London Calling

Last week, I traveled to England alongside fellow interior designer Bina Bildman. We were in search of some inspiration (and a little fun), and the United Kingdom delivered in spades!

First Stop: Soho Farmhouse

After an hour’s drive from Heathrow airport, we arrived at the beautiful grounds of the Soho Farmhouse. Tucked away down a gravel road in south-central England, this stunning hotel in Oxfordshire is the ultimate off-the-grid retreat. Delightfully-dilapidated cabins line the rolling countryside with a river running through them.

The cabins are designer distressed, paint-chipped clapperboard and corrugated iron with floor-to-ceiling windows. We enjoyed our comfy king bed and the tin bathtub in the white-tiled shower room. But the Main Barn was the main attraction!

This Soho location offered plenty of farm-fun activities like horseback riding, but it was equal parts “farm” and “charm.” We rode bikes, lounged by the lakeside pool, and devoured our fair share of killer cuisine. Japanese grill Pen Yen and the wood-oven pizzas at Hay Barn were favorites for this foodie!

After dinner, Comfy Farm was the perfect place to unbutton your pants and enjoy a cocktail. Inviting sofas and an open fireplace made it the place to be. Check out some of our favorite photos from the farm:

Next Stop: Soho Home

After a couple of nights of rest and relaxation in the country, Bina and I made our way to London to check out the world-famous Soho Home Studio in Notting Hill. We enjoyed our time in the showroom, inspired by the furniture and extensive swatch library on display.

Notting Hill: Vibrant and Colorful

Notting Hill is one of London’s most popular areas for a reason. The West London neighborhood is alive with color and abounding with creative, inspiring energy that’s fostered in part by the iconic painted houses. We had an incredible time exploring!