The Dining Room

The fireplace in the historic Main Hall is mirrored by the one in the Dining Room with its original Delft tiles and unusual “keying” of the green slate and pink sandstone lintels. Here, the dominating colour was blue. The tiles, stained glass and hessian wall hangings play on its various shades, with the oak panelling providing the base note. The wall hangings, designed by Arts & Crafts architect Baillie Scott, would once have had a dark blue background but this has faded, changing the balance of colour somewhat from that originally intended. “A room decorated in tones of blue and mauve”, Baillie Scott wrote, “may be dainty and refined .... fitting for dinner parties”.

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