The Music Room

A quiet space of calm Greek elegance

The Music Room is a light and elegant interior decorated in a simple, restrained style. The Spencers were a musical family and this room once provided a setting for concerts and recitals.

Today, the Music Room is an ideal meeting space in which our in-house team can work with hosts and planners to fine tune the details of their big day and ensure its flawless execution.

More about the Music Room

The main source of decoration in the Music Room comes from the plaster frieze, decorated with a pattern of alternating paterae (a shallow dish), urns and ewers and was partly inspired by examples seen and recorded by James Stuart during his travels in Greece. Stuart reused the same frieze at Lichfield House in St James’s Square (now offices) and Holderness House on Park Lane (demolished 1962).

Stuart also designed a mirror and pier table for the room, which can still be seen in situ in a photograph taken for Country Life in 1926.

The replica chimneypiece was made by Dick Reid and his team of carvers, as were the doorcases, chair rails, skirtings and window architraves.

To the east of the Music Room was a suite of four further rooms decorated by Stuart, which served as the bedchambers and closets of Lord and Lady Spencer. They are now in use as offices.

The Ladies Army and Navy Club used the Music Room as a card room in the 1920s and 30s while the British Oxygen Company divided it into two offices.

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