Eye candy from the October 2009 British House and Garden….
gorgeously bejeweled salon…
sapphire and indigo and teal and gold and amber
all masterfully mixed against polished Venetian plaster walls
described by the designer as “watery, mossy, pale green and luminous”.
One of a pair of George II carved giltwood sconces
above a Tang dynasty, painted pottery horse…
that frame the doorway to the dining room…
Michael often asks his clients to tell him the story of the home they want.
The American clients imagined ” It was to be chic, to have influences of the
thirties and the fifties; a home of connoisseurship in which the likes of
Noel Coward and Cecil Beaton would be at home.”
Léon Bonnat’s “Samson’s youth” painting in the front hall
glowing amber on walls and pillows…
sapphire-purple in the rug…
Cecil Beaton’s drawing room
recreated at Ashcombe
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