leads to a reception room that – despite being notably narrow – exhibits a host of small living room ideas. The area combines its architectural assets, including its high ceilings and large sash windows with statement light fixtures to create the illusion of space – and maintain its colorful style. This is further showcased through its bold artworks and vintage posters that give the reception room a boutique feel.
However, perhaps the most striking feature of the home is the feature spiral staircase that leads from the reception room to the lower level – which consists of a study area, a master bedroom, and a family bathroom with white metro-style tiles that continue to celebrate minimalism in the home.
Similarly, this lower floor offers a host of small bedroom ideas with built-in wardrobes that utilize the available space and ensure all clothes and accessories have a place to stay. Other storage solutions include the hidden shelving system behind the staircase and underneath the desk, where you can store your WFH essentials.
The area also retains the vivid palette through its multi-hued artworks and soft orange furnishings that interrupt the Scandi-cool scheme and add an injection of vibrancy to the unique space.
The home is currently listed on Rightmove (opens in new tab) via Homesite, Notting Hill for £599,000.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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