I quite enjoyed researching my recent blog about 3 Brighton interiors you should see to get some ideas for your interior design. So much so that I thought I would follow it up with another, but this time using the wider Sussex area as my inspiration.

The weather’s starting to get nice so why not get out and see my Top 3 for yourself. I promise you’ll feel enlightened.

1. The Sussex landscape

I suggest you get out and take in the beautiful exterior of Sussex. There’s no better time of the year to enjoy it. The sparkling English channel, the rolling hills of the South Downs (as in the image above courtesy of VisitBrighton.com) and Spring in full bloom, as you find it, or in one of the beautiful National Trust Gardens we have in Sussex; Nymans, Wakehurst Place and Sheffield Park.

2. Charleston

Travel east of Brighton on the A27 to Firle and you will see brown signs for Charleston. This was the home and holiday retreat for the Bloomsbury Group, which included famous writers Virginia Woolf and EM Forster. The farmhouse is surrounded by beautiful gardens but the real gem is the interior. It was decorated in truly eclectic style by artists in residence Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, who liberally applied their paintbrushes to almost every surface including doors, walls and furniture.

3. De le Warr Pavilion

Head a little further East, get back on to the coastline and you will eventually get to the seaside resort of Bexhill on Sea. Standing proud on the seafront is the De La Warr Pavilion. This glorious Art Deco building was refurbished in 2005 to create a National Centre for Contemporary Arts. So not only can you feel energised by the bold exterior but you can get further creative hits from the numerous Artworks on display inside.

Hopefully you can’t dispute the inspirational abilities of my Top 3 but what would make your selection? Feel free to get in touch for a chat!