Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Home Tour: Kate Macey from The Great Interior Design Challenge

Do you watch The Great Inteior Design Challenge? Apparently a new series is impending so I thought I'd remind you all of one of my favourite contestants of all time: 

Kate Macey
{Yes, I know there was that faux fan moment but bear with me...}

Her designs were consistently beautiful....
and so is her home, which started life out as a rectory...


Shall we begin in the kitchen?
The country style units are given that Modern Country edge and have been painted in the muted loveliness of Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath.

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath
Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath in the kitchen

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath
Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath

The living room is painted in Farrow and Ball's Cornforth White and is so calm and restful.

Farrow and Ball Cornforth White
Farrow and Ball Cornforth White in the living room
  
Farrow and Ball Cornforth White  

The parquet flooring has been painted black, which ties in with the Labroor fabric by Emily Bond, used to make the curtains.

     
In the snug, Farrow and Ball Shaded White walls are set off by Farrow and Ball Hardwick White woodwork....

Farrow and Ball Shaded White and Farrow and Ball Hardwick White
Farrow and Ball Shaded White and Farrow and Ball Hardwick White

...which is a colour scheme that's continued in the Master bedroom...

Farrow and Ball Shaded White and Farrow and Ball Hardwick White
Farrow and Ball Shaded White and Farrow and Ball Hardwick White

The cushions (and the curtains in the snug, are by Ian Mankin who creates the gorgeous checks and stripes.

Farrow and Ball Shaded White and Farrow and Ball Hardwick White

I love the way fabric designs are repeated throughout the house....



Kate Macey has a shop in Somerset called Living Pretty, which, no surprise, is also extremely gorgeous and, you should be warned, dear reader, also full of extremely tempting treasures!!

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3 comments :

Cindy said...

Hi Sarah,
This house is very pretty with its builtins, gorgeous fireplaces and wood floors. I have been watching BBC's Escape to the Country and have fallen in love with the English style of decorating. This house is a good example of what I have been seeing on that show. I love the soft restful colours and especially the use of pink. It seems that almost no one uses pink in North America at this time and what a shame because I love it.
Modern Country is truly beautiful!

Country Chique said...

What a lovely house!!
I love the gorgeous english country style....!
Honestly i am fed up with all the greys and blacks, this is soooo much more colorful and lively!!
We can receive The Great Interior Designs challenge in Holland, so we always watch it!

sarah @ chandeliersandroses.com said...

Beautiful House. My house is very similar in style but I have more soft pinks and duck eggs than she uses.

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