I have had so much fun showing you all around the Ickworth property! From the acres of gorgeous land, kitchen gardens, and vineyards, to the Victorian kitchen and servants’ quarters, all the way up to the incredibly ornate party palace in the Ickworth rotunda— knowing that I would be sharing it with you made it that much more fun for me! And I have also loved chatting with you all about it in the comments. This is the last of these pictures, but I am hoping to go have dinner at the Ickworth Hotel (where the Herve family actually lived) sometime and have a tour there. Of course I’ll bring my camera and come back to show you anything interesting!
But today, let’s wrap up by just check out some of the many beautiful chandeliers in the rotunda. This one was my favorite:
And here’s the most dramatic, I think. It made me think of Great Expectations.
This one is so ornate, but I love the more simple lights hung throughout the house, in hallways and over staircases.
These kind of details are what I love most about older spaces– so much beautiful detail in the practical elements. Now that we have a National Trust membership, I will be looking for more spaces like this to share with you!
What have you enjoyed most at Ickworth?