This softly hued home takes root between London’s museums and Hyde Park's stretch of greenery. In the sitting room, Queen Anne sofas complement the other classic furnishings and delicate artworks – from still-life paintings to abstract seascapes – enliven neutral walls. Choose between the kitchen’s wooden breakfast bar and the roof terrace’s shaded table for your morning coffee, then venture out to explore the boutique shops and renowned cafés of South Kensington.
Your hosts divide their time between their homes in London and Dartmoor. When in the city, they like to make the most of its diverse cultural offerings – from grand concerts at the Albert Hall to the latest shows at the National Theatre.
From potted orchids to painted flowers, this home’s decor is nature-inspired. In the kitchen, hand-turned crockery tops the stone countertops, and the contemporary dining table seats six. Both bedrooms are soothing in pastel tones: the lilac master has a neat desk and double doors onto the terrace, and the stylish double has its own collection of artworks. But be sure to dedicate some time to the bathroom – with its decadent walk-in shower, deep bathtub, twin sinks and polished slate-grey tiles, it might this home’s greatest flourish.