Colin Radcliffe's Notting Hill townhouse

I may have mentioned before that I have a few magazine subscriptions. Although they are all available as digital versions, the only one I've been comfortable moving across to reading on the iPad is Vanity Fair.  I prefer viewing the pictures in the larger format offered by the magazine and ripping out pages which particularly inspire me. Even though I'm an avid pinner on Pinterest, I'm going to stick with the magazines for now. 

I had the opportunity on the weekend to sit in a cafe for a few hours to read my November edition of US Elle Decor. One article which particularly inspired me was Colin Radcliffe's Notting Hill townhouse. I was drawn to the limited colour palette used in the rooms and the use of two of my favourite materials, velvet and marble. It is an increadibly sophisticated home, but one which I find intriguing and beautiful. 

My favourite room is the drawing room, the first image below. The sofa is from the 1950s and designed by Ico Parisi. I adore the organic shapes and the colour is my favourite, cornflower blue. I'm particularly drawn to the coffee table which is designed by Angelo Mangiarotti. They have two if these tables in their home - white in the sitting room and black in the family room.  

Source Elle Decor; Photography by Simon Upton; Produced by Tamzin Greenhill