Classic english country style is a combination of different layers of styles, encompassing influences from colonial history, China and India. The paisley motifs and enlarged chrysanthemums are both symbols steeped in asian history, and are used in many different ways in english country house decoration.
These images from William Yeoward epitomise the english country house style, reinterpreted in a contemporary way. Exquisite fabrics are combined with elegant hand made cabinetry and accessories to complete the scheme. Colour palettes of cool neutrals with accent colours of soft blues and aquas bring this look right up to date. For morning rooms or dining rooms, the clotted creams and yellows work beautifully in a warm, south facing room.