livingExclusive Inspiration: Portobello Road

o. 15 – March, 2012

To Portobello Road!

Stretching two miles through West London’s Notting Hill, Portobello Market in is one of the most famous street markets in the world. Stunning antiques, one-of-a-kind home wares, fresh food and vintage fashion line the quintessentially British streets every week, creating a unique and vibrant atmosphere popular among Londoners and tourists alike.

Today, livingExclusive takes inspiration from this eclectic London hub with a master-class on accessorising your home Portobello style.

Scroll the gallery for inspiration brimming with elegance, charm and just a dash of British love.

written by Camilla Wagstaff

    Portobello 1 british decor leather chair book table © Heart Home Magazine

    Take inspiration from London’s most famous street market, with these tips and tricks on accessorising your home Portobello style.

    Portobello 2 british decor colours blue red brown

    Portobello décor blends the eclectic, the antique and the classic. A clean white backdrop provides the perfect canvas for elegant dark wood, rich blues, reds and bold patterns.

    Portobello 3 british decor suitcase flag © Heart Home Magazine

    Get creative with your furniture – an antique streamer trunk makes a fantastic feature coffee table in this living room.

    Portobello 4 british decor motifs royal loungeroom © Maria Gabriel Brito Designs

    Show some London love! Union Jack or Royal Crown motifs create a subtle patriotic atmosphere.

    Portobello 5 british decor posters home office © Jute Interior Design

    These turquoise ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ posters add colour and fun to this home office space.

    Portobello 6 british decor lampshade floral fabric

    Flea market fabrics can be altered to create wonderful one off pieces for your home; try stretched canvas artworks, lampshades or lounge cushions.

    Portobello 7 british decor feature wall plates

    For a creative feature wall, group a bunch of antique plates together. Using similar colours or patterns can help to tie in different elements of a room.

    Portobello 8 british decor red rocking chair

    Exposed brick walls are reminiscent of Portobello’s antiquarian architecture.

    Portobello 9 british decor fabric diy curtains

    Get creative with your window shades – these simple DIY curtains are inspired by old London street signs.

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