on why i need a second home {in the country}…

there’s something so terribly conspiratorial about the dead of winter that makes me want to throw the contents of my home in a skip & start all over again with a palette like this…

mulberry

well hello there lady dripping from head-to-toe in mulberry whilst petting your pet fox…

nice colour scheme, nice colour scheme indeed!

guest bedroom

there’s no room at all in my new pad for my usual abundance of linen…

instead, roll out those plaids & mingle in a touch of chintz {the more clashing patterns the better, thank you very much}…

while you’re at it, skim a rug across the floor & wrap those footstools in faux animal print!

tim walker fox

heck, i don’t even mind harbouring a couple of snuggling foxes in the carved-out backs of armchairs… {don’t worry children, they’re only sleeping!}

mulberry2

indeed, feather my nest in some heady mix of earthy delights & be sure to line it with some speckled egg & a handful of fanciful feathers for good measure…

toile & tartan

swathe my windows in tassel-edged tartan & nestle it alongside some toile for joy {a nice change from de jouy}, if you must…

hallway

oh & don’t forget to line the corridors with walking paths in forest green {beats having to go outside & brave the cold}… just be sure to add suitably-swaddled seating for when the legs get weary…

manor library

& then, when all is said & done, kick back in the library with a sobering brandy alongside a crackling fire {& the obligatory touch of tartan for good measure if it’s all the same with you}…

afterall, this is where this entire merry adventure started for me in the first place…

images via: tim walker for mulberry via stilla’s styleeducating the peanut, tim walker via quigleys cabinet, tim walker for mulberry via stilla’s style, homemaker2wordschintz of darknesspollyanna pumpkin

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6 thoughts on “on why i need a second home {in the country}…

  1. Mmm. It must be my English roots, but I do love me some tartan and plaid and roaring fireplaces with wing-back chairs and toile curtains. I could easily live in a place like this, but you’d have to remove the taxidermied foxes first, s’il vous plait. As close as I can get in the city is a plaid blanket and a Diptyque Feu de Bois candle, but I suppose it will have to do until you get you your country house and then I can barge in uninvited and make myself comfy 😉

    • me thinks there will be room at the inn… but you might have to get blinkered goggles for the dead animalia {i’m rather attached to it}… though i’m rather fond of living beasts too!

    • funnily enough, that final image of the “study” is actually from a hotel in the new forest! i love foxes too… i think because of their folkloric significance as much as anything else… foxes & wolves (& owls while we’re at it… oh, & squirrels)… you should come around my house at about 1.00am on bin night! there’s always a fox or two lurking… in fact, i saw one last night a few metres from my front door & tried to catch him/her on my camera, but it was too dark!

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