20 January 2011

My Future Home: Leighton House Museum


Check the oil on the invisible plane and pack my travel trunks because I'm jetting off across the pond to visit the Leighton House Museum in Kensington.  Built over a 32 year period beginning in 1864, this former home of the Pre-Raphaelite artist Frederic, Lord Leighton, features gilded ceilings, peacock blue tiles, art by many of Leighton's contemporaries and an Arab hall designed specifically to showcase his collection of one thousand plus Islamic tiles.  As I plan on duplicating this look in my future home, I better start collecting some tiles asap.
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3 comments:

Daniel-Halifax said...

Imagine walking down that staircase every morning in your kaftan and turban. Asking (yelling) why the tea was cold to the help (servants). I can't wait.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I've been there.
It's everything and more.

W.E. said...

Dear PT and Edward...must say that after reading your comment I did turn a tad green (or should I say peacock blue?) with envy. And DH, yes! When the last tile is in place, you must visit and we will sport matching caftans, perch bejeweled turbans atop our heads and see who can scream the loudest at the servants. What fun!