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Inigo

“Visiting the proprietors of Petersham House & Nurseries, Inigo talks minimalism, restoration and the merit to be found in following one’s instincts when it comes to aesthetics”

When Gael and Francesco Boglione bought the run-down and heavily modified Petersham House in the mid-1990s, they never imagined that it would lead to them presiding over a celebrated garden centre and an internationally renowned restaurant. The stately 17th-century house, which sits on a bucolic part of the Thames near Richmond Park, is an exemplar of the Queen Anne style (even if the previous owner had obscured the simple, restrained architecture with chintz and murals painted in the 1980s.)