Monday, 14 November 2011

A wlcome hall

Our hall table where guests sign in and collect one of our brass tagged bedroom keys

I thought i might start an occasional post on "the elements of a home" the little things that sit together almost unseen and make a home special. I started with the table in the guest sitting room the other day and tables seem a good place to start i supppose.

So here is our hall, our guests first port of call - the flagstone floor came from Trader Grey in Longrock I remeber he bounced them off of a pick up wearing flip flops. They were so heavy I couldn't move them at all - now they form a lovely traditional floor that only needs an occasional polish with Johnson's traffic wax or sweep with a broom. The walls are painted with Farrow and Ball's Menagerie and the traditional prints on the walls are by Lionel Edwards from blocks destroyed in the war. The elegant Georgian table was Charles's mothers, now topped by a Laura Ashley lamp, with a sleeping ceramic cat by Tamsin Watson of Tamarin Ceramics and the black pebble was the perfect one that fitted my hand from Stackhouse cove memory of a hot day. In fact our hall is full of memories and fills with the start of peoples holiday too - a busy place and first port of call!