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The Yellow Room

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The Yellow Room was originally Annie Russell-Cotes’ bedroom. Unfortunately, we have no original plans or photographs of the bedroom and its furniture.

John Thomas’ coving murals feature British flora and fauna and reflect Annie’s passion for natural history. The bright fresh colours used in this room are a stark contrast to the dark sombre tones of Merton’s bedroom.

The room  contains a number of objects collected by them from their extensive travels around the world.

In 1919 Annie swapped bedrooms with Merton in order to be closer to her live-in nurse. She died int he Red Room 17 April 1920.

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