During the recent London Design Festival, Charlotte and I did a Q&A with Carole Annett, the editor of Country and Town House on Country house style – I thought we could share some of the conversation with you.
“So firstly how would you define Country house style?”
“I think it is one of those terms that is widely banded around. On one hand it is quite an individual thing. There is a tendency for a lot of people to think of it being Jacobean: interiors with dark English furniture, a dark environment, but infact certainly to me what English country house is, is generations of layered purchasing from very wealthy families, putting together collections over many, many years. It is that sense of an evolved interior which is to me the quintessential English country space. “