Thursday 29 September 2011

French Dressing - for the Bedroom!

Divine rustic linens of billowing drapes; the gentle patina of wood, stone and plaster; sparkling chandeliers and fine ruffled bedlinen create the sublimely romantic French bedroom. 
Above image: Antiques by Une Ame en Plus discovered via Belgian Pearls the wonderful blog of Greet from Lefevre Interiors
Above images:1.Chandelier by Vox Populi 2.& 5.home linens from SHOP: Matteo discovered via Brooke Giannetti and her wonderful blog Velvet and Linen 3. Antique painting SHOP: Brownrigg @ Home 4.French antiques SHOP: Authentic Provence  
Above image:Daybed from SHOP: Aidan Gray
Above images: 1.INTERIOR DESIGN Corniche 2.& 4.home linens from SHOP: Matteo discovered via Brooke Giannetti and her wonderful blog Velvet and Linen 3.Antique mirror SHOP: Brownrigg @ Home
Above bedlinen from SHOP: Matteo discovered via Brooke Giannetti and her wonderful blog Velvet and Linen
Above image from antique SHOP: Atelier de Campagne 
Above images: 1.Antique chair SHOP: French Garden House 2.FABRIC: Cabbages & Roses Toile de Poulet Cotlin grey 3.Furniture & linens SHOP: Cote Bastide 4.Bottle SHOP: Olsson & Jensen 5.Linen FABRIC: Westbury Textiles 
Bedlinens SHOP: Bella Notte Linens
Above images: 1.PHOTOGRAPHERS: Gentl & Hyers 2.Embroidered linen FABRIC: Westbury Textiles 3.HOTEL: Borgo Santo Pietro 4.Detail from ANTIQUE ARMOIRE: French Finds 5.Linen FABRIC: Westbury Textiles 
Above image: Antiques by Une Ame en Plus discovered via Belgian Pearls the wonderful blog of Greet from Lefevre Interiors
Above images: 1. & 3.Furniture & linens SHOP: Cote Bastide 2.Bed linens from SHOP: Matteo discovered via Brooke Giannetti and her wonderful blog Velvet and Linen 4.Linen FABRIC: Westbury Textiles 
Above image: Photographer Tessa Francesca

Thursday 15 September 2011

Farmhouse Harvest

Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year, when the countryside bursts into life and is filled with the most beautiful textures and tones. The soft, low sunlight creates gentle hues of palest golden green, farmhouse reds are rustic of the earth and greys are born of woodsmoke and ash. Wicker, straw, rust and scrubbed wood add texture, whilst the smells of Autumn fill the air now fresh and vibrant with the new season's bounty.

Above image: Photographer Lois Slokoski
Above image: Location agency 1st-Option

Above image scanned from book: Country Kitchens by Jocasta Innes
Above images: 1.Photographer: Emma Lee 2.Photographer: Nineminutes 3.Shop: Garden Trading 4.Fabric: Ian Mankin
Above image scanned from Homes and Antiques february 2004
Above images: 1.Painting "Meidoornbessen in romeins glas" by Henk Helmantel 2.Antique basket by Red Ticking at 1st Dibs 3.Painting  "Stilleven met perziken" by Henk Helmantel 4.Fabric: Ian Mankin 5.Antique bowl Brigitte & Alain Garnier
Above image scanned from book: The Country House by Barty Phillips
Above image: Photographer Katie Quinn Davies & Katie's brilliant blog filled with wonderful recipes: What Katie Ate
Above images: 1.& 3.Shop: Toast 2.The Paper Mulberry - vintage farm tools my home 4. Shop: Katherine Hooker womens tailoring
Above image: Location Agency JJ Locations
Above image: E-Magdeco
Above image: Photographer Megpuente

Above images: 1.Shop: Farmhouse wares 2.Magazine Country Living 3.Print: Shop Allison Dandrea 4.Fabric: Bennison Salzburg  

Above image: Photographer Sarah Maingot

Above image scanned from book: Pure Style by Jane Cummberbatch

Just a note: I will now be posting every two weeks rather than every week to allow more time for collating and researching!

Thursday 8 September 2011

Country Homes of England

From the grand stately homes to the old farmhouses of England, all have one thing in common, a sublime blend of the decorative and the practical. Country traditions and pastimes influence the interior decoration creating inviting, pleasing spaces. Time worn leather armchairs, centuries of polished wood combine with faded tapestries and antique paintings forming a unique patina. Here are a few that have inspired me.   

Above images scanned from BOOK: Writers' Houses by Francesca Premoli-Droulers
Image: LOCATION AGENCY: jjlocations
Above images: 1.PHOTOGRAPHER: Joanna Maclennan 2.& 4.SHOP: Katherine Hooker womens tailoring 3.PHOTOGRAPHER: David Merewether for the Wealden Times 5.KITCHENS: Landmark Kitchens
Above image: MAGAZINE: skona hem
Above image: PHOTOGRAPHER:Nico Morgan - Cottesmore Hunt Lincolnshire
ARTIST: SIR ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS "Portrait of Mrs. Margaretta Park Frew Riding"
Above images: 1.Photography: Katya de Grunwald 2.& 4.SHOP: Katherine Hooker womens tailoring 3.Hotel: Borgo Santo Pietro Tuscany 5.Painting: Henk Helmantel
Above image: PHOTOGRAPHER: Joanna Maclennan
Above images: LOCATION AGENCY 1st-Option
Above image: SHOP: Teasel England
Above image: jjlocations
Above images: 1.Photography: Katya de Grunwald 2.& 4.SHOP: Katherine Hooker womens tailoring 3.PHOTOGRAPHER: Joanna Maclennan 5.PHOTOGRAPHER: Jan Baldwin
Above image: jjlocations
Above images: 1.Allington Manor hotel Grantham Lincolnshire 2.& 4.SHOP: Katherine Hooker womens tailoring 3.SHOP: An Angel at my Table 5.Image scanned from MAGAZINE: Country Living March 1999
Above image: PAINTING Sir Raymond Greene, DSO, MP, on Horseback, 1919 by Alfred James Munnings
Above image: LOCATION AGENCY: 1st Option