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Wonderful in Wiltshire

by habituallychic

07 . 05 . 10

I really enjoyed taking some time off this weekend to enjoy the American Fourth of July holiday. What’s funny is that there would be no America without the British so I figured why not post a fabulous English manor home today. Also, if you watched Wimbeldon for the last fortnight, you know the weather in England in summer can actually be quite lovely. This wonderful home in Wiltshire belongs to Juicy Couture co-founder Gela Nash-Taylor and her husband, Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, and their family. As an American, I’m always fascinated by English homes since they contain so much history and from the article in Vogue, it sounds like Gela really enjoys her country retreat. I mean, who wouldn’t love dressing up in the tweeds for a ride straight out of Gosford Park. I think I might add a manor house to my dream list of future homes. Cheers!

Photos by Francois Halard and Norman Jean Roy for Vogue

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  1. Nadine2point0 July 5, 2010 | 7:09 pm

    Pretty sure I lived there in a past life 😛 Kidding. My heart and eyes just sing when see photos like this though…just stunning!
    Great post

  2. Ms Smart July 5, 2010 | 8:14 pm

    love the mood. love dark wood.

  3. pretty pink tulips July 5, 2010 | 8:49 pm

    Oh to have a glamorous bathroom like theirs! I think I could happily live the English countryside life!!! Love the Brit-American link!


  4. Tricia Rose July 5, 2010 | 8:54 pm

    I so love those old country houses where there is just no need to change a thing, it is all perfectly itself.

    Well, maybe the heating/plumbing!

  5. Reynolds Still July 5, 2010 | 11:18 pm

    ABSOLUTELY incredible images!!!! Thanks so MUCH for sharing HC. Can you imagine sleeping in ANY of those beds? What an amazing get away they would be don’t you think?! As always…..

    Best regards,
    Reynolds Still


  6. Karena July 6, 2010 | 2:44 am

    Such a slice of history! That imgae reflecting in the lake, wow!! dreamy and so elegant!

    Art by Karena

  7. bazen de burgh July 6, 2010 | 3:05 am

    great pics

  8. Patricia Torres July 6, 2010 | 3:45 am

    The dark wood.. the gorgeous wall.. absolutely sets my mood… going!! *wink*

    This must have been my house in the past… 🙂

  9. Tabitha July 6, 2010 | 8:08 am

    As a Brit, I have to pass on this one, it’s just a little bit too contrived for my tastes – though I do love her equestrian outfit.

  10. Staci Edwards Design July 6, 2010 | 12:51 pm

    How indulgent! Love it!

  11. Belle on Heels July 7, 2010 | 1:31 pm

    my dream life totally involves an english country manor somewhere along these lines. i spent a summer studying in england and would move back to oxfordshire in a heartbeat!

  12. VoiceTalk July 8, 2010 | 2:41 pm


    What a beautiful house! And I am in love with the fabric on the chair in the bedroom with the immense Jacobean (?) bed.

  13. She Wore It Well July 13, 2010 | 12:44 am

    Definitely a dream home! Loved the piece in Vogue