Too often, bed-and-breakfast implies dingy paint and graying curtains. Enter Penny Brown, Colette Huck, and Lynne Reid, the owners of the 17-room B&B Belgravia. The trio went high style, gutting a Victorian town house in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Now, orange pansies brighten the entrance, an Ingo Maurer chandelier hangs in the foyer, and a Conran-style sofa sits in the front room, where guests take cappuccino by the fire.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.