My Favourite Place… with DailyCandy’s Malika Dalamal

I don’t know about you, but I love peeping at other people’s interiors, so I’ve created My Favourite Place to share a peek into the living spaces of some of my favourite stylish creative types. This week, DailyCandy‘s London editor, Malika Dalamal talks us through her Favourite Place in her home: her airy lounge. And I have to say, I am loving that Anglepoise lamp already…

Malika says: “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 in my house.

“The living room is the first room you come into when you enter the flat, and because it’s east-facing, it gets a lot of sun in the afternoon, especially with the little balcony. I love my living room because it’s the most spacious room in the flat, with high ceilings, big windows and lots and lots of light – and it’s really cosy. It’s quite a private living space, since I live alone, but it’s also great for entertaining in.

“I use the lounge to relax in, hang out, watch TV, drink coffee, read and nap on the sofa, but it’s also great for entertaining in. On weekends and evenings, I’m always in here. I work from home and sometimes I’ll bring my laptop in and work from the sofa. The sofa is my favourite piece in the room, it’s huge and feels a little oversized compared to the rest of the furniture; it’s the kind of sofa you just sink into and never want to get up from. I got it from Andrew Martin, so this was definitely my big house splurge!

“I wanted my living room to be bright and cheery but not too overwhelming – so the colour scheme is quite neutral, but with colourful accents like the cushions, the rug and the painting. I’d call it a classic style with a contemporary twist.”

Style Steal! Copy Malika Dalamal’s London look:

Silver desk lamp, Heals, £82
Rug, Celia Birtwell for Habitat, £319
Box of fabric roses, John Lewis, £10
Perryman cushion, Habitat, £28
Stripey cushion, Ella Doran, £45
Bevelled mirrors, Next, £75

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2 Responses to "My Favourite Place… with DailyCandy’s Malika Dalamal"

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    I adore the repetition of squares throughout the room, and that lamp is utterly drool inducing. I love looking at 'real life' beautiful homes, thanks for masterminding this feature.

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