English Houses: Inspirational Interiors From City Apartments to Country Manor Houses
By Ben Pentreath
The architectural and interior designer Ben Pentreath is renowned for his love of historic properties and contemporary interior design. In English Houses, Pentreath takes us on a bespoke tour of 12 wonderful homes where the reader is allowed to drool over an eclectic smorgasboard of sumptuous interiors which easily blend his two passions.
From Pentreath's own rooftop Bloomsbury flat, and his country retreat in West Dorset, to flamboyant Trematon Castle, and a Somerset ancestral home, the designer explores and appraises the unique spirit of the English House. Jan Baldwin's beautiful photographs capture richly-layered rooms, the refreshing blend of old and new, and subtle or vibrant effect brought about by colour and pattern. The perfect book for lovers of interior design, architecture, or anyone who enjoys a good nosey around other people's homes!