In the quiet countryside of Knutsford sits a stunning building of magnificient beauty, history and grandeur. Tabley House is over 240 years old, and last month we had the priveledge of using it’s ornate rooms and stunning features as the perfect backdrop to some of our re-upholstered furniture.
Once the home of the Leicester family, Tabley House now stands as a proud example of Great British architecture, art and design. It’s many paintings, collected primarily by Sir John Flemming in the 19th Century, adorn its lavishly decorated rooms. We chose a couple of the most inspiring public rooms in the house to showcase our own traditional British work.
The Common Parlour
This beautiful, bright room was the perfect setting for our quintessentially English floral fabric Delphina. To recreate this look in your own home, choose a fresh palette such as duck egg and white, offset with a rich dark wood floor. Make use of large windows with shutters or blinds to let in as much natural light as possible.
The Old Entrance Hall
A magnificent display of Great British craftsmanship can be found in the Old Entrance Hall of Tabley House. Originally the main entrance to the house, the blank canvas of this room suited the contemporary stripe of our new fabric French Chateau. The incricately carved chimney reflects the damask design beautifully here.
With it’s grand display of paintings and beautifully recreated wallpaper, The Gallery at Tabley House really brought our simple Fairmont Diamond fabric to life. Remember, if you have lots going on in your room let your furniture stand out with a more subtle, plain fabric.
The Dining Room
The luxurious red and black colour scheme of the Dining Room at Tabley House worked beautifully with our French Chateau in Grey/Burgundy. We were able to create a sumptous blend of ornate and regal, with modern and contemporary. Mixing old and new decor and design techniques is a great way to add character to your home.
To see how these fabrics could look in your home, request a free, no-obligation visit today!