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Steal This Look: An Eclectic Bedroom in Somerset, England

December 01, 2015 10:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

Julie and I have been obsessing (again) over the Durslade Farmhouse, the home and arts center of Iwan Wirth and Manuela Hauser, the couple behind Hauser & Wirth, in Somerset, England. This bedroom in particular has us both reassessing our opinions on floral needlepoint. Here we’ve detailed the key elements required to re-create the eclectic look–pairing antiques with clean linens and tea rose with navy.

N.B.: For a Steal This Look on a bathroom in another guest bedroom at Durslade, see Steal This Look: A Color-Drenched Bath in Somerset.

Above: The bedrooms at the farmhouse are hung with artworks from the couple’s collection.

Above: A palette of mint green, tea rose, and navy.

Above: An antique needlepoint settee and a stack of art books. 


Above: The ceiling and trim in the bedroom are painted a soft mint green similar to Farrow & Ball’s Chappell Green in Estate Emulsion for $97 per gallon.

Above: The door to the bedroom is a deep burgundy color in a high-gloss finish. Farrow & Ball’s Eating Room Red in Full Gloss is $97 a gallon.


Above: A French Setee by Jules Leleu is available as a set at Gary Rubenstein Antiques on 1st Dibs; price upon request. Another option is the Anglais Sofa from Du Long et Du Lé in Belgium.

Above: The Fritillaria Chair by John Derian for Cisco Brothers is available in an orange-rose upholstery.

Above: A 19th-Century English Mahogany Side Table is $1,295 from Black Sheep Antiques on 1st Dibs.

Above: The Georges III Drunkard’s Chair from 1760 has a needlework seat cover restored by Christopher Howe.


Above: The Washed Belgian Linen Drapery from Restoration Hardware in indigo is $199 per 84-by-50-inch panel.

Above: The Kavir Carpet by Philipp Mainzer and Farah Ebrahimi for e15 has a contrast trim; prices start at £3,335 ($5,026) at Via Duct.

Above: The Treasure Tree Cushion is hand block printed in Dorset by Cameron Short; £140 ($211) at the New Craftsman.

Above: Garment-Dyed Percale Sheeting from Restoration Hardware is priced as follows: $65 for a fitted sheet, $65 for a flat sheet, and $59 for a pair of pillowcases.

Above: The Twill Wool Blanket in cream is $134.50 for the queen size at Design Within Reach.

Above: A vintage Floral Needlepoint Pillow is $125 from Fitted Fab on Etsy.


Above: A Classic Pipe Pendant from 1928 is restored by Rejuvenation and available for $250.

Above: The John Lewis Maison Oval Mirror is small, 10 inches wide, for £10 ($15) at John Lewis.

Above: The Wire Wastepaper Bin is 14.5 inches tall; $45 at Brookfarm General Store.

Above: The SSB-1 Bookshelf in birch ply is $199 at Book/Shop in Oakland, California.

Above: Rita Ackermann published by Rizzoli in 2011 is $46.98 on Amazon.

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