Model David Gandy loves indulging in interior design. So his recent Victorian property purchase in Fulham is giving him the chance to unleash his creative side.
The Essex-born 33-year-old, who has worked with brands from Banana Republic to Dolce & Gabbana, has invested in a three-storey pad in need of much restoration.
But when he is in handyman mode, high street quick fixes are out of the question. He is paying regular visits to vintage stores and antiques markets to find an eclectic mix of items that will kit out his rooms and reflect his style.
Having lived in a flat near his new place in recent years, he is already at home in the area and counts Tinto Coffee and Sukho Fine Thai as Fulham favourites for snacks and dinner.