I came home from New York last week and picked up the latest World of Interiors. I so look forward to my subscription every month and always love what they shoot, but every now and then something in that magazine just stops me dead in my tracks. This time it was the Hampton Court Palace Royal Tennis Courts right here in England where princes and kings have been whacking around hand stitched felt balls since 1625. These photos really captured me. In an aesthetic way, they say everything I love about England.Yes, the very idea of the oldest tennis courts in the UK is romantic, nostalgic and glamorous in an old-school way, but what really made me take notice was the design – the stark primary colours punctuated by stark black and subdued by the warmth of wood, the graphic lines of the court itself juxtaposed with the decorative William III monogram adorning the wall, and the chic and personal coziness of the changing rooms. The best news is that if you are in England you can visit these most beautiful tennis courts from April to October each year. See you there!