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COUNTRY HOUSE IN SURREY, ENGLAND

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Phillip Thomas in the Manhattan apartment did a pretty spot-on version of a cozy, English country house look--  now here's an English designer, Louise Bradley, doing a somewhat more restrained, neutral palette in a very English house.

 

Built in the 1880's,  this house underwent extensive renovations, but kept that gorgeous architecture and period touches.  The hallway was given floors of Portland stone.

 

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This expansive kitchen is just so beautiful.  ( Obligatory disclaimer that I wouldn't want to be the one to wash those leaded windows, ha.)

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Swoon.  This seems to be a sort of "great hall", casual great room area, complete with baby grand.   As in the kitchen,  they seem to have cleverly tucked a long, oval-ish table into that curving bay of windows, a nice use of the space...

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That sculpture on the table is just one of several Art Deco touches around the house.  It's funny-- have you ever noticed how Art Deco and Tudor surroundings seem to be so compatible?  They just seem to work together somehow.

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A smaller, more formal sitting room, enlivened by sparkly elements.  Another graceful sculpture.

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I can just imagine the tranquil views and the light they must get every morning in this master bedroom.

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But this extremely cozy, under-the-eaves little spare bedroom would be my choice for slumber!  Look at those embroidered shams.  I hope the details are coming through-- the original pictures on the Louise Bradley site are bigger I think, so the effects are even more stunning.

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I love the fanciful ram sculpture, the carved mirror and simple pendant light--  all so perfect in this country setting.

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Lovely vistas in every direction.

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This same property has its own hunting lodge, and a cluster of country cottages that go with it.  Louise Bradley did such a charming, sympathetic renovation of those too--  maybe I'll post those later.

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Re: COUNTRY HOUSE IN SURREY, ENGLAND

Lovely and I like the way the neutral colors flow throughout the house!

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Re: COUNTRY HOUSE IN SURREY, ENGLAND

That's a gorgeous house @oznell .  I really like the matching iron(?) lamps in the more formal sitting room on the end tables.


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Re: COUNTRY HOUSE IN SURREY, ENGLAND

I love the outside of the house and much of the inside.  But all those pillows would have to go; far too many and too impractical.  They'd have to be moved every time someone wanted to sit down.

 

The one room I'm not fond of is the master bedroom.  The only thing I like about it is the wall of windows.  I don't like the headboard or the couch.  But, if you're going to have a couch like that, at least face it towards the windows so you can see the beautiful outdoors.

 

I love the smaller, under-eaves bedroom.

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That formal sitting room had me at first glance.  Beautiful!!!

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@oznell 

 

When can I move in?

 

That's about as close to perfect as you can get.  My only criticism?  The hanging light fixtures.

 

That's decorating with restraint.  So tasteful.

 

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Re: COUNTRY HOUSE IN SURREY, ENGLAND

This place is absolutely beautiful. Love it all. 

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Re: COUNTRY HOUSE IN SURREY, ENGLAND

@oznell    It's quite lovely.  Each room is well done.

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LOVE it!!  I'm in!!

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Now this is wierd. Before opening this post I was sure I'd love this one. Well, despite some fabulous elements and several very attractive rooms, overall I don't. I'm not even sure why. Part of it is that it's all just a bit bland, but that alone isn't  it. The house is clearly impressive, but for whatever combination of reasons, the gestalt doesn't resonate with me. 


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