Monday, January 5, 2009

Worstershire Country House

This beautiful brunch was featured in a beautiful country house in Worstershire. Isn't it a great place to spend a cold winter's day?
Has brunch ever looked so good?


Blue and white - so classic....
As featured in Classic Entertaining by Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

24 comments:

pve design said...

What time did you say to meet you there for brunch?
Order a mimosa for me!

ArchitectDesign said...

I'll meet you there, anytime! haha

Pigtown-Design said...

Check out the knives in the 2nd picture! Just like mine. Woohoo!

ArchitectDesign said...

Those are pretty fantastic, PD! it all reminded me of setup by Eddie Ross too LOL:-)

Athenaeus said...

What a beautiful space for a brunch, or anything else for that matter.

willow said...

Oh, this is elegant. I think I must have lived here in a former life! ;^)

michelle said...

Would be a great place to film a movie...or maybe have a romantic rendevouz...what ambiance.

Cote de Texas said...

I love the silver domes. I bought one this year and I think it's my favorite thing right now. I only wish I had a use for it! I keep it on my dining table - waiting for some food to cover! ahaha!!!

Joni
!!!!! !!! ! !! !!!!! ! ! ! !!!!
I hate that I do that!!!!!

hello gorgeous said...

I am loving your blog lately!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Now that is the perfect vacation home, don't you think?

tartanscot said...

hey there . . .

I've been reading your blog for the last few weeks, and, this might be one of my favourite posts. gracious, lovely, and classic English style.

thanks for the great inspiration,
tartanscot

(also loved seeing the images of your place from the holidays)

ArchitectDesign said...

thanks everyone!
PTE -it's a perfect ANYTIME home! lol
Tartanscot -thanks for leaving a comment -I love your bloggername!

Renee Finberg said...

ever see Brides-Head Revisited ??
it was a pbs mini series in the early 80's maybe.

find it , and watch it.
i promise, you will become addicted.
i was, and always i will be.
jeremy irons, claire bloom, sir lawrence olivia etc etc.
not to mention, the story is beautiful.

this post reminds me of it.

really, watch it.
i promise...you will be blown out of town.

xxx & hugs

ArchitectDesign said...

Yes, Renee, I saw it and LOVED it! I think I even blogged about it and how disappointed I was in the remake last year!

Renee Finberg said...

there is only ONE.
the original.

xx

The Nerdy Fashionista said...

that sound you heard was my head hitting the floor when I fainted.

tartanscot said...

hey . . . had to leave a Brideshead comment . .
several years ago, whilst I was in Yorkshire, I had the opportunity to visit Castle Howard (where the mini-series and movie were filmed).
Wow. Seriously, WOW. It is one of the most spectacular homes that I've ever seen.

One of my favourite memories . . . as a singer, I frequently burst into song whenever I find a place that might have great acoustics . . and the reception hall at Castle Howard is one of those places. I quietly asked one of the docents if I could sing under the dome (it was a rainy, quiet day at the estate and there weren't many folks around) and she giggled and said "certainly."

So . . . after a deep breath, I sang through a few Byrd motets and reveled in the sound of the room and listened as the echo faded away . . . an older gentleman walked through and thanked me for singing.
It took a few moments before I realized . . . it was the honourable Simon Howard (the current RESIDENT of the home) who had thanked me for entertaining
him.

I damn near fainted.

ArchitectDesign said...

Tartan, what a great story! I bet you made his day (and viceversa!). I always say spaces like that were meant for living and using - thats so great that it has acoustic as well as aesthetic qualities!

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

LOVE those photos! I am going to go to bed dreaming of that room...and that silver...and that blue and white china...

Also, I loved Tartanscot's story and your lovely response. Am so glad you have seen the original "Brideshead". Have you read the book? It's in my top ten: so so heartbreakingly beautiful, the descriptions of the home are a must-read for anyone interested in architecture and interiors (Evelyn Waugh must have been a frustrated designer!) and such an elegy to love. I wanted to watch the new version even though I had heard it was lacking. Do you think it merits a viewing merely for the costumes and set design?

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Lisa, I dream of the same thing!
I have seen the movie (it is painfully bad) but the costumes and sets are painfully WONDERFUL! I own the dvd and have watched it probably about 10 times while ironing or cleaning or other chores. It's a great backdrop of magnificence :-)

Kevin Graves said...

I don't know how I missed this post. Blue and White and Silver are my favorite design elements. Those photos are lush-budget all the way!

Hill House Ramblings said...

I'm a huge Henrietta fan and this all too gorgeous. Swoon and double swoon!

By the way, your blog is wonderful.

H.H.

Bard said...

Even more than Castle Howard, I would love to see Madresfield in Worcestershire, home of the Lygons and the origin of Brideshead. Is that possibly the location of your lovely pictures?

Anita said...

This is just gorgeous!!