Browsing through the various blogs I'm currently following I came across Bloglovin's Habitually Chic post of Jemma Kidd's stunning home in Hampshire, England she shares with her two children and husband Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington and heir to the Duke of Wellington. The house, named the Old Rectory dates back to the 18th-century and sits on the Stratfield Saye estate, Arthur's family home.
There is something about a large country house in England that's hard to beat, combining acres of exquisite landscape, and seemingly unstudied interiors, which in this case contain many family heirlooms. The house could easily be both imposing and formal, however the interior designer, Penny Robinson did a brilliant job of incorporating an eclectic mix of color, textures and patterns in every room, making it warm, inviting and vibrant enough for a young family. Miranda Brooks, the landscape designer is currently attending to the garden. Jemma Kidd's Hampshire estate perfectly captures the essence of grand country living that certainly looks more livable than Downton Abbey.