FROM ST IVES TO CHARLESTON HOUSE

EXPRESSIVE INTERIORS
& WILD GARDENS

St Ives was the anchor for Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf’s childhood holidays. Here, they inhabited an intensely sensory world where rambling gardens gave way to sweeping views of St Ives Bay.


Later, Vanessa let her imagination run wild at Charleston House in Sussex, the country home of the Bloomsbury Group, where she lived for 40 years. Our designs this month reference its magical interiors and the gardens of both Sussex and Cornwall.

A women wearing a bright & colourful scarf with a navy tunic underneath. Lots of paintings hung in the room around her. Trewan Hall Top

CHARLESTON HOUSE
AN ARTISTIC & UNCONVENTIONAL HOME

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It still makes me feel warm; as if everything were ripe; humming;
sunny… the buzz, the croon, the smell… it was rapture.

Virgina Woolf on her childhood holidays in St Ives

Lady wearing a flowery patterned top, with blue & green flowers Aventurier Tunic Aventurier Tunic in teal polkadot

CHARLESTON PRINTS
CORNISH COLOURS

WITH THANKS TO
Estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy of Henrietta Garnett, Estate of Duncan Grant, administered by DACS and
the team at Charleston, East Sussex