Photo: The World of Interiors; A Decoration Book, Minn Hogg and Wendy Harrop (1988)
A symphony in beige, Crowsely Park typifies the easy grace and eclectic elegance of modern English design. The Oxfordshire mansion was once home to the Baskervilles, the family who inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic and haunting tale. For years, the 18th-century estate was left to ruin--that is, until two intrepid young architects stepped in, living there rent-free as they slowly began to revivify the stately and storied home. Mixing Noguchi lamps with upholstered linen seating, classic Georgian pieces with old family heirlooms, the effect is fresh yet lived in.
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