Emma and Claydon House
Emma images copyright © 1996 Miramax
Last night I caught a few minutes of Emma on TV and thought, "hmm...those intricate yellow-and-white walls look familiar..." Turns out the ballroom scene in Gwyneth Paltrow's 1996 film was filmed at Claydon House, a grand 18th century home designed by Luke Lightfoot with elaborate chinoiserie and rococo woodwork. These images of the stately country house, which I've mentioned before, are from John Fowler: Prince of Decorators, published by Frances Lincoln, 2007. Legendary decorator Fowler worked on Claydon at various points in the 20th century.