KETTLE'S YARD


On my trip to Cambridge, I stopped by Kettle's Yard. The house was originally inhabited by Jim and Helen Ede, who also used it to display their impressive collection of early 20th-century art. It's now under the ownership of Cambridge University though it's preserved the way the Edes left it. Today it's open to public daily, serving as more of an intimate gallery and some serious interior inspiration.


The house is three stories high (plus an additional attic room that's filled with framed illustrations as seen above) and composed of the usual bedrooms, bathrooms, living room, study etc. but each area has been meticulously decorated so it seems like no corner has been left unplanned and untouched. One of my favourite sections was the window covered with plants. With the addition of the rocking chair, it just seems like the perfect place to while away an afternoon reading a book (I'm already an old lady at heart aren't I?) The gorgeous rugged corridor leading to a sitting room complete with grand piano came a close second. In fact I found it really difficult to muster up the strength to pick up my things and leave after I'd explored the entire house, rather I chose a chair to sit on and pondered whether they'd notice if I hid myself in a cupboard until the day was done and quietly move myself in. Kettle's Yard has pretty much encapsulated my ultimate home. A girl can just continue to dream right?

28 comments:

  1. What a dreamy place! I can't believe this was once someone's home, how lucky x

    Josie’s Journal

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  2. Lovely pictures :)
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  3. What a beautiful house, that are some really easy tips that can be taken from there, displaying some pretty crockery is so easy and can be cheap if you look in the right places too. x
    Natalie's

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  4. Such beautiful pictures!

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  5. So many beautiful plants and books and paintings! <3 Lovely photography.

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  6. Such a cool space! I have hearts in my eyes over that hall rug on the stairs, it's gorgeous.
    x
    Emily | MISS BLACK

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  7. Lovely blog :)

    xoxo
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  8. The decor is amazing! Such lovely pictures x

    The Belle Narrative

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  9. Beautiful pictures

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  10. I just love your blog,
    every post is just so gorgeous! :)
    xx
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  11. Beautiful photos! x

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  12. Wow that place is amazing! Great photos too!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  14. That place is so beautiful! I audibly gasped as I was scrolling through the pictures *.* <3
    xx

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  15. <3333 such lovely pics!
    amazing place
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  16. Just found your blog through The Lovecats Inc :) so beautiful!

    Jennifer x

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  17. Everything looks so spacious and grand! Great post~

    She Will Be

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  18. Omg I love the pictures, and the house is so beautiful!
    I'm following you, hope you do the same if you like my blog :)
    xoxo, Márcia*

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  19. What a gorgeous place, would love to see that!! And you, always a vision, so stunning :) Xxx

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  20. This house is BEAUTIFUL! I love it! I could live there for real!

    - Sarah :)
    www.thecrownbijoux.blogspot.com

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  22. I'd totally move in here as well. so pretty! x A.

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