The year was 1988 when I was greeted at London's Heathrow airport by Kwasi and Steve, both architectural graduates of Oxford University. I was there to study and tour several European countries, in order to experience and develop my knowledge and understanding of Art, Architecture and Interior Design.
Though I was far from home, Steve and Kwasi, with their lighthearted sense of humor, immediately put me at ease. Kwasi grew up in Africa and his father was a well known English architect. The two young men were filled with knowledge and a passion for architecture. After our long days of architectural touring, I enjoyed their custom of winding down with a LAGER & LIME.
The image above is courtesy of THE HARP, a 40 year old establishment that recently won the "Pub of the Year" award for CAMRA "Campaign for Real Ale". The atmosphere in this pub, like many well appointed pubs, offers a sense of a home-away-from home coziness.
Pillows from this Belgium Velvet Fabric from Dixie & Grace's Irish collection. The Clover Leaf Pub TAble is from Holland and Company available through Dixie & Grace.
English pubs often have tile floors; I selected an eco-friendly concrete tile by Granada. The color is inherent in the material so it will not chip away and becomes more beautiful with time. In your "pub" setting, I have also selected both woven grass shades and shutters stained in the color Holly Leaf by Hunter Douglas.
The Clover Leaf Table by Holland and Company and available through Dixie & Grace.
Georgian 6 Light Chandelier