Sunday, August 19, 2012
My fiance Tabitha, at Alberton House in Auckland. I posted in New Zealands Downton Abbey a few images from a previous visit. Of course it's nowhere near the scale of Highclere Castle, but Alberton is a must visit. The rooms are superbly stocked with original items, and...I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but it's worth the visit for the original wallpaper alone. The dining room paper was designed by one William Morris, a huge influence in the 'arts and crafts movement of 19th C England. It's deep red with golds, making the whole room look dark on a bright day. Just the way they liked it.
Tabitha's top is Workshop. The skirt is Vaughn Geeson