30 November 2018

Charm School

Welcome to one of the most joyously collected, color happy houses in Dorset, England.

One of our favorite homes featured in the November issue of World of Interiors was the Dorset farmhouse of two creatives, Kate Harris and Jason Goodwin. The house is brimming with personality and charm, filled with pieces the couple has collected over their lives together as well as many inherited pieces. For a family that has moved four times in the span of ten years, the house is astonishingly lived in, a testament to their keen eye for great pieces that have legs.  We love the fearless use of color and the laid-back, nothing-is- too-precious feeling each room has. Have a wander through these cheery rooms…we dare you not to smile!

The combination of turquoise walls and red on the floors and other details in the room is invigorating.
A large collection of china in the kitchen/dining room and painted red bentwood chairs are just part of this rooms charm.
Above the fireplace hangs a painting of a comet that once lived in a schoolroom.
The Regency gilt convex mirror belonged to Jason's father.
Bright yellow walls in the drawing room are enlivened with hits of strong blue and red.
A book collection that overflows onto the stairs.
18th Century Etruscan vase prints the couple inherited live happily above the bookcases.
The floral chintz curtains came from the husband's mother.
More books!
More red and blue in the bedroom with curtains made from a fabric printed with an avian design taken from 18th-century wood engravings of British birds.

Pick up the November issue of World of Interiors to read the full story on this absolutely lovely house.

— Lauren & Suzanne
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