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We’ve come over all nautical this issue. Whether you’re lucky enough to live by the sea or you just want to give your home a touch of beach chic, this issue is packed full of ideas. I fall into the latter camp, but I can’t wait for school to be out for the summer so that we can head off for day trips to the seaside. Until then, I have to be content with pouring over the pictures of our reader homes, from a chic holiday bolthole in Devon (p24) to a bungalow on the Dorset coast that has been remodelled to suit the way the owners live (p52). We’ve also got advice from our gardening expert on coastal plants that thrive in this harsh environment (p60), plus eight pages of seaside-inspired decorating (p70) and a look at how the experts interpret nautical style with the restoration of a Victorian townhouse in St Ives (p78). 2-FOR-1 TICKET OFFER

Get your antiques fix at the Antiques for Everyone summer fair. The show is at Birmingham NEC from 21-24 July, and with more than 230 exhibitors you can expect to find furniture, fine art, ceramics, glassware and much more. We have teamed up with the show’s organisers to offer two-for-one ticket entry Rope table lamp, (a saving of £15). To re he £375, Out T book your tickets, visit Interiors – perfect www.antiquesforeveryone. a for recreating co.uk/SUM2016. beach vibe

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A Cornish holiday home in the perfect seaside setting

Replicate this elegant living room with classic furniture and accessories

GUIDING FORCE

The rescue mission of a run-down cottage into a cosy holiday home

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Be inspired by this classic and timeless coastal-themed bedroom

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BESIDE THE SEASIDE

Planting ideas that will flourish in a coastal setting

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Choose one of these four seaside schemes to suit your home

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The restoration of a Victorian townhouse in St Ives into a stunning holiday let

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Create a seaside atmosphere with shades of blue and natural wood

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The most beautiful ideas for outdoor entertaining

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Use subtle patterns and interesting texture to add a summery update

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Open shelving creates a feeling of space and makes an eye-catching feature, enabling you to have your favourite pieces on display. Anchor tea towel, £3; fish cork trivet, £8.50; Coastal bowls: large, £12; small, £8; Coastal long paddle board, £15; Coastal clock, £14; other accessories, from a selection; all Sainsbury’s.

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THIS MONTH | NEWS

IN THE NEWS Our round-up of design buys, favourite home products and new-season trends

Set sail

You don’t have to live by the sea to fall in love with these fun and functional coastal-inspired accessories – perfect for giving a fresh update for summer. Choppy Today chopping board, £17, www. coastalhome.co.uk.

MAKE A STATEMENT The latest trend in hand-painted kitchens is to team pale units with a darker, more dramatic stand-out colour, as shown here with this kitchen from Rencraft. Prices from £18,000. www.rencraft.co.uk.

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Tripod lamp with white shade, 53 (h) x 30cm (w), £28, www.thewhite lighthousefurniture.co.uk.

Mackerel Heads dinner plate, 26cm (dia), £24, www. creamcornwall. co.uk.

TAKE TO THE FLOOR For a hardwearing, versatile flooring, take a look at Little Bricks vinyl tiles, £36.50 per sq m, from www.harveymaria.co.uk. The tessellated form means they can be laid in a number of patterns, including subway, basketweave and on-trend herringbone.

Fans of the rustic look will love this driftwood TV cabinet, 50 (h) x 140 (w) x 40cm (d), £453.15, www.furnish.co.uk. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

Seafern 107/2009 wallpaper, £80 per roll, from the Curio collection, www. cole-and-son.com.

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Shifting Sand fabric in Blue, £22.50 per m, from The Silk Road collection at www. liberty.co.uk.

With its classic, tubular design and pewter-coloured finish, this Raw Oliver iron bedstead, from £625, will give an industrial twist to any traditional bedroom. www. wroughtironandbrassbed.co.uk.

Check out the three new seafaring colourways from the Seascape wallpaper collection by designer Abigail Edwards (www.abigailedwards.com). July 2016 | 11


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Natura® paint, from £21.50 for 0.94 ltrs, www.benjaminmoorepaint.co.uk.

Ultimate comfort If you’re searching for a sofa offering supreme comfort, this Designer large sofa, shown here in Designers Guild Brera linen denim fabric, £4,926, by Delcor, offers a sprung back and base unit, padded arms and high-density cushions that don’t lose their bounce. www.delcor.co.uk.

Hang in groups of three over a kitchern island or table fo maximum effect Oceanic pendant in basalt grey, £299, www.daveylighting.co.uk

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FRAGRANCE FREE These walls are painted in Breath of Fresh Air (806) – an appropriate name as the paint is virtually odourless, making it ideal for asthma and allergy sufferers. Parisian Grey washed coat rack, 32 (h) x 65 (w) x 8.5cm (d) – compact enough for even the most narrow hallway, £29, www.thewhitelighthouse furniture.co.uk.

Oyster Catcher notice board, made to order, 27 (w) x 20in (d), £100, www.emilybond.co.uk.

SEA TREASURES Create a seaside setting with this rustic sealife-inspired mixand-match melamine tableware, all tied together with a subtle grey-blue palette. Set of four dinner plates, £17.50; seat of four cereal bowls, £15; side plates also available; all Marks & Spencer. www. marksandspencer.com. 12 | July 2016

Perfectly organised Every family home needs a place to keep all those notes, invitations, lists and business cards, and this is one of the most gorgeous designs we’ve seen. • DON’T MISS the August issue of Period Homes & Interiors, on sale 1 July, for a 20% discount off products in the Emily Bond collection. Seascape denimeffect cushion, 43 (w) x 43cm (d), £7, www. george.com. Combat clutter with this smart nautical striped bag, £8, www.wilko.com. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


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Earn your STRIPES

Choose a nautical-inspired colour combination of red and blue to give a fresh look to classic stripes Hand-thrown coffee cup, 7cm (h), £8.95, Decorator’s Notebook.

Fisherman’s lantern ceiling pendant, 30cm (dia), £34.99, Coastal Home.

Hudson Stripe double duvet cover, £80; Hudson Stripe Oxford pillowcases, £25 each; all The Fine Cotton Company.

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Hinton 2.5-seat sofa in Astrid Stripe fabric by Ian Sanderson, from £2,690, Wesley-Barrell.

Tao 100% cotton rug in navy blue with white stripes, 160cm (l) x 70 (w), £75, Scandi Living. Striped curtain and seat cushions in Spinnaker; cushion (left) and curtain in Beachcomber; cushion (right) in Harbour; all £14.99 per m; Coast collection by Prestigious Textiles.

Red striped wooden lighthouse, 40cm (h), £19.95, Coastal Home.

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Striped cushion with anchor, 40 (w) x 40cm (d), £19.99, The Nautical Company.

Woven plastic basket, set of two, £7, George.

Harbour placemat, available in blue or white, set of four, £30, Ville & Campagne.

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Blue-ridge tall vase, £25, Lorraine at Home by JD Williams. July 2016 | 15


DESIGNER PROFILE | SHOPPING Hand-printed linen lampshade (left), from £45; hand-printed linen peg bag (below), £20; both from the Coastal Collection

5 minutes with... Helen Round, creator of unique hand-printed textile designs inspired by nature and the sea How did you get into what you do? My background is in textiles and printmaking. After my two children started school, I returned to work as a teacher, but after 10 years I decided to rechannel my creative energies and start my own business.

Have you always been interested in making and designing? Thanks to my mum, I learned to use a sewing machine at a young age. As children, my brother and I would sit at the kitchen table with a pot of glue, fabric scraps, the sewing machine and bits of wood – we were always making and designing. The joys of growing up without a TV!

What was the first piece you ever made? The first product I made for Helen Round was an apron. Linen has always been one of my favourite fabrics and I tried and tested different weights and styles before I settled on the long cross-over design we sell today. Hand-printing on the pocket came later, following numerous customer requests.

What inspires your designs? The amazing views from my studio in Cornwall are always transforming with the weather and the seasons. They provide an ever-changing backdrop and are a constant source of inspiration for new designs.

sit on the various products in our range. After lots of testing we create the artwork, which is exposed onto a silk screen using a photographic process. Then comes the printing, which is all done by hand on to each and every product. There is always an element of surprise when you lift the screen and see the print for the first time. 

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What’s next for your business? Hand-printed linen cushions (above) in navy, natural and raspberry, 48 (w) x 48cm (d), £50 each; hand-printed vintage linen shopper (right), £50; both from the Coastal Collection

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Weathered wood open-frame lantern with rope handle, 50cm (h), £55, Shabby Store.

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Karla Mid-Century-style armchair with charcoal upholstery, £399, Swoon Editions.

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Geoffrey Fisher Design dustpan and brush made from locally foraged wood, £40, John Lewis.

Made from more than 170 pieces of sea-worn driftwood

Take your inspiration from shoreline forages with these driftwood buys

Drift long bench with angled legs and truss beam support detail, 180cm (w), £224, The Orchard.

Driftwood heart wreath hung on a loop of jute, 34 (h) x 34cm (w), £18, Coastal Home. 18 | June 2016

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Helford table lamp with James shade in warm white, 34cm (h), £138, Neptune.

Driftwood coffee table with tempered glass top, 45 (h) x 70cm (dia), £245, Aflair.

Handmade Sunburst driftwood mirror, each one is unique, 75cm (dia), £160, Coastal Home.

Coastal Chic driftwood photo frame, 29 (h) x 24cm (w), £15, Sass & Belle. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


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Stylist’s tip

Take your cue from nature to create subtle seaside style in your home with a colour palette inspired by sandy shorelines, milky skies and steely grey-blue sea.

Casual dining

Create an informal dining space with a scrubbed wood table, simple Swedish linen blinds, comfortable cushions and fresh blue and white tableware. Jug, £12; 12-piece china set, £35; cutlery, £2 per piece; bird cushion, £12; goblet, £4; all from the Coastal collection at Sainsbury’s. 20 | April July 2016 2016

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Subtle seaside style is fresh and easy to live with in any traditional home – whether you live at the coast or further inland – and is easy to achieve with these key buys Nautical stripes

Classic stripes will never go out of fashion. Breton bowls, £10 each, Yonder.

Distressed wood

Create a feature wall using the effect of weathered wood. Wood Planks wallpaper, £12 per roll, B&Q.

Rustic finish

Go for distressed paint finishes. St Ives three-drawer basket unit, £85, The White Lighthouse.

Natural texture

Choose natural floorcoverings such as sisal, jute or coir. Sisal Oriental Copper rug with chenille Lichen border, 120 (w) x 130cm (d), £220.04, Crucial Trading.

Sandy hues

Beach finds

FEATURE LINDA PARKER

Conjure up memories of days at the seaside. Acacia wood Milford stacking pebbles table lamp, 58cm (h), £174, Artisanti.

Marine materials

Look for accessories with nautical details. Mirror with jute hanging rope, £7, George.

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A striped sofa in sandy shades will lend itself perfectly to a seaside vibe. Petworth sofa in Ullswater Chalk, £1,315, Sofas & Stuff.

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Seaside motifs

Update a chair with cushions in seaside motifs. Murlough Bay Shells cushion, £25, National Trust.

Coastal prints

Add instant beach chic to the kitchen with charming linens. Oystercatchers tea towel, £10, Coastal Home.

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Owner’s advice

‘The benefit of having someone to look after your holiday home is enormous. It means when you arrive the beds are already made up and the towels are clean.’

‘With a holiday home, the trick is to keep things simple and easy-care,’ says Nancy Cruickshank, the owner of this converted fisherman's cottage in Devon. ‘If you have a lot to look at through the windows, painting the walls white throughout means there is nothing to distract you from the view. White walls also always make a small place feel more spacious.’ • Turn the page to read more about Nancy’s decorating philosophy.

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e stumbled upon this house completely by accident,’ remembers Nancy Cruickshank. ‘It belonged to good friends of ours who had bought it as a complete wreck and done it up. We borrowed it for a weekend one November and had a wonderful time.’ On the way home they rang to thank their hosts and discovered the property was going to be sold. ‘Jim immediately said we’d have it,’ says Nancy. That was seven years ago and by the following January the couple were the delighted owners of this cottage in the village of Lympstone in south Devon. While the family spends term-time weeks in London, their seaside cottage is a magnet in the summer months and for many winter weekends. Its appeal is obvious. At high tide the house dips its feet in the sea and the wide

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Turn to page 18 to see our stylist’s pick of the best driftwood furniture and accessories

Key facts

tHe oWNerS Nancy and Jim Cruickshank and their two daughters, Meg and Emma. They have two dogs, Lola, a Jack Russell, and Holly, a Miniature Schnauzer. tHe propertY A three-bedroom modernised fisherman’s cottage on the river Exe estuary, dating from the early 1800s. Date pUrcHaSeD 2007. ImprovemeNtS maDe An extensive renovation project has created a tranquil holiday retreat tailored to family living.

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At high tide the house dips its feet in the sea and the wide bay window offers an unfettered view of the estuary bay window, which stretches across most of one sitting room wall, offers an unfettered view across the estuary. Nancy has done a fantastic job giving the interior a real ‘wow’ factor. Formerly two fisherman’s cottages knocked into one, the property had been modernised by the time the Cruickshanks came to buy it. ‘However it only had two bedrooms,’ says Nancy, ‘and we often invite friends to stay. So we decided to make a few changes and add another bedroom.’

total revamp About 18 months after moving into the cottage, the improvements began. The couple inherited two shower rooms, but to make washing easier when the children were younger they decided to swap the double walk-in shower in the main en suite for a bath. A third bedroom with a Velux window was created in the loft. ‘It doesn’t have full head height,’ explains Nancy, ‘but as it is 26 | June 2016

mainly used by children, that isn’t a problem. We didn’t want to ruin the character of the building by raising the roof. And as a result we didn’t need to ask for planning permission.’ The second stage of improvements began in spring 2013 when the couple decided to tank (waterproof) the external walls. ‘The house is very old and the river is incredibly tidal and salty,’ explains Nancy. ‘The salt was getting into the mortar between the bricks and drawing in water.’ The resulting damp began to discolour the plaster ‘like tea stains’, so a total revamp was called for. ‘We put the furniture in storage,’ says Nancy. ‘The kitchen cupboards, radiators and all the plaster came off the walls and a waterproof lining was laid under the new plaster. Then we decided that, with all this work going on, we might as well change some of the rickety windows.’ The old bay window in the sitting room was replaced with a bespoke system of folding glass panels. Acting like a balcony with a sea view, the new window has

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Opposite The Ektorp two-seater sofa is from Ikea (0845 355 1141, www. ikea.com).‘Because the sofa covers are used by all the family, including our dogs, I made sure they were removable and could be washed,’ says Nancy. Above left This nautical take on a staircase, with its rope bannister, was installed by the previous owners. Similar bannister rope in natural flax is available from Outhwaite Ropemakers (01969 667487, www. ropemakers.com). Above right Whitewashed oak floorboards and a rough stone wall give a French country air to the kitchen. Left ‘The previous owners installed the kitchen units, and I saw no need to change them,’ says Nancy. However she did add a French-built island unit with solid butcher’s block by De Kercoet from Nest Interiors (01392 204305, www.nestinteriors.com). Slate tiles (seen beyond the kitchen) are a sensible choice for the hallway floor.

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‘We have kept to a seaside theme with blue and white predominating and the occasional beam left exposed’ become the most eye-catching feature in the room. After the cottage had been repainted, inside and out, the kitchen was reinstalled. ‘The previous owners had only recently put it in,’ explains Nancy. ‘We didn’t see the need to change it.’ A sturdy chopping-board-cum-butcher’s-block was added to the island unit at Nancy’s request but she admits that, with a wealth of good eateries in the village, the family often dines out.

a place to relax Decoratively the Cruickshanks have kept to a seaside theme with blue and white predominating and the occasional stone wall and wooden beam left exposed for texture. Most floors are covered in reconditioned oak boards, washed in a grey-white floor paint, while the little entrance area has practical slate tiles that cope perfectly with sandy wellies. ‘I do love the chic country mix of French Provencal and New England styles,’ confesses Nancy, who opted for 30 | July 2016

scrubbed pine and painted furniture rather than polished wood, and nautical stripes or plain fabrics rather than florals. Careful not to introduce an urban edge into her seaside home, she opted for driftwood mirrors and fisherman’sstyle lighting and was careful to watch her budget when buying major items of furniture. ‘There seemed no point in spending a fortune on seating when we have dogs and children and are only here for holidays and weekends,’ she says. Ikea sofas and chairs, all with washable covers, were the obvious answer. When the family is in London, a local couple keeps an eye on the property, which is greatly reassuring. ‘The cottage represents family time for us,’ says Nancy. ‘It’s where we come to relax, far away from our high-tech working lives. We are right in the heart of the village and the richness of the area grows every time we come down. I can’t imagine a time when we won’t be able to escape to our little cottage by the sea.’ &IPH www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


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Home truth ‘We replaced the original sash window in the master bedroom with a new one, because the old one rattled at night whenever there was a storm.’

‘I love the exposed beams in this bedroom as they add a touch of drama,’ says Nancy, who also uses them as an airy display area for her sea bird collection. The De Kercoet bedside tables came from Nest Interiors (01392 204305, www.nestinteriors.com).

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A COASTAL getaway After visiting Cornwall every year for a decade, the Halls finally took the plunge and bought a holiday home in the perfect seaside setting FeATuRe AND sTYliNG KATHERINE SORRELL/NARRATIVES pHOTOGRApHeR POLLY ELTES/NARRATIVES

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s a description of a dream holiday home, ‘the spider-infested bungalow’ does not sound too promising. However, after viewing a dozen different properties, Melanie and Jeremy Hall sat down with their children to discuss their favourites. And, despite the boys’ less than favourable description of it, the bungalow won hands down. ‘On that day we had seen four other places, but Mermaid Cottage just felt right for us,’ says Melanie. ‘It hadn’t been lived in for a couple of years – hence the spiders – but had previously been a much-loved family home. It was ready for some updating, but that didn’t really matter as long as it was, or could be, big enough for what we wanted and the location was right.’ The bungalow’s location was, in fact, perfect. The Halls were looking on Cornwall’s picturesque >>

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THe OWNeRs Melanie and Jeremy Hall and their three boys: Marmaduke, Aubrey and Humphrey. Melanie is a former solictor; Jeremy is a managing director. THe pROpeRTY A Cornish holiday home on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall. DATe puRCHAseD 1998. impROVemeNTs mADe Originally a dormer bungalow built in the 1950s, it has been completely revamped to create a chic yet comfortable four-bedroom home.

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Home truth ‘This newly created space is our favourite room. The relationship with the outside and the sea is particularly prevalent here when the doors are open.’

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The most dramatic transformation was to knock down the divide between the kitchen and the dining room and replace the exterior wall with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. The polished oak dining table came from Elisabeth James Antiques in Olney (01604 862200, www. elisabethjamesantiques.co.uk), and is lit by a trio of pendant lamps from Original BTC (020 7351 2130, www.originalbtc.com).

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Above The handmade Neptune kitchen, from Aberford Interiors near Leeds (0113 281 3209, www. aberfordinteriors.co.uk), is painted in Limestone to co-ordinate with the blue of the Falcon range cooker. Above right The Scrabble letter mugs can be bought from www.theletteroom. com, and the coloured enamel-style mugs (they are actually ceramic) are from Aberford Interiors. Right A hand-me-down sofa adds comfort in the kitchen/diner. The cushions were made from vintage grain sacks. Opposite The snug has been transformed by the addition of a fireplace with bookshelves on either side. A wood-burning stove ensures it is always toasty. The antique handmade model boat came from Calder Valley Auctioneers (01422 886648, www. caldervalleyauctioneers.co.uk).

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‘Quite a few pieces of furniture belonged to my motherin-law so it’s really nice to see them being used and loved’ Roseland Peninsula near St Mawes, an area they had visited for 10 years, and they knew exactly where they wanted to be. ‘The house is in a very peaceful spot, tucked away on a private dead-end road, but there’s a Michelin-starred hotel just next door, the coastal path is at the bottom of the garden, and it’s within walking distance of two beaches,’ says Melanie. A ‘ nd the setting is incredible as we have uninterrupted views of the sea.’

FOCussiNG THe miND The property itself, though, was ready for an overhaul. The Halls wanted to open up the downstairs, and decided to add a large sundeck to create more of a connection with the views. They also extended some of the rooms, put in a new kitchen and bathrooms, laid new flooring, added a utility and an outdoor shower and modernised throughout, replacing all the doors, removing oldfashioned built-in storage and fitting new skirting and architraves. In all, it took about seven months. ‘It went surprisingly smoothly,’ says Melanie, www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

‘especially considering we were doing it from 370 miles away, as our main home is in Halifax, West Yorkshire. It was largely due to the fact that we did so much preparation with our architect before the work started, and that our builders were so good.’ The most dramatic change was to turn a small kitchen and separate dining room into one openplan sociable room that leads directly outside via full-height sliding glass doors. It is now enviably light and bright, with a feeling that is at once cosy and spacious. Another major transformation was to two small upstairs rooms, one of which had a chimney stack in the centre, that were almost unusable due to their sloping roofs. The Halls increased the head height and removed the chimney stack and the dividing wall, creating a bright, light bedroom for their three boys. Humphrey was born just before the purchase was finalised, and Melanie made the majority of her decorating decisions with a tiny baby in a sling. ‘It really focuses the mind,’ she laughs. ‘I mainly collected bits and pieces as and when I saw them. >> July 2016 | 39


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The challenge was in doing it remotely, without being able to see any of it in situ until we moved in.’

simple pleasures Initially Melanie had an idea that the house should feature lots of ticking stripes, with a colour palette of blues, whites and reds. A ‘ s I started shopping, however, the vision seemed to change into something softer, so that actually all the colours are fairly muted. In the end, the colour scheme was based around the stripes on a bath mat that I bought on a whim. I believe in following your instincts and buying only what you love.’ Now the house is finished, Melanie and Jeremy visit as frequently as they can, and in between rent it out as a holiday let. ‘We spend a lot of time on the beach,’ says Melanie. ‘The older boys love to bodyboard and kayak, and are learning to sail. In the evenings we’ll have barbecues and spend time in the garden. Basically, we try to keep our time here as simple and family-oriented as possible. We really hate leaving.’ &IPH Above and right The master bedroom has a huge bay window that overlooks the sea. The French-polished bedside cabinets were found at antiques fairs and the cherub lights once belonged to Jeremy’s grandmother.

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The chest cost £65 from Todmorden flea market (www.todmordenmarkets. com) and was given some clever treatment by furniture restorer David Greenwood (01422 247269, www. wgreenwoodandson.co.uk).

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Key facts the OWner Julie Fitzgerald Vitelli, an events manager. the prOpertY A threebedroom stone cottage on the Sheepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head Peninsula, West Cork. date pUrChased 2006. iMprOVeMents Made The property was renovated from top to bottom, including replacing the roof and the ďŹ&#x201A;oors, and the downstairs was reconfigured to create a large open-plan layout that makes the most of the available space. The house was then decorated throughout in a simple, traditional style.

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Above A large plate rack from Fired Earth (01295 814396, www.firedearth. com) is a practical storage solution in the kitchen. The patterned jug is by Irish ceramicist Nicholas Mosse (www.nicholasmosse.com). Above right The Rayburn doubles up as a boiler and cooker, so the cottage is really snug in the winter. The small pan shelf is from Fired Earth. The enamel bread bin is from Baileys Home (01989 561931, www.baileyshome.com). Opposite Julie loves the garden and is always busy maintaining it.

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‘My father is a retired architect so I knew he would have some innovative ideas on the layout that would help me make the most of the available space’

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t was love at first sight when Julie Fitzgerald Vitelli, originally from Liverpool and of Irish descent, set eyes on this cottage in West Cork on the beautiful Sheep’s Head Peninsula. ‘I had always loved Ireland, particularly the coast of Cork, and was keen to buy a holiday home in the area. I contacted a few estate agents but nothing ticked the right boxes, so I abandoned my search. Months later I received an email from an agent featuring details of a rather run-down cottage near Bantry. I viewed the cottage on a gloriously sunny afternoon in May 2006 and was completely captivated,’ says Julie. The cottage was owned by an elderly retired American artist who had taken some steps to renovate it but found it difficult to maintain.

Due to the wild coastal and hillside location it had become rather weather-beaten and run down over the years with poor drainage, a leaky roof, rotten floors and damp and mouldy walls. ‘When I first met him he said to me: “So you’re the next guiding force of this place”. That, combined with the agent’s email I’d received out of the blue, really made me feel it was fate that had driven me here and the cottage was meant to be mine.’

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‘Art is an important part of the history of the cottage, so I found pieces that would have a sense of belonging’ required as well as new internal floors and stairs, a new kitchen and bathrooms, new windows and a replacement slate roof. ‘We had to dig out a lot of earth at the back of the property and put in land drains. We also had to take down the back gable as it was unstable, so it turned out to be a huge renovation project, and much more work than I had first anticipated,’ says Julie. Fortunately, help was at hand. ‘My father is a retired architect so I knew he would have some innovative ideas on the layout. He drew up all the plans by hand and helped me make the most of the available space. We decided on an open-plan kitchen/dining/living area downstairs, with an upstairs bathroom and three bedrooms, one with an en suite. He gave me the bare bones and I concentrated on the interiors. It all came together with the 46 | July 2016

help of an excellent local building company.’ When it came to the interior, Julie took her inspiration from the traditional buildings in the area with their whitewashed walls, exposed stone, timber beams and flagstone floors. ‘I really wanted to stay true to the spirit of the cottage and to preserve the understated feel it had when I first saw it, so it was important it had that traditional Irish look, and remained in keeping with the landscape. I also wanted the ambience inside the cottage to be as enjoyable as the external experience.’

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Opposite and above The exposed stone fireplace is the focal point of the sitting room. Comfortable leather sofas and chairs are teamed with check throws for a cosy country-style look. The Lansdown sofa is from Leather Chairs of Bath (020 7731 1198, www.leatherchairs.co.uk). A simple rocking chair that was found on eBay is a charming addition in this traditional setting. Above left The simple side table was left in the house by the previous owner, who was an artist, and Julie found the chair in a market in Bantry. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The table still has blobs of paint on it, which I think is rather charming,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she says. Left This light and spacious conservatory is perfect for enjoying the views of the garden and surrounding landscape.

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muted colours and very little pattern, with just a few checks and spots – it has a really warm, comfortably homely feel, which is exactly what I was hoping to achieve.’

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Julie is from a family of artists and designers, and since the cottage was also previously owned by an artist, she was keen to find interesting pieces of art and craft to add a finishing touch. ‘There are plenty of talented local artists, so I picked up paintings and pieces of craft in as many of the local galleries and shops as I could. I even have one of the previous owner’s paintings, which he asked me to retrieve for him from an exhibition centre in Cork and keep in the cottage. To me art is an important part of the history of the cottage, so I found pieces that I felt would have a real sense of belonging’, says Julie. Needless to say, Julie enjoys escaping to her wonderful retreat. ‘It was definitely meant to be mine and I am so pleased with the end result. I managed to retain the property’s integrity, despite the big renovation project involved. It was well worth it, and I can now enjoy the breathtaking views in complete comfort.’ &IPH

Opposite Julie opted for a traditional slipper bath from Fired Earth (01295 814396, www.firedearth.com) and a circular shower curtain from Argos (www.argos.co.uk) that is in keeping with the old-fashioned charm of the cottage. The bath rack is from Baileys Home (01989 561931, www.baileyshome. com). above Neutral decor keeps the look light, bright and unfussy in the bedroom. The Oliver bed is from Feather & Black (01243 380600, www. featherandblack.com). The chest of drawers is from Heirloom (020 8943 2258, www.heirloom-online.co.uk) and the sheep cushion is from Voyage Maison (0141 641 1700, www. voyagemaison.co.uk). left White beds from Feather & Black coupled with red throws and heart-patterned cushions give this guest room a fresh feel.

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SECOND TIME lucky

When a house came up for sale in the lane where Toni and Mervyn West once lived, they jumped at the chance to move back to the area they loved featUre JANE BOWLES/GAP INTERIORS phOtOgraphY COLIN POOLE/GAP INTERIORS

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uying their present home evoked a distinct sense of deja vu for Toni and Mervyn West, as this is the second property they’ve renovated in the very same Dorset country lane. ‘We did up a house down the road in 2005, and then moved away to open an art gallery in a nearby village,’ explains Toni. ‘But we both missed our old home badly, especially its semi-rural location and fabulous coastal views.’ So when the couple heard about a property in the lane that was soon to come onto the market, they couldn’t believe their luck. It was far from love at first sight, however, when >>

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the Owners Toni West, who divides her time between painting, sculpture and freelance nursing, her husband Mervyn, a retired management consultant and a photographer, and their dog Eddie. the prOpertY A two-bedroom bungalow in Lyme Regis, built in the 1950s, which has been renovated and extended. date pUrchased 2011. imprOVements made The interior was reconfigured to make the most of the sea views.

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Home truth ‘We’ve remodelled this house to fit our lifestyle perfectly, and it’s a wonderful space for entertaining our family and friends who come to visit.’

Opposite Toni counts herself lucky to have a studio with such fabulous sea views. The long pendant lights are from Ikea (0845 355 1141, www.ikea. com). The decking wire for the balustrading was supplied by Jimmy Green’s chandlery in Beer (01297 20744, www.jimmygreen. co.uk). Above Open-plan shelving fits well with the scheme of this whitepainted eat-in kitchen. Toni and Mervyn’s butcher’s block was made by a local carpenter. ‘It serves as a great kitchen island, and is one of our favourite pieces of furniture,’ says Toni.

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‘As soon as the warmer weather arrives, we fold back the doors and create a wonderful outdoor dining area’ the couple first viewed the property – a 1950s bungalow that was in serious need of updating and modernising. Looking back, Toni recalls feeling distinctly daunted by the challenges ahead, but Mervyn was quietly optimistic. Although the building needed stripping out and reconfiguring, as veteran renovators (this was to be their sixth major project), Mervyn was confident he and Toni could transform the bungalow into the serene coastal home they both wanted. Securing the deal was far from straightforward, as the house was initially priced slightly beyond the couple’s budget, after factoring in the cost of all the building work required. ‘We both had our hearts set on moving back to the lane, so we decided to bide our time, rather than going for other houses,’ says Toni. The couple’s patience was eventually

rewarded, for six months later the property remained unsold. ‘Happily, the price dropped, our offer was accepted and we went ahead with the purchase,’ says Toni.

making changes After drawing up designs for the rebuild, Toni and Mervyn applied for planning permission. Obtaining approval for their plans was a long, drawn-out process, since the bungalow was sandwiched between two listed properties. ‘Initially, we wanted to raise the roof level, but our first application was turned down,’ says Toni. ‘We weren’t allowed to change the original roofline or the footprint of the building. We then sought the advice of our neighbour Chris Jackson, a retired surveyor, who suggested we compromise and build a mezzanine floor instead.’ To save costs, the couple lived on site >> www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


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Above, above right and right Toni has chosen a palette of soft neutrals and natural-toned textiles for this relaxing, tranquil living space. Classic furniture, much of it pre-loved, adds patina and texture. The walls are painted in Timeless by Dulux (0333 222 7171, www.dulux. co.uk); windows are painted in Green Blue by Farrow & Ball (01202 876141, www.farrow-ball. com). The large cream sofa from the Vivaldi range by Tetrad was supplied by The Interior Trading Company (023 9283 8038, www. interior-trading.co.uk). The paintings are by John Boyd at Cove Gallery in Weymouth (01305 767025, www.covegallery.co.uk). The striped rug was bought online at www.irugs.co.uk. The tweed cushions are by Sally Green at Tweedlounge (www.tweedlounge.co.uk).

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‘I’ve never seen myself as a minimalist, but I’ve discovered it’s far more enjoyable to live with just the things you really love’ during the rebuild, and Mervyn took on the role of project manager.

light and space Toni and Mervyn both agreed the pre-existing Mid-Century layout (with the main bedroom and sitting room at the front, and the guest bedroom, dining room and small kitchen at the rear) needed completely rethinking. Their top priority was to maximise the sense of light and space. ‘The first thing we did was to knock down the interior walls, which made a massive difference,’ says Mervyn. With the expert help of Chard-based builders Darren and Martin Emery, and local handyman Paul Reid, the couple then built a new kitchen and living room at the front of the property, and replaced the dated wooden conservatory with a wrap-around verandah and tri-fold patio doors. ‘As soon as the warmer weather arrives, we fold back the doors and instantly create a wonderful outdoor www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

dining area,’ adds Mervyn. New windows were also installed in the sitting room to make the most of the glorious sea views. Toni is a keen painter, and much to her delight the newly built mezzanine floor turned out to be the perfect spot for a light-filled artist’s studio. Moving home also called for a radical round of decluttering. ‘Our previous home was much bigger, so we decided to keep only our favourite pieces of furniture, and got rid of everything else,’ says Toni. ‘I’ve never seen myself as a minimalist before, but I’ve discovered that it’s far more enjoyable to live with just the things you really love.’ Several months on, with the building work complete, Toni turned her attention to the decor. She was keen to keep the design looking as light and spacious as possible, so she opted for a neutral palette of soft creams, blues and greens, with splashes of red and orange as accents. Junk shop finds and much-loved >> July 2016 | 57


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classic furniture enhance the modern country feel of the interior.

worth the effort Despite Toni’s initial misgivings, both she and Mervyn agree that the time and effort involved in renovating the bungalow was thoroughly worthwhile. ‘We absolutely love our home, and the revamped space suits our lifestyle really well,’ she says. ‘It’s great being back in Lyme Regis, and the town’s artistic atmosphere is a constant source of inspiration. I’ve taken up sculpture after studying with Claire Trenchard, and Mervyn and I have both taken part in exhibitions in the town. Although we’re such seasoned renovators, we’re not at all sure we’d ever want to move again.’ • To visit Toni West’s art and sculpture studio in Lyme Regis, call 01297 445887 or email toni.west@btinternet.com. &IPH

Above A soft green and cream scheme gives the guest bedroom a serene, peaceful feel. The painting is by John Boyd at Cove Gallery in Weymouth. The mirror above the bed and the small wooden chest were both

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junk shop finds. Right Toni’s cream and blue scheme fits the mood perfectly in the coastal-themed main bedroom. The tall wooden chest was bought at a local antiques shop. The seascape was painted by Toni.

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Mix bright whites with chrome accessories and authentic pieces to mimic this airy coastal kitchen

Titan 3 chrome pendant light, 42 (h) x 45.5cm (dia), £250, Barker and Stonehouse. Newgate 1950s black wall clock, 37cm (dia), £65, The Orchard.

Chalk board with an aged sagegreen wooden frame, 85 (h) x 50cm (w), £69.50, Pastel Lane.

Solid oak Windsor chair in natural, £99, Cult Furniture.

Bastide oak butcher’s block in Chalk White, 91 (h) x 81 (w) x 60cm (d), £1,477, Fired Earth.

OH Maison aged pine dining table, 78 (h) x 160 (w) x 90cm (d), £393.50, Houseology.

The scrubbed finish is perfect for recreating a relaxed seaside style

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White Wobbler tableware, each pieces comes in a set of four, £40, Loaf.

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Belmont lidded glass jar, 13.5cm (h), £11.95, One World Trading Company.

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Autumn Leaves 100% cotton fabric in red, £16 per m, John Lewis.

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COASTAL PLANTING | GARDEN

Coastal gardening allows you to unleash your creativity using found objects, such as these pieces of driftwood, and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the power of paint to create sculptural detailing, as here in this private garden that edges the beach.

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Did you know? The terms flotsam and jetsam, used to describe odds and ends found washed up on beaches, refer to specific types of marine waste â&#x20AC;&#x201C; flotsam (to float) for debris, often due to shipwrecks, found floating on the water; jetsam (jettison) are items deliberately thrown overboard by a crew of a ship in distress to lighten the load.

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GARDEN | SEASIDE PLANTING

‘Dense planting with no lawn and no exposed soil creates an illusion of a garden much bigger than it actually is’

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ardening by the sea requires careful planning as you need to deal with a range of challenges, including salt spray and wind. Climatic conditions vary around the coast, from mild down south to exposed and cold further north. Think beyond the usual lawn with beds and embrace the unique visual elements of the coast – from pebbles to flotsam and jetsam found along the beach. Create shelter with boundaries that filter the wind and salt; then find seaside-proof plants to create clumps and drifts. An example of taking on the challenge with exuberance is Driftwood, a small garden in East Sussex. Owner Geoff Stonebanks has created a vibrant jumble with creative detailing, packed full of ideas to inspire, by fully embracing the possibilities the location offers. When he moved from his small town garden in Barnet to Driftwood in 2004 Geoff had an initial dream to create a cottage garden, bringing with him more than 100 pots from his London home. ‘The saltladen winds prevented that; many of my plants were lost in the first winter and I have learnt from experience,’ he explains. ‘I had to work with the prevailing weather conditions and create gravel beds and use plants that defy the wind and rain. The garden has developed organically, a bit at a time as an idea came to me – there’s been no grand plan.’ Starting in 2007 with a summerhouse, Geoff worked his way around the sloping plot, removing the lawns, creating level areas for furniture and developing different garden rooms. ‘I made wind breaks with Griselinia littoralis and low hedges with

Clockwise from top left An old dingy and lobster pots are offset with Senecio cineraria ‘Silver Dust’, coreopsis, gallardia and Erigeron ‘Pink Jewel’ in the garden at Driftwood; reclaimed timber makes great sculptural pieces; sunny splashes from Osteospermum ‘Blue Eyed Beauty’; if you provide shelter

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you can create a floral oasis to sit among, with cottage favourites such as fuchsias, daisies and lobelia; Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Snow Lady’ surround a patio setting; place seashells around your plants for an authentic beach look; agave is a great choice for coastal planting, as is Stipa tenuissima.

Olearia traversii ‘Tweedledum’, using wicker panels to both ease the wind and help divide the garden into rooms,’ he adds. The exposed front garden is beach themed, partly inspired by the Derek Jarman landscape, with an old timber rowing boat, lobster pots, fish crates, sculptural driftwood and rusted metal features, and is planted with wafting grasses, bright perennials and agaves, all set in gravel. Sunny faces of Gaillardia ‘Dazzler’ and Coreopsis ‘Calypso’ mingle with clouds of Verbena bonariensis and magenta penstemons. Timber seats are placed to look out over the garden to the sea and allow time for Geoff and partner Mark Glassman to enjoy the location. A new feature for this year is a jetty with water beneath.

A LAYERED TAPESTRY In contrast, the back garden is a layered tapestry of colourful planting and quirky installations, and is home to more than 400 varieties of plants and shrubs that draw the eye as you wander the winding paths. ‘Heavy, dense planting with no lawn and no exposed soil creates an illusion of a garden much bigger than it actually is,’ explains Geoff. Here he has successfully created a feeling of a cottage garden with its eclectic palette; from pots billowing with petunias and fuchsias to green metal patio furniture that appears to float on a sea of daisies. Creative one-off pieces abound, >>

Coastal gardens to visit • Trebah Garden, Cornwall Sub-tropical paradise with a coastal backdrop • Overbeck’s, Devon Dramatic planting • Walmer Castle, Deal Overlooks the sea • Arundell, Cornwall Opening as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) on Sunday 17 July (1-5pm) • 33 Peerley Road, Sussex Opening as part of the NGS on Sunday 3 July (12-4pm) • Yewbarrow House, Cumbria Opening as part of the NGS on Sunday 3 July, Sunday 7 August and Sunday 4 September (11am to 4pm) • Suil Na Mara, Norfolk Opening as part of the NGS on 27-28 August (11am to 5.30pm) • Harbourside, Sussex Opening as part of the NGS for groups. Find out more about the garden openings at www.ngs.org.uk.

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Decorative metal fish swing among massed Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’ in the Driftwood garden; hardy lavender and Sempervivum houseleeks (left), grow in an old piece of pipe.

‘Put plants together that you might at first think are uncoventional – it’s amazing what looks great if you just think outside the box’ whether it’s vintage teacups filled with succulents or towers of stones encased in oxidised metal. ‘It’s a very personal garden with plants and objects once owned by family and friends,’ adds Geoff. It is clear this is a garden made of great care and passion that continues to evolve. ‘When I first decided to create my garden, with absolutely no experience in garden design, I just did what felt right for me, and I have achieved it by trial and error. Never be afraid to try something, even if it fails. Be bold and put combinations of plants together that you might at first think is unconventional – it is amazing what looks great together if you just think outside the box,’ says Geoff. ‘I am always changing parts of the garden from one year to the next as I get many repeat visitors and love them to see something fresh each year. People are the final ingredient to make a garden come alive.’ &IPH

Tips for coastal gardens

• Provide windbreaks with hedges that filter and slow down the wind. • Use living willow fences and chestnut picket fences with narrow gaps to allow wind through. • Geoff uses hardy perennials that work in the coastal conditions then adds summer annuals across both gardens. • Cut out some ‘portholes’ in hedges to give views. • Look for plants with the botanical names of Maritima or Littoralis, meaning ‘of the shore’. • Coastal plants often have tough, hairy leaves to protect against moisture loss and salt damage. • Plant in late spring and summer to give plants time to establish before winter gales. • Mulch and protect young plants with shingle, flint, grit or gravel – this provides sharp drainage while conserving moisture at the roots. • Use bright colours in the stronger light.

Driftwood, Bishopstone, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 2RS OPENING TIMES 9, 10 and 23 July. Also open as part of the National Gardens Scheme on 19 and 28 July (11am to 5pm); admission £4 (children free). • Open by appointment for groups of four to 20 until 2 September; admission £6.50 (children free). Great teas and light lunches served on vintage china at each opening. For other opening times see website: www.geoffstonebanks.co.uk 64 | July 2016

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In the garden This month: deadheading, taking cuttings, planning ahead and how to divide bearded irises Leigh Clapp, Period Homes & Interiors gardening expert

Warm balmy days as summer nears its zenith means the growth may need some tidying up, so be sure to remove spent blooms and keep on top of weeds. Pick sweet peas regularly – they’re lovely for the vase and it acts as early deadheading to encourage further flowering. Bring the scents of summer inside with handfuls of cut lavender. Deadheading flowers across the garden will help to extend the display time. Remove roses as flowers fade by cutting along the stems above a leaf stalk to encourage new growth. Cuttings can be taken from tender plants, herbaceous perennials and shrubs, including viburnum and hydrangeas. Look for fresh, firm shoots and remove with secateurs, then plant in damp compost. To keep irises flowering well it’s important It’s a good idea in hot, dry spells to water not to allow them to get congested, and containers daily and thoroughly soak the garden there’s the bonus of new plants for free! 1 Use a sharp, clean knife to cut away once or twice a week. Plants such as camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons need sufficient each fan of leaves from the clump. 2 Each fan should have some young water now to produce flowers next spring. Fancy planning ahead? Sow some biennials, such as rhizome. Select just the healthiest, foxgloves, sweet William, wallflowers, honesty largest fans to replant. 3 Trim the leaves to 15cm above and forget-me-nots, to plant out in autumn for the rhizome and shorten the roots. a stunning display next spring and summer. Be 4 Dig a large enough hole for the generous as biennials look wonderful in drifts and rhizome and roots. by using seeds it’s easier to be more economical 5 Place at soil height in heavy soils; without compromising on the end result. Sow a little below the surface in light soils, into large seed trays or seedbeds, then separate spacing 30cm apart. seedlings when they’re large enough to handle.

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Dobbies has a range of stylish William Morris accessories, including this attractive garden bag, £14.99, www.dobbies.com.

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show will be drawing the crowds with its show gardens, exhibits and activities, 5-10 July, www.rhs.org.uk/hampton

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I always entertain more during the summer. The warmer months lend themselves to lazy lunches in the garden, and this china will be making its way onto my table.

This everyday china, with its relaxed nautical styling, would work just as well on the breakfast table as in the garden. Seasgrass place mat, set of six, £25; Accent dinner plate, £8; Accent dip bowl, £6; all John Lewis. • Turn to page 93 for our pick of the best summer tableware.

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AT HOME | DECORATING

Keep a look out for beachy details like driftwood, rope and shells

From left Blue Gum pure flat emulsion, £42.50 for 2.5 ltrs, Paint & Paper Library; Cromarty estate emulsion, £39.50 for 2.5 ltrs, Farrow & Ball. Right Driftwood anchor, £15, Matalan.

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Seashore finds

Perfect for those who enjoy an eclectic mood, this look combines rustic wooden finishes with quirky seashore-inspired treasures. Deep blue and sea-green hues combine with versatile naturals, then add further interest with simple prints and nautical motifs.

Above Wooden beach scene wall art, £25; sailing boat wall ornament, £10; blue glass bottle, £5; large vase, £16; small vase, £6; Coastal striped cushion, £12; anchor cushion, £12; Coastal bird cushion, £12; Coastal ombre throw, £30; Coastal bird throw, £14; all Sainsbury’s.

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Dedalo fabric in Indigo, £60 per m Inchyra.

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Above Mojo lamp base, £425; lampshade, from a selection; both Pooky. Below Fitzroy wallpaper in Finisterre LW032/01, £79.90 per roll, Ephemera collection at Linwood.

Opposite page Create an easy focal point with a mix of unusual treasures. Mermaid ornament, £10; bell jar with rope, £6; Let’s Set Sail votive, £5 (set of three); black tealight holder, £2; rope glass lamp, £30; all George. Above Sea Urchin votive, £22, Monty’s Vintage Shop. Right Set of two nautical glass bottles, £30, The Contemporary Home. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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DECORATING | AT HOME Regatta double duvet set, £60; blue and white stripe double duvet set, £90; geometric red cushion, £30; plain red cushion, £20; white Matelassé bedspread, £80; geometric throw (in basket), £70; dipped baskets, £45 for two; accessories, from a selection; all Linea at House of Fraser.

Stripes offer a smart and timeless decorating choice

Left Cushion, £9, B&Q. Above Cottage Garden Cornflower Heart emulsion (left), £36 for 2 ltrs, Paint by Conran; Boulder White matt emulsion (right), £40 for 2.5 ltrs, Sanderson at Designer Paint.

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Simple stripes

This crisp red, white and blue scheme is like a breath of fresh air, with a mix of striped fabric standing out against a white backdrop. Choose understated furniture and accessories to enhance the look or, for a vibrant twist, try adding checked or floral patterns.

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Left Picnic rug, £99, The British Blanket Company.

Above Tisbury Chatham fabric in Begonia V3144/04, £35 per m, Villa Nova. Above right Seahorse bone china side plate, £17, Cream Cornwall. Right Kitson Camber fabric in Danube 7718/02, £49.50 per m, Romo. 72 | July 2016

Salcombe Stripe jute rug, from £56; Dillon table, £75; Cloche glass ceiling pendant, £120; cushions and fabric, from a selection; all John Lewis.

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Capture a fresh nautical mood using bold stripes teamed with chalk white for a stylish scheme that couldn’t be simpler to achieve

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A beautiful floral pattern takes the lead in this pleasing hallway scheme, complemented with simple checks and natural textures

These pale hues offer a great way to bring light into a space. Sandford Seaspray wallpaper, £40 per roll; door curtain in Sandford Seaspray fabric, £36 per m; Roman made-to-measure blind, £POA; cushions, from a selection; Marlow throw in Seaspray, £60; Newton stripe cotton runner, £40; set of three resin swans, £60; rope handle hurricane lamp, £40; all Laura Ashley. 74 | July 2016

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AT HOME | DECORATING Abyss & Habidecor Cozi towel, from £28; Aquanova Maks bath mat in ivory, £70; Kenneth Turner scented candle in stem vase, £85; all Amara.

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Above Lighthouse Blue Nautical wallpaper, £12 per roll, B&Q. Above right Waterfall vinyl matt emulsion, £25.84 for 2.5 ltrs, Albany at Designer Paint. Right Blue Ashes matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5 ltrs, Fired Earth.

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Breezy blues

Pretty shades of powder blue and sky blue are combined with soft neutrals for a light and airy look and a sense of serenity. Look out for artwork, fabric and wallpaper designs featuring coastal scenes to further enhance this restful theme. Curtain and cushion in Vega Storm V3199/03, £65 per m; blind in Kinn Storm V3197/02, £55 per m; both Avoca wide width sheers collection at Villa Nova.

Find coastal-themed accessories like this soft blue hurricane lantern

Rut Beige wallpaper 517-29, £79 per roll, Sandberg.

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Above Painted wooden lantern, £40, Next. Left Standing wicker bird, £12, Sainsbury’s. Below Natural wool throw with white edge, £235, Oggetto.

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DECORATING | AT HOME Right Wall-mounted half-hull yacht model, £35, The Nautical Gift Company.

Octopus cushion in navy, £72; Starfish cushion in navy, £68; both Jan Constantine.

Above Royal Navy absolute matt emulsion (left), £38 for 2.5 ltrs, Little Greene; Hemsley ultra flat matt emulsion in Brampton Porcelain (right), £27.99 for 2.5 ltrs, Homebase.

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Nautical navy

Strong shades of inky-blue are perfect for a traditional take on the coastal look, bringing formality and depth to your room. Mix with soft grey, cool stone and crisp white to balance out the deeper tones. Complement with classic furniture and smart upholstery.

Above Navy Louis armchair, £1,295, Jonathan Adler. Below Coast Beachcomber fabric in Periwinkle, £14.99 per m, Prestigious Textiles.

Above Closet Stripe wallpaper ST364, £62 per m, Farrow & Ball. Below Large resin coral branch, £55, Kelly Hoppen.

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Smart stripes and deep blues will bring tradition to a coastal scheme, enhanced with classic nautical accessories

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This traditional bedroom combines timeless navy and white. Olivia double headboard in Agatha navy fabric, from £565; Sophie bed linen, from £29 for a set of two square pillowcases; Cley stripe throw in grey, £140; Kingswood navy throw, £100; Grace cushion in Agatha Navy (left), £45; Penelope cushion in Holt Stripe (right), £40; Hanley pillar lamp stand, £50; Henry slate linen lampshade, from £15; Aldwych warm black side table, £355; Windrose rigged cutter boat model, £93; Low Water III framed print, £70; Tolsey loop pile rug in navy, £350; all Neptune. July 2016 | 77


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The kitchen

The wow-factor is achieved in the kitchen with a striking black, acid-yellow and white palette, accents of which are repeated throughout the house. Furniture and soft furnishings are supplied by Camellia Interiors, with hand-picked accessories from their own range.

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‘We always try and design all the rooms at the same time to create a flow, otherwise they can begin to look disjointed’ Elaine Skinner, Managing Director, Camellia Interiors

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Choose smart grey furniture for an elegant, on-trend look Thelma dressing table in Scuffed Grey with lift-up mirror, 78 (h) x 110 (w) x 48cm (d), £495, Loaf.

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Chloe occasional chair in Dove Grey with deep buttoning detail, 75 (h) x 58 (w) x 70cm (d), £275, Within.

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Adding interest

Above and above left Subtle texture and pattern add an element of depth to the predominantly grey scheme, while pops of acid yellow brighten the overall look.

Storage solutions

Left A pair of grey-painted wardrobes frames the entrance to the en-suite bathroom and lends a pleasing sense of symmetry to the scheme. A freestanding tub provides luxurious bathing.

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The inspiration

The colour scheme that runs throughout the house was inspired by the artwork in the living room that had already been purchased by the home owners. The task of the team at Camellia Interiors was to incorporate it into the design, rather than it standing alone.

Try this... Mews Blue No98 (left) and Vendure Yellow No148 (right) marble matt emulsion, £42 for 2.5 ltrs, Mylands.

FI NI S HI NG TOUCHES

Introduce a splash of sunshine into your home this summer The view

Seating in the large bay window of the living room looks across St Ives harbour and beyond to Godrevy lighthouse.

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Feather Fern silk cushion in Turmeric/Storm, 50 (w) x 30cm (d), £65, Clarissa Hulse.

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Cult Living yellow dining chair with ash veneer back, £39, Cult Furniture.

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Extend your living space Older traditional and period properties are perfectly suited to an oak-framed addition and will lend a feeling of warmth and character to your home

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Beatrice urn, 73cm (h), £337, Sweetpea & Willow. 0345 257 2627, www. sweetpeaandwillow.com.

Natural proportions

This oak-framed orangery by David Salisbury has two sets of bi-fold doors to create a freeflowing living space. The glass lantern roof ensures the room is flooded with sunlight, and the choice of oak works well with the natural surroundings. Expect to pay around £102,000. 01278 764444, www.davidsalisburyoak.co.uk.

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SITTING PRETTY The Sienna lounger in acacia wood with drop-down arms, £275, from John Lewis, will look good alongside other outdoor timber. www. johnlewis.com.

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Oak-framed structures have an intimate been-there-forever feel, even when brand new. This orangery-style extension is a year-round room, flooded with light and full of warmth, even in winter.

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Prices from around £72,000, Prime Oak, 01384 296611, www.primeoak.co.uk. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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This orangery-style room by Arboreta has a tiled roof, which blends in well with the original house and surrounding buildings, creating a seamless and authentic blend of styles and materials. Prices from £35,000. 0800 288 8333, www.arboreta-oak.com.

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This three-tier plant stand could be filled with trailing plants to make your orangery or summerhouse look gorgeous, £45, MiaFleur. www.miafleur.com.

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Create anything from a garden hideaway or home office to a log store or a green oak summerhouse with a verandah (pictured), with the help of the design team at Cheshire Oak Structures. Prices on application. 01829 250919, www.cheshire oakstructures.co.uk.

Tip PH&I says… Oak (and other timber) garden buildings are

a good choice for period and traditional homes. Green oak structures have a unique look, with splits and markings developing over time, continually adding to the characterful look. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


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Make it easy to carry alfresco drinks with this powder-coated steel glass carrier in Dorset Blue, £28.50, www. thefarthing.co.uk. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

It’s never been easier to build your own oak-frame extension or garden room, thanks to the straightforward DIY kit now available from Border Oak Design & Construction. Prices from £11,900. 01568 708752, www.borderoak.com.

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Sailor print cotton bunting with nautical motifs in ocean colours, 138cm (l), £6, George, www.george.com.

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the ImPoRtaNCe oF oUtBUILDINGS Outbuildings such as garages, storage sheds and workshops made from high-quality oak will add a sense of quality to exterior landscaping. This two-bay garage from the Classic Barn Company costs from £32,400, including full works. 0844 800 0708, www.oakgarages.com.

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This bespoke oak conservatory was designed and built by Vale Garden Houses. Among its most striking features are hand-carved columns and decorative ridge crestings. The conservatory measures 4.3 x 4.2m and is used as a year-round sitting room. Prices from £40,000. 01476 564433, www.valegardenhouses.com.

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Garden bench, £69.99, Homesense, www.homesense. com – perfect for a patio or terrace.

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Lorraine Kelly Coastal Mist white wooden lantern, 40cm (h), £29, JD Williams, www. jdwilliams.co.uk.

Tip PH&I says… A garden room can

be designed to work with virtually any house. The designers at Vale Garden Houses (above) have cleverly chosen bronze leaded casements and a natural oak structure to blend seamlessly with this period timbered home.

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ROUNDWOOD OF MAYFIELD

For bespoke orangeries and oak-framed extensions, look at Roundwood of Mayfield. This soaring design has plenty of glazing to fill the home with light. Prices on application. 01435 867072, www.roundwood.com.

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Practical glamour

This cedar glasshouse has automated roof lights to ensure good ventilation, as well as sash windows fitted with safety glass. It measures around 3.6m x 5m, and comes with gutters and down pipes so rainwater can be used to fill a water butt. The Grand Glasshouse is from £15,395, from Gabriel Ash. 01829 708705, www.gabrielash.com.

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Heritage buildings

English Heritage Buildings is a green-oak-framed building specialist, with a hugely varied body of work which ranges from gazebos (as shown) to garages, garden rooms and new-builds. Visit the website for plenty of information, including diagrams with size and structure options. Prices are on application. www.ehbp.com.

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The RHS Cosy Nook design is part of the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Buildings range from Scotts of Thrapston. It includes both a tool store and an area of staging, which can be used for potting, as well as a covered seated space. Prices start from £2,995 for a pressure-impregnated finish with lead-look glass fibre roof (including delivery for self-assembly within 150 miles of Thrapston). 01832 732366, www.scottsofthrapston.co.uk/rhs.

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Black bistro chair (comes as a set containing a table and two chairs), £305, MiaFleur, www.miafleur.com.

Invest in a summerhouse to enhance a shady, secluded corner of the garden. This is the octagonal Lavenham summerhouse with three opening bays, double-glazed windows and a lead roof, from around £12,000, HSP Garden Buildings. 01638 583814, www. hspgardenbuildings.com. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


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Open influences This kitchen by Woodstock Furniture is awash with light, thanks to the two large skylights. It features a striking central work table and open shelves, which act as a dividing wall behind the cooking area. Prices from ÂŁ40,000 for a kitchen. Open shelving is available separately or can be integrated into a full kitchen design. 020 8876 0131, www.woodstockfurniture.co.uk.

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AT HOME | KITCHEN NEWS

IN THE KITCHEN We love soothing shades of blue and natural wood for a subtle coastal theme in the kitchen

Hanging around Lighting perfection for above the dining table or breakfast bar. Driftwood pendant, £349; blue shades (other colours and finishes available), £27.50 each; David Hunt Lighting. www. davidhuntlighting.co.uk. TOP NOTCH STORAGE

LIGHT AND DARK

Get those spoons and utensils organised in one place with the Whitby utensil pot, from the Mini Moderns collection of seaside-themed designs, £18, Quince Living. 0131 618 0806, www.quinceliving.co.uk.

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A simple kitchen can be enhanced by the choice of contrasting light and dark shades – sheer sophistication. Kitchen in engineered birch ply with Corian surfaces, prices from £18,000, Rencraft. www.rencraft.co.uk. Looking for an investment buy that is practical and beautiful? Elm cupboard with painted finish, 190.5 (h) x 72 (w) x 42cm (d), £689, www.shabbystore.co.uk

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What A Catch melamine bowl, £5; and side plate, £5; both from the new Sophie Allport range. www. sophieallport.com

Choose a spacious sink Belgravia semi-inset sink, made from a scratch- and stain-resistant granite-quartz composite, 63 (w) x 59.5 (d), £495, from Crosswater. www.crosswater.co.uk. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

DRESSER DETAILS

Tetbury dresser with spice drawers and cut-out handles, shown in oak and Cotton painted finish, £1,499. www.corndell.com. July 2016 | 91


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Available in three colourways – blue, green and pink – this charming watercolour-style print can be seen on plates, bowls, mugs, teacups and coffee cups. Floreana collection crafted from premium porcelain, prices from £11 for a coffee cup, Villeroy & Boch.

With summer in full bloom, it’s time to pick some beautiful tableware for outdoor entertaining

t’s that time of year when the barbecue is brought out and the covers are removed from the outdoor furniture, so take inspiration from the garden being in full colour and invest in pretty tableware for your family and guests. There’s a huge array to choose from, including checks and stripes, plains and florals, not forgetting rustic-style platters and deep salad bowls in wood. For families and for outdoors, melamine is a great invention as there’s no worrying about plates and tumblers being dropped and it’s light enough for children to handle with ease. Another summer musthave is a set of acrylic wine glasses – look out for styles that have the effect of embossed glass to give your alfresco dining table a luxe look. Finish off with a jug of beautiful blooms freshly picked from the garden.

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Display cakes on this pretty three-tiered stand made from 100% porcelain. Each plate has a different pattern on it, and is held together by a chrome fitting. At Home with Ashley Thomas white three-tiered cake plate, 27cm (h), £30, Debenhams.

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Lightweight and virtually unbreakable, this colourful plate is perfect for outdoor entertaining and picnics. Melamine dessert plate with a dusty lavender print from Rice DK, 16cm (dia), £4.50, Sisters Guild.

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Picnic in style with this new print from Liberty called Phoebe. Reworked and updated from the 1960s, this dainty floral is the perfect summery print. Phoebe hamper, £295; melamine plate, £9.95; tea towel, £12.95; all from the Liberty Flowers collection at Liberty.

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C O U NTRY GARDE N

Featuring a pretty rose design, this range includes plates, tablecloths, napkins and jugs. Rose plate (available as part of a 12-piece dining set), £76; 16-piece cutlery set, £50; cotton napkins, set of two, £12; all from the Highgate collection at Cath Kidston.

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Tableware

‘Bring the seaside to your table with coastal-inspired designs. Choose a classic nautical palette consisting of chalky whites and soft blues with relaxed textures and simple stripes’ Emily Moody, Tabletop Buyer, John Lewis

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There will be no breakages with this pretty coralcoloured wine glass, which is made in embossed acrylic for a realistic look. Acrylic wine glass, 22cm (h), £3 each, Matalan.

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Lush greens and jungle-style prints are all the rage this summer – team them with subtle green embossed glasses and glittery gold cutlery. Amazon dinnerware, from £6; napkins, set of four, £12; acrylic tumbler, set of two, £6; acrylic wine glass, set of two, £7; all House of Fraser.

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There’s nothing more classic than blue and white tableware, and this combination of plains and stripes gives a fresh seaside feel.

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Mix and match plain hand-thrown pieces with florals and wooden plates to create a tactile element and an interesting contrast. Muubs teakwood dinner plates, £27.50 each; Dassie aged nibbles bowls in Aged Forest and Soft Grey, £15 each; Nordal flowery cup and saucer in cream/blue, £13; all Amara.

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Hinchcliffe and Barber True Blue jug, £35; Accent cereal bowls, both £5; fish plate, £8; pasta bowl, £6; all from the Coastal range; Whitstable placemat, set of six, £18; fish bowl, set of three, £18; all John Lewis.

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This beautiful 100% linen tablecloth is pre-washed for a soft, supple appearance and is handmade by a family-run business. Rainbow linen tablecloth, from £49.99, LinenMe.

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AT HOME | BATHROOM NEWS

IN THE BATHROOM

Nautical mirror, 111cm (dia), £1,570, Jonathan Charles at www.swankyinteriors. co.uk – definitely a future heirloom.

Subtle colours plus interesting patterns and textures will ensure your bathroom stands out from the crowd

Soft shades Turn a spare chair into a useful side table. Dinton chair, £175 for two; Loft towel bales (containing two hand towels and two bath towels) in White and Charcoal, £20 each; all Marks & Spencer. www. marksandspencer.com. Keep towels and laundry under control with a pair of dip-dyed storage baskets, £35, www.very.co.uk.

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LOVELY VIEWS Add a natural touch with this Preening Sandpiper wooden sculpture, 25cm (h), £39.95, www. coastalhome.co.uk.

Make the most of a view with streamlined glazing and simple cabinetry. Vanity unit, £1,172; basin, £211; mirror with integral lighting, £737; all from Duravit’s Happy D.2 complete bathroom series by Sieger Design. www.duravit.co.uk.

Irresistible Tattoo soap dispenser, £5; and tumbler/ toothbrush holder, £3; both George. www.asda.com

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RECLAIMED AND FABULOUS We are loving this rustic wood reclaimed timber cladding, £249.60 per sq m, from Indigenous – perfect for creating a feature wall behind a wash basin. 01993 824200, www.indigenous.co.uk. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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Opposite Toni counts herself lucky to have a studio with such fabulous sea views. The long pendant lights are from Ikea (0845 355 1141, www.ikea. com). The decking wire for the balustrading was supplied by Jimmy Green’s chandlery in Beer (01297 20744, www.jimmygreen. co.uk). above Open-plan shelving fits well with the scheme of this whitepainted eat-in kitchen. Toni and Mervyn’s butcher’s block was made by a local carpenter. ‘It serves as a great kitchen island, and is one of our favourite pieces of furniture,’ says Toni.

‘As soon as the warmer weather arrives, we fold back the doors and create a wonderful outdoor dining area’ the couple first viewed the property – a 1950s bungalow that was in serious need of updating and modernising. Looking back, Toni recalls feeling distinctly daunted by the challenges ahead, but Mervyn was quietly optimistic. Although the building needed stripping out and reconfiguring, as veteran renovators (this was to be their sixth major project), Mervyn was confident he and Toni could transform the bungalow into the serene coastal home they both wanted. Securing the deal was far from straightforward, as the house was initially priced slightly beyond the couple’s budget, after factoring in the cost of all the building work required. ‘We both had our hearts set on moving back to the lane, so we decided to bide our time, rather than going for other houses,’ says Toni. The couple’s patience was eventually

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We have just completed this roll-top bath for a client. When first asked if we could create a bespoke stencil design, we were left scratching our heads. The challenge of painting a geometric design is a big ask when you have curves going in all directions, and the process took more than five days. Please give us a call and we will be happy to chat through your requirements.

Brian Athey, Commercial Director, Hurlingham Stencil design roll-top bath, £3,585, Hurlingham, 01400 263310, www.hurlinghambaths.co.uk

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I am looking for vintage upcycled painted furniture for my home. Do you know of a company that can source particular pieces for me?

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Alice vintage carver, £150, Wax, www. waxfurniture.org.uk

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At Waxfurniture.org.uk, a family-run business providing unique furniture delivered throughout the UK, we are passionate about vintage craftsmanship combined with modern design. Taking inspiration from our base in the Pennines, the dramatic landscape has led Wax to carefully consider the products used in order to provide the most eco-friendly furniture we can for your home. Our choice of low/no VOC products makes our furniture safe for all of the family. Each original vintage piece is sought, salvaged and restored ensuring modern design meets traditional craftsmanship, providing our customers with furniture that time may have otherwise forgotten.

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When it comes to choosing a stylish, hardwearing option for a bathroom floor, wood-effect tiles are perfect. Made from durable porcelain, they don’t mark or scratch as easily as laminate or natural wooden boards, and if water-resistant grout is used, they keep water on the surface, rather than allowing it to soak in. They also come in anti-slip options to add extra grip to a wet bathroom floor. The latest HD technology is used to print natural wooden photography onto the tiles, leaving you with a believable, realistic finish. For an on-trend layout, try adopting the herringbone pattern (pictred here) to help create a wonderful eye-catching floor display in your bathroom. Callum Chester, Blog Editor, Walls and Floors

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Reclaimed wood-effect tiles, £19.95 per sq m, Walls and Floors (01536 314730, www. wallsandfloors.co.uk

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Violet Grey is a brand new online shop offering a wide range of vintage garden furnishings. Born out of my love of gardening, Violet Grey offers a wide, eclectic array of items carefully sourced from auctions across the UK and France, from galvanised dolly tubs, circa 1930, which make fantastic planters, to 19th-century French terracotta confit pots that are a decorative feature for any patio. Other ornamental items include early 20th-century bronze herons and large vintage riddles picked up from farmers’ markets in Provence. By the nature of all the items featured being antique, no two are the same and there are also many one-off pieces to choose from. Caryl Tincknell, Founder, Violet Grey

French mid 20th-century windmill, 64 (h) x 24cm (dia), £475, Violet Grey, www.violetgrey.co.uk

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an aromatherapy room, steam room, sauna, monsoon shower and foot spas. All together the Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa provides a haven in which to retreat from the pressures of life and to take some time to indulge your body and relax your mind. Our lucky prize winner will enjoy overnight accommodation for two adults in a Luxury Spa or Poolside Suite, cream tea and a bottle of Pol Roger Champagne on arrival plus a three-course dinner. Find out more about hotels in the Pride of Britain collection at www.prideofbritainhotels.com or call 0800 0893929 to order your free hotel directory.

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WITHINGTON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE PRICE: £1,100,000

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PROPER The Old House is full of classic Cotswold style with OF THE gabled elevations and a mixture of sash, casement NTH MO and mullioned windows. Grade II-listed period features include fireplaces in all three reception rooms, beamed ceilings and flagstone floors. It was extended in 2002 to create a kitchen/breakfast room that is light, airy and fitted with painted wooden units and granite worktops. On the first floor are three bedrooms and a family bathroom, including a master suite with a large bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe, along with a guest suite with shower room. On the second floor are two further bedrooms. Outside the large garden is a riot of roses, lavender and peonies and the former coach house is now a large garage with a wine store to the rear. At the first floor level, approached from the garden terrace, is a useful office. The property is located seven miles from Cheltenham, and close to the M5 and A40. Strutt & Parker, 01285 897606, www.struttandparker.com.

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The property is full of classic Cotswold style with gabled elevations and mullioned windows

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KINGSBRIDGE, DEVON PRICE: £550,000

Overlooking the quayside of the bustling market town, No2 Quay Cottage combines pretty period features with a contemporary feel. Two separate reception rooms lead into a light and airy kitchen/breakfast room with French doors to the garden. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, one of which is en suite, plus a separate shower room. The rear garden has steps to a double parking area. Marchand Petit, 01548 857588, www.marchandpetit.co.uk.

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EARDINGTON, SHROPSHIRE PRICE: £1,000,000

Eardington Manor is an elegant Georgian property with a sweeping driveway and formal gardens. Grade II listed, with decorative ceilings and cornices, architraves, sash windows and shutters, the property is spread over three floors and has 12 bedrooms and four reception rooms, including an orangery and kitchen with Aga and walk-in pantry. Outside is a detached two-bedroom coach house, pool and vineyard. Savills, 01952 239500, www.savills.com.

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MAYFIELD, EAST SUSSEX PRICE: £449,000

Dating from the 14th century, Old Cottage is believed to be the oldest house in the village. The four-bedroom property with exposed beams and timbers has been fully refurbished and has won an award from Sussex Heritage. The sitting room with inglenook leads to a kitchen/diner and there’s also a utility room and cellar. Freeman Forman, 01435 220167, www.freemanforman.co.uk.

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MARTOCK, SOMERSET PRICE: £845,000

Built in local hamstone, The Manor House has an unusually large garden for a village property. Arranged over three floors, the three reception

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rooms and six bedrooms are all in need of modernisation and offer potential to create a beautiful family home. The detached stable block, with planning permission for conversion to a two-bedroom cottage, is available for sale by separate negotiation. Jackson-Stops & Staff, 01305 575032, www.jackson-stops.co.uk.

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WILTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE PRICE: £625,000

Manor House is a handsome Victorian property that sits at the foot of the North York Moors National Park. An original tiled entrance hall makes a grand first impression and period details combined with a traditional decorating scheme create an elegant home with five bedrooms, two bathrooms, three reception rooms and a kitchen/breakfast room. Savills, 01904 617820, www.savills.com.

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CLAVERING, ESSEX PRICE: £675,000

Grade II-listed Tower Windmill is a former corn mill that’s undergone partial renovation. Single

storey accommodation wraps around the base of the tower and provides three bedrooms, reception rooms and bathrooms. The tower has four unconverted floors but comes with full consent to create a home with views and character. Original internal machinery is still in situ and needs to remain as a condition of the planning permission. TuckerGardner, 01799 731024, www.tuckergardner.com.

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CHARING, KENT PRICE: £1,100,000

Steeped in history and dating from the 15th century, Peirce House with its distinctive gabled and herringbone brick infill exterior, is Grade II listed. Interior highlights include elaborately moulded ceiling and cornice timbers, arched doorways with carved spandrels, panelling, grand fireplaces and wall paintings on the first floor. It comprises seven bedrooms, three bathrooms, four reception rooms, swimming pool and large gardens divided into themed areas. Strutt & Parker, 01227 917053, www.struttandparker.com.

Dating from the 14th century, the property is believed to be the oldest in the village Old Cottage, property 4

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COITY, BRIDGEND PRICE: £625,000

Restored with flair, Ty Newydd Farm ticks the boxes for a bright living space and period features. It comprises two reception rooms, both with fireplaces, kitchen/breakfast room with handcrafted cabinetry and separate utility room on the ground floor. There are also five bedrooms, two of which are en suite, plus a family bathroom spread over the upper two floors. Watts & Morgan, 01656 644288, www.wattsandmorgan.co.uk.

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ROADE, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE PRICE: £395,000

With its thatched roof, pretty walled gardens and village location, Rose Cottage is as charming as its name suggests. Offered with vacant possession, the Grade II-listed cottage has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, three reception rooms and a kitchen/breakfast room with painted units and a gas-fired Aga range cooker. Richard Greener, 01604 230222, www.richardgreener.co.uk.

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CHESTER, CHESHIRE PRICE: £895,000

Number 57 Dee Banks is an attractive Georgian family home with a great location overlooking the river and within walking

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distance of the city centre. The four-bedroom, four-reception-room property retains much of its character but needs updating. Set back from the road with gardens and a garage there’s a series of outbuildings that, subject to planning, could be used to extend the ground floor living space. Jackson-Stops & Staff, 01244 328361, www.jackson-stops.co.uk.

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BINSTED, HAMPSHIRE PRICE: £895,000

This fine 19th-century semi-detached hop kiln conversion has a wealth of character. The double-aspect sitting room is located on the first floor to make the most of the South Downs views and the property has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a dining room, a kitchen/ breakfast room and a rear lobby and study. Located between Alton and Farnham, the village has a public house, church hall, primary school and recreation ground, and commuters are well served by a choice of mainline stations with services to London Waterloo. Andrew Lodge, 01252 717705, www.andrewlodge.net.

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HIGHER KEMYELL, CORNWALL PRICE: £700,000

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MADDERTY, PERTHSHIRE PRICE: £580,000

Escape the rat race and settle into a Cornish barn conversion with separate two-bedroom holiday let. Set on the clifftops above Lamorna Cove, the traditional property has breathtaking views out to the Atlantic Ocean. Comprising sitting room, snug, kitchen and six bedrooms, outside there are two offices and a timber art display studio. Country & Waterside, 01872 830217, www.countryandwaterside.co.uk.

Wellltree Farmhouse is a delightful stone farmhouse that comes with planning permission to convert its outbuildings into a four-bedroom guest house. With well-proportioned rooms throughout, an oak-framed extension makes the kitchen the heart of the home and doors open from it on to a covered stone terrace. It also offer four bedrooms, a bathroom, solar panels and spectacular views. CKD Galbraith, 01738 451111, www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk.

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bridport, DORSET PRICE: £930,000

Although The Old Methodist Church retains its original exterior, internally it’s a strikingly contemporary home with a glass floor to part of the first-floor mezzanine. The ground floor comprises a huge open-plan lounge/dining room, kitchen and two en-suite bedrooms while upstairs there’s a galleried mezzanine with a vaulted ceiling and a third en-suite bedroom. The property has been reroofed and double-glazed. Abbotts, 01603 905237, www.abbotts.co.uk.

The Chantry sits just off the village green and is around one mile from Bridport. The star of the show is the impressive 42ft kitchen and dining room, which is made for entertaining and includes state-of-the-art appliances. A galleried staircase leads to four first-floor en-suite bedrooms and the top floor comprises TV and media room, his and hers studies and another en-suite bedroom. Fortnam Smith & Banwell, 01297 560945, www.fsb4homes.com.

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COMPTON DANDO, SOMERSET PRICE: £800,000

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SOUTHMINSTER, ESSEX PRICE: £1,395,000

Court Hill House is full of character and its irregular windows add to its quirky and charming appearance. Grade II listed and spread over three floors, the grand first-floor room with high ceiling, decorative plasterwork and big windows is thought to have once been the church courtroom. It also offers four reception rooms, kitchen, five bedrooms, cellar and 1.6 acres of grounds. Debbie Fortune, 01275 333888, www.debbiefortune.co.uk.

A private, peaceful location and a backdrop of farmland come with Asheldam Grange. Approached via a long private road, the former rectory has been extended and improved with a light and spacious kitchen/ breakfast room and a luxury master bedroom suite with dressing room and Jacuzzi bath. There are six further bedrooms, five reception rooms, underfloor heating and period details throughout. Beresfords, 01245 807265, www.beresfords.co.uk.

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LYMINGE, KENT PRICE: 670,000

Longfield is a 1920s property with a double-aspect drawing room. The open-plan kitchen/living area with wood-burning stove leads through to a dining room and onto a conservatory with lovely garden views. The en-suite master bedroom with dressing room is on the ground floor and there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. Rooms above the garage will suit those working from home. Colebrook Sturrock, 01303 260666, www.colebrooksturrock.com.

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SILCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE PRICE: £599,900

Vine Cottage offers character and charm throughout and has two reception rooms, one with a large inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove. The country-style kitchen/breakfast room has wooden floors, white cabinetry and access to the garden and there’s a ground-floor wet-room. The first floor comprises master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, two further bedrooms and a bathroom. Carson & Co, 01183 360329, www.carsons.co.uk.

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Aflair 020 8789 7377, www.aflair.co.uk Amara 0800 587 7645, www.amara.com Artisanti 0345 259 1410, www.artisanti.com

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B&Q 0333 014 3098, www.diy.com Barker and Stonehouse 0333 355 9211, www.barkerandstonehouse.co.uk The British Blanket Company 0845 474 1747, www. thebritishblanketcompany.com Kidston C Cath 0845 026 2440, www.cathkidston.com The Chandelier & Mirror Company 01892 541355, www.chandeliersandmirrors.co.uk Clarissa Hulse 020 7226 7055, www.clarissahulse.com Coastal Home 01625 578105, www.coastalhome.co.uk The Contemporary Home 0845 130 8229, www.tch.net The Cotswold Company 0333 200 1725, www.cotswoldco.com Cream Cornwall 01326 563367, www.creamcornwall.co.uk Crucial Trading 01562 743747, www.crucial-trading.com Cult Furniture 020 8185 6960, www.cultfurniture.com

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Där Lighting 01295 672200, www.darlighting.co.uk Dash & Albert www.dashandalberteurope.com Debenhams 0344 561 6161, www.debenhams.com Decorator’s Notebook 0845 474 1747, www.decoratorsnotebook.co.uk Designer Paint 01323 430886, www.designerpaint.com

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Farrow & Ball 01202 876141, www.farrow-ball.com The Fine Cotton Company 0845 602 9050, www.thefinecottoncompany.com

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George 0800 952 3003, www.george.com

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Habitat 0344 499 1111, www.habitat.co.uk Homebase 0345 602 8888, www.homebase.co.uk House of Fraser 0345 602 1073, www.houseoffraser.co.uk Houseology 0330 363 0330, www.houseology.com

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Laura Ashley 0333 200 8009, www.lauraashley.com Liberty 020 7734 1234, www.liberty.co.uk LinenMe 020 8133 3853, www.linenme.com Linwood 01425 461176, www.linwoodfabric.com Little Greene 020 7935 8844, www.littlegreene.com Loaf 0845 468 0697, www.loaf.com Lombok 020 7736 5171, www.lombok.co.uk

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Made With Love Designs www.madewithlove designs.co.uk Matalan 0333 004 4444, www.matalan.co.uk Melody Maison 01302 741000, www.melodymaison.co.uk Monty’s Vintage Shop www.montysvintageshop.co.uk Morsø 01788 554410, www.morsoe.com/uk

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National Trust 0300 123 2025, www.nationaltrust.org.uk The Nautical Company 01256 351283, www.thenauticalcompany.com Neptune 01793 427300, www.neptune.com Next 0333 777 8000, www.next.co.uk

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Oggetto 01305 881010, www.oggetto.com Oka 0844 815 7380, www.okadirect.com One World Trading Company 020 8974 2211, www.one.world The Orchard 0845 643 0363, www.theorchardhomeandgifts.com Original Bedstead Company 020 7351 1955, www.obc-uk.net Original BTC 020 7351 2130, uk.originalbtc.com Out There Interiors 020 8099 7443, www.outthereinteriors.com Paint & Paper Library P 0845 880 5844, www.paintandpaperlibrary.com Paint by Conran 0845 094 9030, www.paintbyconran.com Pastel Lane 07949 339416, www.pastellane.co.uk Pooky 020 7351 3003, www.pooky.com Prestigious Textiles 01274 688448, www.prestigious.co.uk

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Very 0844 822 2321, www.very.co.uk Villa Nova 01623 756699, www.villanova.co.uk Ville & Campagne 020 7370 0474, www.villeetcampagne.co.uk Villeroy & Boch www.villeroy-boch.co.uk

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If I do one thing this month...

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ith the summer holidays nearly upon us, take a look at the wealth of activities and fun days out on offer around our beautiful shoreline. Feast on the beach, Studland Bay, Dorset 1 & 8 July, 7- 9pm Explore the golden sands of Studland, then join the National Trust team for a slap-up meal cooked on the outdoor wood-fired oven. Beachside dining at its finest. Price: £20 (booking essential). Beach fun day on a Sunday, Branscombe, Devon 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 July, 1-3pm Join the beach rangers for free family fun on

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Branscombe beach with activities including beach art, kite making and rockpooling. Compton Sandcastle Competition, Isle of Wight 26 July, 10.30am to 2pm Come down to the beach to pit your wits against the elements and your opponents, and see whose sandcastle will stand the longest against the waves. Alternatively, you can put your creative skills to use and create a spectacular sand sculpture. Price: £2 per team. Rockpool ramble, Woolacombe, Devon 16 July, 10am to 12pm; 21 July, 1-3pm; 24 July, 3-5pm; 31 July, 10am to 12pm The rockpools of Combesgate are teeming

with life, including fish, crabs, sea snails, star fish and anemones. Join the beach rangers to help seek them out and learn about their lives. Price: £2. Rock Pool Extravaganza, Strangford Lough, Co Down 1 July, 1- 2.30pm Young wildlife enthusiasts will love this day out at the magical Kearney Village on the Outer Ards Peninsula. Discover the amazing creatures lurking beneath the seaweed and slithering through the pools. Price: £3.

To find out more about any of these events and for more ideas of places to explore this summer, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk.

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