Boutique guesthouse, The Lost Poet, will arrive in London’s Portobello Road this June.
This elegant four-bedroom property, which dates back to the 1850s, features interiors by Cubic Studios – a local property design studio.
The design draws inspiration from the colour and playful curiosity of Portobello Road, with modern art, bold wallpapers, bespoke furniture, antique trinkets and reclaimed wood panelling from old school science labs.
With a background in architecture and a deep love for Notting Hill, Cubic’s Creative Director has driven the transformation, focusing on the building’s original structure and features, carefully considering the unique characteristics of each room during the design process.
Each room features a dedicated colour palette, creating a sense of calm and tranquility, while adding character. The lower level is home to the ‘yellow’ room – with muted earthy tones, a quirky under-the-stairs bathroom and plenty of natural light flooding in from the strategically placed lightwells.
“Each room features a dedicated colour palette, creating a sense of calm and tranquility, while adding character”
The ‘green’ room on the ground floor opens up onto Portobello immersing guests in the hustle and bustle of the market. The window seat, bordered by traditional wood shutters, offers a peaceful place for guests to wind down.
The third floor ‘pink’ room blends bright shades of pink with soft rouge hues and the dancing bare bodies adorning the wallpaper in the bathroom lends a sense of playfulness to the design.
The piece de resistance, the top-floor ‘blue’ room, comprises a spacious bedroom with stand-alone bathtub, a separate living space accessed via a quaint staircase and an expansive south facing terrace with unparalleled views over West London’s rooftops.
The house will be adults only when booked on an individual room basis, otherwise guests can opt to hire the four rooms exclusively. With some of London’s best food offerings on its doorstep, guests can tailor their time with the help of The Lost Poet’s insider guide curated by a network who live in and love the area.