This London townhouse is a masterclass in decorating with elegant pastels

Sometimes a new chapter in the life of a period property happens organically, as the needs of its inhabitants change over time; on other occasions, a renewed decorative confidence prompts a definitive step change. 

In the case of Amalie and Charles White, the latter is true. The couple, who have two young boys, decided to shake things up three years ago and move from their Hertfordshire home.