Category: Visual Inspiration


Irilia-Casual

Irilia-Casual

Cocoon cardigan
stylemoi.nu

Evil Irilia

ALDO slip-on shoes
nordstromrack.com

Irilia-Formal

Gold hair accessory
$155 – blissfulgifts.co.uk

Igneos Family

Irilia 1

Etro flower print dress
$1,465 – theoutnet.com

Naia 1

Naia 1

Blue shirt
$21 – ginatricot.com

Glamorous v neck shirt
$19 – glamorous.com

Converse canvas sneaker
net-a-porter.com

The Servant Hierarchy

A helpful guide for writing about the household of a castle

countryhousereader

This post is very much overdue! Besides the fact that this particular post should really get an airing before I finish the last part of Genre which will discuss the social country house, I find I’ve not included a plain and simple breakdown of the country house servant hierarchy! That’s without a mention of the incredibly persuasive Downton Abbey….

Therefore, the following is a list of servants predominantly from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, and a very brief note of duties for those respective positions.

I have included an average of annual wages or salaries for positions throughout the centuries where possible* taking into account rising costs, but it is important to note that these could be vastly different between houses, and the demands of particular families.  I have omitted references to other allowances such as beer, general perquisites like clothing or livery and board wages (a sum…

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Ela 1

Ela 1

American Vintage v neck t shirt
$50 – question-air.com

Missoni legging
$230 – stylebop.com

Isaura 1

Isaura 1

Shirt top
eruca.jp

T By Alexander Wang grey shirt
marissacollections.com

Ankle boots
$275 – conleys.de

Edana 1

Edana 1

Dickins Jones jean legging
$47 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Lime crime lipstick
dollskill.com