Inspiration: early twentieth century house

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Images that helped me imagine domestic settings for my WW1 novel, 'A Kiss from France'. Here the secrets, betrayals, intrigues and dramas of my heroine's life played out.

Susan Hughes
Antique Edwardian Furniture Mahogany smoking and drinks cabinet. 1920s Furniture, Furniture Styles, Furniture Design, Furniture Projects, Wooden Tobacco Pipes, Edwardian Architecture, Art Nouveau, Home Office Space, Office Spaces

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Antique, Edwardian, 20c, Drinks, Cabinet, Smokers, Cabinet, The Antique Shop Lincolnshire on the Norfolk Cambridgeshire Boarder having Large Showrooms of Victorian Edwardian Antique Furniture

Wonderful shape to this early leather chair from DC member Foster and Gane Leather Furniture, The Fosters, Brown Leather, Armchair, Upholstery, Textiles, Brass, Shape, Antiques

Early 20C leather armchair with stud detail

Wonderful shape to this early 20C leather chair from DC member Foster and Gane

Art Nouveau Nautilus table lamp by C. BONNEFOND, French, late or early century. An art nouveau lamp w/ a bronze base of a reclining nymph on a lily pad and an iridescent shade in the shape of a nautilus shell, base signed C. Bronze, Muebles Estilo Art Nouveau, Design Art Nouveau, Lampe Art Deco, Jugendstil Design, Art Nouveau Furniture, Modernisme, Nautilus Shell, Antique Lamps

Table Lamp; French, Art Nouveau, Bonnefond (C), Nautilus Shell Shade, Bronze Nymph Base, 14 inch.

1920 Home Bedroom Decor - Bedroom : Hardrawgathering. 1920s Home Decor, 1940s Home, Retro Home, Vintage Home Decor, Living Vintage, Vintage Room, Bedroom Vintage, 1920s Bedroom, Home Bedroom

Misc. Period Pictures

I've been poking through period publications looking for bathrooms. As usual, when I see an interesting picture I will take a screenshot. I'll share them here, in case you guys are interested. Cheery green house exterior from "The Color Book" c. 1920s Color Suggestions for House Exteriors from Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company Paint Catalog, 1923. I'll put a break into this post so it won't have to load all the images everytime folks visit the blog. Colored bathroom from "The Color Book" c…

Period gardens at the Geffrye Cottage Gardens, Period, How To Find Out, Museum, Urban, London, Explore, Nature, Plants

Changing nature of urban gardens | Museum of the Home

Visitor and event information for the Museum of the Home, previously the Geffrye Museum. Sharing stories of home - showing homes through time - asking you about home. Reopening in summer 2020.

The Edwardian House Table of Contents The Edwardian House Key features: Influences The names Drawing room, 1910 A drawing r. Mansion Rooms, English Interior, Room Of One's Own, Edwardian House, Lounge Decor, Drawing Room, Home Crafts, New Homes, Living Room

How our homes have evolved | Museum of the Home

Visitor and event information for the Museum of the Home, previously the Geffrye Museum. Sharing stories of home - showing homes through time - asking you about home. Reopening in summer 2020.

 National Trust romantic rose garden of Traditional wide English flower border with early roses and companion planting. by ukgardenphotos Cottage Garden Borders, Cottage Garden Plants, Garden Shrubs, Cottage Gardens, Shade Garden, Garden Landscaping, Border Garden, Manor Garden, Dream Garden

Mottisfont Abbey Rose Gardens, Hampshire, UK | An outstanding National Trust romantic rose garden (18 of 20) | Traditional wide English flower border with early roses and companion planting

Mottisfont Abbey Rose Gardens (National Trust), Hampshire, England: Set in the walled gardens of an Augustinian Priory dating back to the 13th century, the rose garden at Mottisfont Abbey is the best romantic rose garden in the world! Although there are other excellent rose gardens in the UK, such as the modern Royal National Rose Society’s (RNRS) rose gardens at St. Albans and the extensive rose gardens of the RHS at Rosemoor in Devon, the old fashioned roses at Mottisfont produce a truly…

A wartime romance novel that throws together the lives of two very different women during Britain. As betrayal and tragedy ensue, the narrative pivots on love, loyalty and loss. Best Historical Fiction, Coping With Loss, Find A Book, Indie Books, Female Protagonist, Award Winning Books, Dragon Slayer, Romance Novels, Book Publishing

WW1 novel. A munitionette puts a note in an ammunition box destined for the Western Front. A British soldier answers it...

Ralph Vaughan Williams' music (Lark Ascending was originally composed in 1914 but didn't have its first public performance until David Crowder, Gramophone Record, Tin Whistle, Violin Sheet Music, Case Histories, The Power Of Music, Violin Lessons, Joyful Noise, After Life

Ralph Vaughan Williams' music (Lark Ascending was originally composed in 1914 but didn't have its first public performance until 1920)

HMV Model 32 horn gramophone c Recording Equipment, Toned Arms, British Library, Horn, The Twenties, Novels, Kiss, France, History

HMV Model 32 gramophone - Playback and recording equipment - Radio and sound recording history | British Library - Sounds

The last of HMV’s open-horn gramophones, this model was launched in 1927. It was priced at £9, compared with over £70 for the complex internal horn models of the day. The slope-sided, square, plinthed and corniced case contains a strong 4-spring motor. Also the sound conduit from the tone arm is carried through the case to emerge at the vertical sound pipe over which the horn fits. This ‘morning glory’ horn in black and gold may well pre-date the gramophone. The HMV No. 4 soundbox has a…