Luke Edward Hall

Cotswolds Cottage

Luke and his partner Duncan Campbell began renting a cottage in the Cotswolds in the summer of 2019. Captured a year later by renowned photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna, the cottage was featured in the November 2020 issue of Architectural Digest, with text by decorative arts editor Mitchell Owens.

Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna

The dining room: toffee mustard walls, an early 19th-century Dutch marquetry cabinet, pea green Carimate chairs, a French bleached oak farmhouse table and late summer dahlias.

“It’s a kid’s drawing of a house,” Hall explains of the three-bedroom old farmer’s cottage that they found on a Gloucestershire estate. “A gable, four windows, and a door.” In addition to a small barn with a resident owl and enough garden space to let loose their inner Capability Browns, the house had been perfectly renovated by the couple’s landlord, who gave them permission to paint and wallpaper—which they did, with the same chromatic abandon that has made their mignon London apartment a widely published style icon.

The sitting room: olive green walls and tobacco canvas curtains, an embroidered and fringed ottoman designed by Luke, a mid-century red leather-wrapped floor lamp, framed vintage exhibition posters, a Hollywood Regency ceramic camel side table and soft seagrass matting.

The lilac bathroom...

...and the arsenic.

“We went mad with old Sanderson and Colefax chintzes and made them into curtains,” among them frilly Austrian blinds for the bathrooms. “Not the sort of thing we’d have in London,” Campbell points out.

The guest bedrooms. In the pink room: a 1980s pediment-topped mirror, a burr walnut writing table, oversized yellow wooden lyres (old fairground props), potted geraniums and an antique olive green and pink Welsh blanket.

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