Tuesday, March 3, 2015


There's a magical place across the pond full of tea and crumpets and cottages. Amidst this land of fancy and history nestled snugly in Winchester, England, is a boutique bed and breakfast called Hannah's

The clawfoot bathtub, fresh meadow flowers, and exposed brick terrace set the mood for a relaxing retreat. And, you guessed it, it's full of Bella Notte Linens.

Offering guests a fireside nook, homemade bread and other locally sourced treats (one Honey and Lavender Earl Grey Loaf please!), their stay wouldn't be complete without the most comfortable sleep.

"Acquiring a building that was run down needed a lot of time, effort, blood, tears and hands-on work. I had to keep the idea of hosting and having guests (which I enjoy thoroughly) at the forefront of my mind to keep me going. I spent every day on site, worked closely with the builders, designed and selected all of my fixtures and fittings, went slightly mad, and gained mental and physical strengths I had never dreamed myself capable of. 

Hannah with her 'mum' Jane McIntyre
My Mum is always inspiring me with her dramatic taste and diverse designs. [She] let me spend hours on end flicking through all her brochures at Jane McIntyre Designs and pester her with annoying questions. I was stuck with this one room and I could not resist her suggestion to purchase the sumptuous, beautifully crafted Bella Notte Linens range. I fell in love with the graphite Loulah 'sausage' as I like to call it. We could not think of anything more perfect than the Pebble Euro Cushions to accompany it. These items work fabulously with Farrow and Ball paints, the natural oak flooring, the customised wallpaper from Elli Popp and the paneling made by my talented step-father. Room 19 is a force to be reckoned with! I’m looking forward to opening another hannah’s soon and that one will most definitely feature a room in the new French Grey."

Next time you are in the UK, put this on your bucketlist! And to make a purchase of Bella Notte Linens in England, be sure to visit our very own Jane McIntyre and her shop of beauties and eccentricities.

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