House Tour- Inside Stella McCartney’s Magical English Country Estate
The much celebrated British designer and Beatles offspring, Stella McCartney invited Vogue to her country home that has taken six years to complete. During the interview she revealed that the flowers scents and colors serve as inspiration for her designs as well as fragrances. Lush gardens surround the remote estate as Bruce Weber captures very Vogue-ish moments like a tea party with Stella and an owl, horses roaming the land and a beautiful black/white portrait of the mother of three (& another one on the way) holding her daughter.
“I grew up with gardens, but not like these,” remembers Stella, whose family also has a farm in bucolic Sussex. “You can’t plant a pea in Scotland!” she says, laughing. “In Sussex we had a beautiful garden—but it was very different. Ours is a quite traditional English garden. People don’t build gardens like this anymore,” she adds, “and I can see why! They are ridiculously expensive. It’s insane. It’s literally like building a house. But a garden becomes another room, an escape. Being out in a beautiful garden is nicer than sitting in a beautiful room, in my opinion. They bring you so much joy. We recharge our batteries in that environment. You have to feel extremely privileged to have a garden—I don’t take it for granted. [Vogue]
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