Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Basildon Park // All Mod-Cons

Back in those few brief weeks of good weather we are forced to accept as our summer this year, the parents and I took to the road to explore Basildon Park, a beautiful Georgian Mansion now owned by the National Trust.  Owing to it's restoration in the mid-50's by Lord and Lady Illiffe, this stunning piece of architecture is now a beguiling mix of Georgian regal glamour and 1950's modernist design, all scattered about with mod-cons. 

We spent a delightful time exploring the perfectly proportioned rooms, the rich, gilded Georgian decor, and discovering perfect examples of 1950's art and design along the way.  Let me take you on a little tour of the house...

A x

1 comment:

  1. Awww, I love Basildon Park and all its griffens! I really love the octagonal red room (the one they built a fake wall inside to film Pride and Prejudice without having to have red wallpaper!)

    I also love the frequent use of the phrase 'perfectly proportioned' on the raje blog. You can tell you're designers!