Now and again we love to showcase country homes in other parts of the world, because Normandy does not have the copyright on the country home concept!
Today I want to show you the home of Bee Osborn who has this charming little cottage in the British countryside. I discovered Bee and her universe via her instagram account, where she shares shots of her home and her work. Bee works as an interior designer on beautiful projects all over the world, but when she gets home to Oxfordshire she likes some cosy, truly British charm.
We asked Bee a few questions about her own interior design, and here is what she told us …..
Your house is just picture perfect, and I’m sure that everyone tells you it looks like the house from the film The Holiday. Can you tell us a little bit about the history of your home? Yes, a lot of people tell me that! It is funny because when I bought the house I couldn’t even see the front as it was so overgrown and it was only when we cleared the garden and it started snowing that I thought… Oh my goodness it looks like ‘The Holiday’!
The house is actually an old Cotswold Stone thatched cottage built in 1540 complete with a shepherds seat and old bread oven where they would have done all the cooking!
Who do you share your home with? My husband, my 11 year old daughter, and two Sealyham Terriers called Alfred and Humphrey … plus my older daughters who come down at weekends….
How did you “meet” your house? It was a very spontaneous moment! I popped into the tiny village shop next door for a sandwich and saw a ‘For Sale’ sign in the undergrowth and fell in love on the spot, so knocked on the door, I had made an offer within ten minutes of seeing it!
What is your favorite room or space? For the moment it is my daughter’s room because of the vaulted ceiling but once we redo the kitchen, I think that will take preference.
How would you describe your style in decorating? Classic with a modern twist.