An equally simple and elegant bathing area. The white beautifully balances the dark floors, and the perfect choice of color between (and on the tub) makes the room.
A simple, light kitchen gets unexpected detail and color in this dark cabinetry--sleek and nostalgic. Have you checked out the UK kitchen designers Plain English?
An open, casual dining space, perfect for lunches and visiting and mingling.
An intimate breakfast area separate from fine dining gives variety to eating, and suggests privacy and a space to hatch out for the day.
Yet formal dining was certainly a part of a proper English household, no matter in the country or city, and this modern example shows that fine dining can be equally elegant and unpretentious.
Whites and moulding and wainscoting brighten up this beautiful coffee brown.
Linens, linens, linens for an airy and quaintly domestic vibe.
A more formal sitting room--with a piano for entertaining, of course--allows for another setting for entertaining.
Yet an open living room space for everyday activity is also a must. This spanning room has been divided up by several stations, drawing more attention to the open areas throughout.
Another style of sitting room, with a cozy fire.
And of course, a quaint nook for reading with quaint detailing. Creative use of closet space.
English manors were fabulous about mixing the centuries-old formal art and housewares with personal touches placed onto walls in private quarters--as in this study.
And of course a library area for reading, finding privacy, improving the mind, and passing (upcoming) winter days.