A bend in the water
Just when you thought the hipster vibe was all angular haircuts, aged warehouses and achingly trendy boutiques, along comes Orsman Road. Everything about this Hoxton haven says cool, effortlessly – including the canal that sloshes its lazy way below your window. The colours are punchy, the textures playful, the floorboards splashed with sunlight. But the most beautiful scene must be the balcony. Here, as runners gasp and narrowboats glide, you can sit back with something lightly chilled. Or better yet, trot the towpaths and find that Shoreditch and Islington are as happening as ever.
Your hostess is a video producer who lives in the eternally cool city of Rome. She has two children, and Osman Road is the brood’s holiday pied-à-terre.
Strut past the warehouse conversions and artists’ studios and twist the key to this trendy lock. The sitting room ripples with colour – you’ve pink cushions, blue cushions, a rainbow rug. Here you can slip off your Converses and slouch on the couch, or slide the glass doors to discover the balcony. All ivy, woods and dappled daylight, there’s no better place to pour over that book, or ponder your next move. We think cool kids will love the toy trunk, while the kitchen will indulge any in-crowd. Speaking of which, some trendy canal-side cafes wait just downstairs.
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