"Debo" Duchess of Devonshire (last of Mitford girls) photographed by Derry Moore in 1985. in the Blue Drawing Room at Chatsworth with her dog & her chintz & her Sargent.

Deborah at home.Debo, Duchess of Devonshire, wearing a double strand of pearls with her knee socks below a John Singer Sargent painting in the Blue Drawing Room at Chatsworth in Photo by Derry Moore.

Burghley House: Grand Staircase with gates

The Hall Staircase features a gated cantilevered staircase. The ceiling was painted by Antonio Verrio in the century and the walls were by Thomas Stothard in the century

Embossed wool camlet in dark celadon used as hangings on the Century bed in the Queen Elizabeth Room.

Robert Adam designed ceilin - Nostell Priory (photo by ClydeHouse, via Flickr) construction begun 1733

Robert Adam designed ceiling - Nostell Priory is a Palladian house located in Nostell, near Crofton close to Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.


Portières, or doorway curtains, used the same rods and rings as window treatment. Popular from the until the end of the century, portières framed the entrances to public rooms, such as a parlor or dining room.

Downton Abbey Vertical Photo. Wall Decor. Highclere Castle. English Countryside. England. United Kingdom. Travel Photography. by seardig, $14.00

The Welsh Estate is the one place you don't want to be invited to. "It is an honor to be invited to the Welsh Estate," she said. A series of stories (and murders) involving poison. Beware the delightfully smelling roses and cinnamon.

‘Norland Park’ from the Sense and Sensibility (aka Saltram House, Plymouth, UK)

‘Norland Park’ from the 1995 Sense and Sensibility (aka Saltram House, Plymouth, UK)

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