One of my favorite instagram follows lately is the account of Amanda Clark, owner of Seend Manor in Wiltshire, England. Amanda and her husband Stephen purchased the 28-acre estate in 1998 and have since extensively renovated the house and garden. Amanda has exquisite taste and is a Director at Altfield Gallery which deals in Chinese decorative objects. I love seeing how she sets her table (that dining room! those fabulous pagodas!) and tends her 18th century walled garden. If you like, you can follow Amanda on instagram here.
A lovely blue and white table setting. Also, how pretty is the floral arrangement?
A stunning view of Wiltshire from the manor’s second floor. I can’t imagine waking up to such a magical view each morning!
Pagodas galore! The dining room’s scenic wallpaper mural is particularly handsome.
A basket brimming with freshly cut roses from the garden.
Blue and white porcelain from Amanda’s collection. I love the ginger jars and tulipiere.
The exterior of the manor with a glimpse of the impressive garden.
Note the charming floral embroidery on the table linens (and more lovely floral arrangements!).
Have you ever seen a more magnificent doorway? The tassels are just too good!
Shelves of potted flowers on a terrace. I love the mixture of the terra cotta pots, blue and white ceramic table, and wicker basket.
Another pretty view of the manor’s exterior.
More table setting inspiration. Can’t go wrong with blue and white plates and peonies!
A view of the estate’s magical 18th century walled garden.
Another view of the dining room. Doesn’t it look particularly lovely on a sunny day? Explore more of snippets Amanda’s stylish English life here.
(images courtesy of @amandaseend on instagram)