Fireside Chats

A series of images where the fireplace takes center stage.

#8. A huge antique fireplace opening is the perfect spot for a modern wood-burning stove.

(Photo- Farrow & Ball paints)

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Decorating Tip From Min Hogg

“…Houses have a way of speaking their minds, they can intervene in one’s plans by shouting their disapproval. In this case, it was with pictures on walls. Where as in London there is scarcely an inch without a painting…

..in the Canaries there are none. The house simply would not accept them. I gave in and I’m glad I did so.”

Min Hogg, founding editor of The World of Interiors Magazine and textile/wallpaper designer

(Top Photo- Bible of British Taste. Bottom Photo- Miguel Flores-Vianna for Milieu Magazine, 2017)

Decorating Our Farmhouse

At long last I found an early 19th century male portrait for our dining room. He arrived last week with no identification. So my husband promptly came up with the name…. Phineas T. Hobbs. I haven’t been told what the ‘T’ stands for yet.

(Photo- Martha Browne)