Kate Macey from The Great Interior Design Challenge

Do you watch The Great Inteior Design Challenge? Apparently a new series is impending so I thought I’d remind you all of one of my favourite contestants of all time: 

Kate Macey

{Yes, I know there was that faux fan moment but bear with me…}

Her designs were consistently beautiful….

and so is her home, which started life out as a rectory…

Shall we begin in the kitchen?

Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath
Farrow and Ball Elephant’s Breath in the kitchen
Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath
Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath
Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath
Farrow and Ball Elephant's Breath
Farrow and Ball Elephant’s Breath

The living room is painted in Farrow and Ball’s Cornforth White and is so calm and restful.

Farrow and Ball Cornforth White
Farrow and Ball Cornforth White in the living room

  

Farrow and Ball Cornforth White  

The parquet flooring has been painted black, which ties in with the Labroor fabric by Emily Bond, used to make the curtains.

     

In the snug, Farrow and Ball Shaded White walls are set off by Farrow and Ball Hardwick White woodwork….

Farrow and Ball Shaded White and Farrow and Ball Hardwick White
Farrow and Ball Shaded White and Farrow and Ball Hardwick White


…which is a colour scheme that’s continued in the Master bedroom…

Farrow and Ball Shaded White and Farrow and Ball Hardwick White
Farrow and Ball Shaded White and Farrow and Ball Hardwick White

The cushions (and the curtains in the snug, are by Ian Mankin who creates the gorgeous checks and stripes.

Farrow and Ball Shaded White and Farrow and Ball Hardwick White

I love the way fabric designs are repeated throughout the house….

Kate Macey has a shop in Somerset called Living Pretty, which, no surprise, is also extremely gorgeous and, you should be warned, dear reader, also full of extremely tempting treasures!!

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