Eclectic British Charm by 91 Magazine

15.05.13

My favourite interiors are those filled with stories. You can tell so much from a person by their home’s aesthetic. The things they choose to surround themselves with are part of their own personal story, and I love a good story! That’s one of the things I love most about my work as an interior design journalist – discovering gorgeous homes and the stories that go with them. I find the homes with the best stories are those filled to the brim with treasured knick-knacks picked up on travels, rescued from the side of the road, found at markets, or handed down through the family. These are the treasures that make a house a home, and form the basis of the collected, eclectic interiors that I am drawn to.

I recently came across a wonderfully eclectic home with a great story in the latest issue of the British 91 Magazine {my new fave online read}. Gorgeous photography by Michael Sinclair and a beautifully written article by Chloe Mitchell make the home of Victoria Suffield and Phil Webb, owners of the Winchester based lifestyle boutique The Hambledon, an inspiring find indeed.

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The Hambledon is a clean and bright department store inside a quintessentially British shell. It’s owners are passionate about stocking it with things they personally love. “We always wanted to make a shop which sold the things we loved in a space we loved to people we could grow to love.” In this gorgeously understated space, crisp whites combine with rustic woods making for the perfect backdrop for a widely varied collection of lifestyle goods including home wares, clothing, stationary, skincare and more. You’ll enjoy browsing their online store.

The feature included a home tour of Suffield and Webb, a tranquil place combining their signature crisp white and grey palette against warms woods. In her article, Mitchell described the interior as “French country house meets East London industrial”, which I think was a great way to describe it’s old meets new aesthetic. The home’s architectural details, such as those gorgeous wooden floors and that grey painted original built-in hutch filled with books, are given full credit. Surrounded by minimal furnishings and a fabulous collection of graphic art hung in clusters around the house, the period features really wow.

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Read all about this gorgeous home on pages 72 – 81. And for more gorgeous shots of this tour, {click here}.

If you enjoy reading about interiors, lifestyle tips, craft and all things pretty with a distinct vintage vibe, you’ll love 91 Magazine.

Happy reading!

Holly

 

* Photography by Michael Sinclair

One Response to “Eclectic British Charm by 91 Magazine”

  1. Doris says:

    Thank you for the tour Holly, the space is wonderfully light and airy with a slight nod to eclectic. I love the tours you present on your blog. I find them so inspiring. xD

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