Lovely feedback from textile designer Jenny Frean, whose delightful cottage is featured over eight pages in this month’s (October 2014) Country Homes & Interiors.
Jenny and Patrick looked at a staggering 93 properties before eventually stumbling across a house in a superb location, nestling at the foot of the South Downs.
The couple have lovingly renovated the property to create their rural idyll, complete with a purpose-built studio that’s now home to their thriving textile design company First Eleven Studio.
The Frean’s cottage is bursting at the seams with colour and interest, from daughter Holly’s artwork to Jenny’s designs, including her striking Sussex Downs wallpaper and fabric which have been made into curtains, cushions and even an ottoman for their cosy living room. For more details about the range, adapted from one of Jenny’s line drawings of the nearby countryside, you can view the Sanderson website.
Photographs courtesy of Richard Gadsby