Published in Elle Decor’s June 2019 issue, Rita Konig’s Victorian farmhouse is all my English countryside dreams come true. Located in County Durham in northeast England, the historic home is appropriately named North Farm. The interior designer shares the picturesque property with her husband, biographer Philip Eade (I’m eager to read his books on Waugh and Sylvia Brooke!), and their adorable five-year-old daughter, Margot. Though the rustic seven bedroom and five bath residence has belonged to Eade’s family for generations, it was Konig that transformed the imposing stone home into the comfortable, whimsical space you see today (after extensive renovations!). Below, explore more of the dreamy British getaway. (Photography by Dylan Thomas for Elle Decor)
The focal point of the library is the fabulous Nina Campbell sofa covered in a mustard yellow Tissus d’Hélène corduroy. Of course there’s a cozy ottoman in place of a coffee table, in true English country house fashion.
During the renovation, Konig had installed the gorgeous green cabinetry above by Plain English. The white-enamel stove is by Aga—every chef’s dream. I love the mismatched antique chairs and 19th-century Italian table.
In the kitchen’s dining area are ridiculously fun striped curtains in a Lee Jofa fabric. The large-scale artichoke art is by Sarah Graham and the walls are in Edward Bulmer’s Lilac Pink. I especially love the Pooky star pendant.
The drawing room strikes a more formal tone, but still manages to keep things playful with vibrant color. The walls are painted in Invisible Green by Edward Bulmer. Looks like the perfect spot for a cup of tea or fireside cocktail.
A close-up of the drawing room’s green goodness.
I’m crazy about the shape of the upholstered headboard in this pink guest bedroom. The lamps are by Pooky and the gathered shades are made from a Colefax and Fowler fabric. The sweet walls are painted Edward Bulmer’s Cuisse de Nymphe Emue. Isn’t the quilt particularly lovely…?
In Margot’s bathroom (lucky lady!) the walls are covered in a fabulous blue, red, and green Pierre Frey wallpaper. I also adore the bamboo mirror and scalloped raffia shades by Matilda Goad.
In the master bedroom is a stunning four-poster bed by William Yeoward. The vintage quilt from Katherine Poole paired with the scalloped shams is perfection, don’t you think…?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this charming English home tour (Konig can do no wrong in my book!). Be sure to read the full story over at Elle Decor and stay tuned for more dreamy interiors on Katie Considers later this week!