Thursday, October 29, 2015

Design Inspiration: A Beautiful Double Front Georgian Town House with French Color Palette


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










13 comments:

  1. English style, French color palette, beautiful furnishings...does it get any better than this town home? Stunning post!

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    1. I am so glad you liked it. Thank you for your kind words! All the best, Rié

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  2. this anglophile, in uk now, is enchanted and going nuts over the decor magazines! crazy for that canal garden. thanks for the inspiration
    debra

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    1. I am with you, that canal garden is gorgeous! Hope it's lovely where you are! Rié | Portobello Design Blog

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    1. Cindy, Always wonderful to have you stop by! Have a lovely Thanksgiving! xx Rié|Portobello Design Blog

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  4. Oh my goodness! I could move right in!
    Every room is perfect, and that white quilt on the bad, perfect.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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    1. Teresa, I am with you! Love this home. Thank you for coming by and I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! xx Rié | Portobello Design Blog

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  5. Such a rich blend of colour and pattern - very romantic spaces!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you! Very happy to have stumbled on your site just recently! :)

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    1. I am so glad you did! Thank you for coming by, I hope you will follow by email. Rié | Portobello Design Blog

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  6. I am so behind on my blog reading. I always appreciate the quality of your posts, yours is always a favorite.

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    1. Thank you Cindy! So am I! I am heading over to your blog right now! xx Rié | Portobello Design Blog

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  7. Thanks for sharing such a great blog... I am impressed with you taking time to post a nice info.

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