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Guest Curator // Bianca Fincham

We’re dreaming of one day owning our own Georgian house after taking a peek inside Bianca Fincham’s gorgeous property (@pembrokelodge) Scroll down to read the Q + A covering all things from interiors, lockdown to Christmas!

I run a small PR agency which I founded in 2012, called Rainbowwave PR and we’re based in Camden. I have two children, a 6-year old boy and an 11-month old baby girl. We bought Pembroke Lodge in Cornwall in March 2018 and I commuted each week to my office in Camden for 2+ years while we renovated, but after the 2nd baby decided to move back to London full time. we now rent the house out with @Boutiqueretreats and we rent in Kew, SW London.


It’s a 5 bedroom Georgian house which dates from 1791, located on the seafront in between the fishing villages of newlyn and Mousehole in SW cornwall. It was actually once the home of artist Walter Langley who was said to be the pioneer of the Newlyn Art school.

Yes The Shore in Penzance is amazing, Bruce Rennie is an amazing chef. The Gurnards Head in Zennor and The Coastguard are also fantastic and places we always go for Sunday lunch. 

I’m torn between two. A John Hoyland print that me and my other half bought together (our first joint purchase) when we first moved in together and a Keith Murray X Wedgewood vase which my mother in law gave to us which was her fathers.

 

I have my eye on auctions every day. It’s an addiction, I suppose. Next up, I hope, will be a work by David Shrigley that I have been chasing. I collect his work; it gives me endless joy and seems to be growing in value quite rapidly too. I have about a dozen pieces by him.

 

My ideal weekend would probably revolve around food and being at the house. I’d say a lazy morning with the kids and a big breakfast of bacon and eggs and then a mid-morning walk along Sennen Beach or Godrevy. Lunch at Mackeral Sky in Newlyn, and then an afternoon stroll around Newlyn and back to the house for an early night in front of the TV and a roaring fire.

Sunday I would say a long lazy lunch at The Coastguard in Mousehole or the Gurnards Head in Zennor or a walk around The Godolphin Estate, one of my favourite National Trust houses.

 

 

Cornwall Is Always A Good Idea – Mini by Dave Buonaguidi
Each one unique, £100

M is for Monkey by Clare Halifax
Edition of 100, £70

 

Mini Bloom by M.E. Ster-Molnar
One Off Original, £85


We are so excited for Christmas. We miss the house so we are having an extended break down there and I’m looking forward to leaving work in London for the holidays, this year more than ever!

My baby was 3 months old when the first lockdown happened and I was 1-week back to working full-time so life was pretty hectic at home, especially with the 6 year old off too, we definitely failed on the home school front.

I mostly listen to podcasts in a work capacity. I find ‘The Glossy Podcast’ really informative, and I like the High Low when I’m driving. Me and my other half catch up on Desert Island Discs when we’re driving long distance to Cornwall.

I’d say it’s quite traditional, English country house style but with a modern twist.
Its definitely evolved alongside the renovation journey. I wanted to try and be sensitive to the house and make it more functional for today but also I took so much inspiration from other Georgian Houses

I’d say paint is a really good way to totally refresh a room and don’t be afraid to make a mistake. I’d also encourage people to check out their local auction houses as it’s a great way to pick up great, reasonably priced pieces. Pinterest is also a great resource as is Instagram.