UPPARK HOUSE On a sunny spring day in May, Merlin & Katie visited the National Trust’s Uppark House & Gardens in Sussex, with a picnic, and the idea to explore the house and grounds, looking into its fascinating history and sharing how the downstairs kitchens are still full of relevant details and interesting quirks. Here, a taste of their time.


Joinery Jaunts.
In the broadest sense, as Plain English, we are always looking. For inspiration, ideas, and details. We’ve long visited historic properties and particularly admire the simple, plain joinery of the downstairs kitchens. The understatement of these rooms still feels timeless and inspires us for how we live today. Join us on our ‘Joinery Jaunts’ as we delve into some of our favourite places and share the details and quirks that excite us.