Sunday, 17 January 2016

Exploring Kingston Lacy - The First and Second Floors

Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!! 

The tour of Kingston Lacey finally continues! :)

The main master bedroom

Bedside table. Love the phone and hot brick. 

The adjoining bathroom

One of the guest bedrooms

its adjoining dressing room. The the cupboard to the right of the fireplace, also doubles as the servants entrance to the room - a semi hidden staircase! 

Photos of the Bankes children taken in a studio

Ralph - the last member of the Bankes family to live in the house.

Lady Bankes's bedroom 

One of the famous Tent rooms. It is meant to look like the inside of a Napoleonic tent, and was a very fashionable way to decorate, though apparently very few examples survive. They were originally guest rooms for bachelors, but became the children's bedrooms when they grew out of the Nursery.

Though for some reason one for the tent rooms had been staged as a night nursery.

There were even plaster tassels hanging from the ceilings!

1 comment:

  1. That tent room - very cool! Love historical house tours. Thanks for sharing!