Crazy for Conran Country

Anyone who knows me, understands my obsession with all that is anything English country house….and after seeing some of the photos from the weekend house of British fashion designer, Jasper Conran, maybe you will understand.  Conran’s country estate, Ven House, in Somerset was recently featured in the November issue of my favorite “decorating porn” magazine, World of Interiors.  The conservatory is straight out of a Jane Austen movie set.

                Conservatory complete with mature Tree Ferns imported from New Zealand

According to an article in The Telegraph, Conran’s ideal weekend includes walking his dogs, growing blowsy peonies, browsing through second hand bookshops and buying antiques.  He loves to wake up early on a Saturday and listen to BBC Radio 4 while making a cup of tea and a poached egg from one of his Rhode Island Red hens,  in this most  well appointed English kitchen.

                       English kitchen love

            Antique butcher block made into a drawer refrigerator

             More Conran kitchen

Conran recently published a book of great inspirational photos of English country homes and people called Jasper Conran Country.