Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #54: Detail

I am forever saying to myself that I need to concentrate on the details more….Granted I do take some details, but often there are times when I realise I missed something that I had intended to take an image of.

Yesterday a friend and I went to Standen, a National Trust property Near East Grinstead. Standen was a family home, one of the finest examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship. The owners decorated the interior with Morris & Co wallpapers, fabrics and furniture. I find it a captivating place.

I didn’t know what this challenge would be today, but as it happened, I was concentrating on some of the details at the house.

So here goes for a taster:

A beautiful old bureau

Drawings on the bureau:

Wallpaper detail:

Fabric created by one of women in the family:

Detail of embroidery on a bedcover in one of the bedrooms

Linked to Lens-artist’s Photo Challenge at Patti’s here



  1. Heavenly details, Sue. Beautifully captured. I love those shots of the pillow and wallpaper.

  2. Gorgeous details, Sue. I especially love the cushion and the fabric pattern.

  3. A very good setting in which to focus on detail.

  4. Nice details, Sue. I like the bureau the best. I can imagine sitting and writing there.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. Really beautiful, Sue! Do you like the Morris style? It’s very ornate but I’ve always found it quite compelling. 🙂 🙂

  6. Such detail Sue 🙂 Fabulous

  7. My favorite is the pillow in the first shot. Lots of lovely details here.


  8. Amy

    Details are very beautifully presented here, Sue. 🙂

  9. These are wonderful Sue, I enjoyed them much more and felt I’d experienced more than if you’d shot entire rooms. Super for the challenge

  10. Ana

    Beautiful details!!! 🙂

  11. Beautiful. Fantastic images … but you always deliver a high class. I was going to use materials too but changed my mind … and went out of the box a bit. Felt a bit on the wild side yesterday. The chair is my pick.

  12. In the midst of 16-17th century bling, I relish this post. I love the placement of the pillow – two kinds of detail in the embroidery and the wallpaper. A pity the art of embroidery has been lost – I have a pile of my aunts’ unfinished work and my attempts to complete were clumsy to say the least. You might enjoy this


    There is some delicacy in Warsaw!

    I’d love to see more detail through your eyes – it’s sure to be recognisably Sue.

  13. Beautiful details, there is something very appealing about the Arts and Crafts movement. Though you really have to have the right house to get away with those very detailed wallpapers.

  14. Perfect opr the challenge, Sue! Love, love them. The wallpaper and the bureau!

  15. Wow…is all I can say!

  16. Pingback: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #55 – Dreamy | Leya

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