Tag Archives: Jane Austen

The Collector’s Series – The Dining Room

Imagine, if you will, walking into your house on a fine spring day. Sun is streaming through the French doors and your dining room is suffused with light. You lay out fresh strawberries and vintage champagne flutes in preparation for the arrival of some friends for a birthday celebration. Read more

Categories: Inspiration | Interior design

Pride and Prejudice, An Inspiration

Is there any English novel that more accurately defines our nostalgia for the Regency period than Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen?

Within are all the ingredients for happy hours of reading – country houses set deep in the English countryside, close families and the gossip of village life, dances into the night, romantic misunderstandings and, finally, the promise of happily ever after. Read more

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Categories: Inspiration

Behind Closed Doors in Jane Austen’s England

With chapters entitled “His and Hers”, “Wallpaper and Taste” and “A Nest of Comforts” Amanda Vickery brings the English Georgian household to life with engaging literary style and interior illustrations. Read more

Categories: Book Review