Country estate in the Southern Highlands

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Welcome to my world. I am a young Shi Tzu puppy who lives in considerable comfort at Lynwood Farm with THEM. I’m fascinated by the way people live - in the rooms they build, the gardens they plant, the treasures they collect and the comfort they create. THEY give me the complete run of the house, so I will be able to show you lots of pictures of life at Lynwood.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

The Drawing Room Shuffle


THEY love having friends for the weekend.
Instead of a rushed dinner or lunch, guests usually arrive Saturday afternoon around tea time (SHE'S not very good at cooking but can manage a lemon drizzle cake).Then theres a walk around the garden and or a rest with a pile of books - followed by a big hot bath (we have plenty of our own rain water); then drinks in the drawing room before dinner.
This past weekend THEY had a great friend of Aunt Nano's from NZ, John Leaning, enroute to his flat in London where he lived for years. Sarah Walter was also visiting, being on a working holiday from England. They are both in the decorating game, John on his own, and Sarah as an assistant to Emma Burns at Colefax and Fowler. 
After a lot of house chat John suggested a change-around in the drawing room: all hands on deck with sofas and tables whirling helter skelter all over the room to settle in new and much happier positions.





Of course they do rely to some extent on my eye - here's me deciding where the Pembroke table should go.








All the changes were complemented by the first of the tree peonies.





It feels altogether more comfortable. 





This is only the first of the peonies - there will be lots of colours to come.

All this moving the furniture is very tiring - here's me having a little rest on Nano's bed after the drawing room re-shuffle


12 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous Bumble. I am impressed, wish my house looked as wonderful as yours!!!! I'm sure it was your "eye" that made the room just so. Tracey xx

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  2. Thank you Tracey I'm not altogether sure The others would agree with you though!

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  3. ...you absolutely have the most wonderful home...i love visiting you...and i am pretty certain i would love your "people" too...blessings laney

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  4. Can't exactly remember what the "before" looked like, but the "after" is wonderful, and I particularly appreciate the backbone of a symmetrical layout.

    I also like your Chinese reverse glass paintings.

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    1. SHE relly loves them too, thank you, they are not easy to find these days.

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  5. It looks wonderful! Great group effort!

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    1. We did have a lot of fun doing it, stuff flying everywhere.

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  6. I love the idea of a whole lot of decorators doing re-arrange after a G&T or three! How funny. I'm surprised the Drawing Room didn't look look a boudoir after!

    Also Bumble, could you please consider doing a post on your beautiful books? Perhaps your favourite ones? That one, ('The Pavillions'?) with the image of Petit Trianon on the cover looks interesting. Any gardening books recommendations would be very much appreciated, too.

    x

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  7. PS Sorry for typos. Very weary tonight. Please forgive me.

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  8. We did do apost on books when we first started the blog it was called books as tables I think but it's agood idea to do another as THEY also love books and seeing what other people read.......watch this space.

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