As the seasons start to change it’s the perfect time to incorporate some simple updates to your home to keep things feeling fresh. We’ve brought together our top tips for breathing a little Sloanie style – a piece of Notting Hill – into your abode. All this, without the King’s Road price tag!
The terraced buildings that line the streets of Notting Hill are as pretty as a box of candy, painted in all manner of pastel hues. Now we’re not suggesting that you take a pot of paint to the front of your house, but a splash of pastel on one bedroom wall, for example, would bring a bit of Westbourne Grove chic to your surroundings. Either that, or upcycle a set of shelves or a chest of drawers in a chalky tone. For extra preppy points, get your paint from Sloanie fave Farrow & Ball and go for something in soft grey or Cotswold green.
Sloanies sleep like princesses and it’s no coincidence that their bedding is always of great quality, so go for the best you can afford is our rule of thumb. A Sloanie will always splash out on good duvet covers and pillow cases, and their favorite stockists are The White Company or Ralph Lauren for pure white waffle cotton sets, and the likes of Joules for something playful, bold and bright.
The coffee table in your living room is a display platform as much as a practical piece of furniture. Use yours for stacking up your favorite art and fashion books, your copies of Tatler and – depending on size –scented candles or a glass hurricane lamp. Not forgetting a vase of freshly cut flowers, of course: peonies or hydrangea blooms look especially lovely in a living room at this time of year. Alternatively, double up your soft-topped ottoman as a coffee table with the use of a simple tray for all your pretty knick knacks to sit on. This is a great space-saving hack, as the ottoman can also be used for seating when you have a bunch of friends over.
Sloanies are loving bohemian interiors at the moment, and one way to channel this look cheaply and effectively is by tiling an area of your home in a colourful print tile. Whether it’s the splashback area behind your kitchen taps or around the hand wash basin in the bathroom, go for something ornate with bluish hues for a Moroccan or Mediterranean vibe.