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Country House Style

Country House Style

Back in the spring, we wrote a piece about some of our favourite country houses that here in the UK we’re lucky enough to have scattered about in abundance.

Not only are these estates perfect for exploring during warm weekends and summer holidays, they also house some of Britain’s most beautiful interiors, filled with iconic designs and steeped in history. Nowhere else is it possible to gather so much interiors inspiration first hand.

With this in mind, we’ve picked out a few stand out examples to share with you:

Bowood House

Bowood is the epitome of a traditional eighteenth-century country house and is a fantastic source of inspiration for a luxurious, yet laid-back living space. Its stunning drawing room has remained virtually unaltered over the years and the desk featured in this shot has been in the house since the early 1800s.

Bowood HouseImage: House and Garden

Kenwood House

Dating back to the early 17th century, this spectacular library at Kenwood House is still decorated in its original pastel colour scheme. The deep red hues contrast fabulously against the soft duck egg backdrop, exuding a truly grand feel which would translate beautifully into a more modern home.

Kenwood House 2Image: English Heritage

Knightshayes Court

Knightshayes Court, DevonImage: National Trust

The style of the imaginative and slightly exuberant architect William Burges remains at the Victorian stately home, Knighthayes Court. These dome designs which feature on the house’s library ceiling are a classic example of its quirky British style.

Peckover House

The Dining Room at Peckover House and Garden, Cambridgeshire. The Dining Room at Peckover House and Garden, Cambridgeshire. Peckover House is a secret gem, an oasis hidden away in an urban environment. A classic Georgian merchant's town house, it was lived in by the Peckover family for 150 years.Image: Pooky

Peckover House combines sophisticated simplicity with luxurious Georgian grandeur. Panelled walls and an elaborately carved fireplace work well with traditional wooden furniture and floorboards; a great source of inspiration if you’re looking for an elegant interior.

Whether you’re on the hunt for ideas for your home or simply taking it all in, these houses are a beautiful tribute to the rich history of British design; a history that Parker Knoll – with 147 years’ experience designing timeless seating – is proud to be a part of.

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