Interior designer Flora Soames – the great-granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill – is one of the UK’s brightest interior, fabric and wallpaper design talents. A few years ago she moved into this peaceful woodland cottage sight unseen, having only ridden past it a few times and stuck her head in the windows once. After the heartbreaking loss of her partner, she moved in and set about decorating it with her own fabrics and collected pieces, finding solace and a place to heal. ‘I had waved goodbye to London life,’ she says. ‘I needed to be somewhere I could put down roots, a place to call mine,’ and the cottage is now an expression of her personality, filled with lovely touches in every corner. Read the rest of the story here: https://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/gallery/flora-soames-house
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