This Notting Hill Townhouse Features a 3-in-1 Living Space

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Interior designer Beata Heuman’s latest project, a Notting Hill townhouse, went from boring and beige to colorful and whimsical. The clients, a couple who found out they were expecting their first child during the project, initially aimed for a gut reno of the 100-year-old townhouse but with the birth fast approaching, the designer shifted to a cosmetic retouch with a new timeline of just six months.

The homeowners had been living in a rented flat in the neighborhood when they found the beautiful turn-of-the-century property. The interiors, however, left a lot to be desired: They were “heavy with lots of wood and dark brown veneers,” Beata recalls. But by redoing the bathrooms, adding new flooring, lighting, paint, and furnishings, it now has an inviting and iconically British touch.

The couple had a few family heirloom pieces, including two wingback chairs Beata had reupholstered, plus an array of art that perfectly complemented the cheerful palette. “They had colorful tastes, which was a great starting point,” remarks Beata’s colleague Caroline Barker.

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