Lutyens House

August 4, 2013

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I hope all of you have been enjoying the gloriously warm evenings we’ve been granted this summer! It’s so lovely to be able to stay out in the sunshine late into the day. These pictures were taken at Goddards, a beautiful country house in Surrey. The house was designed by renowned architect Edwin Lutyens  and for most of the time it is private to the public and kept for reservations. James and I were lucky enough to be invited to a dinner at the house with members of the Lutyens trust and took the opportunity to explore the beautiful home usually off limits. It was a gloriously golden evening when we arrived and the stunning gardens were filled with dappled rays of evening sunlight.

Edwin Lutyens collected many interesting objects throughout his life which have found their way into the home, such as the beautifully ornate door knocker pictured below and the rare stag heads decorating the bowls room. It felt like every room was filled with yet another unique treasure! The living-room also featured a hidden door behind the curved bookshelves, originally put in to allow a small person to crawl through and clean the windows behind. Old houses have such a feeling of adventure, don’t you think? Especially when filled with as many quirky details as Goddards!

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15 responses to “Lutyens House”

  1. Caitlin says:

    Your outfit in these photos is SO CUTE!! Is it a full dress that comes that way, or are you wearing a little purple sweater over it? I love the jean jacket, too. Very cool visit y’all got to have, too!

    • tapeparade says:

      Ah thanks so much Caitlin! It’s a dress! Like a blue top and full skirt with flowers. I forgot to post clothing links! I will do so when I get home, I’m just on my phone now – I wore this dress in an earlier post you can see more as well. Thanks so much for commenting xxx

  2. Paige says:

    I love these photos such a lovely feel to them! Also your outfit is so pretty! Thank you for your comment lovely! x

  3. Lucy says:

    Those pics are absolutely amazing!!! you look lovely.

  4. Demmy Aina says:

    You look sooo good, love your outfit. Thanks for your comment. xx
    demmydaily.blogspot.com

  5. winnie says:

    Your dress is super pretty! This looks like a lovely day out – love that last shot of the garden.

  6. Becca says:

    I love all of this! The setting is gorgeous and your outfit is awesome! Love the jean jacket in particular.

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

  7. Michelle says:

    Oh my, that dress is SO CUTE! I love the flowered bottom and cute collared top. It is seriously adorable and the colors are great.

    xo, Michelle
    neonrattail.com

  8. What a beautiful dress! I really love it 🙂 xo

  9. Mollie says:

    That dress is wonderful! I wish I looked good in those shades of blue and yellow.
    What a cool opportunity for the two of you, I’m glad you thought to bring along your camera:)

  10. Rachael says:

    beautiful pictures!

  11. jessthetics says:

    You look lovely! Your jacket is so cool, and the speckles of sunlight are so pretty. I agree, old houses are so much fun to explore 🙂 xx

    http://www.jessthetics.wordpress.com

  12. Blythe says:

    The country house looks wonderful! I love your denim jacket 🙂 also that last photo is so pretty.

  13. […] ON JAMES AND LAILA DAY: CAMDEN // SAILOR // CHRISTMAS // LUTYENS HOUSE // HALLOWEEN // KENTISH TOWN // CHINATOWN // CAMDEN PASSAGE // COUNTRY […]

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