The talented team of interior architects at Callender Howorth offer an exceptional selection of interior design services within prestigious areas of London, such as Notting Hill. Our work is driven by a passion for design, delivering a complete interiors service for our clients, whether your house is being built, extended, renovated or restored. Our Notting Hill interior designers do not compromise on quality and finish; all aspects of a scheme are considered, from the organisation of space to lighting and flooring. We work in close consultation with clients throughout the process. Our growing portfolio showcases our work at some of London’s most exclusive addresses
Architecture and famous listed buildings in Notting Hill
Today, Notting Hill is a bustling urban area, but in the mid 18th century it was a country hamlet and has always walked a line between exclusive and working class. There are some beautiful Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian homes for Notting Hill interior designers to get their hands on, alongside some lovely squares and gardens. Thomas Allom designed St Peter’s Church in 1855, and is one of the last 19th-century churches to be built in the classical style, making it a Grade II listed building. Neighbouring St John’s Church was originally built in the Gothic style as the centrepiece of the Ladbroke Estate, a housing development designed to attract upper-class residents to the largely rural neighbourhood. Property developer Charles Henry Blake contributed to both edifices and the surrounding housing in Stanley Crescent and Stanley Gardens.
Is Notting Hill close to museums and exhibitions?
The Museum of Brands is a dream come true for anyone who loves advertising, shopping or collecting things. Situated just around the corner from Portobello Road Market, it’s a treasure trove of retro design and nostalgia. It takes you through decades of goodies from chocolate wrappers to automobiles and house more than 12,000 original items to evoke long-lost memories. The Temple Gallery is more than a museum; it’s a rare art dealership in specialising in sacred religious iconography. The gallery has acquired items from international museums and boasts artwork from places different countries and civilisations such as Byzantium and ancient Russia, and the items are priced accordingly. The Gate Theatre is another of Notting Hill’s gems and it’s known for it’s known for being a teaching theatre, and fearlessly creative, not only with its performances but also with its small space. Having opened in 1979, the Gate has always stayed relevant, tackling issues of global concern in an intimate 75-seat venue.
What have we designed there?
Our Notting Hill interior designers recently completed a project in nearby Holland Park where we linked a house on Princedale Road to the mews house behind it via an enormous basement conversion. Our team of interior architects completely renovated the basement into a spacious, bright vaulted space that lies between the two properties under a garden. The new space includes a stunning kitchen, dining and wine area as well as a TV room, media room, library and a guest suite. Meanwhile, the main house has been designed to retain its classic features and proportions.
Restaurants, nightlife and things to do in Notting Hill
The eclectic neighbourhood of Notting Hill has a wide variety of nightlife and entertainment options. Always known as a multicultural hub, it’s home to the Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest street festival in Britain. The carnival has been running annually since 1966 and is led by members of the British West Indian community who come together to celebrate with Caribbean steel bands, Calypso music, flamboyant costumes, delicious food and family-friendly entertainment. For those who prefer a more traditional English experience, the Elgin is a renovated Victorian gastropub, which features some beautiful Notting Hill interior design in the form of etched mirrors and stained glass. Its large interior, relaxed atmosphere and live music events continue to draw a local crowd. The Cow is a similarly popular gastropub that serves British cuisine including oysters in an upstairs dining room and has even been visited by famous faces such as Tom Cruise and David Beckham. Finally, the Ladbroke Arms is tucked away in a residential neighbourhood, recognisable by its hanging baskets and flower-covered exterior, while Notting Hill interior designers have recently renovated the interior.
Why would you want to live in Notting Hill? What famous people live there?
The neighbourhood is great for singles and families alike. There are a number of schools in the area with good reputations and it’s close to open spaces for kids to play such as Holland Park. The Notting Hill Preparatory School touts itself as a ‘thinking school’ and it encourages critical thinking, creativity and student collaboration. The Kensington Academy of English has built a solid reputation in teaching English to foreign students. The British Council, meeting the high standards of quality set out, accredits it and its staff promote the welfare of children and young people. Celebrities who have lived in or currently live in the area and have enlisted the help of Notting Hill interior designers include Julie Christie, Richard Curtis, Robbie Williams, Elle Macpherson and Stella McCartney.
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