Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
When I first arrived I thought the garden was a mess, I’m used to more order- but I took a deep breath and decided to wait and see how it would bloom before I started organizing it in a more strict fashion. It looks amazing. Wisteria, daffodils, irises, the most extraordinary camellias (of every variety), two fig trees and a fabulous wrought iron greenhouse which I’ve already started working on.
We have not stopped since we arrived. The dogs are happy with the new sofas for the study. We’ve managed to identify the original colours of the rooms and we’re repainting them to the designer’s original intent. I used to get absolutely ecstatic when I’d buy a little piece of furniture by Maison Jansen, so to actually get my hands on a whole house designed by them is a dream come true. Figuring out the furniture will take some time, but we’ll get there.