Happy Thursday! I sadly don't have any Chelsea in Bloom pics to share yet so I hope you don't mind an interiors shot. I still have a few things to change in here... Like adding a bigger mirror above the fireplace, ordering a fire basket, and updating our rug... but I love this room so much. Have a wonderful day ❤️
When a fine house is brought back to life, it is a matter of great satisfaction. The wonderfully named Titan Barrow, just outside Bath, built almost as a pleasure pavilion – was designed by John Wood the Elder, Bath’s master architect. Bought by the co-founder of fashion label @hillandfriends and the founder and creative director of @applied_wayfinding, they have spent years restoring the property using a mostly monochrome palette to complement its original features and classical proportions. Go to our story to see inside. 📸 @camerapress_photography
Pair of serpentine fronted flame mahogany Cutlery Boxes of fantastic colour and patination. Each one inlaid with three star motifs to the top, crossbanded in tulipwood with a chequered and herringbone stringing. The front cants have further decorative inlays of sycamore and boxwood.
Lifting the lids this very impressive pair of cutlery boxes reveals more inlays and its spectacular original green stained ivory handled twenty-four piece steel cutlery, including sterling silver dessert spoons and teaspoons. The dessert spoons are hallmarked London 1807 Thomas Wilkes Barker, Tea spoons hallmarked 1831 by Jonathan Hayne.
Each with fully working lock and tasselled keys.
In Georgian times, knife boxes were displayed on the sideboard to reflect the owner's wealth and style. Today knife boxes make a very elegant accessory in a modern or period home.
Although normally referred to as "knife" boxes, the beautifully shaped lids open to reveal cutlery decks in which there are apertures to fit almost any kind of knives, forks, and spoons.
A pair of knife boxes is usually equipped to hold twenty four knives, forty eight forks (including dining and dessert) and forty two different size spoons. This indicates that knife boxes would have a popular accessory in large Stately Homes and Country Houses.
We've decided to tackle the office (2nd photo) as a little 'pick me up' room as it's small and achievable quickly, and we want our bright shabby dining room back!
Also, so many papers to try to stay on top of with working from home and juggling all the bills, this isn't even the half of it. Having proper office storage and a desk will make us feel a lot more in control of this mad house.
New windows!!! Well not completely new just refurbished as they are grade II listed! All the back of the house has been painted in Farrow and Balls Jitney and the windows finished - makes such a big difference!!