At Home in the English Countryside: Designers and Their Dogs
Written by Susanna Salk, Photographed by Stacey Bewkes, Foreword by Nina Campbell
A walk down a scenic country lane with a Labrador and tea with pugs in a cozy dwelling--there is a close connection between the British countryside and dogs. In this book, leading U.K. designers share the stylish country homes that they enjoy with their dogs.
At Home in the English Countryside showcases a mix of casually aristocratic or glamorously bohemian country houses captured in original photography and lively text. Presented are the strikingly beautiful abodes of many of Great Britain's top international designers, from Paolo Moschino and Kit Kemp to Anouska Hempel and Sophie Conran. Canines of several sizes and breeds, among them pedigreed pugs, a whippet, and a terrier, are seen in their picturesque homes, full of chintz and antiques, and gardens of fragrant flowers alongside their beloved companions.
Each dog owner offers advice for sharing a home with his or her beloved canine companions. Collars (one of custom leather and green malachite), dog bowls of antique Spode porcelain, and chic and comfy napping spots are shown. Anglophiles will be inspired by the dreamy lives of these designers and their pups.
About The Author
Lifestyle and design author Susanna Salk has written many books, including the successful Be Your Own Decorator and At Home with Dogs and Their Designers. She also hosts and coproduces the At Home With video series featuring visits with leading international tastemakers. Photographer Stacey Bewkes is the founder of Quintessence, a lifestyle blog and the coproducer of the At Home With series. Nina Campbell is the doyenne of English interior design today.