Friday, March 27, 2009

The English Home - Global Influence

It's time for another excerpt from The English Home Magazine. I still haven't gotten a new issue, so I'm struggling to show you something really fab.

I love the big clock, and what a clever way to deal with a radiator

This is a story of an American woman from New England who met a man from Sri Lanka while both of them were working in the banking business in London. They met cute, dated, and got married. Eventually they bought a townhouse in Kensington.


The ground floor is dedicated to using things from the husband's country, along with other African and Asian artifacts.


The upstairs rooms reflect the wife's New England upbringing.


The master bedroom is a blend of New England and Sri Lankan style. I love the shawls hanging on a ladder, and the pale paisley curtain fabric. The spectacular bed is done by Simon Horn.

The upstairs hall features a Dutch pine table with its delftware top top carefully restored. You can see the tongue and groove panelling in the bathroom evoking New England style.

8 comments:

Helen said...

I am so impressed with how the radiator became an integral part of the overall design in the first photo .....

Patricia Gray said...

What a nice mixture of the two cultures. It makes for interesting design and I am sure an interesting marriage.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I do love that bed! Such lovely rooms.

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Talk about a "great marriage"!!! ~~~ This, of two people in love A*N*D of two different cultures! So enjoyable ~~~ I wanted to see n' read more (& I would have LOVED to have read more while sitting on that superb bed!!!)~ Thanks as always, Linda *

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

So charming. Thank you for sharing these pictures. Love that delft top table, among other things. laurie

beachbungalow8 said...

beautiful bed and that lost shot, love.

Renae said...

oh I would love to have that clock..great post on intertwining two cultures...beautiful.

Carey said...

I love old radiators. I've never had one to deal with, but wish I did. I think it has something to do with that old fascination of mine: New York City apartments.