The doorbell at Bowhill is an intercom bearing a small, worn white sticker on which is inscribed in biro 'Their Graces'.This informality combined with grandeur sums up this house, which is one of the three principal seats of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, the others being Drumlanrig in Dumfriesshire and Boughton in Northamptonshire.
Bella's first love was fashion.
Pandora: You moved into a William Morris smothered idyll, which hadn’t changed for almost half a century.
The Polder sofa is by Hella Jongerius, and the Slow chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (both from twentytwentyone.Photograph: Rachael Smith
With its seamless indoor and outdoor living spaces, and its Australian owner, this contemporary family home is more Brisbane than Britain.