My Apartment: Natasha Ndlovu, Model And Bisous Natasha Founder

14/08/2014 16:44 | Updated 20 May 2015

Don't be fooled by Natasha Ndlovu's striking model looks - the multi-lingual blogger is far more than just a pretty face.

The founder of Bisous Natasha - a fashion and lifestyle blog which also features portraiture of other beautiful style mavens, shot by Natasha - invited us over to her West London apartment for a peek inside her enviable wardrobe and have a good old chat about her home, life and style.

Phoebe-Lettice Thompson

How would you describe your interior style? I'm into big spaces that are minimal mainly because I like to use my room as a work space. It's easier for me to live and work somewhere uncluttered because I can isolate an area to work on one thing without feeling like I've got boxes, shoes or clothes in my way. My interior has a wide open central space whereby I can pull in things from different corners of the room to work on in the middle. So when you walk in, your eyes do a panoramic view of what's in that space rather than jumping all over the place.

Phoebe-Lettice Thompson

Phoebe-Lettice Thompson

You've travelled extensively and lived in a number of countries. Have these places all influenced your style? Between living in South Africa, Canada, France and now England, I've managed to force myself to not accumulate too many things because I'm constantly moving. I've seen many houses and been to fancy hotels but I must say the last place that left an impression on me was the Balmain store in Paris. A big space yet the clothing rails and accessories were aligned along the edges of each of the rooms. I'm sure it was built to be an apartment instead of a retail space, then again it might be a French thing.

Phoebe-Lettice Thompson

When working on your blog from home, how do you get into work mode?

I tend to work on my brown leather sofa, placing my laptop on the old glass table I found on the street just off Portobello Road. I make a snack, play some music and start editing photos and writing. Now I have a small furry rug, sometimes I sit on there and prop my laptop on a big coffee table book.

After a day of castings and shoots, how do you like to relax?

If I don't have to work on my blog, I have a glass of wine, do my nails and watch a TV show online or listen to music. Sometimes I'll take Polaroids of interesting things down my street.

Phoebe-Lettice Thompson

What do you love about living in Notting Hill?

The people are laid back and friendly. There are so many quirky, artistic individuals in the area. I also love the market nearby. You can find amazing vintage pieces on the weekend or cheap, freshly made food.

How does your place now differ to the home you grew up in?

My place is less cluttered than my teenage room which was filled with boyband posters and a million pens and stationery on my desk, as well as a loud duvet cover in some bright colour. Now I'm all about minimal, all-white with one cool painting hanging on my wall.

Phoebe-Lettice Thompson

Phoebe-Lettice Thompson

Where do you see yourself living in five years' time?

I see myself living and working between London and New York. I'll have a big loft in New York and in London I might make my space cosier than it is now. I love west London and hopefully I can still afford it with all these price increases happening every year!

See Phoebe-Lettice Thompson's full shoot of Natasha's amazing apartment below...


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