I just had the pleasure of reviewing The Scottish Country House by James Knox (The Vendome Press, November 2012) which confirmed that this fall is turning out to be an exceptionally good season for design books. The Scottish Country House features ten Scottish houses and castles from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, spanning a range of architectural styles. Almost all of the houses are inhabited by the original families who built them and each has a fascinating story to tell.

As you might expect, the interiors are rich and layered with vintage photographs and portraits, ancient weaponry, taxidermy, and Chippendale and Scottish rococo furniture, all of it beautifully photographed by James Fennell. And this is one of the rare occasions when I’m as equally captivated by the settings – from manicured gardens to the wild and beautiful Scottish landscape – as I am by the interiors.

Entertaining tales, majestic architecture, rich interiors and a stunning backdrop…..you’ll find it all in The Scottish Country House. To preview the book and for buying information, please visit the Vendome Press.

(Photos and review copy courtesy of the Vendome Press)



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