Library

The sofa’s multihued linen from Bennison injects color into the wood- paneled space. A sisal rug from Stark carpet is banded in red, echoing the color of the drapery panels and providing a soft, textural element on the tile floor. With their Wedgwood blue upholstery, matching Hepplewhite chairs provide additional splashes of color here as well as in the living room.

Sofa (custom, by Mark Gillette): Mark Gillette Interior Design Ltd., 011 44 124 485 1897, markgillette.com.
Sofa fabric (“Wheat Flower on Linen”): Bennison, 212/223-0373, bennisonfabrics.com.
Sofa pillows: vintage fabrics.
Drapery: owner’s collection.
Drapery trim (by Claude Declercq, Declercq Passementiers): through Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com.
Venetian blinds (wood): The Shutter Shop, 011 44 207 751 0937, theshuttershop.co.uk.
Floor lamp: Besselink & Jones, 011 44 207 584 0343, besselink.com.
Sisal rug: Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
Lacquer side table: The Parsons Table Co., 011 44 207 352 7444, theparsonstablecompany.com.
Desk lamp: vintage.
Blue chair: antique Hepplewhite.
Chair fabric (woven to order): Bernard Thorp, 718/683-5100, bernardthorp.com.

Library Details

Blue details stand out against the red drapery, matching sapphire hues throughout the living room and library.

Library Details

Hepplewhite chairs wear a blue linen-and-cotton mini-print.

Dining Room

Used for both breakfasts and elegant dinners, an antique Regency table—often set with English silver—can seat up to 12. The dining chairs are also scattered in other rooms to serve as a thread that pulls everything together, says Gillette. A red-and-ivory linen on the windows is from Pierre Frey. Enhancing the room’s understated formality are the mirrored panes of the French doors.

Table; chairs: owner’s collection.
Chair fabric (“Cravatta”): Opuzen Design, 323/549-3489, opuzen.com.
Sisal rug: Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
Drapery (by Braquenié): Pierre Frey, 866/707-1524, pierrefrey.com.
Picture lights: Mark Gillette Interior Design Ltd., 011 44 124 485 1897, markgillette.com.

Dining Room Details

Silver sparkles in the dining room. “When there is candlelight, the mirrors give depth to the room, reflecting the light,” says designer Mark Gillette.

Living Room

Gillette chose stripes hand-painted in colors that work well with the limed oak woodwork. Linen drapery panels are bordered with silk trim from Pierre Frey, tying them to the coral-colored sofa and chairs.

Drapery (“Seville Texture”/Alabaster by Travers): Zimmer + Rohde, 212/758-7925, zimmer-rohde.com.
Drapery trim (“Traviata Galon Gimp,” by Claude Declercq, Declercq Passementiers): through Samuel & Sons, 212/704-8000, samuelandsons.com.
Red sofa: Peter Dudgeon Ltd., 011 44 207 589 0322, dudgeonsofas.com.
Sofa fabric “Marldon”/Pale Tomato #F3701-09, by Colefax and Fowler): Cowtan & Tout, 212/647-6900, cowtan.com.
Lounge chairs: Lawson Wood, 011 44 207 228 9812, lawson-wood.com.
Chair fabric (chenille): Bailey & Griffin Fine Fabrics, 800/699-6554, baileygriffin.com.
Cushions: vintage and 17th-century tapestry.
Glass table lamp: Vaughan Designs, 212/319-7070, vaughandesigns.com.
Blue chair: antique Hepplewhite.
Chair fabric (woven to order): Bernard Thorp, 718/683-5100, bernardthorp.com.
Walls: hand-painted washed stripes.

Living Room

Vibrant colors and patterns drench the living room. Bright pillows on the neutral couch complement an avian oil painting above.

Exterior

Built in 1973, the Welsh house is topped with a copper roof.

Portrait

Countess Elisabeth Eltz enjoys the grounds outdoors.

Gathering Room

The home’s entrance is equipped with an impressive fireplace and additional dining area, perfect for entertaining guests.

Master Sitting Room

Against warm wall paneling, an 18th-century Aubusson tapestry covers a carved sofa of the same era. Striped draperies offer a handsome contrast to the delicate sofa.

Sofa: antique.
Sofa fabric: antique Aubusson tapestry.

Master Sitting Room Details

Delicate details adorn the blue and white drapery.

Guest Bedroom

Blue-and-white cotton toile saturates the guest bedroom—from the upholstered walls and the drapery panels to the bed skirt, table skirt, and quilted cover of the eiderdown that tops the painted caned bed.

Drapery, bed skirt, bed coverlet, tablecloth (“Toile de Jouy”/Harvest): Design Archives, no longer in business.
Sisal rug: Stark Carpet, 212/752-9000, starkcarpet.com.
Drapery (by Braquenié): Pierre Frey, 866/707-1524, pierrefrey.com.
Headboard (by Massant): available through Lars Bolander, 212/924-1000.

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Colorful Welsh Country Home

Color and light in a magnetic home for a couple who love to entertain 

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Living Room

Vibrant colors and patterns drench the living room. Bright pillows on the neutral couch complement an avian oil painting above.

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