/Charleston  - home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant/when I'm a crazy old lady.....it's in the witches blood

Charleston - Sussex salon of Bloomsbury. A place I revisit and half expect to see Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Virginia Woolf or Maynard Keynes coming out of a room. Comfy chair and always a book or two to hand.

Vanessa Bell (1932)  "A Girl Reading" A member of the Bloomsbury group

A Girl Reading Vanessa Bell (English, Oil on canvas. Bell was a painter and interior designer who established her reputation as part of the avant-garde Bloomsbury.

Virginia Wollf at Charleston, painted by her sister Vanessa Bell

Virginia Wollf at Charleston, painted by her sister - Vanessa Bell (British, Bloomsbury Group

This amazing 1945 painting by Vanessa Bell, Charleston Drawing Room, is for sale at Messum’s (but for rather a large sum of money!). The curtain fabric, however, is available at the Charleston shop; and is to be found on the endpapers of Good Things in England.

◇ Artful Interiors ◇ paintings of beautiful rooms - VANESSA BELL Charleston Drawing Room

Julia Prinsep Stephen (mother of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell) - Jacques-Emile Blanche (1861–1942)

Julia Prinsep Stephen, née Jackson, Formerly Mrs Duckworth. Jacques-Emile Blanche (French, Oil on canvas. Stephen celebrated beauty and.

Discover living room design ideas on HOUSE - design, food and travel by House & Garden. The living room of Charleston, country haunt of the Bloomsbury group.

Painted History

The Bloomsbury Group, which included such influential figures as Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes and E. Forster, resided in the Sussex farmhouse Charleston. View more images from inside the house for a true slice of British history: