By Megan Slack
Socialite couple Sophie Ashby and Charlie Casely-Hayford have listed their White City home for sale for £795,000. The one-bedroom property is nestled amid the old Television Centre - home to some of the city's coolest apartments.
Every square of this 570 square foot modern home was meticulously crafted by Sophie, an esteemed interior designer who works on private and commercial projects worldwide - from a fashion boutique in Marylebone to a tile-kissed hotel in South Africa.
Armed with her celebrated expertise, Sophie, and her husband, menswear designer Charlie Casely-Hayford, blessed their Grade II listed apartment - combining its mid-century charisma with the vibrant allure of the contemporary design world.
The building's defining media heritage is left exposed through an array of original features, including original ceiling rafters and authentic Crittall windows that drench the room in natural light - even when the gray rain clouds appear above London. The apartment, situated on Wood Lane, W12, is listed with Knight Frank.
First impressions are far from a problem in this apartment as you are greeted with a bright open plan living and dining area upon entering. The living room is a trove of magical books, artworks, and pieces from Sophie's debut furniture collection, perhaps.
The kitchen is infused with hints of retro design - paying homage to the swinging '60s through its velvet furnishings, lightly patterned worktops, and chic hanging light, which crowns this fashionable space.
Meanwhile, the bedroom, which is adjoined to the main living room, is characterized by its Farrow & Ball's Babouche licked-walls: the most daring sunny statement design in the entire home.
While the home is an interior design utopia, there are also remnants of Charlie's work as a fashion designer, with its walk-in closet that leads from the bedroom to the unsurprisingly voguish bathroom.
See: Explore one of Sophie Ashby's projects - An art-filled London penthouse
Beyond the bold walls of this sanctuary are the city's most exclusive cocktail bars and restaurants, while the Japanese garden in the neighboring Hammersmith Park offers an indulgent Sunday morning escape if you can ever pull yourself away from the abundance of interior splendor in your bedroom. This was designed by Sophie Ashby, after all.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly loves writing about contemporary styles and trends for Livingetc.
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