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  • Writer's pictureSara Fattori


Updated: Oct 18, 2023

The year was 1988, when I was greeted at London's Heathrow Airport by Kwasi and Steve, both architectural graduates of Oxford University. I was there to study and tour several European countries, in order to experience and develop my knowledge and understand of art, architecture and interior design.

Though I was far from home, Kwasi and Steve, with their lighthearted sense of humor, immediately put me at ease. Kwasi grew up in Africa and his father was a well known English Architect. The two young men were filled with knowledge and passion for architecture. After our long days of architectural touring, I enjoyed their custom of winding down with a lager and lime.

The image above is courtesy of The Harp, a 40 year old establishment that recently won the "Pub of the Year" award from CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ale). The atmosphere in this Pub, like many well appointed pubs offers a sense of "Home-away-from-home" coziness.

Pillows from this Belgium velvet fabric, are available in the "Irish Pub" collection from Dixie & Grace. The Clover Leaf pub table is from Holland and Company, and may also be purchased through Dixie & Grace.

English Pubs often have tile floors; I selected and Eco-Friendly concrete tile by Granada. The color is inherent in the material, so it will not chip away, and therefore becomes more beautiful with time. In your "Pub" setting, I have also selected both woven grass shades and shutters, stained in the color Holly Leaf by Hunter Douglas.

Granada Concrete Tile

"Granada Concrete Tiles Are Environmentally Friendly."

Clover Leaf table by Holland and Company

The Clover Leaf table by Holland and Company is available through Dixie & Grace.

Tapestry Velvet Pillow

Tapestry Velvet Pillow (above) is available through Dixie & Grace.

Inquire about the Georgian 6 Light Chandelier (below)

Georgian 6 Light Chandelier
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