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Charming English Farmhouse

Textile designer Richard Smith merges country charm and city sophistication in his renovated English farmhouse

Written by Jenny Bradley
  • James Merrell

    Photography: James Merrell

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  • James Merrell

    Wall paint ("French Gray" #18): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
    Carpet (sisal): Crucial Trading, 011 44 156 274 3747, crucial-trading.com.
    Wing chair in foreground: Diana Kelly, 011 44 132 387 0777.
    Remaining furniture: owner's collection.
    Fabric on armchair to right of fireplace ("Houghton Linen Velvet" #30035, by Richard Smith for Warner Fabrics); drapery ("Large Peonies Linen" #30004, by Richard Smith for Warner Fabrics): Zimmer + Rohde, 866/627-6899, zimmer-rohde.com.
    Fabric on sofa by window ("Agra" #2049, Ottomania Collection by Richard Smith); fabric on wing chair in foreground ("Amasura" #2044, Ottomania Collection by Richard Smith); striped pillow on sofa ("Puwen" #2060, by Richard Smith, Orientaliste Collection): No. 9 Thompson, 800/262-0336, jimthompsonfabrics.com.
    Pillow on antique gold chair ("Bazaar," by Richard Smith): Madeaux, info@madeaux.com.
    Fireplace (antique): owner's collection.

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    Carpet (sisal): Crucial Trading, 011 44 156 274 3747, crucial-trading.com.
    Sofa; throw pillows; Chinese screen; 1930s shellac coffee table; accessories: owner's collection.
    Sofa fabric ("Harcourt Velvet" #30040, by Warner Fabrics): Zimmer + Rohde, 866/627-6899, zimmer-rohde.com.
    Striped pillow on sofa ("Puwen" #2060, by Richard Smith, Orientaliste Collection): No. 9 Thompson, 800/262-0336, jimthompsonfabrics.com.
    Throw pillow on sofa ("Josephine," by Richard Smith): Madeaux, info@madeaux.com.
    Wallpaper in entry (custom, by Richard Smith): Madeaux, info@madeaux.com.
    Table skirt in entry ("Paradiso Stripe" #3360, by Richard Smith, Paradiso Collection): Jim Thompson, 800/262-0336, jimthompsonfabrics.com.

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    Wall paint ("Fawn" #10): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
    Flooring: Terra-Cotta.
    Table; chairs; Moroccan lantern; Le Creuset casserole (original 1950s): owner's collection.
    Chair fabric ("Fretwork" #2066, Orientaliste Collection by Richard Smith); table mats ("Hexastripe" #2068, Orientaliste Collection by Richard Smith): No. 9 Thompson, 800/262-0336, jimthompsonfabrics.com.
    Range: Aga, 877/650-5775, aga-ranges.com.

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    Sofa; desk; lamps (glazed terra-cotta); desk chair; folding map (antique): owner's collection. Sofa fabric ("Barbarini" #2052, Ottomania Collection by Richard Smith); desk-chair fabric ("Cintimani" #2057, Ottomania Collection by Richard Smith); pillow on sofa ("Zhizak" #2045, Ottomania Collection by Richard Smith); wall fabric ("Izmir" #2053, Ottomania Collection by Richard Smith): No. 9 Thompson, 800/262-0336, jimthompsonfabrics.com.

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    Fabrics (patterns for the Orissa Collection by Richard Smith): No. 9 Thompson, 800/262-0336, jimthompsonfabrics.com.

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    Tablecloth ("Cecily," hand-print silk, by Richard Smith): Madeaux, info@madeaux.com.
    Marble obelisk (from Florence); flatware (antique, English silver): owner's collection.

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    Paint ("Dead Salmon" #28): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
    Bed; armchair (antique); drop-leaf table (antique); writing table and chair; lamps: owner's collection.
    Chintz bed drapery ("Rosemoore" #30001, by Richard Smith for Warner Fabrics); armchair fabric ("Fernbrook Linen" #30008, by Richard Smith for Warner Fabrics): Zimmer + Rohde, 866/627-6899, zimmer-rohde.com.

  • James Merrell

    Paint ("Dead Salmon" #28): Farrow & Ball, 888/511-1121, farrow-ball.com.
    Drapery fabric: ("Rosemoore" #30001, by Richard Smith for Warner Fabrics): Zimmer + Rohde, 866/627-6899, zimmer-rohde.com.
    Table and chair; lamp (painting of Richard Smith, by Binny Mathews): owner's collection.

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    Screen fabric ("Puwen" #2060, by Richard Smith, Orientaliste Collection): No. 9 Thompson, 800/262-0336, jimthompsonfabrics.com.
    Shell sconces (made by Richard Smith): owner's collection.

  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.