Saturday, September 08, 2012

The view from Standen

Standen is a Arts and Crafts National Trust property in Sussex with interiors influenced by architect Phillip Webb and designer William Morris.  It's immaculate.

We visited when thwarted by the M25 gridlock from getting to where we planned to go and we looked around for another place to visit instead.  We were very pleasantly surprised by our choice and plan to go back again soon!

This is the view from the long grass terrace which overlooks the view down to the High Weald and the Weir Wood Reservoir (the light blue strip in the middle).

The view from the long terrace at Standen
11" x 16", pen and ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine Sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
If you'd like to see some of the Arts and Crafts gems which are inside the house you can browse the database for the collection online - highlights from the Standen Collection - then click the link on the page to see more


  1. It is sometimes nice to go somewhere 'off plan' and get a lovely surprise like this. I've actually never heard of Standen, thanks for the link, it even looks lovely on the outside. Great drawing, really like the fact you used different greens...something that could be too easy to over do in one shade. Happy drawing....ann.

  2. I like to visit many country. Traveling is my hobby and i want to visit Standen. I'll visit your blog again.


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