Inspirational Interiors from City Apartments to Country Manor Houses
Author: Ben Pentreath
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
View: 7643Visiting 12 very different homes, Ben explores and appraises the unique spirit of the English House â€“ at once restrained and simple yet overflowing with a generosity of touch and a richness of color and texture. The book is divided into three sections: London, Country, and Country House, and the interiors featured range from a 1930s pied-a-terre in London's historic St James to designer Veere Grenney's pocket-sized Palladian Temple folly in Suffolk and Wardington, a 16th-century stone manor house in North Oxfordshire. Benâ€™s own homes, in central London and West Dorset, are also included. These homes vary greatly in architecture, size, shape and age, but they all have in common a peculiarly English style â€“ richly-layered rooms that deftly intertwine colour and pattern and a mix of old and new furniture to create timeless and comfortable places to live.