Front and centre Minutes from Oxford Street and the West End’s theatre district, Marylebone is in the middle of it all. Among galleries, restaurants and verdant Royal Parks, Balcombe Street falls in line with a row of charming terraces. Behind the Georgian brickwork and iron railings, this home’s interior is freshly contemporary – all white-washed floorboards and bold, printed wallpaper. The living area is open-plan with a retro blue sofa and dining table for six, and the well-equipped kitchen pairs exposed bricks with gleaming subway tiles. At the core Your hosts are from Hong Kong and have a background in property. They’ve put their expertise to excellent use in their London home – smartening its rooms with bold prints and elegant designer furniture. Crux of the matter This home’s neat spaces are thoughtfully designed – modern artworks embolden the sitting room’s white walls, and the dining area is arranged with mid-century modern furniture. But the bedrooms are this home’s boldest feature. From Baroque-style to bright florals, the wallpaper has been daringly curated. In the decadent master suite there’s magenta accents and an Eastern-inspired fireplace, and the ensuite has a wide walk-in shower, while in the second bedroom the super-king bed is framed with copper pendant lamps. And if the streets views from here are inspiring, stately Regent’s Park – just a short walk away – is even more so.
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