“Whether living in a castle or cottage, these British designers are as devoted to their beloved dogs as they are to the sumptuous interiors they have created for themselves at home. Living with dogs in the country after all, is as quintessentially English as chintz, Wellies and roses,” shares lifestyle author Susanna Salk, who has written many books, including Power of Pattern, Room for Children, Decorate Fearlessly, and Be Your Own Decorator, all published by Rizzoli. She also hosts (and co-produces) the Quintessence At Home With video series featuring visits with leading tastemakers which she produces with interior designer and architect Stacey Bewkes.
AT HOME IN THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE: DESIGNERS AND THEIR DOGS, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to its US companion At Home with Dogs and Their Designers, is an intimate celebration of British country life and how design and dogs are inexorably intertwined.
“You’ve got a long journey ahead, don’t you, ladies,” proclaimed the rental car gentleman, handing me my keys,” says Susanna. “His jolly yet concerned English lilt pushed his words into more of a statement than a question. My photographer, Stacey Bewkes, and I were only traveling for eight days across the English countryside to shoot the British companion to our previous book, but our far-reaching and ambitious timetable, and the fact that I would be driving for the first time on the opposite side of the road, meant that we might as well have been setting out on a Lord of the Rings kind of adventure.”
Through original photography, this intimate look into some of England’s most beautiful country homes and gardens, lived in by many of Britain’s brightest design stars—including Kit Kemp, Veere Grenney, and Anouska Hempel—offers both inspirational interiors as well as informative ideas of how to live stylishly with dogs.
Whether featuring rooms that are glamorously bohemian or casually aristocratic, the constant theme is always a devotion to dogs, from pedigreed pugs to rescue terriers.
FEATURED DESIGNERS include: Anouska Hemple, Bridget Elworthy & Henrietta Courtauld, Bunny Guinness, Carlos Sánchez-García,Christopher Howe, Edward Bulmer, Emma Burns, GavinHoughton, Justin van Breda, Katherine Pooley, Kit Kemp, Max Rollitt, Paolo Moschino & Philip Vergeylen, Penny Morrison, Sophie Conran, Susie Atkinson, Veere Grenney.
© At Home in the English Countryside: Designers and Their Dogsby Susanna Salk, Rizzoli New York, 2020. All photography © Stacey Bewkes. Foreword by NinaCampbellHardcover / 8.5” x 11” / 224 pages / 200 color photographs $50.00 US / ISBN: 978-0-8478-6478-2 / Rizzoli New York ON SALE: April 2020