Friday, August 09, 2013
Have You Noticed?
Have you noticed that geraniums seem to bloom profusely inside many a charming English country house? They certainly did at Daylesford, the John Fowler-decorated house of Lord Rothermere, seen above.
And at Deene Park, Northamptonshire.
Nancy Lancaster had some scraggly ones at the Coach House.
More lush were those at Bentley in Sussex.
There were some tucked away near the bookshelves at Wellingham House.
Nicky Haslam has a basket full of them at his Hunting Lodge...
...while Lady Caroline Somerset chose a terracotta pot for her fiery crimson specimen.
David Hicks supercharged his Britwell House dining room with bold crimson walls and curtains and bright pink geraniums placed directly on the floor.
But what has to be one of the most charming displays of geraniums is seen in this bedroom, which was decorated by David Mlinaric. The chintz? Colefax & Fowler's " Climbing Geranium", sadly discontinued.