The One Day Box by Flora Soames: A Life-Changing Love of Home

Written by Natalie Aldridge.

Interior designer Flora Soames – the great-granddaughter of Sir Winston Churchill – is one of the UK’s brightest interior, fabric and wallpaper design talents. Her namesake firm, established in 2009, has evolved into a powerhouse brand synonymous with quintessential English style. By 2019, the design world was abuzz with the launch of her revered fabric and wallpaper collection. With an innate ability to blend the past with the present, Flora’ discerning eye is honed by a lifelong passion for collecting furniture, textiles, and accessories. Her collection, ranging from chintz to checkerboard wovens, is a captivating fusion of antique charm and contemporary allure.

©The One Day Box: A Life-Changing Love of Home by Flora Soames, Rizzoli, 2023.

Flora crafts interiors that seamlessly blend the timeless elegance of English countryside estates with the avant-garde flair of modern design. Picture Downton Abbey meets London high street—a delightful blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy. Fueled by a love for collecting, a reverence for heritage, and an insatiable appetite for color and pattern, Flora’s work spans from the quaint corners of England to faraway destinations.

Enter the “One Day Box“, a concept inspired by a place — real or imaginary — where we store fragments of our past, cherished relics evoking nostalgia and those little keepsakes we stash for later references. Through this concept, Flora has authored her first book, The One Day Box: A Life-Changing Love of Home, a delightful stroll down memory lane, illustrating how these treasures weave into the very fabric of our homes.

© The One Day Box: A Life-Changing Love of Home by Flora Soames, Rizzoli, 2023.

Flora’s book presents her reflections on the concept of home and explores the sentiments evoked by certain objects during seminal moments in her life. From personalities and places to beloved objects, she shows how our patchwork of memories can energize the process of creating and living in a home. Exquisite photographs of her projects—including her refurbished countryside cottage in Dorset, an architecturally prominent house in the Cotswolds, and her family’s home in North Norfolk—alongside images of vibrant fabrics and wallpaper bring her thoughts and distinctive style to life.

Every snapshot is a testament to Flora’s indomitable spirit and her talent for imbuing homes with wit and charm.”The One Day Box” is an essential addition to the library of all design lovers. Its allure extends beyond mere beauty, encompassing an ethos that is both remarkable and inspiring, going beyond the conventions of a typical design book.

©The One Day Box: A Life-Changing Love of Home by Flora Soames, Rizzoli, 2023.
© The One Day Box: A Life-Changing Love of Home by Flora Soames, Rizzoli, 2023.
© The One Day Box: A Life-Changing Love of Homeby Flora Soames, Rizzoli, 2023.
© The One Day Box: A Life-Changing Love of Home by Flora Soames, Rizzoli, 2023.


Click above for an enchanting tour of Flora’s own woodland cottage, presented by House & Garden

You can also click here to tour the home of Alice Naylor-Leyland, one of our all-time favorites, also designed by Flora.
©The One Day Box: A Life-Changing Love of Home by Flora Soames, Rizzoli, 2023.
x Natalie
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