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HOMES & GARDENS

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TURN UP THE VOLUME

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GET THE LOOK

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KEEPING THE CHARACTER

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IN THE NEWS

Innovative design buys, favourite products and seasonal trends

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HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY

10 reasons why we love The French Bedroom Company

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TOP OF THE BLOCKS

The best butcher’s blocks to add freestanding style to your kitchen

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5 MINUTES WITH...

Verity Coleman of Rascal & Roses, creator of bespoke home furnishings

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The owner of this property in Northern Ireland has used ‘visual noise’ to create a unique home Recreate this vintage-style bedroom using pattern, colour and texture An 18th-century farmhouse in southwest France has been restored to reflect its humble beginnings Team a palette of cream and duckegg blue to copy this living room

NEW BEGINNINGS

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Recreate this nautical dining room with quirky and eclectic finds

TULIP SPLENDOUR

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Seasonal menu

May is asparagus season, so pack some roasted asparagus spears in your picnic hamper with a jar of homemade hollandaise – simple yet delicious.

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Pack up an alfresco feast in a traditional wicker hamper. Nautical picnic hamper, includes four ceramic plates, four knives, four forks, four spoons, four plastic wine glasses, salt and pepper pots and bottle opener, £59.50, Marks & Spencer. • Don’t miss our shopping feature on picnic hampers in the June issue, on sale 3 May.

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THIS MONTH | NEWS

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

Elegant, understated, comfortable – and available in more than 100 fabrics and 10 sizes – the Bluebell sofa from www.sofa.com gets our vote for its versatility. Prices from £1,020 for a two-seater.

TEXTURED FINISH Bold in its design and finish, this classic wallpaper creates a lovely shimmering effect. If you’re nervous about papering the entire room, use it for a feature wall. Left Arthouse Vicenza Damask gold wallpaper, £25.99 per roll, Wallpaper Direct, www.wallpaperdirect.com Kilburn Blue fork and trowel set, £21.95, V&A Collection at Wild & Wolf, www. wildandwolf.com

Child’s play We love Hibou for its novel collection of wallpaper, fabric and soft furnishings for children, including this Wild West design.

so These faux stems lookknow realistic no-one will thing they’re not the real

Catcus Cowboy cushion, 40 (w) x 40cm (d), £35, Hibou, www.hibouhome.com

Godiva Anniversary Collection chocolates, £15 – we can vouch they taste delicious! www. godivachocolates.co.uk

Blue hydrangea stems in glass vase, £30, BHS, www.bhs.com

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ROCK THE KASBAH IN THE NAVY Recreate the colour of the walls above using this deep shade of blue from Neptune. Blakeney Blue water-based eggshell, £37 for 2.5 ltrs, www.neptune.com. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

Limited-edition Georgette footstool in Sunshine, £570, Anna Glover at www.sofa.com

Choose vibrant Moroccaninfluenced motifs to brighten up the breakfast table this spring. Moroccan Blue china, from £3, www.sainsburys.co.uk. May 2016 | 11


NEWS | THIS MONTH

Left Sacre Coeur pink velvet king-size bed, £1,980 Right French toile floral cushions, 40 (w) x 40cm (d), £35 each

Happy 10th birthday

Above Palais mirror, 135 (h) x 85cm (w), £375 Left Bonaparte chest of drawers, 89 (h) x 114 (w) x 53cm (d), £960

As The French Bedroom Company celebrates its landmark year, here’s our top 10 buys Delphine chest of drawers, 78 (h) x 127 (w) x 58cm (d), £628

Above Versailles nursing chair, £459 Right Acanthus table lamp, 92cm (h), £95

‘When we started out, systems were basic, stock was low but ideas were flowing and hearts were aflutter. When the phone rang for the first time and we had our first sale we did a little jig!’ Georgia Metcalfe, Founder & Creative Director

Avignon armoire, 182 (h) x 94 (w) x 40cm (d), £995

Above Jasmine bone inlay side table, £275 Right Pink velvet two-seater sofa, 75 (h) x 175 (w) x 90cm (d), £1,120

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SHOPPING | STYLIST’S NOTEBOOK Suffolk chopping block, 89 (h) x 80 (w) x 50cm (d), from £895, Neptune. Aldsworth butcher’s block, 82 (h) x 70 (w) x 50cm (d), £250, Garden Trading.

Padstow butcher’s block, 81 (h) x 70.5 (w) x 56cm (d), £599, Marks & Spencer.

Stenstorp kitchen trolley, 90 (h) x 43 (w) x 45cm (d), £100, Ikea.

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Extra-thick oak top for chopping, kneading and mixing

Medium doubledrawer worktable painted in Easy White, 91 (h) x 120 (w) x 65cm (d), from £1,409.80, John Lewis of Hungerford.

Beeton trolley, 100 (h) x 81 (w) x 50cm (d), £429, Swoon Editions.

Cotswold Kitchen butcher’s block, 92 (h) x 120 (w) x 60cm (d), £699, The Cotswold Company.

Shaftesbury painted butcher’s block, 90 (h) x 71 (w) x 56cm (d), £575, Next. Eddingtons Pewsey trolley, 90 (h) x 60 (w) x 41cm (d), £849, Lakeland. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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DESIGNER PROFILE | SHOPPING

5 minutes with... Verity Coleman of Rascal & Roses, creator of bespoke handmade home furnishings How did you get into what you do? I noticed a gap in the market for traditionally made bespoke soft furnishings that are contemporary in style, so I decided I would fill that niche.

Where does your passion for design stem from? My mum is a

brilliant seamstress and taught me how to use a sewing machine from a very young age (as she had been taught by my grandmother). My paternal granny is also a brilliant knitter. I remember watching her spinning wool from our own Jacob sheep to make us new coats.

Have you always been interested in designing? My love of designing

Cushions, from £50; Vintage Paisley modern Empire lampshade, from £48

has come from an avid interest in creating and fixing things.

What inspires your work?

I am inspired by the British countryside. I grew up in Herefordshire and love spending time there and in beautiful North Norfolk.

Tell us about your company and how it has evolved. My

husband was serving in Afghanistan just after my daughter was born. I was a new mum, on my own and wanted to overhaul our very bland married quarters. Over the weeks the dining room became my makeshift studio. I started with sewing curtains, cushions and bedspreads for our home and then friends started placing orders – by the time my husband returned six months later Rascal & Roses was up and running and we were without a dining room for the next two years!

Above Memo board, from £49.95; silk zigzag drum lampshade, from £40 Below Gauntlet oven glove, £14.95; tea cosy, from £19.95; pot holder, £12.95

Where do you source your products from? I’m determined

that Rascal & Roses should support other small British businesses, so I only use British-made raw materials in all our products.

What is your unique selling point? All my products are handmade and bespoke to order. You can’t buy them off the peg, so that means customers can have exactly what they need.

What design trends do you predict for the year ahead? I think

that strong colours are going to start coming to the forefront and bolder patterns are also on their way up. There seems to be a real shift away from more muted looks. • Verity offers an interior design and room consultation service for customers in the south of England.

VERITY’S TOP DECORATING TIPS • Be brave – people worry about using colour or bold prints, but if you like a bright tone you should just go for it. • Introduce new schemes carefully – if you are worried about something being “too much” try introducing a small amount on a lampshade or cushion. • Invest in quality – a beautiful handmade piece will make your home feel special and will give you joy for years to come. • Don’t forget the walls – it sounds obvious, but just a small tweak to a colour can change the look and feel of a room. • Follow your heart – in the end if you like it and can afford it, have it! Don’t worry about changing your mind later. Nothing is insurmountable.

See the full range of soft furnishings and gifts from Rascal & Roses and shop online at www.rascalandroses.co.uk 16 | May 2016

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Concrete

THINKING This hardwearing material has taken the world of interiors by storm, adorning everything from lighting to furniture

Räder Feathers concrete bowl, 25cm (dia), £15.95, Black by Design.

Concrete pendant lamp in industrial carafe design, 21cm (dia), £95, Cuckooland.

Fuss-free design means no plumping of cushions is required

Conker concrete and oak table, 76 (h) x 160 (w) x 90cm (d), £745; Budge benches, £395 each; all Loaf.

Croft Collection Linney concrete table lamp, £50, John Lewis.

RJR.John Rocha tall glazed vase, £35; RJR.John Rocha oval glazed vase, £36; both Debenhams. Hudson concreteeffect tiles in Black, each tile measures 40 (w) x 10cm (d), £17.99 per sq m, Tile Mountain.

Connor armchair in Concrete cotton velvet, 88 (h) x 96 (w) x 77cm (d), £499, Made.

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Concrete 35 Perfect Matt Emulsion, £39 for 2.5 ltrs, Designers Guild.

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Young & Battaglia Dark Urban Concrete damask wallpaper, £98 per roll, In-Spaces.

Large rustic hurricane lantern, 50 (h) x 32cm (w), £97.50, The Farthing. 18 | May 2016

Hudson Living Dexter side table, 71 (h) x 56cm (dia), £275, John Lewis. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


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Homes & Gardens Victorian townhouse • Barn conversion • Rural farmhouse • Thirties semi

Style advice

Console tables are perfect for hallways – if you have a narrow corridor look out for a shallow design (30cm) – it will still be big enough for a lamp and a vase of flowers.

Create a welcoming first impression with a simple vignette in your entrance hallway, just like Gloria and Eric Stewart have done at their beautiful converted farmhouse and barn in south-west France. • Turn to page 32 to read about their restoration project.

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‘This is the heart of our home. The sofa means there’s always somewhere to relax,’ says Keri. The reconditioned factory lights over the island unit were eBay bargains that Keri paid just £45 each for; Paul added a modern orange flex to give them a contemporary twist.

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real homes | VICTORIAN TOWNHOUSE

TURN UP THE VOLUME Keri Johnson has used colourful ‘visual noise’ to create a uniquely eclectic home Feature MANDI MILLAR stylist MARIE MCMILLEN PhotograPher ASHLEY MORRISON

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Key facts the owners Interior designer and psychotherapist Keri Johnson lives here with her husband Paul, a management consultant, their son Joe, and Barney, the Wheaten Terrier. the ProPerty A Victorian townhouse in County Down. Date PurChaseD 2010. imProVements maDe The layout of the three-storey property was completely reworked. The kitchen was moved from the back to the front of the house, and a large open-plan living room/diner was created on the first floor.

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VICTORIAN TOWNHOUSE | real homes

Above left ‘The grey multi-drawer cupboard is a vintage haberdasher’s unit from an old shop that I painted,’ says Keri. The twin wall lights above it are vintage pub sign lights. Keri found the scales in an antique shop close to where she grew up in Northern Ireland’s Lakeland, Co Fermanagh. For similar, try Vintage Scales Online (01937 843736, www. vintagescalesonline.co.uk). Above right ‘I’m a bit of a magpie and among the many things I collect are tin boxes. Vintage are best – I love their patterns and the colours,’ says Keri. Opposite ‘Paul made the floorstanding light using a salvaged surveyor’s tripod and a tractor light. But I couldn’t resist the 1950s yellow larder cabinet when it came up at auction – just like my granny’s!’ says Keri.

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‘Don’t put up with a layout that doesn’t work for you. We moved our kitchen to the other end of the house because that’s what suited our family lifestyle’

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ith woodchip on the walls and ceilings, this beachfront period terrace was more like student digs than a dream home. ‘No, it wasn’t exactly love at first sight!’ admits Keri Johnson, who spotted the County Down property online when her husband’s work commitments called for a move to her native Northern Ireland. ‘And it wasn’t that much better when we actually got to view it. But at least, standing in these lovely old rooms with their high ceilings and generous proportions, we could see the potential – and the spectacular sea views.’

reworking the layout Having lived in a similar property in Bath for the previous 10 years and completely renovated that too, Keri and husband Paul at

least knew what they were letting themselves in for. ‘The main issue we faced was that the original layout wasn’t ideal for us, so we took our time to redesign and reorganise the space. One of the most significant changes was moving the kitchen from the back of the house to the front to capitalise on the sea views. We tumbled the wall between the original lounge and dining room to create a large open-plan kitchen/diner and carved up the original kitchen to create a new family room, downstairs loo and utility room.’ The lounge moved upstairs, combining two former bedrooms to create an open-plan living area that maximised those views. ‘We then decided to divide an unnecessarily large bathroom into a shower room and a single bedroom/study and we moved our master >> www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


real homes | VICTORIAN TOWNHOUSE

Style advice ‘Be confident with furnishings – mix and match. Don’t get hung up on making sure everything is perfectly co-ordinated. Your look will then be your own.’

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VICTORIAN TOWNHOUSE | real homes

Above Keri and Paul knocked two bedrooms into one to create an open-plan living and dining area on the first floor. ‘We wanted to maximise the views – that’s also the reason I kept the window treatments to a minimum. Roman blinds let in lots of light without compromising the view,’ she says. The G-Plan coffee table is from Vintage Homebird (www.facebook.com/ Vintage-Homebird).

‘I have a scattergun attitude to throwing objects and colours together by instinct rather than rules – I get a kick out of an unpredictable approach’ bedroom onto the second floor, again at the front of the house. We changed the room next door into our family bathroom and the old shower room became a spare bedroom by borrowing some space from the hallway.’

breaking the rules It was not all plain sailing though. ‘The lowest point of the build was the few weeks when we’d neither kitchen nor bathroom. In fact, we moved out into rented accommodation for the sake of my sanity!’ says Keri. However, with the dust settled and the builders finally gone she was able to enjoy styling their home by the sea. ‘I’ve recently set up an interior design business

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(www.kerijohnsoninteriors.com), so the house has been the perfect backdrop for my gallery. My style is hard to define. I have a bit of a scattergun attitude to throwing objects and colours together by instinct rather than rules. I get a real kick out of an unstructured, unpredictable approach.’ The two rooms where Keri particularly favours this unstructured look are in kitchens and bathrooms. ‘I absolutely love using oneoff freestanding vintage and antique pieces in these rooms, which immediately creates a unique space,’ she says. ‘I also try to fit in either a sofa or at least an armchair so the overall feel is then transformed from purely functional to cosy and luxurious. The >> www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


Above left ‘I’ve been obsessed by interior design from a very early age. When my friends were out and about on their bikes, I was painting my bedroom and designing and sewing soft furnishings for it!’ says Keri, who painted this vintage bureau in Parma Gray by Farrow & Ball (01202 876141, www.farrow-ball. com). Above right Keri mixes it up with an antique chest, a Venetian mirror and a contemporary egg chair, which she bought from eBay. Left ‘It was really my friend Heather who introduced me to the world of vintage. I became fascinated by the treasures she had in her home and through her I discovered my passion for all things vintage,’ says Keri. The Arkana dining set from Oscar & Oscar (028 9002 0999, www.oscarandoscar.com) was a real find. It dates from the 1960s but the design is as fresh today as it ever was.

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‘I want to help people be more daring instead of following trends when it comes to what they put in their homes’ designer Abigail Ahern talks about “visual noise”, which means the amount of colour, pattern and decoration you can tolerate in a space. I’ve discovered I have a particularly high tolerance to visual noise!’

time to enjoy So now Keri has had a chance to draw breath, how does their place by the sea work for them? ‘I think the biggest success was moving the kitchen. It’s one of my favourite rooms. The large bay window floods the room with natural light, and the additions of the Aga and the sofa have made it a cosy and comfortable space for the whole family to hang out. Also the sea provides an ever-changing backdrop to daily life, with its colour and constant activity. In fact, Paul has really embraced whole idea of coastal living and took part in last year’s Christmas Day swim. And as for the sunsets over the bay – well, they are just spectacular!’ &IPH www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

Left ‘I want to encourage people to be more daring instead of following trends when it comes to what they put into their homes,’ says Keri, whose eclectic style has created a unique bedroom. The Swallows wallpaper is by Sanderson (www.sanderson-uk. com). The love seat came from Old Bank Antiques Centre (www. oldbankantiquescentre.com) and the bedside cabinets were from Bangor Auctions (028 9145 0494, www. bangorauctions.co.uk). Above ‘I’m influenced by Tricia Guild from Designers Guild, who gave me a love of colour and pattern. She talks about putting colours together that “sing” when they sit next to each other,’ says Keri.

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‘The bath was a Gumtree find, but when we went to collect it, in the middle of nowhere, it was buried in an old shed!’ says Keri, who restored it with Stone Blue paint by Farrow & Ball (01202 876141, www.farrowball.com). The Flamingos wallpaper is by Cole & Son (020 7376 4628, www. cole-and-son.com).

‘I love using one-off freestanding vintage and antique pieces in the bathroom, which immediately helps to create a unique space’

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Coniston six-light chandelier, 33 (h) x 80cm (dia), £270, Wayfair. Vintage French mirror, from a selection, The Old Cinema.

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Ibis wallpaper, £72 per roll, Fabrics & Papers.

Vintage rose painting, 40cm (h), £13.08, Yo Salvo Vendo at Etsy.

Velvet teal cushion with linen back, 43 (w) x 43cm (d), £39.50, Within.

Emmanuel two-seater sofa in raw silk, 92 (h) x 133 (w) x 70cm (d), £1,179, Sweetpea & Willow. Vale Mist 1494 Regal Select Matte emulsion, £18 for 0.94 ltrs, Benjamin Moore.

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Crafted from solid American oak

Ornamental tailor’s mannequin, 160cm (h), £262, Shabby Store.

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Sonoma light storage bedstead, £799 for a double, Marks & Spencer.

Foxy Fur faux throw, 140 (w) x 200cm (d), from £240, Woven.

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KEEPING THE CHARACTER This once dilapidated 18th-century farmhouse has been sympathetically restored by Gloria and Eric Stewart to reflect its humble beginnings FeatUre CELIA RUFEY/NARRATIVES PhOtOgraPher JODY STEWART/NARRATIVES

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the OWners Gloria and Eric Stewart live here with their dog Truffle, a Jack Russell/fox terrier cross. Gloria deals in antique textiles, small furniture and decorative items; Eric is a musician. the PrOPerty A renovated 18th-century farmhouse in PĂŠrigord, south-west France. Date PUrChaseD 2009. imPrOvements maDe This former shell underwent an 18-month restoration to convert it into a three-bedroom home.

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Above and previous page Symmetry in the arrangement of the living room was established with a pair of doors found at a reclamation yard, which conceal household linens on one side and a television on the other. Opposite The clever linking of rooms gives a long view from the dining room past the hall and across the kitchen. The dining room doubles as a library and is furnished with woven chestnut chairs, which are still made in the Périgord region to this day.

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‘It’s important to keep a sense of what the building was and not try to make it something it’s not’

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loria and Eric Stewart have restored a number of houses since they moved to south-west France nearly 30 years ago. When they decided to move in 2009 it was to trade a large house for somewhere smaller. This 18th-century farmhouse, high above a valley in Périgord, offered a majestic view, but behind its stone walls it was an empty shell. Until the Stewarts acquired it, the house and its two adjoining barns had not been occupied for more than 35 years and, before that, only in two ground-floor rooms. Turning this blank canvas into a home was approached in their usual way. ‘We always decide on the criteria that will suit how we will live in a house. Here we wanted a large kitchen with a fireplace, a dining room and a spacious living room,’ explains Gloria. ‘Upstairs we needed three bedrooms, one en suite, and an additional bathroom. This part was tricky

because we were building into the roof space. We worked with French builders who were sympathetic to what we were doing, but it was 18 months before we could move in.’

making their mark The plans Eric drew up gave them a good-sized kitchen by knocking down the wall between the two once-occupied rooms. Some of the space released was then allowed for a laundry room and a corridor into one of the barns. This barn was divided into an entrance hall with a staircase to the new first floor, and a dining room. Adding a large window and a balcony in the dining room not only offers up a fine view across the valley but introduces natural light that spills over into the rooms on either side. The second barn became their living room and Gloria and Eric sourced large 18th-century glazed double doors to separate the two areas. A >> www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


Style advice ‘In a smaller house, decide on a look that will run throughout as this will create a positive rhythm. Laying the same flooring through adjoining areas also helps.’

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real homes | converted barn left Gloria displays ceramics in an antique marriage cabinet. The chair is upholstered in a 19th-century blue and white check. Below The outside space is a sun trap during the warm summer months. Opposite The reclaimed fireplace has the same carved sunflower

feature of Eric’s plan is the enfilade. This tradition in French architecture aligns rooms and doorways to give a long perspective, in this case from the living room right through to the kitchen. The space upstairs was more limited as the second barn was only one storey high. ‘Ceiling height was a problem,’ Gloria agrees, ‘and we had to chop out some of the timbers so that we don’t bump our heads when getting into bed.’

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motif as the marriage cabinet, which is typical of designs from the Normandy area. ‘To keep control of our budget we bought kitchen cabinets from Ikea but modified them to suit the room by distressing the fronts with paint, adding old handles and fitting an oak worktop,’ says Gloria.

hUmBle Origins In describing their approach to restoration, Gloria credits Eric as being skilled in seeing the optimum way to reorder space. ‘What’s important to both of us,’ she says, ‘is keeping a sense of what the building was and not trying to make it into something it is not. There was nothing architecturally interesting about this building beyond the character of the shell. I always kept in mind that this is a farmhouse and though it dates from the 18th century we’ve tried to temper any tendency to grandeur, for instance by putting wood cladding on some of the ceilings and walls, May 2016 | 37

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a feature we have seen in other modest buildings in this area.’ In each house they have restored Gloria always installs a fireplace, and Eric tracked down the one for this kitchen in a reclamation yard near Paris. It dates from around 1800 and, by coincidence, is carved with the same sunflower motif that is a feature of the marriage cabinet from Normandy that stands next to it.

easy living The furniture, textiles and colours that run through the house reflect Gloria’s love of 18th-century decoration. But when it comes to sofas and chairs, she always buys these in England. ‘There is no tradition here of sinking into big comfy sofas like we do in England. But surprisingly, the French love the look of the English sitting room and I’m sure I’ve changed the opinion of a few friends!’ Of course, it is not just comfy sofas that sum up the charm of this farmhouse. As Gloria explains, ‘With its inter-connected rooms this is a house for easy living, and that was always our plan.’ &IPH

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19th-century bird print. The cane chair is also 19th century. Right The bedrooms are tucked into the roof space and make clever use of the low ceiling height. A little French quilt is thrown over a white figured coverlet from Cologne & Cotton (www. cologneandcotton.com).

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Hand-painted table lamp, 36cm (h), £719, Besselink & Jones.

Astrid antiqued console table, 77 (h) x 93 (w) x 53cm (d), £229.90, Maisons du Monde.

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Faux cream roses in a terracotta-style pot, 53cm (h), £23.99, Joanna Wood.

Zambeze carpet from the African Plains collection, £27.99 per sq m, Kersaint Cobb.

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Scrapwood wallpaper PHE-08 by Piet Hein Eek, £199 per roll, Rockett St George.

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The Mark Wilkinson kitchen was originally painted blue but the Hardmans refreshed the look by replacing the granite worktop on the island with 250-year-old solid oak and painting the cabinetry in Brinjal from Farrow & Ball (01202 876141, www.farrow-ball.com).

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real homes | new-build farmhouse

NEW BEGINNINGS This not-quite-finished new-build farmhouse was just the project Amy and Nick Hardman were looking for to create a warm and vibrant family home feature JO MESSENGER pHOtOgrapHer FIONA WALKER-ARNOTT

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hen Amy and Nick Hardman were looking to swap their country cottage for a larger, more rural home, they were delighted when Nick’s brother decided to sell the remote farmhouse he had recently built. Standing a mile from its nearest neighbours, the couple had admired the building project from way back at the initial stages when Jamie had got >>

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tHe OWners Amy and Nick Hardman. Amy is an interior designer and Nick is a managing director of a manufacturing company. tHe prOperty A new farmhouse in Newtonin-Bowland, Lancashire, rebuilt to the original footprint using existing materials. date purCHased 2009. imprOvements made A small extension was built and the formerly open-plan downstairs layout was divided up to make the space feel cosier.

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‘The snug is the hub of the house and I don’t worry about things getting ruined – a bit of wear and tear over time just adds to the charm’ planning permission for the four-bedroom, four-bathroom house. ‘We both wanted a home with plenty of land where we could raise animals,’ says Amy, who also runs her interiors company, Amy Nicholas Interior Design, from the property. ‘Little did we know we would end up with six dogs, two Pygmy goats, two Toulouse geese and a turkey, as well as chickens and bantams.’

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made a few changes to the interior. ‘It was like a Mediterranean villa inside when we moved in, with white walls and limestone floors throughout and an open-plan layout on the ground floor,’ Amy explains. ‘We added double doors to divide kitchen and dining room from the main sitting room and hall to make it feel cosier, creating a relaxed snug where the dogs, and occasionally the goats, can wander in and out from the garden.’ Since moving in, Amy and Nick, who is managing director of a manufacturing company, have had a daughter, Harriet. Nick’s older children, Robyn, 23, and Max, 22, are often over too, so this laid-back kitchen-cumdining-cum-living-space is ideal for family life, while the larger, more formal sitting room is perfect for entertaining. Decorated in dark >>

Opposite and above The couple wanted to add interest behind the Aga and had an oak beam fitted to echo the large one between the kitchen and dining area. Amy imported the tiles, made from antique mosaic pictures, from Italy to create an eye-catching splashback; they have proved so popular she is now supplying them through her own company, Amy Nicholas Interior Design (01200 446386, www. amynicholasinteriors.co.uk). ‘The antique oval dining table was given to us by Nick’s parents. It’s great for entertaining as no-one has to sit at the end,’ says Amy.

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‘We didn’t want the large room to become vacuous so we chose big pieces of furniture to absorb some of the space, and then layered everything’ colours, the space is functional as well as stylish with easy-to-clean leather sofas, while the limestone floor with underfloor heating is a practical choice for muddy paws and life in the country. ‘It’s the hub of the house and I don’t worry about things getting ruined. It has character and a bit of wear and tear over time just adds to the charm,’ says Amy. ‘When we have people round we tend to throw open all the doors so it’s back to its original open-plan layout – it’s a great party house.’

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colours, fabulous tactile textures and the weird and wonderful shapes and lines,’ she explains. ‘I don’t like anything forced in design, nothing can be too matched or perfect, and I like giving each space its own personality.’ With large rooms to decorate, Amy’s experience as an interior designer enabled her to give the old minimalist scheme a fresh new look with a modern country feel. The natural palette of olive green and aubergine with hints of red and mustard are warm colours that aren’t too vibrant to live with. ‘We didn’t want the rooms to become vacuous so we chose big pieces of furniture to absorb some of the space and then layered everything,’ she says. ‘Mirrors hung on walls have occasional tables in front with statement lamps and lots of personal photos, and the sofas are dressed >> www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


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This page and opposite Fitting the reclaimed oak doors created an informal sitting area at the end of the kitchen while huge Persian rugs, sourced through Amy’s company, Amy Nicholas Interior Design (01200 446386, www. amynicholasinteriors.co.uk), break up the expanse of limestone flooring. The design of the fireplace was inspired by the one at Nick’s parents’ home in the South of France and the picture above the fireplace was a wedding present from Amy’s father. The walls are painted in Spanish Olive from Zoffany (0844 543 4600, www.zoffany.com) and Clay Mid (153) from Little Greene (0845 880 5855, www.littlegreene.com).

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Style advice ‘Don’t be afraid to mix texture and pattern but keep an element the same throughout, such as a core colour or a concept to create continuity.’

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‘Nick loves clutter and things relating to the country while my style is French in feel and a little quirky’ with throws and lots of cushions.’ She sourced a lot of the furnishings through her own business, including the rugs and some of the antiques. Other pieces were discovered in the most diverse of places: eBay, reclamation yards, local boutique shops or, in the case of the colourful mosaic tiles behind the Aga, imported from abroad. Luckily, the couple have complementary tastes and their home is an amalgamation of both of their styles. ‘Nick loves clutter: pictures, photos, books and all things relating to the country,’ admits Amy, ‘while my style is more French in feel and a little quirky.’ Together Amy and Nick have taken a shell of a house, albeit a brand new one, and transformed it in to a rich and colourful family home. ‘The position and location is truly stunning and we never tire of it – it’s the perfect place to raise Harriet,’ she says. &IPH www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

Opposite The open-plan staircase with wroughtiron banisters adds a continental feel, while the wall makes a great spot to display the couple’s interesting mirror collection, which also helps reflect light back in to the room. Above All the bedrooms are carpeted with 100% wool loop pile for a luxurious feel underfoot. On the walls in the couple’s bedroom antique prints sit alongside the family’s initials. The French ivory upholstered bed is from Amy Nicholas Interior Design (01200 446386, www.amynicholasinteriors. co.uk). Left The scheme in the master bedroom is neutral and simple with the painted and distressed Bombe chest of drawers from Amy Nicholas Interior Design adding a lovely wash of teal blue.

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Rose Bay matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5 ltrs, Fired Earth.

Cream ceramic pitcher, 21cm (h), £27.50, Pastel Lane.

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Le Creuset black enamelled steel traditional hob kettle, £85, Debenhams.

Andes white and cream mottled floor tile, 40.5 (w) x 60.8cm (d), £16.99 per sq m, Tile Mountain.

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Generation 6000 H6160 BP ContourLine oven with rapid heat up and handy Stop Start function, 59.6 (h) x 59.5 (w) x 54.7cm (d), £1,399, Miele. Chichester curved island cabinet, available in 28 colours, 93 (h) x 78 (w) x 163cm (d), £2,550, Neptune.

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SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Hand-lettered wooden signs, weathered furniture and off-beat nautical finds are evocative of a gentler time in Sarah and Paul Kingston’s coastal home featUre JO LEEVERS PhOtOgraPher ALUN CALLENDER

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the OWners Antiques hunters and proprietors of Goose Home and Garden Sarah and Paul Kingston live here. the PrOPertY A 1930s semi-detached home in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. date PUrchased 2011. imPrOvements made The couple fitted a new kitchen and two new bathrooms, redecorated throughout and added feature wall panelling.

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arah Kingston has always been a rummager and a collector. ‘Even as a little girl, I’d pick up shells and feathers on the beach, or if we went for a walk in the woods I’d come back with bits of bark and moss to recreate a woodland scene,’ she remembers. ‘I was naturally attracted to picking things out and arranging them.’ As she grew older, Sarah’s eye for the unusual and beautiful adapted itself to sifting through the random paraphernalia of car boot sales and jumble sales. Her father helped with her brothers’ scout groups, so the three children had a painted handcart, which they would load their youngest brother into and wheel around the neighbourhood to collect for scout group jumble sales. ‘I remember being fascinated by all the bric-a-brac and trinkets that old ladies >> www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


Home truth ‘Our hand-painted signs are a little piece of social history, a reminder of a time when things were done with real attention to detail.’

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A weathered table found at Sunbury Antiques Market (www. sunburyantiques.com) is partnered with vintage Ercol chairs. The wall is clad in reclaimed French cheese boards. The bench is available at Goose Home and Garden (www. goosehomeandgarden.com). An eastern European chest decorated with a vintage reels under a glass dome (above left) stands in a corner of the dining room.

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‘Buying at a fair is brisk and to the point – nobody wants to hang about and you can’t falter’ would clear out and donate to us,’ says Sarah. These days, Sarah and her husband Paul are more likely to be eyeing larger pieces of vintage furniture, as they trawl vintage fairs and markets in Britain and France. ‘We’ve got used to sleeping for a few hours in the van, then getting up and heading into the markets at 4am or 5am,’ says Sarah. As the couple behind Goose Home and Garden, they are often looking out for specific pieces for their clients, but there are some items they also spot for themselves.

adding character ‘We love collecting hand-painted signs,’ explains Sarah. ‘We have wooden ones from shop fronts, train signs that say “Whistle” and printed ones from old-fashioned cricket matches.’ With announcements such as ‘Wet Day’, these ones raise a smile in a modern context. ‘I love all our signs because they are reminders of a 52 | May 2016

time when there was so much more attention to detail,’ Sarah adds. Along with the array of painted signs that line the walls of this Thirties home by the sea, sections of wood panelling lend extra character. ‘This house was built in 1931 by the local builder for an undertaker,’ says Sarah – and a section of ceiling in the hallway bears testament to the owner’s trade. ‘If you look carefully, you can see the faint outline of some roof panels that were made out of leftover coffin bases,’ says Sarah. Meanwhile, the wooden ceiling in the living room evokes a more reassuringly cottagey feel. ‘When we moved in, that ceiling was painted brown, and the previous owners were heavy smokers, which probably didn’t help,’ remembers Sarah. It took her two weeks to paint over the dark stained wood. ‘Every day I’d go up the ladder and put on another coat – and the brown would slowly seep through. But >> www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


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Opposite Sarah has added interest to the simple kitchen from Ikea (www. ikea.com) with vintage finds, including a wooden wall cabinet from Sea Thrift Interiors (www.facebook. com/Sea-Thrift-Interiors). Clockwise from top left Old signs speak of a different

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era or add a touch of humour; the green olive oil tins came from a factory store and are available at Goose Home and Garden; Sarah’s array of wooden plumber’s turn pins; a tin bowl from Sunbury Antiques Market holds old candles. ‘They burn better than modern ones,’ says Sarah.

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real homes | xxxxxxxx Above The main room of the original 16th-century cottage makes a great dining room for keen entertainers Alexe and Stuart. The table was bought at auction and painted in Old White by Farrow & Ball. The linen chair covers are from Packhouse (01252 781010, www.packhouse.com).

Opposite page The side table was a piece that Alexe swapped with a designer friend for something that didn’t suit the proportions of the house. The white jugs and lamps came from Bone Interiors (01483 277855, www.boneinteriors.com). Eperiae expla quis

I finally got there and now this room is lovely and cosy in the evenings.’ Sarah and Paul have also added unusual timber cladding to the far wall of the dining room, using what were once long French cheese boards. ‘We had to scrub away lots of cheeseshaped circles first,’ smiles Sarah. ‘But the finished effect feels quite original.’

changing times After 25 years in the business, Sarah has seen the antiques and vintage market change. ‘Twenty years ago you could go to small town fairs in France and find wonderful, interesting items,’ she says. ‘Everybody would clear out their loft – or granny’s loft – and stack everything on the pavement.’ Gradually, these events have tailed off, so Sarah and Paul now concentrate on four or five larger fairs each year, including Amiens. Whether at events in France or in the UK, buying needs to be ‘brisk and to the point – nobody wants to hang about and you can’t falter,’ says Sarah. You have to know your >>

Opposite A wooden model boat and a set of lighthouses under glass domes add a nautical air to this seaside home. The coffee table is from Hungary, bought at Ford car boot sale (www.fordairfieldmarket. co.uk). Above and above

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right This Thirties chair is Paul’s favourite and the chest is from Goose Home and Garden. Right The cushions were made from fabric from a friend’s Fifties sofa. ‘Most of the sofa had worn away, but I saved what I could to use as panels,’ says Sarah.

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market, your prices and have a good eye. ‘There are no second chances,’ she says. The most ruthless places, however, can be British car boot sales. ‘But if I sense that a deal isn’t going to work out, I’ve learned to just walk away.’

forgotten lives Sarah still gets excited by the prospect of rooting out the interesting and unusual: That’s what gets you up at a crazy hour,’ she says. ‘Waking up 4am, with the rain beating down on the van roof, I’ll still think, “I wonder what I’m going to find today?” When I stop feeling that excitement, it’s time to step back.’ For Sarah, part of the allure is getting a glimpse of people’s forgotten lives: a stack of photographs that someone kept for decades but a descendant has decided to throw out, or a worn wooden toy with paint rubbed shiny by a child’s fingers some 60 years ago. ‘Almost every object has someone’s story attached to it,’ says Sarah. ‘It’s just a matter of seeking out those special pieces.’ &IPH • Sarah sells at www.goosehomeandgarden. com and at vintage fairs throughout the year.

Top left A vintage Slingsby ladder and a toleware hat tin work as original ways to store and display favourite buys in the bedroom; find similar at Goose Home and Garden. Above The bed was bought at a fair in France.

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Left Sarah’s workroom is where she prices items and plans markets and fairs. The table is a German beer trestle. A print of a goose alludes to Sarah’s business, named after a nickname her brother gave her when she was a baby.

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Sandy Toes metal sign with an antique-effect finish, 15 (h) x 49cm (w), £14.95, Live Laugh Love.

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Set of four glass carafes in carrier, £19.95, Dotcomgiftshop.

Harlequin Amazilia floral cushion with hummingbirds, 43 (w) x 43cm (d), £45, Amara.

Zinc tray with wooden handles, £21.50, Boutique Provençale.

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Fayence box bench with lidded seat storage, handpainted in a grey finish, 102 (h) x 146 (w) x 50cm (d), £431, Shabby Store.

Dorset duck-egg painted dining table, 75 (h) x 180 (w) x 90cm (d), £1,000, Laura Ashley.

Galleria Elite multi-ply oak planks, £35 per sq m, UK Flooring Direct. Wellclose solid beech dining chair by All Home, £184.99, Wayfair.

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Striped linen table runner, £39.99; linen napkins, £7.99 each; all from the Antico Due range, Linen Me.

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TULIP FESTIVAL | GARDEN

Pots of tulips, including the veined ‘Rem’s Favourite’ and ‘Atlantis’, grace the garden in this pretty vignette around a whimsical sculpture by Ann Hogben.

Tulip growing tips • Plant in moist, free-draining soil. If you don’t have free-draining soil, add some grit when planting. • Plant to a depth of 10cm in November/ December, either in the ground or in pots. • Protect from slugs as the foliage emerges. • Deadhead flowers as soon as they fade, then feed until the foliage dies down naturally. After deadheading, apply a weekly high-potash liquid fertiliser during the dying-down process. • Lift the bulbs and store in the dry, away from mice.

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SPLENDOUR Admire the dazzling display of thousands of flamboyant tulips at Pashley Manor’s annual festival dedicated to these scene-stealing spring bulbs

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Did you know? Tulips were imported into Holland in the 16th century, and became so popular they created an economic bubble, known as Tulipomania, when people paid outrageous amounts of money for the bulbs. At the height of ‘tulip fever’ a single bulb could be sold for the price of a house.

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GARDEN | TULIP FESTIVAL

‘We enjoy the variety of styles and colours of these graceful flowers and seeing how they transform our garden’

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estled in the High Weald on the border of Sussex and Kent, in late spring the picturesque gardens at Pashley Manor are filled with 30,000 sumptuous tulips, spread across the garden in every flowerbed, container and border. Whether as seas of the same hue, popping up among low buxus hedging, or colour themed in containers, the effect is mesmerising at the annual Tulip Festival.

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When James and Angela Sellick purchased Pashley Manor in 1981 the garden was overgrown with laurels, rhododendrons and a Christmas tree plantation. Twenty years later it was to win the Historic Houses Association and Christie’s Garden of the Year Award. The transformation to the quintessentially English garden you see today involved redesigning and planting a range of areas, including a formal rose garden, herbaceous borders, woodland walks and a decorative potager. ‘It is difficult to comprehend how wild and out of control the grounds were on our arrival. There was a small formal area, a sloping lawn to the moat and many mature trees and rhododendrons. Sadly more than 1,000 trees were lost from the estate in the 1987 hurricane, but this actually proved to be a blessing in disguise, since it opened up much finer views over the surrounding rolling terrain,’ says James. The layout and design has resulted from the collaboration between James, Angela and

Clockwise from top left Yellow and orange tulips, including ‘Moonlight Girl’ and ‘Monte Carlo’, line the path, adding sunlight to the shade; dainty pink forget-me-nots carpet the ground under candy pink Tulipa ‘Yonina’; a zingy combination of ‘Ballerina’ and ‘Lady Margot’ tulips; shaded tables along the terrace give

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vistas of the garden; Tulipa ‘Angelique’ is one of the most popular varieties with its blushed pink petals resembling a peony; a classic and pretty choice is Tulipa ‘Magic Lavender’; neatly clipped berberis edges the path down to the lawn. Above right James Sellick with Tulipa ‘Shirley’, one of the family’s favourites.

long-time friend and landscape architect, the late Anthony du Gard Pasley. Gradually brambles and weeds were cleared and the potential revealed. Having a Tulip Festival actually began by chance. In 1993 the Sellicks held an exhibition of Gertrude Jekyll’s drawings, which attracted press coverage. One of the journalists, the late Anne Campbell Dixon from the Daily Telegraph, fell under Pashley Manor’s spell and she suggested they hold an exhibition the following year to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the tulip’s arrival in Europe from Persia. They did, and the house was filled with cut tulips, drawings and photographs, while outside potted tulips were popped into garden beds. The idea has grown and evolved, gradually increasing the number of open days from five in 1994 to 16 this year.

SEA OF COLOUR Each winter the massive task of planting the bulbs is taken on with enthusiasm, and the festival is now held in association with Bloms Bulbs, winner of 64 RHS Chelsea Gold Medals, who is on site throughout the festival, displaying 2,000 cut tulips in the marquee, offering advice and taking orders for bulbs that will be delivered to customers in autumn. ‘When arranging the cut tulips that Bloms Bulbs brings us for display in the marquee there are always a few varieties that we have not had in the gardens previously, so it’s exciting to think about where we might use them next season,’ says Angela. Different garden areas reveal themselves on your journey through the landscape. On entering it’s the hot-themed borders that flame in spring with drifts of intense yellow, red and orange tulips. The colours then meld to >> May 2016 | 61


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Top tulips ‘Shirley’ – transition of colour from white to pink-purple • ‘Abu Hassan’ – mahogany flowers with gold highlighting • ‘Spring Green’ – green and white petals • ‘Ballerina’ – clear orange • ‘Angelique’ – pale pink, peony shape • ‘Queen of the Night’ – dark purple.

Blocks of Tulipa ‘Mariette’ in the clipped box parterre of the rose garden.

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‘Doll’s Minuet’ tulips (left) reach for the sky; a sea of pink tulips, including ‘Rosy Delight’ and ‘Barcelona’, makes a dazzling sight around the base of a tree.

‘After the winter months, tulips are always such a welcome, bright sight, and for us they herald the start of the season’ soft pinks edging the path past the decorative potager on one side and the lovely rose garden of low buxus hedges and hotter pink tulips to the other. Cooler tones with tulips such as ‘Shirley’, a family favourite that is planted each year, frame the swimming pool, while by the house paved areas are adorned with beds and containers of white tulips, including ‘White Triumphator’ with ‘Green Star’. The colours in each section remain the same, but most of the varieties will change each year to showcase new bulbs. Forget-menots, pansies and Bellis perennis, along with newly emerging perennials, accompany the stars of the show. Dotted through the areas are striking pieces of sculpture, mostly for sale, and the mix of formality and romantic styling is backed by fine vistas across the undulating countryside.

visitors last year. ‘Tulip time has been an incredibly busy season for us for the last 22 years – from getting the garden ready and planting thousands upon thousands of bulbs to making sure there is enough tea, cake and salad to feed all who come to see the display. However, once the tulips emerge from the soil and into flower it all seems a small price to pay. We enjoy the wonderful variety of styles and colours of these graceful flowers and seeing how they transform our garden – after the winter months they are always such a welcome bright sight, and for us they herald the start of the season,’ comments James. ‘Gardens are always evolving and our hope is that the gardens will be inspirational yet restful for the first-time visitor and will never disappoint those who return regularly.’

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Rich purple alliums, fresh iridescent greens and the last of the pink blossoms are the colours of May all around you. The jobs in the garden step up a gear but do take time to just enjoy this wonderful time of year. With summer on its way, plan ahead to capture rainwater in water butts, whether a rustic timber barrel or a sleek steel tank. I like to water thoroughly once or twice a week, instead of little and often, but containers do need to be checked daily to ensure they haven’t dried out. My favourite task for this month is to plant up containers and hanging baskets for a beautiful summer display. Reliable How to plant a hanging basket choices include trailing 1 Choose your plants in the colours lobelia, campanulas, fuchsias, pelargonium and you’d like and to suit the conditions – petunias. You may also like to include some whether it’s a sunny or a shady spot. edibles such as parsley or nasturtiums. 2 Line your basket using sphagnum This is a good time of year to cut back moss or cocoa liners, which will help to perennials that tend to flop over by middrain excess water, but retain moisture. summer, such as rudbeckias and heleniums. 3 Half fill your basket with a compost This is known as the Chelsea Chop as it’s mix. You might also like to add moisture traditionally done just after the show. Spring pellets and slow-release fertiliser to bedding can also be lifted and replaced with the planting mix. 4 Choose one taller central accent for summer interest, such as marigolds and zinnias. the basket. Next, add trailing plants to Then it’s time to tie in shoots on trained fruits, hang over the edge around the sides. Fill such as peaches, nectarines and cherries. Remove in any holes with medium-height plants. unwanted shoots from raspberries and sow 5 Fill in around the plants with more French and runner beans, peas, radish, cabbage, soil, then water and hang from a hook. cucumber, spinach and purple sprouting broccoli.

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Chelsea Fringe – an alternative garden festival that celebrates community projects – runs from 21 May to 12 June. Visit www.chelseafringe.com for details.

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The June issue of Period Homes & Interiors, devoted to making the most of your garden and outside space this summer – on sale 3 May.

This freestanding orangery by David Salisbury was designed to create a focal point in the garden. The back wall has been incorporated into the building, which adds texture and interest to the interior. Expect to pay around £45,000 for a similar design. 01278 764444, www.davidsalisbury.com.

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Darling buds OF MAY

Celebrate the timeless appeal of florals with these classic decorating ideas

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AT HOME | DECORATING

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Above Camilla cushion, £29.50, Marks & Spencer. Right Holiday Blues 5 paint mixing matt, £24.49 for 2.5 ltrs, Dulux; Lavender vinyl matt emulsion, £25.84 for 2.5 ltrs, Albany at Designer Paint.

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Pastel bouquet

This soft scheme offers a touch of country cottage charm. Blowsy roses take centre stage in pale blue, ivory and lilac with touches of blush-pink. It’s a perfect look for an alfresco lunch table or a bedroom, where layers of co-ordinating linens create a restful sanctuary. PH&I

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Above Springtime Bloom double bed linen set, £25; embroidered lace cushion, £12; Springtime Bloom lilac cushion, £12; knitted throw, £30; knitted cushion, £14; ceramic bottles, £6 each; pale blue glass bud vase, £4; all Sainsbury’s.

Raipur floral wallpaper, £25 per roll, Albany Indian Summer at Wallpaper Direct.

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Above Painterly Floral wallpaper, £12 per roll, B&Q. Below Classical white twodrawer bedside cupboard with shelf, £232, Sweetpea & Willow.

Opposite page Highgate Ditsy glass tumblers in white, £6 each; Highgate Ditsy glass champagne flutes in white, £8 each; Highgate Rose dinner plates in blue, £7 each; Highgate Ditsy 16-piece cutlery set in white, £50; Highgate Rose napkins with lace in blue, £12 for two; all Cath Kidston. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

Above Petite armchair, from £812, Delcor. Below Wakehurst in Summer Meadow LF1825C/01, £44.90 per m, Arcadia collection at Linwood.

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Make a great first impression with fresh florals in the hallway

Left Ditsy Floral afternoon side plate, £21.99, Katie Alice for Creative Tops at English Table. Above left Rhubarb Stalk emulsion, £36 for 2 ltrs, Paint by Conran. Above right Napa matt wall paint, £41.63 for 5 ltrs, Lakeland Paints.

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Timeless motifs

It’s easy to see why florals have such appeal as it’s so simple to build a decorating scheme around them. Classic prints and ditsy designs create stylish looks with a refined colour palette of pinky-red hues balanced out with soft white and verdant green. Above French Roses wallpaper, £42 per roll, Scandi Living. Below Peony Cottage Garden mixed flowers in a jug, £100, John Lewis. Below right Darling fabric in Blush 2521/212, £25.99 per m, Helmsley collection at Prestigious Textiles.

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Framboise in Ivory, £60 per m; Woven Ticking in Linen/Cardinal, £42 per m; Framboise in Natural, £60 per m; all Inchyra.

Above Uppark wallpaper BP549, £86 per roll, Farrow & Ball. Right Rose Garden scented floral pink potted candle, £11.40, St Eval Candle Company. 72 | May 2016

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Florals work wonderfully alongside other patterns – the botanical motif of these curtains are complemented by an abstract print tablecloth and co-ordinating cushions

Choose a mix of prints in pleasing shades of pink and green. Curtains in Botanique, £35 per m; tablecloth in Scintilla, £35 per m; seat pads in Botanique and Muse, both £35 per m; all Mystical collection at Blendworth. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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Indulge in a touch of opulence in the bathroom with floor-length voile curtains in a vivid floral pattern

A tempting velvet armchair adds to the decadent appeal. Curtains in Lady Kristina Pianissimo ramie voile, £72 per m; cushion in Lady Kristina Parasol natural linen, £88 per m; armchair in Porthmeor Beach Studio vintage velvet, £120 per m; all Liberty.

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Choose cheerful floral cushions to give your scheme a lift

Above left Mischief absolute matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5 ltrs, Little Greene. Above right South Bank matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5 ltrs, Fired Earth. Right Floral cushion, £12, BHS.

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Colourful classics

For a bold twist on traditional florals, give these designs a whirl. Old-fashioned favourites like hollyhocks, roses and peonies have been reworked in rich shades of ochre, raspberry pink and teal blue, complemented with elegant furniture and accessories.

From top: Adriana pillowcase, £22.50 for two; Betsy digital print double bedding set, £59; Tilly floral bedspread, £99; all Marks & Spencer.

Above Rosenholm wallpaper in Dark Yellow 407-62, £96 per roll, Tradition collection at Sandberg. Right Presidente Bergèr armchair, from £1,140 plus fabric, Oficina Inglesa.

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Above Hollyhocks 224310, £62 per m, Vintage 2 collection at Sanderson. Right Floribunda wallpaper in Sorbet W0041/05, £49 per roll, Clarke & Clarke. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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Alsop mirror, £125, The Chandelier & Mirror Company.

Far left Hemsley ultra flat matt emulsion in Whiston Shadow, £24.90 per ltr, Homebase. Left Shoreditch marble matt emulsion, £42 for 2.5 ltrs, Mylands.

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Eastern elegance Introduce an exotic touch with these oriental-style florals. Look out for trailing designs featuring magnolia, peonies and cherry blossom in a palette of yellow, grey and cream. Shimmering metallic finishes will lend a luxurious flourish to this look.

Above Jasper Peony Metallic wallpaper in Pure Gold, £60 per m, Lewis & Wood. Below left Decorated Chinese cabinet in white, £150, Furnish. Below right Malleny NCF4052-03, £59 per m, Nina Campbell at Osborne & Little.

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Choose this embroidered magnolia fabric for an eye-catching window treatment

Above Curtains in Saphira embroidered linen in Eucalyptus, £130 per m; sofa in Loriano crushed velvet in Eucalyptus, £67 per m; cushion in Launay linen in Maize, £50 per m; cushion trimmed with Fara tassel fringe in Pesto, £15 per m; all Romo. 76 | May 2016

Far left Lotus 110880 wallpaper, £62 per roll, Momentum 3 collection at Harlequin. Left Smoky gold glass bottle, £14.99, Dobbies. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


With its beautiful yellow lustre, this detailed wallpaper design creates a welcoming scheme for a dining room

Complement this delicate print with furniture in natural finishes. Archive Trails Sakura wallpaper in Yellow Lustre, £82 per roll; ceiling painted in Loft White 222 Intelligent Matt Emulsion, £45 for 2.5 ltrs; woodwork painted in Loft White 222 Intelligent Eggshell, £54.50 for 2.5 ltrs; floor painted in Inox 224 floor paint, £61 for 2.5 ltrs; all Little Greene. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

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Bring in the sunshine A conservatory, glazed extension or orangery is a worthy investment, and with expert planning will fill the house with space and light

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A bright chair will add cheer to any scheme, and is perfect for the conservatory. Capri chair, shown here in turquoise, also available in natural and pink, £199, Marks & Spencer. 0333 014 8000, www. marksandspencer.com.

Bright, zingy colours add instant outdoor appeal – perfect for garden parties

This conservatory is the epitome of a ‘sun room’, with a fully glazed roof and walls, allowing this flint cottage to be as sunny as possible.

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Painted hardwood conservatory (in Lamp Room Gray by Farrow & Ball), with two opening roof windows, around £40,000 including building works, Room Outside. 01243 538999, www.roomoutside.com.

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Reclaimed console table, 81 (h) x 203 (w) x 51cm (d), £877, Shabby Store. 01509 323102, www. shabbystore.co.uk.

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Perfectly simple

This simple painted conservatory by The Caulfield Company is a bespoke hardwood design. The company specialises in heritage-style buildings, with particular expertise in using slim glazing bars to provide double-glazed comforts. Prices from about £40,000. 01423 561156, www.caulfieldcompany.co.uk. >> May 2016 | 79


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Adding a conservatory can be the perfect way to link two otherwise separate areas; the main living space here is joined via an archway to another room at the side of the house. Painted aluminium-framed conservatory by Alitex, with six opening roof lights to ensure plenty of air circulation. Prices from £2,500 per sq m, excluding building works. 01730 826900, www.alitex.co.uk.

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APPEALING ASPECTS The position of this conservatory works beautifully with the gable end, echoing the proportions of the original roofline. From Glass Houses by Jeremy Uglow. Prices on application. 01420 520009, www.glasshouses.co.uk.

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Practical, beautiful and everlasting – suitable for use inside and out

Written in stone

You can’t go wrong with stone flooring for a conservatory. Extend it through to the terrace for a streamlined look. Carrick sandstone, £46.80 per sq m, Artisans of Devizes. 01380 720007, www.artisansofdevizes.com. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com


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LEAN-TO-SIMPLICITY This lean-to conservatory by Vale Garden Houses was added to an early-Georgian farmhouse. The designers worked closely with the conservation officer as the property is listed and so any additions had to adhere to strict requirements. From about £40,000. 01476 564433, www.valegardenhouses.com.

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Choose between Grey (as shown) or Ivory for this rattan-look Worthing conservatory sofa, £499, from Marks & Spencer. www. marksandspencer.com.

It’s sensible to buy furniture that is intended for conservatory use, as it will have some degree of UV resistance. It’s usually fairly lightweight, too, so it can be moved around if you fancy decamping outside to the terrace.

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This bespoke conservatory features pinoleum blinds, which control glare and give a gentle filtered light. Conservatories are from around £40,000. 020 8780 5522, www.malbrook.co.uk.

Pretty and practical handpainted Chinoiserie Peking tray table, £135, Oka – perfect for afternoon tea. www.okadirect.com.

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This metal-framed clock would look fabulous against a brick wall, 122 cm (dia), £115, Shabby Store. 01509 323102, www.shabbystore.co.uk.

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Rusted-effect creampainted metal candle lantern, 66.5cm (h), £85, Pastel Lane, www. pastellane.co.uk.

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Orangery vs conservatory... Structurally, an orangery has less glass than a conservatory, which can be more or less fully glazed. An orangery is considered to be a good choice for a kitchen extension, and will have a solid roof, usually incorporating a roof lantern, and therefore less glare and heat.

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Mighty oak

Oak-framed homes just cry out for lots of glass and open-plan rooms – the better to enhance and appreciate the beauty of the structure. This is by Westwind Handcrafted Oak Buildings, around £30,000 for the oak frame. 01934 877317, www.westwindoak.com.

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THE EXTRA ROOM This oak-framed orangery by Arboreta feels substantial and ready to withstand the elements, with folding doors that allow the room to be opened up in the summer. Prices start from about £35,000. 0800 288 8333, www.arboreta-oak.com.

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This uPVC conservatory with pitched roof in Brilliant White by SafeChoice incorporates a brick dwarf wall so that it ties in unobtrusively with the rear elevation of the property. Prices from £10,000, including installation. 0800 024 6230 or visit www. safechoice.co.uk.

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There’s a strong trend for ultra-modern ‘glass box’ extensions. Planners are very often surprisingly accommodating, assuming the structure adheres to the usual building regulations. Sleek, contemporary glazed extension by Trombé, specialist designers known for their adventurous additions to traditional homes. From about £20,000. 020 7688 6670, www.trombe.co.uk.

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A single pendant is often the most practical choice for a conservatory. Oxford three-light fitting, £80, Next. 0844 844 8000, www.next.co.uk.

Tip PH&I says… Proportion is so important

when specifying the final design for your new conservatory or orangery. Always bear in mind the shape and size of the existing windows, and the slope and angle of the roof.

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LIGHT AND SHADE

Conservatory blinds are vital in both hot and cold weather. Choosing the right sort will shade the conservatory from too much glare and heat in the summer, and insulate the room in the winter – Duette honeycomb structured blinds can reduce heat loss by as much as 46%. From £150 for a 40 (w) x 60cm (d) blind. www.duette.co.uk.

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Painted cabinetry is classic, understated and timeless – what more could you want from a kitchen? Typical traditional features can include overmantels and decorative cornices, both of which are available in the Langton design by Burbidge. Langton in Mink and Putty painted ash with curved door and moulded plinth. Prices from £12,000. 024 7667 1600, www.burbidge.co.uk.

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AT HOME | KITCHEN NEWS

IN THE KITCHEN Calm things down with understated neutral shades – perfect for an elegant summer look

Stylish in white White crockery is a kitchen staple. This Cambridge dining collection by Dorma costs from £5.99 for a cup and saucer, and £7.99 for a dinner plate. Available from Dunelm. www.dunelm.com. DELFT INSPIRATION

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The new Vintage Indigo collection, designed by Katie Alice for Creative Tops, is inspired by authentic historical Delftware. Canisters, £12 each. www.creative-tops.com.

Freestanding furniture is perfect for creating a period look. Hand-painted Tetbury glazed dresser, from £1,199; island unit, £1,599; and tall larder cupboard, £1,499; all from Corndell. 01933 776545, www.corndell.com. This distressed wire basket, £16.50, would be useful for the summer vegetable garden. www.pastellane.co.uk.

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A ceramic egg holder, £10, is so much smarter than storing them in the cardboard container. www.houseoffraser.co.uk.

We love the simple 1960s-inspired style of this Garda 12-piece dinner set, £25; milk jug, £5; jam pot, £5, oil bottle, £5; and ceramic egg holder, £3; all from George. www.asda.com. www.periodhomesandinteriors.com

The Pronteau tap by Abode has standard hot/cold operation, plus filtered cold and 98°C water, while the Hotkey ensures safe dispensing if you have young children. From £1,249. www.abodedesigns.co.uk. May 2016 | 87


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The transformation of a once derelict barn into a streamlined, open-plan kitchen, dining and living area that is sympathetic to the orgins and structure of the original building It’s difficult to believe from looking at it now, but this beautiful open space was once a derelict barn, with no windows, little in the way of internal structure and a mud floor. Designer Graham Jones of John Lewis of Hungerford was tasked with its transformation. Despite the benefit of having a blank canvas to work from, the linear shape of the barn meant the design was restrictive. ‘At one end of the kitchen is a snug for relaxing and watching TV, with a staircase leading to a mezzanine above. At the

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other end is access to the garden and the utility room and store rooms. Therefore the kitchen had to link the areas together without impeding the flow,’ explains Graham. With just one wall available for tall floor-to-ceiling cupboards, most of the kitchen was designed around a large central island. Turn the page to see how Graham put the finished look together. • Kitchens from John Lewis of Hungerford start from around £25,000. To find out more, call 0700 278 4726 or visit www.john-lewis.co.uk.

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The island needed to be neutral to blend in with the limestone floor and the wooden structure of the barn. In Frame Shaker cabinets are traditional in style, while keeping the lines clean and simple. Quartz worktops are highly practical and low maintenance, while solid walnut was chosen for its warmth.

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‘I like the idea of being able to sit on a stool with a cup of fresh coffee and talk to someone who is working on the other side of the island’ Graham Jones, Designer, John Lewis of Hungerford

s A useful pantry hide nd hi food out of sight be s full-height door

l Floor -to-ceiling unitsd frcoeenczeear a pantry, fridge an look for a streamlined GRAHAM’S PLANNING TIPS • Make a wish list. This can be a simple list of things you’ve seen that you like. Or it might be what you practically need to make your kitchen work. Either way it will provide a starting point to build on. • Don’t get bewildered by details. Look at the bigger picture like budget, time scale and overall design. Once you have this in place then start honing in on the details. • Decide how you like to cook. This is the single thing that will affect the overall design the most. Are you going to have an Aga, a range cooker or a built-in oven? The cabinets can then be planned around this. • Think about your worktops, as these are the hardest-working part of any kitchen and the biggest cost variable. There is a huge variety of surfaces available, from laminate to porcelain, which can cost anything from £250 to £10,000. 90 | May 2016

Full-height cabinetry

Above The homeowners are keen cooks and wanted to take advantage of the latest innovations in cooking appliances. Top-of-the-range Neff ovens have been built into fullheight units, which also house a pantry, fridge and freezer.

Design details

Left The island created a corridor between the seating and the wall, so the stools can be tucked away when they’re not being used. Trays have been slotted into the cabinetry on this side so that one person can be preparing the food and another laying the table without getting in each other’s way.

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ed in The sink has been plac to give line with the window rd views over the ga en Island unit

As most of the food preparation takes place on the island, the surface has several pop-up power sockets for small appliances. To avoid cluttering the line of the kitchen with a canopy, a downdraft extractor is concealed behind the induction hob, which is positioned in front of the ovens to keep the cooking in one area.

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Try this... Left English Chocolate 298 eggshell, £26 for 1 ltr, Mylands. Right Colours Electric Blue matt mulsion, £13.94 for 2.5 ltrs, B&Q.

Choose statement appliances to add a vivid pop of colour

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KitchenAid Artisan 4.8-ltr stand mixer in Crystal Blue, £399, John Lewis.

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Right The under-stairs area was difficult to incorporate into the layout as the exact style wasn’t known at the time the kitchen was designed. ‘We decided on a worktable to create a less fitted, informal look,’ says Graham.

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Classic four-slot NewGen toaster in Azure Blue, £189.95, Dualit.

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AT HOME | CLOAKROOMS

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Reminiscent of days gone by, this elegant and angular suite looks great with contrasting wall tiles.

Cloakrooms Although this is the smallest room in the house, don’t overlook the importance of choosing sanitaryware to suit the space

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loakrooms are often overlooked, which is a shame, as this essential space gets plenty of use. Clever storage ideas and well-proportioned sanitaryware are key as they can often be tight spaces to design. Look for compact sinks and units with handy drawers and shelves and choose wall-hung rather than floor-standing basins and vanity units, as they will give the illusion of space. Add decoration with bright wall tiles and wallpaper – this is one room where you can be as bold as you like without it being overwhelming. Keep flooring light and bright: tiles or laminate are practical choices that will make cleaning easy.

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Choose a toilet that makes a statement. Metropolis complete toilet system in chrome with black seat, includes toilet pan, cistern, cistern brackets and flush pipe kit, £1,250, The Remarkable Toilet Company.

2 Downton 450mm cloakroom unit, £525, including Durham Oak laminate worktop and Quantum Square Elegant basin; 600mm toilet unit with Quantum Classical backto-wall pan, £845; both Utopia.

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This neat, compact basin will fit into the smallest space and is available with one or two tap holes.

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Edwardian 51cm cloakroom basin in white, 32cm (d), £145, Burlington Bathrooms.

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Storage is key to making small spaces work well. White is always a good choice for cabinetry; then add colour with patterned wall tiles. Mineral wash basin and vanity unit, 62 (w) x 49cm (d), from £645; mirror, from £325; both from the Burgbad Eqio range, Ripples.

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Hooks are a must-have for towels, as they take up less space than rails and rings. Double robe hook, £120, Chadder & Co.

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Prevent the cloakroom looking too stark by adding decorative hand-painted wall tiles.

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Follies decor No4 crackle-glazed tile in Larkspur, 13 (w) x 13cm (d), £12, Marlborough Tiles.

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CLOAKROOMS | AT HOME

Focus on…

Cloakrooms

E100 360 vanity unit and basin in grey ash wood finish, 360 (w) x 280cm (d), £256; E100 wall-hung pan and seat, 53cm (d), £442; both from the Energy Range at Twyford Bathrooms.

‘Maximise the available space by opting for compact cloakroom solutions that take up little space and offer plenty of storage’ Sam Ball, Marketing Manager, Utopia

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This sleek vanity unit is space-saving due to its short projection and the WC is rimless, making for a neat-looking suite. D O U BLE TA P

With classic ceramic valves, these basin taps are suitable for use with high and low pressure water systems.

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Victorian cloakroom basin with stand, 51 (w) x 30.5cm (d), £315; high-level toilet in chrome, £449; mirror, £159; all from the Savoy range at Bathstore.

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Cooke & Lewis chrome basin taps, pack of two, £57, B&Q.

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Invest in a sink and unit that has a handy toughened glass shelf for storing towels.

Ditch the angular lines and opt for a curvy design with smart storage underneath. Essence 40 unit, 50 (w) x 35cm (d), from £350; Essence 40 ceramic basin, £220; Essence WC unit, 54.5 (w) x 22.5cm (d), £150; Stream II wall-hung WC, £520; all Bauhaus Bathrooms.

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This hand-cast basin is a copy of an original Thomas Crapper design. Cloakroom basin, 50 (w) x 25cm (d), £355, Thomas Crapper & Co.

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Narrow cloakrooms will need a basin that’s slim but stylish and fits unobtrusively into the space.

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Lonsdale small rectangular basin, 50 (w) x 27.5cm (d), £200, Fired Earth.

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Seeing double We love double basins and vanity units here at PH&I; they work a treat as a focal point feature for a dramatic yet practical bathroom within a spacious layout. Arcade basin console stand in gloss white ceramic with nickel fittings, 120cm (w), £859; back-to-wall close-coupled WC, £558; both by Burlington Bathrooms, www.burlingtonbathrooms.com. Dual-lever nickel mixer taps, £279, Arcade Bathrooms, www.arcadebathrooms.com.

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AT HOME | BATHROOM NEWS

IN THE BATHROOM

Artis basin in Rose, finely moulded from TitanCeram, 43cm (dia), from £275, Villeroy & Boch. www.villeroy-boch.co.uk

Choose fresh shades of blue with soft pink accents for a fresh, uplifting look in the bathroom

Future classic The Scheme range of furniture by Roper Rhodes would make a lovely contrast to an otherwise traditional bathroom. Smoked Walnut 60cm unit, from £374; basin, from £250; mixer tap, from £135; Virtue LED cabinet, from £499. 01225 303900, www.roperrhodes.co.uk. THIN AND POLISHED

This bath might be compact, but thanks to the Cian® solid-surface material it has an ultra-thin profile, which gives it a generous bathing area – plus superior heat-retaining properties.

ADJUSTABLE LIGHT SOURCE Bampton bath, 55.5 (h) x 74 (w) x 155cm (l), £2,628, BC Designs. www. bcdesigns.co.uk

Tier-on-tier shutters from The Shutter Store, with adjustable slats and vinyl construction, are a practical choice for the bathroom, as they’re perfectly suited to changes in humidity. Prices from £168 per sq m. www.theshutterstore.co.uk.

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Treat yourself to this Butterfly Garden enamelled steel canister, 24.5cm (h), £84, by MackenzieChilds at Amara, with delicate bronzed rim and glass details. www.amara.com.

Gorgeous colours… from Crown’s newly relaunched Period Collection of heritage shades. From top: Flagon, Ballet Shoes and Classic Duck Egg emulsion, £25.99 for 2.5 ltrs. www.crownpaints.co.uk.

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Large Quantity of reclaimed bowling alley floors cut up into 7,8,10 and 12 foot lengths. 2 1/2 inches thick and 3ft 6 inches or 4 ft wide. Made from heart pine and beech, surfaces are clean and all in very good condition ideal for: dining and kitchen room tables, counter tops, bar tops, work benches, coffee tables and flooring etc. Provenance yes, some have arrow lined markings and dots on them. Whatever you make it doesn't come any quirkier. To view images of Bowling Alley Furniture please refer to Google images by searching for ‘Bowling Alley Furniture’

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ASK THE EXPERTS We answer the questions to all your renovating projects and decorating dilemmas

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We’re looking for new units for our kitchen, which is small and awkwardly shaped, but lovely and light and sunny. What would suit this space?

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Lucky you! Natural light will not only brighten your kitchen but will also create the impression of a larger area. Another benefit is that you can get away with making bold design decisions. Dark cabinetry can work really well in small, brightly lit spaces. Team this with white gloss surfaces, which will help to bounce light into those dark corners.

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Bespoke designs from £40,000, Hub Kitchens, 020 7924 2285, www.hubkitchens.com

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How can we update the worn out wooden staircase in our Victorian property? We would like to introduce some classic garden statuary into our garden. Can you point us in the right direction?

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Statues and ornaments lend an extra dimension to a garden that can’t be obtained through planting alone. Architectural Heritage has been established 40 years and we’re proud to be known as the market leader for supplying the finest quality garden statuary, and for restoring existing garden ornaments. We will also be happy to advise on the correct

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placement of your statuary within the garden, whether it’s to form a feature in a border, a vista piece or even a pair of urns on correctly proportioned plinths to frame an entry way. Alex Puddy, Owner, Architectural Heritage Inverted sundial pedestal with zenith armillary sphere, £1,600, Architectural Heritage, 01386 584414, www.architectural-heritage.co.uk

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Don’t worry, there are some great alternatives out there, such as LPG (liquid petroleum gas). Just like mains gas, you can use it to cook with and to provide heat and hot water – chefs love it because the heat is instant and controllable – and there’s a fantastic collection of LPG-ready cookers available in keeping with a period home. If you want to use LPG just for

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cooking, you have the option of using cylinders, while for both cooking and home heating there are larger tanks that can be hidden underground so they don’t spoil your garden. Laura Harley, Home Energy Product Manager, Calor Rangemaster Elan 90 range cooker, 90cm (w), £2,120, Calor, 0800 181 4523, www.calor.co.uk

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If it’s not too worn, and the treads are even and secure, a striped flat-weave runner would be ideal to lead the eye up the stairs. An attractive staircase will set the scene for the rest of your house and as it covers a relatively small area of floor space, you can be bold with colours and patterns without it looking overbearing. If you have more than one flight and you need to keep down the costs, I would splash out on the first flight with something special and then use something less expensive on the second flight. When preparing your staircase, it’s a good idea to paint any of the winding steps in full, rather than just the sides, to avoid any miscalculation. For a classic and traditional finishing touch, stair rods can add an extra decorative detail. Adam Robertson, Managing Director, Urbane Living Above Chartres handmade jute flat-weave stair runner, 70cm (w), £125 per m, Urbane Living, 020 7138 3838, www.urbaneliving.co.uk

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BURNTISLAND, FIFE PRICE: £545,000+

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PROPER Built around 1806, Distillery House is the former OF THE manager’s accommodation for the adjacent Grange NTH MO Distillery. The four-storey property, located on the edge of this coastal town, is ideal for both country walkers and commuters. Beautifully restored with plenty of period features, including Ashlar pillars either side of the main entrance, there are three formal reception rooms, including an elegant drawing room with woodburner set into the original fireplace, and a dining room complete with butler’s pantry. The striking double-height kitchen/family room has an Aga and painted cabinetry. A curved stone staircase leads to the first floor en-suite master bedroom, two further double bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate shower room. The second floor comprises sitting room with kitchenette, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The lower-ground level has a teenage-friendly games room, utility room and storage. CKD Galbraith, 01334 659980, www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk.

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MIDDLE WOODFORD, WILTSHIRE PRICE: £535,000

The Cross Cottage is a restored Grade II-listed property with a thatched roof and river frontage. The kitchen leads through to a light, spacious dining room with views of the panoramic garden and riverside. The main bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and there are two further bedrooms and a shower room on this floor. Outside you’ll find a garage and off-street parking. Myddelton & Major, 01722 337575, www.myddeltonmajor.co.uk.

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LITTLEFERRY, SUTHERLAND PRICE: £525,000

A modern house built in traditional Scottish style, Creel Lodge is set on the shores of Loch Fleet. The exterior blends with the Highlands landscape while the interior is spacious and light with an open-plan sitting, dining and kitchen area. There’s underfloor heating throughout, integrated sound system, four bedrooms and a studio annexe. CKD Galbraith, 01896 754843, www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk.

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WOOLPIT, SUFFOLK PRICE: £439,995

Pepys House is a Grade II-listed thatched village house with plenty of character. Features include exposed timbers and studwork and inglenook fireplaces. Four bedrooms and a family bathroom are spread over the upper two floors and the ground floor comprises drawing room, dining hall, snug and kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke country-style units. David Burr, 01359 245245, www.davidburr.co.uk.

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REDENHAM, HAMPSHIRE PRICE: £685,000

Cute-as-a–button Dove Cottage is set in a rural hamlet and has gardens of a third of an acre with views over open countryside. Inside there are good ceiling heights, a heavily timbered

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open-plan living/dining room and a farmhouse kitchen. There are three en-suite bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor, and a small dressing room/bedroom on the first floor. The property also benefits from a large number of outbuildings, including stabling and a thatched store. Evans & Partridge, 01264 810702, www.evansandpartridge.co.uk.

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LOWER SLAUGHTER, GLOUCS PRICE: £995,000

Grade II listed and built from Cotswold stone, Lavandula House is located in the heart of prime Cotswold territory. The attractive 17th-century property has exposed beams, stone mullion windows and a separate guest annexe. The main house has two reception rooms, a kitchen and two bedrooms, both of which are en suite. Decorated in a neutral palette throughout, the house is light, bright and airy. Outside there’s a walled garden, summerhouse and a secure gravelled parking area. Strutt & Parker, 01608 650502, www.struttandparker.com.

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WHITFORD, CLWYD PRICE: £399,000

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EAST BERGHOLT, ESSEX PRICE: £650,000

Lower Lodge, the former lodge house of Downing Hall, has a semi-rural location with beautiful grounds and a stream. Comprising two reception rooms with wood-burning stoves, the family-sized kitchen opens into a dining room, while upstairs there’s a master en suite with walk-in wardrobe, three further bedrooms and a bathroom. Fisher German, 01244 409660, www.fishergerman.co.uk.

Grade II-listed Stour Cottage dates from the 17th century. Blending a contemporary interior with period features, the ground floor comprises an open-plan living/dining room that is partly separated by exposed timber beams, and a kitchen/breakfast room with brick fireplace and wood-burning stove. There are three bedrooms, a bathroom and an outbuilding currently used as a gym. Strutt & Parker, 01473 214841, www.struttandparker.com.

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TIVERTON, DEVON PRICE: £845,000

Bridge Barn is a large five-bedroom conversion with around 18 acres of land. The reception rooms and kitchen with adjoining breakfast room are located on the first floor to make the most of the views, and the large sitting room with oak flooring and exposed roof trusses has four front windows. Downstairs is the master suite, four further bedrooms, two bathrooms and a utility room. Jackson-Stops & Staff, 01392 214222, www.jackson-stops.co.uk.

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LEINTWARDINE, SHROPSHIRE PRICE: £775,000

The Swan has been a hotel and a village pub in its previous life. The extensively renovated Grade II-listed house has five bedrooms, all retaining room numbers as a reminder of its past, and the bar is now a dining hall with a large inglenook fireplace. A detached barn offers renovation potential. Strutt & Parker, 01584 873711, www.struttandparker.com.

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MUDDLES GREEN, EAST SUSSEX PRICE: £750,000

Grade II-listed Rose Cottage offers three reception rooms, gardens with fruit trees and a detached garage. The triple-aspect living room has oak flooring, underfloor heating, exposed

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timber beams and doors opening onto the garden, while the sitting room, located in the original part of the house, has an inglenook fireplace. The first floor comprises shower room, family bathroom and four double bedrooms. Freeman Forman, 01892 640318, www.freemanforman.co.uk.

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EASTRY, KENT PRICE: £575,000

Vine Cottage is a four-bedroom period home with a swimming pool. The two reception rooms both have fireplaces, while the conservatory has garden views. The heart of the home is the large kitchen/diner, while a basement room provides a bar area and utility room. Upstairs there’s a wet room plus four bedrooms, two of which are en suite. Colebrook Sturrock, 01304 612197, www.colebrooksturrock.com.

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CHILLERTON, ISLE OF WIGHT PRICE: £850,000

Located just five miles from bustling Newport and enjoying excellent countryside views,

Chillerton Farmhouse is perfect for city slickers who need more space. Grade II listed, it has a beautiful Georgian façade, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The large kitchen/breakfast room has an inglenook with Aga and flagstone flooring. There’s also a dual-aspect drawing room, dining room, study and conservatory. Set in five acres with outbuildings and a cellar. Watson Bull & Porter, 01983 822822, www.watsonbullporter.co.uk.

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TONBRIDGE, KENT PRICE: £895,000

No 73 Quarry Hill Road is an impressive fourstorey Victorian property. The house has period features and contemporary details throughout and comprises en-suite master bedroom, three further double bedrooms, sitting room leading into a dining room and a kitchen/breakfast room with large folding doors to the garden. The lower-ground floor has a cinema and games rooms, and there’s off-street parking and a large garden. Jackson-Stops & Staff, 01732 740600, www.jackson-stops.co.uk.

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WARESLEY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE PRICE: £475,000

Gonitor Farm, set in the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, is a 20-minute drive from Truro. There are four main reception rooms, including a large 30ft open-plan kitchen/diner with snug area. On the first floor there are five double bedrooms, two of which are en suite, and a family bathroom. A self-contained annexe, currently used as a holiday let, is attached to the property. Country & Waterside, 01872 830217, www.countryandwaterside.co.uk.

Perfect for those who want a country life, Morwenna has been improved and is traditionally decorated throughout. There’s a magnificent kitchen/breakfast room with handpainted units, Rayburn and inglenook fireplace, and the two reception rooms both have open fireplaces. There’s also a study and ground-floor shower room. Upstairs there are three charming double bedrooms and a bathroom. Set back from the road, there are large front and rear gardens. Fine & Country, 0330 333 1060, www.fineandcountry.com.

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COLLATON, DEVON PRICE: £895,000

Grade II-listed Dyers Farm is a part-timberframed Jacobean farmhouse with 19th-century additions. Some of the rooms have surprisingly high ceilings, due to the industrial dyeing of cloth that was hung from the ceilings, and which gives the property its name. Period features include exposed wall frames, trusses, fireplaces and quarry tiled floors. The property comprises four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen/breakfast room and three reception rooms, all set in 1.6-acre grounds. Fisher German, 01244 409660, www.fishergerman.co.uk.

Lower Collaton Farmhouse is a restored Devon longhouse that ticks all the right boxes. Nestled close to North Sands beach and the coastal path, the property has lovely countryside views, three reception rooms, garden room, farmhouse kitchen and four bedrooms, one of which is en suite. Tranquil without being isolated, the vibrant sailing town of Salcombe is three miles away. Marchand Petit, 01548 844473, www.marchandpetit.co.uk.

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ELING, HAMPSHIRE PRICE: £395,000

Snap up this three-bedroom apartment and you’ll own the entire first floor of Grade IIlisted Old Rectory Court. The expansive main bedroom and drawing room have views across the communal parkland towards Southampton Water and there’s a galley-style kitchen, bathroom and two further bedrooms. The property comes with a garage and landscaped communal gardens. Southampton is around four miles away. John D Wood & Co, 01590 540064, www.johndwood.co.uk.

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CHURCH STOWE, NORTHANTS PRICE: £795,000

The Maltings barn conversion is a rural gem and stands adjacent to the church in the heart of the village. The property has a large galleried first-floor landing that makes a useful study or playroom space, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The open-plan dining room leads off the reception hall and the sitting room extends to an open-plan family area. The kitchen/breakfast room has a separate utility room. Jackson-Stops & Staff, 01604 632991, www.jackson-stops.co.uk.

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Paint by Conran 0845 094 9030, www.paintbyconran.com Pastel Lane 07949 339416, www.pastellane.co.uk Prestigious Textiles 01274 688448, www.prestigious.co.uk

Joanna Wood 020 7730 5064, www.joannawood.co.uk John Lewis 0345 604 9049, www.johnlewis.com John Lewis of Hungerford 0700 278 4726, www.john-lewis.co.uk Kersaint Cobb 01675 430430, www.kersaintcobb.co.uk 015394 88100, L Lakeland www.lakeland.co.uk Lakeland Paints 01524 852371, www.lakelandpaints.co.uk

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St Eval Candle Company 01841 540850, www.stevalcandlecompany.co.uk Sandberg 0800 731 9622, www.sandbergwallpaper.com Sanderson 0844 543 9500, www.sanderson-uk.com Sainsbury’s 0800 636262, www.sainsburys.co.uk Scandi Living 01428 608050, www.scandiliving.com Shabby Store 01509 323102, www.shabbystore.co.uk Sweetpea & Willow 0345 257 2627, www.sweetpeaandwillow.com Swoon Editions 020 3137 2464, www.swooneditions.com

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