• Tell Your Friends

(British Accent) Hello. My name be James. I live in me flat with me blokes, in knotting hill, and i eat a lot of jacket potatoes. I fancy myself a bit of a urban sophisticate, cosmopolitan, mysterious and masculine. I like classic shapes and lines but with a bad-boy bent. I drink pimms, listen to vintage punk rock and fundraise for the labor party, when i feel like it. I like my patterns to be simple but my textures to be masculine. And yes, I even have me knickers tailored to fit me perfect little bum.

1. Droog Chandelier, Unica Home, 2. London Bus Sign, Jayson Home & Garden, 3. Marquetry Rug by Kelly Wearstler, The Rug Company, 4. Chelsey Black Leather 3-Seat Sofa, Fashion4Home, 5. Faulkner Table Trunk, Jayson Home & Garden, 6. Greenwich Chair, Jayson Home & Garden

Inspiration from: Burberry Prorsom, Spring 2011

FILED UNDER:

Design Inspiration

8 Responses

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Chane Realty. Chane Realty said: Emily Henderson:: (British Accent) Hello. My name be James. I live in me flat with me blokes, in knotting hill a… http://bit.ly/hxA9wa [...]

  2. Laura R says:

    I'm surprised HGTV didn't edit this. The neighborhood in London is Notting Hill.
    I love you just the way you are though, Emily Henderson!

  3. pixelecho69 says:

    Everything British is cool with me even their comedy and I love the way English leather smells Ha!

  4. Gaynor says:

    I always find it funny when American designers "do British". Real Brits paint their homes Magnolia white (because our homes are dark and Magnolia is cheap) and the reason our furniture looks "comfy" is because the springs have gone in the sofa.

    What you think is quaint "cottage style" is really just small houses crammed with hand-me-downs from both sides of the family. Those florals you all love so much started out shiny (and not very attractive) but after years of abuse at the hands of small children, and smelly dogs, they now have a faded, "shabby chic" look that no self-respecting Brit would ever pay to reproduce. Given our choice we would all be off to Ikea to buy some clean line stuff…we how would we fit it in next to Great-Aunt Phoebe's 8' dining table and Grandma Victoria's sofa?

    The reason we have all those lovely rugs is that our homes are COLD. England is damp. We don't "do' wood floors we do carpet with thick underlay and loads and load of rugs…which also hide the curry stains on the carpet from Friday night's take away. And all those paintings – hiding the damp stains…

    • Sam says:

      Hahaha…that's quite a candid and honest assessment of the English and their homes. It's also accurate because, although I'm American, I'm currently living in England and have gleaned all these exact details either from hours of perusing Gumtree ads or seeing the insides of homes of peoples stuff I wound up purchasing. Not to mention, the living space in my flat is the not-so-lovely Magnolia white….

  5. Gaynor says:

    I always find it funny when American designers "do British". Real Brits paint their homes Magnolia white (because our homes are dark and Magnolia is cheap) and the reason our furniture looks "comfy" is because the springs have gone in the sofa.

    What you think is quaint "cottage style" is really just small houses crammed with hand-me-downs from both sides of the family. Those florals you all love so much started out shiny (and not very attractive) but after years of abuse at the hands of small children, and smelly dogs, they now have a faded, "shabby chic" look that no self-respecting Brit would ever pay to reproduce. Given our choice we would all be off to Ikea to buy some clean line stuff…we how would we fit it in next to Great-Aunt Phoebe's 8' dining table and Grandma Victoria's sofa?

    The reason we have all those lovely rugs is that our homes are COLD. England is damp. We don't "do' wood floors we do carpet with thick underlay and loads and load of rugs…which also hide the curry stains on the carpet from Friday night's take away. And all those paintings – hiding the damp stains…

  6. Scott says:

    Sam, fellow American here looking to buy a flat in London.

    Any advise, obstacles to own I'll need to overcome?!?!

    Cheers, Scott

    PS: currently looking at flat in Bethnal Green, E2 for £225,000

Leave a Reply

Latest Pins on Pinterest

  • As seen on the HGTV & DIY Network series, Rehab Addict.

  • #TBT Favorite bedrooms from HGTV Dream Homes past

  • #TBT Favorite bedrooms from HGTV Dream Homes past

  • #TBT Favorite bedrooms from HGTV Dream Homes past