WHAT IS TALLISTON HOUSE & GARDENS?
Talliston House & Gardens is a project that has taken the most ordinary of English dwellings – a three-bedroomed, semi-detached, ex-council house in Essex – and over two and a half decades has painstakingly transformed it into a magical labyrinth of locations, each set in a different time and place.
After years of design, research, sourcing and construction, each room or garden is infused with a rich story, incorporating over 1,650 antiques and authentic objects sourced from 27 countries across the globe. With a name that means ‘the hidden place’, Talliston is not just an interior design project. Instead, it is a growing community venue that serves as an inspirational wonderland for writers, artists, craftspeople, and anyone seeking the extraordinary within the ordinary.
And all this has been accomplished by an ordinary team of people – all inspired by the project’s unique vision.
The main living and dining room: BEFORE & AFTER
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Started in 1990, the Talliston project has been solely funded by private monies. Yet recently, the culmination of over two decades of design, sourcing and rebuilding is threatened due to financial difficulties. Talliston House & Gardens is now seeking financial support from anyone who wants to see this unique and magical place saved and its future secured forever.
We hope you’ll support Talliston with your generous donation and become part of this unique and exciting journey.
FIND OUT MORE:
Project website: Talliston.com
Photographic timeline of the entire 24-year project: Talliston House & Gardens
Friends of Talliston community page: The Friends of Talliston
Quarterly newsletter sign up and download: Talliston Times