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At Home in the Cotswolds: Secrets of English Country House Style

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The neutral work space in the study is livened up with a vintage rug picked up in Spain and an antique leather chair. He completely remodelled the existing seventeenth century buildings to creative a large family home with a picturesque exterior and a practical arrangement of rooms inside. This design philosophy, which flourished in England in the decades straddling the turn of the twentieth century, advocated traditional craftsmanship that married practicality with artistry, often drawing on medieval and folk styles of decoration. We have updated our Privacy Policy, effective June 29, 2020, to clarify how we collect and process your personal data.

Savills plc is focused on climate-related risks and working together with its clients, suppliers and the local communities to deliver a more sustainable future.The Cotswolds stone house is an unusual L-shape with a half-timbered link, with plasterwork, connecting the elevations. Now you can travel with Katie for a design-lovers tour of sixteen romantic Cotswold homes and their stylish, contemporary interiors. Their daughters were born in the UK, and the family divides its time between The Cotswolds and London. From the grander houses to pretty cottages there are so many fabulous interiors to glean ideas from.

I always found I created such a mess there because it had lots of straight lines and minimalist interiors. By bidding on, or purchasing this item, you are agreeing to us sharing your name and address details with that 3rd party supplier to allow us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you. During the decoration of the house Penelope spent a lot of time picking up bargains, such as the leather desk chair in the study, from Station Mill Antiques in Chipping Norton. It is home to a handsome National Trust manor house, famed for its Arts and Crafts garden and it is also the location of a house owned by Robin Smith Sulger which is itself an exemplar of the Arts and Crafts style.

With their distinctive honey-colored stone walls, set amongst rolling hills and beautiful countryside, the decor of these houses expresses inspirational ideals of English country style that readers will love to explore and emulate.

Although Penelope does spend plenty of time working here, it is very much an open house for their large family, and the couple's five children and their partners are constantly in and out. We are known for our positive, entrepreneurial culture, and for attracting some of the most innovative, dedicated and knowledgeable people in the business. Each property, and the interior design of its rooms, comes with its own unique and intriguing story. The Persian rug was bought in Cape Town, the pink antique chair is from Station Road antiques and the ottoman is from OKA.An old bake house, originally the oven for the entire village, now houses the laundry, hidden behind a curtain. It’s not that I am a hoarder, it's just I like to have the stuff around that I am using as inspiration for the next collection. The adjoining, longer wing containing three further bedrooms sits above the large dining room with the kitchen beyond. Penelope's daughter even got married here, when Covid restrictions prevented a wedding in Spain, and the mismatched blue and white china that dots the house played a starring role at the reception.

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