House and Garden UK magazine is one of my favorite go to design inspirations. Besides the fact that at heart I am an anglophile, I love an interior designed space to have character and personal items accumulated over time; a beautiful place that becomes a home that you can truly live in. Happily, I found pictures of this double-fronted Georgian town house in the town of Ludlow designed by London designer Caroline Harrowby and companion article written by authoress Caroline Clifton-Mogg. This town house is perhaps one of the prettiest English style homes, without all of the notable clutter, with its soft French color palette, elegant furnishings, grey-painted paneled dining room, deep pink and white toile de Jouy Pompadour curtains from Christopher Moore, detailed plasterwork, a Gothic summer house, a formal garden, and a secret garden with flowering trees and shrubs. For me this is the perfect start to my weekend...
"The owners both have natural good taste and my job was to interpret their ideas. I have never done such a beautiful town house - it was a complete privilege."
- Caroline Harrowby
|Colefax and Fowler fabric curtains in this charming drawing room.|
|Beneath the main staircase is the door leading to the lovely and stately back garden.|
|Classical in style and charming in design, an eighteenth-century mirror hangs above a marble-topped table in the hall.|
|What began as a series of small rooms; is now a lovey large kitchen with a perfectly distressed built in china cabinet.|
|A spare room papered in Alderney from Colefax and Fowler.|
|A Gothic summer house, which I would have loved to see the inside, with its mainly white secret garden.|
|So charming! The owners painted dressing table from a previous home and the pretty Colefax and Fowler's Evesham print in the main bedroom.|
|Sigh! Perfectly Lovely.|
|Flanked by lavender, a narrow canal is the focal point at the rear of the house.|
To view the original article by Caroline Clifton-Mogg see May 2015 issue or online @
Photography: Alexander James