The English Country Homes Edit

Traditional, timeless, reclaimed and antique, The House Directory‘s English Country Homes shopping edit takes its inspiration from the glamour, the heritage and the grandeur of stately homes, historical houses and majestic country piles.

The Colourful Past: Edward Bulmer and the English Country House Book

1. Be inspired by this beautiful book in which historian, colourman and designer Edward Bulmer explores his work in Britain’s finest homes. £47.95, Edward Bulmer

Reclaimed Long Brushed Silk Striped Curtains

2. Eco friendly and elegant, these reclaimed silk curtains are sure to add a touch of stately home style. £1200, Salvo

Paolo Moschino - Clara Armchair – Arezzo Velvet

3. With its classic shape and fringed base, this refined armchair is an investment piece that will last a lifetime. £4620, Paolo Moschino


4. Perfectly proportioned to fit a hallway or living area, this chic console can be custom painted in a range of bespoke colours. £455, The Dormy House

Must Have Bins_Floral Vine Waste Paper Bin - decoupage5. Proving bins can be beautiful too, this decoupage William Morris inspired design is hand finished with silver leaf. £115, Must Have Bins


6. Sleep like a princess in this solid brass four-poster bed, hand cast in a Cornwall foundry. £2130, The Cornish Bed Company


7. Featuring delicately trailing blooms, this painterly wallpaper captures the essence of springtime wisteria. £82, Colefax & Fowler

Alistair Erskine

8. Drink in the beauty of the Hampshire countryside with this evocative painting by Alistair Erskine. £2200, Alistair Erskine

The Dining Chair Co

9. With hand crafted cabriole legs, this characterful dining chair can be upholstered in a range of smart fabrics. From £782.00, The Dining Chair Co.


10. Finished in a choice of brass, bronze, chrome or nickel, this handsome lamp is a stylish and functional addition to any library. POA, Besselink & Jones

David Seyfried Window Seat

11. This curvaceous window seat provides a neat place to perch while admiring a beautiful view. £1185, David Seyfried Ltd

Penny Morisson storage ottoman

12. With a padded exterior and elongated silhouette, this storage ottoman is finished with antique brass studs. £3603.60, Penny Morrison

Alternative Flooring

13. Dress your floors as smartly as the rest of your home with this geometric honeycomb carpet in duck egg blue. £124.85 per m2, Alternative Flooring


14. A duchess among sofas, this comfy design is available with turned legs, bun feet or a simple skirt. POA, Balmain & Balmain

Cologne & Cotton Embroidered Pillowcases

15. Embroidered entirely by hand, these exquisite, monogrammed pillowcases are an heirloom for future generations. £85, Cologne & Cotton


16. This smart linen/cotton stripe fabric is printed using natural pigments and traditional methods in a factory in Wiltshire. POA, Fermoie

Guinevere Decanter

17. Dated c.1840, these William IV cut glass decanters come with their original stoppers. POA, Guinevere

The Water Monopoly

18. This double-ended cast iron bath is a reproduction of a late 19th century English embossed design. £9050, The Water Monopoly

Farrow and Ball_ Dayroom Yellow

19. A typical Regency colour, Dayroom Yellow is pale golden shade inspired by rooms that were enjoyed during the day. £59 for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball

Oka Entending Dining Table

20. Sophisticated turned legs and a deep polished finish make this extending table a traditionalist’s choice. £3195, Oka

Coromandel Crewel

21. Inspired by the infamous English garden, this hand-embroidered Sissinghurst crewel is made with 100% natural fibres and dyes. £216 per m, Coromandel

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