The Dreamiest Vacation Rental: A Designer’s English Farmhouse

What’s better than a cozy cottage in the English country side?

If you have watched Nancy Meyer’s The Holiday way too many times ( I’m guilty of that) and dream of a vacation in the English country side – you’re in luck.  British interior designer Rita Konig, whose colorful and charming style can be found in some of the hippest places here in Los Angeles, Hotel 850 and the San Vicente Club, has the dreamiest vacation rental.  She recently renovated and designed her family’s historical British farmhouse “Northfarm” in county Durham in northeast England.

A week with your family and friends in this cozy space set among rolling pastures is surely good for the soul!

Photography Dylan Thomas for Elle Decor.

The perfect green wall in the playful drawing room is painted in Invisible Green by Edward Bulmer.

A mustard velvet sofa with Nina Campbell fabric and a kilim rug.

Who said country style wasn’t hip?

Hot pink Ikat love seat and Charcoal Pomegranate Print wallpaper and drapery by F Schumacher.

It’s available in fabric and wallpaper

A collage of botanical print wall on  beautiful jade green walls.

You can buy similar print in yellow here.

You can buy a similar print in white here.

A bold pink wall makes the room come alive.

Green, red and mint Pierre Frey wallpaper in a bathroom.

A Swedish folk craft rug in the bathroom.

You can find those runners here.


Open shelving in a  olive green kitchen.

No English country house is complete without the perfect yellow room.

What do you think? Are you tempted to visit?

For you The Holiday movie fans, I can’t guarantee though this home comes with a visit from Jude Law…

Do you want to add a British farmhouse look in your space? Here’s how you can get the look:


1. Pink Geo Armchair 

2. Westcott Blue Pillow 

3. Natural Linen & Pink Tassel Quilted Pillow

4. Velvet Joplin Sofa

5. Lewiston Slipper Chair 

6. Zebra Print Cotton Pillow Cover

7. Pink Linen Headboard

8. Beachy Stripe Vintage Runner

9. Moorcroft Sienna Dresser


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