The living room
In the main room, Natcheva installed a full-height, arched sash window, framed and shuttered in mahogany, along with stunning chandeliers, and replaced the floor with sustainable ebony shipped from Patagonia.
Slide away one panel and a little kitchen emerges, with a glinting, gold-veined Nero Portoro marble worktop and splashback, a bendy Foster tap from Italy, and slick but cheap-to-make MDF cupboards with Japanned handles.
One of Natcheva's tricks was to slip a sleeping mezzanine above the studio, reached by a short flight of mahongany steps.
Leather-floored, the bedroom holds just the bed and a few of her favourite books. "It is like Noah's Ark, or a tree house. If I was marooned, this is where I should want to be."
A ladder for the library
A library ladder runs along a track above the sliding doors that section off the flat, so that Natcheva can store and easily reach her books.
While the studio that Adriana Natcheva bought was unpromising but in a great location, she set about transforming it into a fabulous flat that can be cosy, romantic - or a party pad.
Adriana Natcheva's bathroom is diminutive, and tiled in tiny black-and-white squares. With its immaculately black-grouted walls, ships' lamps, and old-fashioned stand washbasin, this room is rather sexy-Edwardian.