A Herefordshire farmhouse
I see this house every day - it belongs to my neighbours - so I am lucky that it is a very handsome house. You can see it from the village road, but not many people will every get to see how lovely it is inside. Here are some pics taken last autumn.
One of the best bits about my job is styling some of the Border Oak photos - not only do I get to see lots of beautiful oak framed houses but I also get to catch up with the owners and hear all about the ups and downs of their 'selfbuild' journey. The downside is leaving with a serious case of 'house envy' and then trying to persuade (without success) the quiet one that we need to build another house............
p.s house envy is a passing affliction but with no known cure
Fortunately my 'styling' job was made so much easier because the owners had lovely bits of furniture to work with, such as this table (made by their brother many moons ago)
And it was a simple case of borrowing my own kitchen chairs from across the garden to bring out the best of the handmade kitchen - Jeremy Phillips the photographer has really captured the atmosphere and light of this house - which is tricky with me nagging you all the time!
I love the way the oak frame doesn't overwhelm the interior, and so the owners personality can still be felt.
The oak stairs feature unusual splats, we have them at the Border Oak office too. I think they work well against the solidity of the exposed green oak frame and give a light hearted air to the interior.
This is the view from my front lawn. A good Herefordshire combination of exposed green oak framing over handmade bricks, and the gorgeous Border Oak porch of course.
Another house next week - a barn style oak frame perhaps? Off to search the archives.