When interior designer Joanna Plant and her husband Nick first saw their 1920s house in west London it was, by all accounts, something of an ugly duckling, yet they saw potential in it. “It’s evolved a lot,” she explains, “but it’s been very, very slow, and there was never a plan. I think for that reason, it doesn’t feel decorated, which I find I like at home. I don’t really want to live in an overly coordinated, thought-through home.” Asked to summarise the values that she aims for in her professional work, Joanna promptly names comfort, timelessness and “a touch of glamour”, and all three can be seen in the house.