Fun at the Manor

More than a sequence of beautiful rooms, a home is a testament of how we live and enjoy our world. The Welsh country house of designer Penny Morrison and her husband, art dealer Guy Morrison, is such a testament. Known for her love of color and exotic patterns, Penny Morrison has created the new traditional English manor house – comfortable, elegant yet so much fun!Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Exterior

Indian motifs, Turkish and Moroccan textiles blend alongside the couple’s collections – art, porcelain and books. The mix of antiques and more contemporary pieces creates an eclectic atmosphere, and a happy home. The house was built in 1790 and had suffered decades of neglect before the Morrisons moved in. Their first goal was to make the house habitable, yet along the 26 years since they’ve managed so much more. Images of the home’s whimsical rooms have been published numerous times in The World of Interiors, Elle Decor and most recently Milieu. If you’d like to read more about this property and its restoration journey visit Elle Decor or subscribe to Milieu for access to their latest feature.

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Stairwell

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Library

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Library

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Living Room

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Living

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Dining Room

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Breakfast Room

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Hallway

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Bedroom

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Bathroom

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Master

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Bath

Cafe Design | Penny Morrison | Patio

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  1. October 6, 2017 / 6:23 am

    That driveway! I just love the spherical boxwoods lining the drive–so simple, yet dramatic. You can tell that collectors live in this home! So many things to look at and study. Thanks for sharing Eva. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

    • Eva Contreras
      October 6, 2017 / 7:21 am

      Thanks, Elizabeth! Plus, there is some blue and white throughout :)… Have a lovely holiday weekend!

      • Lisa Henderson
        October 11, 2017 / 9:01 pm

        Stunning! You can tell the owners put their heart and soul into this home. Beautiful!

        • Eva Contreras
          October 13, 2017 / 8:45 am

          I totally agree, Lisa! It takes a lot of love and patience to pull something like this off…Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Diana Bier
    November 14, 2017 / 4:35 am

    Charming home! Love the abundant use of color-such a welcome relief from all the gray you see these days.

    • Eva Contreras
      November 14, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks, Diana! My thoughts exactly 🙂