COLOUR REVAMP: Originally named Mount Pleasant, Mount Stewart on the east shore of Strangford Lough near Newtownards, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, was for over 250 years the seat of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family, Marquesses of Londonderry. In 2015, after a full-scale three-year restoration programme amounting to £8m, the National Trust brought back the vibrant colours of its heydays during the life of society-hostess Edith, Lady Londonderry (1878-1959). Its treasures were revealed to the Furniture History Society most wonderfully by Frances Bailey, lead curator in Northern Ireland. @ntmountstewart@nationaltrust#statelyhome#countryhouse#antiques#art#interiordesign#furniturehistorysociety#mountstewart#ntmountstewart
Yay! Sun's out 🌞🌞, umbrellas up and the grass is looking ever so green after the recent rains... must check the weather forecast for the remainder of the day, as the pool terrace could be the ideal setting for this afternoon's wine and canape service.