HOUSE TOUR: The interior of a Welsh country house completely remodeled by PENNY MORRISON
In the drawing room of the 1790 Welsh home of designer Penny Morrison and her husband, art dealer Guy Morrison, a George Smith sofa is upholstered in a Jean Monro chintz, the armchair is by Irving & Morrison, the ottoman is covered with an antique Turkish suzani, and the curtains are composed of two Claremont taffetas sewn into stripes; the large portrait by Richard Brough was found at Christie’s, and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Setting Plaster.The Morrisons in their garden.
The Morrisons in their garden.
The library’s sofa is upholstered in a linen by Romo, the cushions are covered in embroidered Turkish fabrics, and the portrait of the Morrisons’ son, Ted, is by Lucy P. Kent; the curtains are of a linen print by Penny Morrison Fabrics, and the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Arsenic.
The front drive is lined with boxwood balls the Morrisons planted 25 years ago.
In the dining room, chairs by Irving & Morrison, slipcovered in a Sanderson linen, surround a Georgian table; a painting by John Byrne hangs above a marble-and-slate mantel from Lassco, and the antique gilt mirror is a family heirloom.
Eighteenth-century mythological scenes by Antonio Zucci hang on the upstairs landing; the lanterns on the railings were made by a local craftsman, and the paintings below are by Luke Kendall.
The curtains in a guest bath are of a Colefax and Fowler fabric, the needlepoint rug is English, and the tub is original to the house.
A guest room headboard and canopy are covered in a linen by Penny Morrison Fabrics, the bench and table skirt are by Irving & Morrison, the wallpaper is by Penny Morrison Fabrics, and a vintage Turkish kilim tops a carpet by Borderline.
The garden terrace, which overlooks the walled garden and the border between Wales and England in the distance; the locally made Adirondack chairs are painted in Farrow & Ball’s Light Blue, and the table was found at a French flea market.