/Charleston  - home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant

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.

'Vases' carpet, designed by Duncan Grant for Virginia Woolf.

Inspiration for a modern quilt 'Vases' carpet, designed by Duncan Grant for Virginia Woolf.

Vanessa Bell

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

Lady with a Book by Vanessa Bell 1945–1946

Lady with a Book Vanessa Bell (English, Oil on canvas. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Vanessa Bell was Virginia Woolf's sister and part of the Bloomsbury Group.

Vanessa Bell

Figure Group with the Artist, Another Woman and two Children by French Windows, Vanessa Bell

“I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.” - Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room. Art: Duncan Grant, Circular composition with flowers

One does, I think, as one gets older. Art: Duncan Grant, Circular composition with flowers

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