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HOUSES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS: George and Amal Clooney’s Mill House in Sonning Eye, Oxfordshire

George and Amal Alamuddin Clooney's new home in England on the River Thames

 

*UPDATED* The Clooneys are renovating and extending their new home with a swimming pool, a pool house, a garden terrace, a private cinema and new front gates and fencing. They are also converting an existing building known as the River House into an office and meeting room.

Hello magazine and the Daily Mail have all the details, but you can scroll down for existing photos, prior to the changes…

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LUSCIOUS TV SHOWS: Downton Abbey Season 5 – is it time to end the series?

Downton Abbey Season 5 review

 

Have you seen the new episode of Downton Abbey, the first for Season 5? Sadly, we were very disappointed…

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HISTORICAL STYLE: Downton Abbey Series 5 – official trailer

 

 

 

Here’s the new trailer for Season 5 of Downton Abbey.

The show returns to ITV in Britain on Sunday September 21, 2014 at 9pm and includes guest stars Richard E Grant and Anna Chancellor, as well as all our favourites such as Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery.

Are you excited? Or over it?

Natasha xx

 

 

 

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FOR SALE: Vivien Leigh’s former home, Tickerage Mill, Sussex, England

ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE PHOTOS: Tickerage Mill Cottage once owned by Vivien Leigh

HOUSES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS: Tickerage Mill near Uckfield in East Sussex, England, was once owned by actress Vivien Leigh – where she lived after her traumatic 1960 divorce from Laurence Olivier and for which she paid 20,000 pounds in 1961 – is now for sale…

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LUSCIOUS LIBRARY: My book wishlist – March 2014

The Morgan Library and Museum Manhattan

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FAMOUS FOLK AT HOME: India Hicks and her mother Lady Pamela at the Hicks family home in Oxfordshire, England

Pool garden pond at The Grove - Hicks family

ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSES: At home with India Hicks in her mother’s home The Grove near Brightwell Baldwin in England, and a look back at their former home, Britwell House, decorated by India’s father, the famous designer David Nightingale Hicks…

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ROYALTY: Kate and Wills former home on the Bodorgan Estate in Anglesey is up for rent

View of the estate of Lord and Lady Meyrick at Bodorgan in Wales where Kate and William lived in Anglesey

 Bodorgan Hall in Anglesey in Wales: Kate and Wills rented Bodorgan Home Farm, behind the main house

 

The 4-bedroom farmhouse in Bodorgan in Wales where Prince William and Kate Middleton, aka the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is up for rent…

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QUICK PICKS: Luscious news – October 8, 2013

Rowneybury House aka Beckingham Palace in Sawbridgeworth Hertfordshire

More news relating to royals, celebs and other fascinating folk…

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ROYALTY: First family photos of William, Kate and George…and Lupo the dog!

Prince George with parents Kate and William, and family dogs Lupo and Tilly

Check out the first family photos of little Prince George with his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge aka Wills and Kate, and cocker spaniel Lupo (with William), and the Middleton family dog, Tilly (left of photo), taken by Kate’s father, Michael Middleton at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire…

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BOOKS TO BUY: Inspirational books about stylish, luxurious and elegant homes

In the Pink - Dorothy Draper-Americas Most Fabulous Decorator by Carleton Varney.jpgAmerican Beauty - Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat by Thom Filicia.jpgAmerican Fashion Designers at Home by Rima Suqi.jpgAn Eye for Design by Allegra Hicks.jpgArchitectural Digest - Hollywood at Home book cover.jpgBarbara Barry - Around Beauty by Barbara Barry David Meredith and Dominique Browning.jpgBarbara Stoeltie and Rene Stoeltie - New York Interiors - Bold Elegant Refined.jpgBarbara Stoeltie and Rene Stoeltie - Parisian Interiors - Bold Elegant Refined.jpgBig Book of Chic by Miles Redd.jpgBunny Williams - An Affair with a House.jpgBunny Williams - Point of View.jpgCelerie Kemble - black-and-white-and-a-bit-in-between-timeless-interiors-dramatic-accents-and-stylish-collections.jpgCelerie Kemble - To Your Taste - Creating Modern Rooms with a Traditional Twist.jpgCharlotte Moss Decorates - The Art of Creating Elegant and Inspired Rooms by Charlotte Moss.jpgClass Act - William Haines Legendary Hollywood Decorator by Peter Schifnado and Jean H. Mathison.jpgCohler on Design by Eric Cohler.jpgDazzling Design by Amanda Nisbet.jpgDesigners at Home - Personal Reflections on Stylish Living by Ronda Rice Carman.jpgDominic Bradbury - American Designers Houses.jpgDominic Bradbury - Mediterranean Modern.jpgDominic Bradbury - The Iconic House - Architectural Masterworks Since 1900.jpgDominic Bradbury - The Iconic Interior - Private Spaces of Leading Artists Architects and Designers.jpgElegant Rooms That Work - Fantasy and Function in Interior Design by Stephanie Stokes.jpgEssential Elegance - The Interiors of Solis Betancourt by Jose Solis Betancourt Paul Sherrill and Dana Demange.jpgGlamour at Home by Nancy Corzine and Robert Janjigian.jpgGreenwich Style - Inspired Family Homes by Cindy Rinfret.jpgInteriors - The Allure of Style by Mary McDonald.jpgJeffrey Bilhuber - Defining Luxury - The Qualities of Life at Home.jpgJeffrey Bilhuber Design Basics - Expert Solutions for Designing the House of Your Dreams.jpgJonathan Adler My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living.jpgJonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessorizing.jpgJonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors.jpgjonathan-adler-100-ways-to-happy-chic-your-life.jpgKelly Hoppen Home - From Concept to Reality.jpgKelly Hoppen Home - Monochrome Home - Harmony Balance and the Elements of Modern Style.jpgKelly Wearstler - Domicilium Decoratus.jpgKelly Wearstler - Hue.jpgKelly Wearstler - Modern Glamour - The Art of Unexpected Style.jpgKelly Wearstler - Rhapsody.jpgkelly-hoppen-ideas-creating-a-home-for-the-way-you-live.jpgkelly-hoppen-interiors-inspiration-and-design-solutions-for-stylish-comfortable-interiors.jpgkelly-hoppen-style-the-golden-rules-of-design.jpgLiving in Style - Paris by Reto Guntli.jpgLiving on the Coast by Barclay Butera.jpgMade to Order by Campion Platt.jpgMargaret Russell - Elle Decor So Chic - Glamorous Lives Stylish Spaces.jpgMargaret Russell - Style and Substance - The Best of Elle Decor.jpgMichael Lassell - Metropolitan Home Design 100 - The Last Word on Modern Interiors.jpgModern Luxury by Richard Mishaan and Elizabeth Gaynor.jpgMonochrome by Paula Rice Jackson.jpgPaul R. Williams - Classic Hollywood Style by Karen E. Hudson.jpgRegency Redux - High Style Interiors - Napoleonic Classical Moderne and Hollywood Regency by Emily Evans Eerdmans.jpgSusanna Salk - A Privileged Life - Celebrating Wasp Style.jpgSusanna Salk - Be Your Own Decorator - Taking Inspiration and Cues from Todays Top Designers.jpgSusanna Salk - C.Z. Guest - American Style Icon.jpgSusanna Salk - Room for Children - Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play.jpgSusanna Salk - Weekend Retreats.jpgThe Age of Elegance - Interiors by Alex Papachristidis by Alex Papachristidis and Dan Shaw.jpgThe Allure of French and Italian Decor by Betty Lou Phillips.jpgThe Joy of Decorating - Southern Style with Mrs. Howard by Phoebe Howard.jpgThe Language of Interior Design by Alexa Hampton.jpgThe Welcoming House - The Art of Living Graciously by Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith.jpgThe World of Muriel Brandolini - Interiors by Muriel Brandolini and Amy Tai.jpgTime and Place by Steven Gambrel.jpgTimeless Elegance - The Houses of David Easton by David Easton.jpgVictoria Hagan - Interior Portraits by Victoria Hagan.jpgVintage Remix - The Interiors of Kishani Perera by Kishani Perera and Elizabeth Roehrig.jpgVogue Living - Houses Gardens People by Hamish Bowles.jpg

 

There are thousands of books about beautiful interior design on the market, but I’ve put together a list which narrows down the options just a little. These are books I either own or would like to own, so perhaps you might like them too.

Perhaps send this list to a loved one as a strong “If you ever want to buy me a present, any of these will do” hint!

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Gwyneth Paltrow by Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s Bazaar May 2010

Gwyneth Paltrow by Alexi Lubomirski for Harpers Bazaar May 2010

A glamorous life: Gwyneth Paltrow by Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s Bazaar May 2010…

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LUSCIOUS LOVES: Beautiful houses and gardens – Part 1

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