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My Favourite Place… with DailyCandy’s Malika Dalamal
Every fortnight, HerLittlePlace takes a trip into someone else’s place for a virtual guided tour of their favourite room. Kick-starting this fun new feature, is DailyCandy’s London style editor, Malika Dalamal. Her Favourite Place? Her airy lounge…and I have to say, I’m loving that lamp already.
I don’t know about you, but my DailyCandy inbox missives literally make my day. So I’m thrilled to share a little insight into the home of Malika Dalamal, London editor of the site.
“I live on the border of Notting Hill and Bayswater, on the first floor of a converted townhouse – and my living room is definitely My Favourite Place. I work from home, so I’m here all the time. The living room is the first room you walk into when you come into the flat, and it leads onto a small balcony which is east-facing – perfect for getting the last of autumn sun in the afternoon. I love the living room mainly because it’s the most spacious part of the flat, with high ceilings, big windows and lots of light – but it still somehow remains really cosy. It’s sort of a private place, since I live alone, but it’s also great for entertaining in. I have an office that I usually work from, but sometimes I’ll take my laptop and work from the sofa. In the evenings and weekends, I’m always in this part of the flat. I use the room to relax, hang out, watch TV, drink coffee, read and nap on the sofa. Out of everything in this room, I love the sofa most of all. I got it from Andrew Martin, so this was my big house splurge! The sofa’s huge and slightly oversized compared to the rest of the furniture (it makes the chair next to it look tiny). It’s one of those sofas you “sink” into, and you never want to stand up once you have. When I have lots of people over, everyone fits on it.
I wanted my living room to be bright and cheery but not too overwhelming – so the colour scheme is quite neutral, lots of beige, but colourful accents like the cushions and the purple rug, and the painting. I’d call it classic with a contemporary twist.”