Plum & Ashby for The Kedleston Country House

For the last three maybe even four years, we've been keeping a big secret which finally we are allowed to share with you!

Ever since launching Plum & Ashby, Vicky has been also working on the interiors and design concept for The Kedleston Country House hotel and restaurant, with her friends over at The Derby Brewing Company. 

Using the Georgian II* listed building's features and researching that era, P&A have created a space that we think celebrates and brings out the best of the building. Using a traditional colour palette and a mixture of new and antique furniture, the interiors seamlessly blend. Vicky, along with Bertie, spent days at antique fairs and markets up and down the country making sure everything had the right look and feel, to sit within the beautiful red brick shell.

 The Georgian Building

The ground floor of the Country House houses various areas, all with a very different use. The bright, flood light orangery is the perfect place to wake up to in the morning to have breakfast, where as the Snug provides the perfect place to sit back with an Ale and relax on leather sofa's and armchairs.

 The Study

The Snug

Vintage and antique chairs have been given a new lease of life. By taking off the old fabric and wadding, the frame's have been reupholstered in tactile new fabrics, buttoned and padded for comfort - we weren't sure the straw padding was the best base!

Reupholstered vintage chair 

Mixing Plum & Ashby products

The project really was floor to ceiling, paint colours to tiles, curtains to rugs. With the original Georgian architecture playing part in the design, light fittings had to complement. From hanging shades to wall lights, the mix of materials needed to sit well in areas where they'd contrast.

The entrance corridor 

Displaying our wares

The five exclusively designed Plum & Ashby bedrooms will be opening shortly, but to celebrate the first milestone, we're giving you a chance to experience the charm with afternoon tea for two (trust us it's not to be missed!)

To win simply answer the question below and email us your answer at (t&c's below!):

What county can you find the Kedleston Country House in?

(A) Essex

(B) Derbyshire

(C) Somerset

Good luck!

To find out more about the Kedleston, click here


Competition closes 31st August, with the winner contacted on the 1st and told how to claim prize. One prize available to be won. Prize consists of Afternoon Tea for Two only. To claim, the winner must pre-book and claim before August 2016. 




Aug 30, 2015


Sally pulfer
Aug 22, 2015

(B) Derbyshire

Adele Fearn
Aug 18, 2015

B) Derbyshire

Clare Purdy
Aug 15, 2015

(B) Derbyshire

Sarah wilson
Aug 14, 2015

(B) Derbyshire

Jan Liggins
Aug 14, 2015

Answer to competition

Wendy gough
Aug 14, 2015


Trisha Addey
Aug 13, 2015

Yes Flash – well behaved Terriers are more than welcome!

Thank you so much for your kind comments Lisa – so nice to hear that you like it as much as we do!

Plum & Ashby
Aug 12, 2015

Hi, went to the kedleston last night and we were most impressed with the colour scheme and furnishings, in particular I loved the curtains!!!! You have done a fantastic job?

Lisa gill
Aug 12, 2015

As a well behaved fox terrier, can I stay at the hotel too?


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