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Friday
Mar172017

Hex Cottage at Wilderness Reserve

I could not resist sharing just one more property available at Wilderness Reserve....because look how cute this cottage is!!! What a perfect setting for a little romantic honeymoon getaway. A dreamy thatched former forester's cottage for two, electricity-free, candlelit and set in woods overlooking its own meadow. In Hex Cottage, built in the Regency 'cottage orné' (or decorated cottage) style, an Esse wood-burning range in the kitchen provides all the hot water and heating, though there are open fires in the sitting room and bedroom. In the kitchen, think original bread ovens, brick floors and butler sinks. Swing open the door to discover your own herb garden, store for the all-important logs and wilderness beyond. In the bedroom, candles and a fairy-tale canopy above the king-size Hypnos bed set the scene.

Thursday
Mar162017

An English manor farm

I am crushing on this quintessentially English manor farm in Norfolk, U.K., home to interior designer Carlos GarciaWhile quite traditional it has elements that are a bit more eclectic and less country than you would expect. A bench painted matt black, pale blue walls, Eastern fabrics such as suzani and ikat....all make this very intriguing.  

Wednesday
Mar012017

A cabin in the woods x 2

I am sitting here blogging listening to city busses whizzing by, helicopters landing, ambulance sirens (I live across from a hospital) and the kids next door screaming and I need to remind myself why I love city living. Especially when there are beautiful, rustic dwellings like this around where all you hear are the sounds of crickets and birds chirping. I couldn't decide between these two so you get both. Beechwood Farm in Alabama followed by McIlvain Farm in St. Simon's Island, Georgia, by Summerour & Associates Architects.

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Monday
Feb132017

Quintessentially English

Close your eyes and try to imagine your idea of the quintessentially English country home. Mine has boot rooms and sculleries, flagstones and wood burners, antiques and quirky family treasures. There are bedrooms under the eaves, beams and hopefully a roll top bath. Of course there would be a big kitchen diner with room for a sofa or two and a snug for those chilly nights. The thing is I don't have to close my eyes. I just have to drink in these photos of The Stables by hám interiors. Can't get much more English ... oh maybe a chocolate labrador lying by the fire.

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Wednesday
Feb012017

Some English country in Texas

Every inch of this rather large home in Houston, Texas is just gorgeous. Once again proving to myself that I am appreciating more traditional decor these days, this home designed by Fern Santini is English country done with casual elegance. The decor is superb, but the architectural details of the room below has completely blown me away. I will go out on a limb and say that is the BEST. ROOM. EVER. (Architect: Paul Lamb)

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