Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Walk in Notting Hill

I've always had a thing for blue doors. First thing I did when we moved into our house was to paint our door a very bright, strong blue. This love of blue doors must have been in my subconscious when I arrived at the name of this blog, My Notting Hill. Not only did I love the movie but I loved the neighborhood, and of course, the famous blue door. (image via Sonja Campbell)

Arriving jet lagged to London years ago and heading off to our hotel in Kensington, I turned to my husband and said, "London looks just I imagined it would." Here's to more imagining where a stroll through Notting Hill could take me. Along this wrought iron railing to...

a lovely sitting room streaming with sunshine Chepstow Rd Notting Hill

into an airy and elegant dining room Norland Square Notting Hill

to a bright, cheerful kitchen with an amazing fireplace Ledbury Road Notting Hill
or a fun family room w/a killer view onto a courtyard garden (Ladbroke Gardens Notting Hill - at an asking price of 8,950,000 pounds that would leave most people beyond broke)

or maybe to this charming bedroom with so much potential and the knock-out bathroom with the fireplace and the floor-to-ceiling french doors

Courtnell Street Notting Hill

or a sweet bedroom, and then
Blenheim Crescent Notting Hill I would reach my destination...getting right into this very cool Citroen...


and pulling up to the front of "my" home. Until then, I'll have to vicariously enjoy My Notting Hill life through the terrific illustrations the immensely talented Patricia van Essche of PVE Design created for me. And right now, I'm good with that. (consider contacting Patricia for your commissioned artwork)






For those of you in the DC area, consider taking a stroll over to Maison Living/Jean Pierre Antiques for champagne and great shopping this Saturday. It's not Notting Hill but it is in Georgetown and that's more than a close second in my book!

17 comments:

GrannySmithGreen said...

Great post. Loved the tour! I had a "fantasy house" for my 100th post. I think you'd get a kick out of it.

PVE's drawings for you are great. She's so kind--and talented!

Wonderful blog! Thanks for your beautiful and insightful posts!

pve design said...

Oh, "blimey" my oh my - a girl after my own Notting Hill Heart and all things with a "London calling!"
We stayed in Kensington on the last days of our honeymoon and I loved it. Now I can live each day vicariously through you, each post is like a promenade
Thanks for sharing my illustrations -work too.
How sweet of you.
pve

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh my, London is never far from my thoughts. Just the best city in the world. And don't you love the way the ladies dress in Patricia's illustrations?! Perfection!

Kathleen said...

The blue on those kitchen cabinets is terrific. I want to paint my front door aqua...

London Calling said...

Thank you for the tour. I needed that, today.
P.S. A black citroen DS is my dream car...after a mini cooper of course.

Rosie said...

Hi there. I'm also a fan of Notting Hill the movie, the doors, and of course the place. London is one of my fave cities too. Love your pictures!

Charlie said...

London should be calling, you are the best spokeswoman for Notinghill I have ever heard:-) I cannot wait to get on over there! The pictures are wonderful and the illustrations divine! PVE's work is so beautiful and refreshing. Beautiful stuff. Thanks for a great post!

Kwana said...

Just wonderful. I love the illustrations and your "Notting Hill" life.

J.Covington*Design said...

Just love the window sill boxes...and I enjoyed the stroll very much. Thank you.

Deborah Peterson Milne said...

Thanks for the tour. Really enjoyed it. I loved your final destination of the home with (of course) the blue door. The illustrations done by PVE are terrific. Hugely talented individual. I love your blog!

Cote de Texas said...

i love Patricia's drawings - you are so lucky to get them!!!!!

Things That Inspire said...

I would love to live in a place in London that had access to a private garden (like in the movie Notting Hill). There is a little hotel in London called the Cadogan that one of my readers told me about - it is in Knightsbridge, and staying in the hotel gives guests access to the Cadogan Square garden.

Love the illustrations!

red ticking said...

i have just found your blog and i LOVE it... thank you for your inspirational and lovely photos... and sweet valentines your daughter made... how cute is that??
i will be in touch...
warmly, pam

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julielorusso@gmail.com said...

I have wondered for the longest time about your blog title. I was also intrigued by the blue door. There is a good chance we're going to be moving to london for a couple years so I rented Notting Hill. Then I made the door connection and started noticing the details in PVE's illustrations. This post has finally connected all the dots for me. So glad it popped up on you "you might also like links".

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