Habitually Chic®'s Logo  

Another Gorgeous Garden

by habituallychic

06 . 04 . 11
As most long time readers know, I’m obsessed with gardens.  Kind of funny considering how much I hate bugs and even more so spiders.  But as a city dweller, I long to be able to see greenery outside my window and to take a walk in nature whenever I desire.  I do try to take advantage of Central Park but I have to share that with about 18 million other people.  Probably why I fell in love with Bella Pollen’s English country garden when I first spied it in Vogue.  You can read the entire article here.  Bella and her husband fell in love with it too when they first saw it but it took many years of work to restore it and the neglected house to an inhabitable state.  I’m sure the final result more than makes up for all the hard work.  Just another reminder to get out and smell the roses this weekend!

Photos by François Halard

Comments Closed

  1. stylish serendipity June 4, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    What a lovely home that is! The facade is so simple and elegant and the interiors so fresh and pretty. Thank you for uncovering another treasure. Such a fan of you blog!

  2. Karena June 4, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    Gorgeous home and gardens Heather! The second image with the sun filtering through the leaves is mesmerizing!

    Art by Karena

  3. RaynaNyc June 4, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    I’ve been enjoying your blog, and as another NYC citygirl this post really resonated. I regularly crave green — quiet spaces to relax and enjoy garden time in and around the city. When the opportunity presents itself, I love spending time with my suburban friends for a bit of ‘potting,’ and getting my hands dirty. This English garden is lovely, and admire the dedication & love that this couple put into their outdoor surroundings. Thankfully for people like us there are still B&Bs and Inns for garden getaways (and of course, the pages of Vogue).

  4. Dear Polia June 4, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    What a great house, and the garden compliments it so well! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  5. art of living June 4, 2011 | 11:28 pm

    Dear Heather,

    thanks for sharing of so beautiful garden pictures then I love so much gardens….there are so inspiring, calming & fascinating

    enjoy your day!


  6. Elizabeth June 5, 2011 | 2:40 am

    I could not agree more with you about the bugs and spiders. I too love a beautiful garden and the house is fabulous also!

  7. Eclectic Etcetera June 5, 2011 | 4:40 am

    I just posted this morning about my obsession with gardens as well! I posted photos of window boxes, parks and green spaces in London. I’m a huge fan of your blog, so I’m pleased we were on the same creative wavelength this am. Check it out if you can… I’d love your comments:


  8. meenal @ maison marigold June 5, 2011 | 8:34 am

    what a beautiful home amidst the lovely garden..love the massive room with the two walls lined with bookshelves!! have a lovely day, heather..xx meenal

  9. Hannah June 5, 2011 | 11:18 pm

    That is absolutely gorgeous! The beams in the living area are beautiful as well – this is the epitome of elegance!

  10. jayneonweedstreet June 6, 2011 | 10:51 am

    The windows! The light! Love your post! If you’ve ever stopped by my blog, you know I am all about gardening this time of year! all year, really! But I need to take my nose out of the roses once in awhile and see what other people are looking at, so thank you!!!

  11. HoHumCards.com June 6, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    Bella Pollen has great style.

  12. kbd June 6, 2011 | 7:42 pm

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention. How inspiring… a little bit of elbow grease and a vision.