Sir John Soane, Robert Adam, Nancy Lancaster, Chatsworth, ancient limestone, flagstone, collected pieces - it all makes me smile. Nina Campbell; who had the honor of working with John Fowler, said it best when asked to describe British style. She replied: "British style is about longevity and it is about comfort....a well-designed room should not shout at you when you enter - it is about creating a place for good conversation and relaxation." As Britain's oldest decorating magazine, launched in 1919, Homes & Gardens is very familiar with longevity. Here are a few of the wonderfully British things in this months edition that I covet. You really should pick up a copy as there are so many images of lavish gardens & comfy homes, I can't possibly scan/copy them all! Enjoy!
Vale Garden Houses
Martin Moore & Company kitchens - simplicity and function at its finest. These kitchens and floors are to die for! Martin Moore also does stone fireplaces and fire baskets. But, that is a posting completely on its own and for Chesneys!
Smallbone of Devizes - another gorgeous bespoke cabinetry firm. Beautiful.
Chesney's Contemporary & Historical Fireplaces. My favorite go to for gorgeous fireplace surrounds & baskets.
Mirrored Garden Gates - Can you believe these are mirrors and not actual gates?
Balineum Towels - whats not to love?
A few of my favorite images from this month. British Homes & Gardens.