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Idyllic and Romantic Manor House


This is the manor of Sophie Conran a renowned English interior designer, cook and author. Sophie is the daughter of designer and restaurateur Sir Terence Conran and food writer Caroline Conran, the sister of fashion designer Jasper Conran, restaurateur Tom, artist Edmund and product designer Sebastian... so as you can see creative and fame runs in her family.

How I love her manor house, its idyllic and romantic style speaks a lot about its owners elegance, grace, and love of the quiet life and nature. It has brick and stone walls enough to provide the needed warmth and rustic feel that a lovely manor house needs to have. One wing of the manor was built back in the Middle Ages, another one was in the sixteenth century and still a lot of architectural details are already three hundred years old, so you see this place is also quite historic and a real gem. And isn't that fireplace lovely? A nice spot on cold days. I also love the subtle use of colors in this house and the outdoors look so divine in its quiet and lush surrounding. Oh maybe if I live in a place like this I wouldn't be stressed as much. I would probably be whistling a tune as I tend to my garden or as I cook something for Thanksgiving. But first, I think I must first learn how to whistle.

“You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow.” - From the movie 'To Have and Have Not', 1944, Lauren Bacall as Slim Browning















images: Weranda

43 comments:

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

So light, bright and pretty! Thanks for showing us. x Sharon

Moda said...

La casa dei miei sogni1 Baci Marcella

lisa signorini said...

so cool!!!

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Bog-Bog said...

Oh, it's a wonderful place, i love the house outside and the interiors too! So fine and feminine.

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Amazing place, I would love it there :) x

paleorunnergirl said...

From the outside it looks straight out of a Jane Austen novel--LOVE! I am so obsessed with decorating ideas.

olivias-pizzaz said...

ahh so refreshing I love it!!

Oh my Dior! said...

love the touches in purple!

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Claudia Lane said...

oh my...thought I had died and gone to heaven...love this place so much, it's exactly how I'd like my home to be xo

Chloe Mia said...

Its so simple but so nice.

whitney said...

These are all so lovely!

Sonja said...

I'm so glad you came over and visited recently!

I hopped over to see your bog and enjoy this beautiful home. I love your name... 'mom's turf'...

Have a good weekend and please come again!

Sonja

Michelle Lee said...

pretty :)

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Imogen said...

Gorgeous. I love the white with splashes of colour.

shopgirl said...

How wonderful must it be to come from such a talented lineage.

p.s. love the curtains!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend Ann!

Reese
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annechovie said...

Sophie's home is so charming, Ann!
Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! xx

Tamara Nicole said...

Oooh my goodness it is SO gorgeous. Perfectly styled. So jealous:-)

Olga said...

I really the elegance of the forms in this house. And the way the interior is thought through.

dina vanessa mercado said...

stunning and adorable house, love love love it!!!! the color really brighten up every place inside, nice choice of color.. the place looks so peaceful and romantic...love your blog, following you now, hope you could visit my blog too..kissess!!!

dina vanessa mercado said...

stunning and beautiful!!! love love love the house.. i so wanna live there, the placce looks peaceful and romantic... love your blog, following you now, hope you could visit my blog too..kissess!!!

Carolyn´s Photography said...

So cool and relaxing place : )

xxx

olivias-pizzaz said...

ahh the outside is amazing, love it!

Jen said...

I love these pictures. I wish to own a house just like this one day. :)

xoxo
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Colores said...

Love those rooms, bright and full of light!! I miss light in my appartment!!! un bacio grande

designchic said...

So beautiful...love the color palette, and the draperies in the bedroom are fabulous!!

The Odd and Chic said...

Love the splash of bright colour here and there in the first photo

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xxx

la petite coquine said...

What a gorgeous space-just like your lovely blog! Delighted to "meet" you both!

xx, Lena

The Blonde Duck said...

I love that blue living room!

Magia da Inês said...

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Olá, amiga!
Muito bonito.
Boa semana!
Beijinhos. º° ✿
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BlueShell said...

Hello...Thank for visiting...

The house of my dreams...idyllic and romantic ...indeed!!!
Love those interiores...the furniture, tne colors...
what can i say?: lovely!!!

Kiss,
BShell

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

What an exquisite manor house!
So light, refreshingly pretty and painterly. Happy Monday;-)

Chloe Mia said...

I like the white with the purple cushions

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the history in this house! The use of stark white is also simply gorgeous!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you're having a gorgeous Tuesday!

Michelle's Style File said...

Love!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Sush said...

I could get lost on the stairs for days...just going up and down and enjoying the view!
Lovely~

Surya Rugs for Sale said...

I love purple decor against white background. It reminds me of spring times.

MIRIAM said...

Woooowww...wonderful! Interesting blog dear! I like it!
Maybe you’ll have time to visit my blog :)

Kisses,
Miriam
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Oh my Dior! said...

loving white with pop colors!

http://www.ohmydior.org/

design elements said...

wonderful home, so much light - my fav design element - the light. Best for the holidays, Ann

big hug

Sush said...

Always can count on you for the lovelies!
Hugs~

BlueShell said...

Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year plenty of peace, heath and LOVE!!
BShell

Indie.Tea said...

Ooo, so gorgeous. I love bright and airy spaces, and one is just about perfect.