English Country Decor – Hill House Vintage

English country decor charms the soul with faded florals, chintz and well worn vintage flea market finds. A self proclaimed treasure hunter and amazing stylist, Paula Sutton has curated lovely collections in her home across the pond!

Paula Sutton Hill House Vintage

I recently became acquainted with Paula through Instagram and was immediately thunderstruck by her beauty, grace and style! No wonder every image calls as if out of a catalog shoot when you read her bio that comes straight from Paula’s blog The Hill House Diaries.

English country decor

English country decor Paula Sutton

“I am an interiors obsessed mother of 3 who, having been born and brought up in London, and after many years working in the fashion industry as Head of Press for Elite Premier Model agency (when Supermodels such as Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington were in their heyday) and producing shoots for Elle magazine, thought it would be a great idea to bring the children up in the English countryside.”

“I’m a lover of traditionally English interiors – think  Nancy Lancaster, John Fowler et al – but with a ‘shabby chic’ twist.”

English country decor stairwell with paintings

“I adore finding bargains at auctions, carboot sales and on e-bay and am an avid hunter at local flea markets and antique fairs.”

“I now write about interiors and lifestyle, while painting and restoring furniture to sell at a local decorative antiques emporium in Norfolk.”

“My blog is about interior decoration to suit all budgets, vintage finds, traditional British design and English country house inspiration. I’m a lover of all things English country house and vintage.” Quintessential English country decor with a side of fashion to boot!

“Hill House is a Georgian house built in 1822, by the local gentleman brewmaster. I was drawn to the Hill House because of the quintessentially Georgian nature of the architecture and its symmetry, original shutters and beautiful sense of scale.  High ceilings, large windows, handsome square rooms and beautiful mouldings around doors and windows.  There is an elegant simplicity in the design of these houses that I adore.”

“The house also sits beautifully in the middle of its garden and is perfectly framed and surrounded by mature trees such as copper beech, and horse chestnut.”

“I live here with my husband of 21 years, our twin daughters who are 16 years old and our son who is 19 years old, plus Coco our six year old Labrador / Doberman mix dog.”

vintage shabby chic kitchen English country decor

“My husband and I met on our first day of university, and have been together for 29 years.  We’ve owned 4 houses together.”

fireplace English country decor

“We moved to the Norfolk countryside after years of living in London to enjoy a slower pace of life, and to give our children an idyllic childhood of climbing trees, running through fields and hopefully keeping their enjoyment of innocent pursuits for a tad longer than if we’d stayed in London!”

“My favourite room is the more formal sitting room – also know as our drawing room.  It doesn’t have a television, just a record player and cd/radio, and it’s where we entertain guests, or sit quietly to read, play chess and listen to music away from the noise and hubbub of the family room.”

English country decor sitting room

“All of our rooms have open fire places.  It makes it extremely cosy and magical from Autumn to Winter.”

English country decor kitchen

Follow Paula on Instagram at Hill House Vintage.

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  1. Lori Howard says:

    This house reminds me of my grandmother’s home as we were growing up. We stayed with her for several years and I miss the house. Paula has a beautiful home. I love the old picture frames, the old table in the kitchen with flowers and old pottery around. Love Paula’s style and those shoes are to die for! Thanks for sharing your home Paula.

    1. I am glad that you have those fond memories and Paula is just so talented in every way!

  2. A mix of belongings that translate to a real home. Very nice.

    1. Indeed Eileen…she is quite amazing in everything that she does!

  3. Pamela Milligan says:

    Absolutely beautiful home and such an elegant, pretty lady! Your fashion style is old world elegant, and I love it!! Thank-you for sharing!!

    1. She is so very classy and a lovely lady!

  4. What a beautiful lady and her home. I loved everything about it….it reminded me of novels I’ve read.

  5. linda of no.cal. says:

    OMGosh… that is sooooooo beautiful !!
    How exciting to live in the English countryside.
    OH and that cake in the kitchen looks quite tastee.
    Luv-Luv the Smeg refrigerator.
    What a great career… fun and challenging.
    THaNk. YoU. 🦋linda of no.cal.

    1. One of the most interesting and talented ladies that I’ve had the chance to feature, that’s for sure!

  6. Miche Ortega says:

    I love every inch of the house and grounds. Thanks so much for sharing, Janet.

    1. Isn’t it lovely? I appreciate you stopping by Miche!

  7. I have been following HillHouse for year. I love her style and she plays the best music on her insta posts. Her gallery wall is to die for. My favorite is the room with the red check chair and the green one next to it. She is so genuine and classy❤️

    1. Isn’t Paula a one of a kind gem??!! I was happy that she agreed to the feature and glad that you enjoyed it!

  8. Lauren Ross says:

    I’m obsessed with Paula and her beautiful IG feed! So glad you featured her! Thanks for the mini tour!

    1. Hi Lauren! Paula is a one of a kind gem in so many ways! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the feature…xo

  9. I loved this house tour. I love Regency romances, English murder mystery cozies, and English Royalty. This was just lovely, just lovely! It is a home, not a house!

    1. Oh yes…I’m obsessed with all of that as well and can’t get enough!

  10. Teddee Grace says:

    This is my style! Love it!

  11. I love your beautiful home it is so inviting. I love the feminine touches without going too girly. My grandmother decorated this way and so do I.thank you so much for letting me view you beautiful home.

  12. Marie Denice Kromer says:

    Oh Janet,

    Let’s get on a plane and visit Paula and have a lovely tea party together!!!!!!
    Thank you for sharing!!!


  13. Ann Drayton says:

    I love Georgian style houses. And its decorated so lovely and warm and homey. Oooo the garden and that bench. Beautiful. And THAT cake! Mmmm.