Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details

Have you considered renting an apartment and living like a local on your next visit to London? It can truly add another layer of interest to your trip and be an education! Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details shares images and a few helpful travel details from our recent stay in a Holland Park vacation rental.

Beautiful brick exterior of Holland Park apartment we rented in London. Hello Lovely Studio.
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Our late October trip to London was part-business, part-pleasure as it was fairly last minute so that I could attend the Amara Interior Blog Awards ceremony as a nominee. Accompanying me? My best friends: my husband, my sister, and her husband.

Beautiful brick exterior of Holland Park apartment building.
 House Tour: A London Apartment.

London is my sister’s happy place, and since she had never rented a flat there before, we thought this was a great opportunity since we were sharing the expense.

We first decided on the neighborhood of Holland Park/Notting Hill because of its central location, romance, and beauty. A friend told us about the firm Ivy Lettings – and based upon that recommendation we booked a 900 square foot 2-bedroom in a quiet, charming, building.

Beautiful exterior of Fitzclarence House building in Holland Park.
 House Tour: A London Apartment.

There was nothing posh or luxurious (by American terms!) about this 19th century vacation home, but location is everything, yes? It is probably valued at around $2 million and would rent to locals for around $3,400 monthly! As a vacation rental, the cost is about $260 nightly, not bad at all when shared by two couples!

The decor in the flat is understated, simple, and calm, and my favorite thing about apartment rentals vs. hotel stays is the ease of having a kitchen. Since I was recovering from a recent surgery, just knowing I would be able to stock the frig with certain easy to digest foods and have toast when I felt like it was a blessing.

Notting Hill is a pleasant, 15-minute walk, and oh my goodness, the rows of pastel townhouses! Do not miss THESE CHARMING DOORS I snapped strolling Notting Hill! There are charming shops, pubs, and architecture to notice everywhere.

Let’s tour this Holland Park apartment!

Holland Park Apartment: Balcony

Beautiful light flooded the living and dining areas of the apartment home. THIS is what you are paying millions of dollars for!

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Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.

Holland Park Apartment: Living Room

With vacation guests in mind, the living room was furnished with a durable white denim slipcovered sectional to accommodate a crowd. It also made sense for visiting families since it provided another place to sleep.

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Exterior of Building

Classic and traditional, the entrance to the flat was welcoming yet grand.

Classic brick exterior of beautiful Fitzclarence House building in Holland Park. Hello Lovely Studio.
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Calm Palette

Neutral colors throughout the home contributed to the tranquil feel. Stone colored walls in the living room and pale carpets created a calm canvas for soft blues and pink accents.

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Master Bedroom

The master has a Scandinavian feel with its gorgeous blue-grey painted walls, check upholstered headboard, and antique furnishings. The view from the window of lovely Georgian townhouses was a bonus.

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Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
SEE THIS POST for sources for furniture and decor in the same style as this flat!
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SEE THIS POST for sources for furniture and decor in the same style as this flat!
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Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.

Desk/Vanity Area

The master is surprisingly large by European standards (the bed is king-sized) with ample room for this desk and vanity area, just perfect for scoring natural light.

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SEE THIS POST for sources for furniture and decor in the same style as this flat!
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.

Holland Park Master Bathroom

While not large, the ensuite bathroom was convenient and came with a walk-in shower. High ceilings certainly help to keep things feeling more airy, though the light in here was a disaster. I was reminded of how important good lighting is for enhancing the everyday. If the light is wrong, you’ll never want to spend time in the space!

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SEE THIS POST for sources for furniture and decor in the same style as this flat!
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.

Gated Entrance to Apartment

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Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.

Wedding Cake Factor

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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
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Charming Architectural Details

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Lovely Views

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Second Bedroom

The apartment’s second bedroom is small yet comfortable, with two twin beds, tasteful decor, and a wardrobe for clothes storage. The paint color in here is the same pretty one as the master, and coral pinks make the room cheery and fresh.

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Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
SEE THIS POST for sources for furniture and decor in the same style as this flat!
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.
SEE THIS POST for sources for furniture and decor in the same style as this flat!
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.

Main Bathroom

This bath, located near the front door and serving as the main one was also all white like the master’s and includes a bathtub.

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Charming Balconies

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Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.

White Fully Equipped Kitchen

This apartment’s corner location provides light coming from two directions into the kitchen, and it was welcoming each morning. It would be considered tiny as an apartment kitchen in America, and maybe not what you would expect from a multi million dollar home. Room for two to dine, and a little washer/dryer tucked beneath the counter, there were a lot of conveniences in here – and again, what a nice alternative to a hotel dinette!

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SEE THIS POST for sources for furniture and decor in the same style as this flat!
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
SEE THIS POST for sources for furniture and decor in the same style as this flat!
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Hallways

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Living Room Details

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Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
SEE THIS POST for sources for furniture and decor in the same style as this flat!
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
SEE THIS POST for sources for furniture and decor in the same style as this flat!
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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SEE THIS POST for sources for furniture and decor in the same style as this flat!
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.

Loved This Chair!

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Dining Room

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Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.

More Glimpses of the Apartment

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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
SEE THIS POST for sources for furniture and decor in the same style as this flat!
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.

Would We Stay Here Again?

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Heck, Yeah!

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Hello Lovely Studio.Holland Park Apartment Rental: Design Details…certainly lovely indeed. A classic and calm London vacation apartment to consider for your next trip.
Victorian London apartment in Holland Park with traditional and classic interior design. Hello Lovely Studio. #londonapartment #victorian #traditional #vacationrental #hollandpark
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-michele

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2 Comments

  1. Joanna
    December 31, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    I haven’t used apartment rentals but it makes sense for an extended stay. I do get tired of always eating in restaurants. Eating in would not only save dollars but surely cut calories. English food is not calorie wise. I’m going to save this post, as we are planning a trip to the British Isles in the near future. My husband is British but hasn’t been back for a visit in many years. My sister has been researching the family tree and while I knew we had English & Scottish blood, I was surprised to find there was also Irish. Perhaps, that was what lead to me being born a red head.
    Are you planning on dancing the night away?

    • michele
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      December 31, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      It’s fun living like a local and shopping at the market, cooking meals, etc. Hope it agrees with you too. Bad weather in my parts so I am not braving the roads tonight to party. The only dancing we are doing is a little victory dance as our Northwestern Wildcats give us a great Cotton Bowl game!

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