Yes, owning a fabulous ancestral estate is well, fabulous, but what a pricey proposition. Earl Charles Spencer - brother of the late Princess Di - recently came up with a clever scheme to help foot the equally fabulous bills for running Althorp House (check out their crib at Althorp.com): selling a line of home furnishings based on pieces in the 500 year old Family Estate.
A collaboration with furniture-maker Theodore Alexander - famed for their intricate details, lovely inlays, gorgeous woods & beautiful lustrous finishes - Althorp Living History is manufactured at a state-of-the-art factory, but made to appear older than you. So even if you weren't born as part of the English gentry, now it's easy to look landed & genteel. AlthorpLivingHistory.com
- Lesley Scott