Standen House in a Red Dress

img_1303These photos were taken at Standen House 🏯 in the East Sussex countryside 🌳.  Mummy took the photos 📷 – and I love the combination of the vintage Alice & Co red dress 👗❤️ and Orla Kiely umbrella 🌂with the arts and crafts house and garden 🌲🏠.

Standen House 🏯 was completed in 1894 for the Beale family.  Philip Webb was the architect commissioned to lead the project, and the idea was to build a house that looked as though it had always been there 🏰.  It was constructed using local materials and traditional construction methods 🔨 following Arts and Crafts movement.  Webb incorporated the medieval farm buildings 🏡already on the site, as well as drawing on them and the Sussex vernacular and surrounding landscapes for inspiration 👨💡.  Although the design was influenced by the past, the house was built as an up-to-date modern home with central heating 🔥 and electricity 💡.

The garden 🏡 was very much part of the design of the house following William Morris’s thought that ‘a house should be clothed by it’s garden’ 🏠👗.

Alice xxx

Photos by Sarah Bray

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