Sunday, 2 March 2014

Strawberry Hill House

 Yesterday, my mum and I set out into the glorious sunshine with Angus and Julia Stone playing in our car. I seem to go the whole winter without listening to their music, but as soon as the sun is out, so is the music that reminds me of summer. We took the short trip to Twickenham, to visit a house which I can only describe as a fairy princess castle. Stawberry Hill. I've only ever visited once before, the house has been undergoing restoration and only been open for a few years. Yesterday we signed up to see rooms normally closed to the public. The house is decorated in a gothic but very esentric style, which is what you would expect from a man who used to wear a wooden cravat! That man was Horace Walpole and he created the house in the 18th century.

I took loads of photos while I was there, something else that's great about this place, they don't mind you taking photos at all. In fact, I was told to take as many as I want! It would be a fantastic setting for a dramatic photoshoot. The photos that I took were mostly of details, carvings, wall paper, etc. I regret that I didn't take any more photos of the house from the outside on the beautiful blue sky background, then I could show you just how much this house looks like a castle out of a fairytale. The strawberry Hill wedsite has a great photo here. I did also take outfit photos - which I will add to another post.

I really enjoyed my day out and the promise of spring in the air.  I hope you enjoyed my photos, I'll be posting my outfit of the day very soon too. Have you visited Strawberry Hill? Or another house that looks like it came straight out of a fairytale? I'd love links if you have any!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend,

Emma Xx


  1. Beautiful. I've never been or even heard of it before. That green room with the gold ceiling details is gorgeous.

    1. Thank you Lisa. Yes, that room is one of my favourites, it would make such an amazing bedroom!

      Emma Xx