Ben Pentreath on Designing English Houses at WWS

Photo by Judith Beermann
Ben Pentreath signing "English Houses"
Ben Pentreath signing "English Houses"

Renowned UK architectural and interior designer, writer, shop-keeper and blogger Ben Pentreath dazzled invited guests at a standing-room-only lecture and luncheon Friday at the 2020 Washington Winter Show at Katzen Arts Center.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

"Designing places that work for the long term," Pentreath shared some of his inspirational interiors from city apartments to country manor homes, all with the unique spirit of the English House – at once restrained and simple yet overflowing with a generosity of touch and a richness of color and texture.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

His 2016 English Houses book is divided into three sections: London, Country, and Country House, and the interiors featured range from a 1930s pied-a-terre in London's historic St James to designer Veere Grenney's pocket-sized Palladian Temple folly in Suffolk and Wardington, a 16th-century stone manor house in North Oxfordshire.

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Ben’s own homes, in central London and West Dorset, are also included.

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There’s still time to get tickets to weekend Design Panel events!

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys Choir (Photo by: Judith Beermann) The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys Choir

2 Comments For This Article

James Canning

Bravo, Ben Pentreath!

Tricia Huntley

Ben’s work is superb and he was an exceptional speaker. A delightful guest.