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THE HARROW INN EATING AND DRINKING HOUSE COMPTON, SURREY Imagine a typical English country village, surrounded by lush pastures, in the heart of the village you will find the quintessential country pub, steeped in history with a gorgeous roaring log fire in the winter and spacious garden setting in the summer. If you are able to have this vision you will have arrived at The Harrow Inn, Compton where superbly cooked traditional British food and top class service are as guaranteed as Keith Floyd using wine in his sauces.

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The Harrow Inn, has been re-invented to provide the very best in food, service and ambience without the pretence you might ordinarily find in some of the many “Gastropubs” that are springing up around the country. Indeed, the kind of offerings that you can find in many of these places are the inspiration behind chef/proprietor Paul Layton’s much anticipated return to “the stove” after hanging up his chef jacket and moving across to Japanese cuisine three years ago out of frustration. For some time he has become increasingly annoyed by many establishments attempt at rustic British food – a good example of this is what passes for a “pie” – Paul gets annoyed when he finds a pie served in a small dish with a puff pastry lid. This has inspired him to re-furbish the Harrow and bring back a lot of his old favourite recipes from the last two decades (where a pie WAS a pie), where good old fashioned cooking was all about the flavours and textures and not how many squiggles you could draw on a plate. He has also teamed up with Garry McGowan – an old colleague from back in 2001 when they were working together in Devon and Somerset in what would have been the first of the Gastropub phenomena in the country at that time.

Some examples of what you can expect at the Harrow in the coming months are as follows; • Pea & Ham Hock soup with crusty bread • Kipper & Drambuie pate with melba toast • Monkfish scampi with Tartar sauce

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• Sautéed Lambs kidneys on toast with Cognac, Cream and Parsley • Pressed Ham & white Bean terrine with homemade Piccalilli • The Harrow Inn Steak & Ale pie • Half free range Chicken – pressed leg, roast breast, bread sauce & chipolatas • Honey roast Pork belly, Apple sauce & pan juices • Slow cooked Duck leg, Potato & Onion rosti, Prune & Armagnac sauce • Aged ribeye steak with Thyme field Mushroom and sauce béarnaise • Treacle tart with Vanilla bean Ice Cream • Burnt Cambridge cream with shortbread • Sticky Toffee pudding with Toffee sauce • Warm Bakewell tart with real custard • Harrow Inn Bread & Butter pudding Paul firmly believes that the general public are now a more discerning crowd who know a lot more about food now than they did in the last 20 years or so. This is due in the main to the success of food-related television shows and the knowledge this has imparted. This is why he has returned to good old


fashioned values, service and food of the highest quality. He considers that it is now time that when you read a menu, you will get what it says on the plate, it is also time that businesses started reinvesting in local businesses and supported each other through what can only be described as the most difficult financial period of this country’s history for a long time. Indeed, Paul knows as much as anyone how difficult this period has been, he himself had a particularly difficult 2008 with all of his businesses struggling, he had to fold one of his companies due to the state of the economy. He found it increasingly hard to keep his head above water and fighting the fight to pay his suppliers and staff whilst simply ensuring that his businesses were at least able to open its doors on a daily basis. This period proved to be a steep learning curve for Paul as his background as a chef, did not necessarily give him the grounding for running multiple businesses through such a difficult time.

to sample the great food, real ale and atmosphere. However, in recent times it has gone through many ownerships who have not only failed miserably to return it to its former “glory days” but also take the business to an all-time low. It is now Paul’s intention to buck the trend of 15 public house closures per week and bring back the Harrow to where it should firmly be; a fantastic local country pub where all your expectations are met ....... and more! For lunch and dinner reservations or to enquire about our Menu for the Christmas period please call us on 01483 810379 Edited by Garry McGowan

Moving forward, Paul realises that he has to fight the demons that come with liquidating a company and the inevitable fallout that this causes. He has now reverted to keeping it as simple as he can, by doing C.O.D with suppliers and rebuilding relationships with all of his trusted suppliers until faith has been restored. Most of his trusted suppliers such as Stuart Alexander from Finest Independent Greengrocers and Robie from Chapman’s Fisheries of Sevenoaks have continued to support Paul through this period as they are fully aware of what he is trying to achieve at the Harrow and know what he is capable of achieving. This is why Paul has continued to source the most local of suppliers as possible so that he may not only provide support to other local businesses in the area, but also so that he is able to clearly showcase the quality and provenance of his food for all to see. For customers at the Harrow it will be very apparent as to the products that Paul has chosen to use and of course the provenance of each of them “Local sourcing is now more important than ever” he stated. A decade ago The Harrow Inn was a thriving familyrun, local pub, people would travel from miles around

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54 BRINTONS FINE CARPET – designed to complement every room in the house, from the most contemporary to the most classic

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42 MOLTON BROWN – made in England, inspired by the world, the brand of choice in many of the world’s finest hotels and spas

44 SPENCER AND RICHMAN – exquisitely carved fireplace sculptures handmade by master carvers in the UK

46 DEIRDRE DYSON – unique and eye-catching, artistically inspired

58 MIELE KITCHENS – globally respected kitchen designers on show at the flagship design centre opened by AFG Kitchens UK

60 ARMANI/CASA – the ultimate in designer living, iconic furniture and accessories from Armani/Casa

62 HADDONSTONE – handsome sculptures, ornaments and fountains perfect for the terrace, garden and home

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50 LIMESTONE GALLERY – quality and beauty are at the core of flooring company the Limestone Gallery

52 LULU GUINNESS – the fashion world’s darling gives the boudoir a passionate touch with her luxury linens

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64 AND SO TO BED – boudoirs to die for, a collection of the most sumptuous and inviting bedroom interiors

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72 THE HEVENINGHAM COLLECTION – sit back and relax with some of the most charming pieces of garden furniture

74 LAURA ASHLEY – one of the UK’s much loved brands with its quintessentially English style of fabric, wallpaper and home accessories

76 JO MALONE – indulge the senses this summer with Jo Malone’s

86 COOTE & CO – opulent and elegant, furniture to enhance the most grandiose interiors

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78 TSUNAMI – crossing boundaries, conceptual kitchens create a sense of harmonious calm

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94 DRAGONS OF WALTON STREET – the essence of childhood is captured in this collection of hand painted furniture and accessories

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96 PAUL BARCLAY DESIGNS – talented artist Paul Barclay’s striking designs are instantly recognisable and also highly collectable

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A very warm welcome to this first edition of ‘Lifestyles’, our in-house magazine designed to bring you a comprehensive selection of some of the finest properties available to purchase or rent within Virginia Water, Sunningdale, Ascot and surrounding areas. It is hard to believe but Buckinghams opened on 1st September 1991 during a serious downturn in the economy and property market. Many people questioned the wisdom of doing so (not least ourselves!) wondering whether we were brave or just downright stupid and certainly it was a very difficult time to start a business. However, with a mix of youthful enthusiasm, excellent local knowledge and contacts, the implementation of high quality sales literature (since copied by other estate agencies) and excellent customer service, which appealed to a great many of our new clients, we very quickly established ourselves as a major player within the local property market – in fact over the last 18 years we have gone from strength to strength, always seeking to improve and build upon the service we offer to our Clients. In 2005, we welcomed on board new blood in the form of Alex Juddery who, now 36 and living in Sunninghill, was part of a highly successful sales team for a corporate estate agency in Sunningdale during arguably their most profitable years. Alex’s experience and drive has led to Buckinghams significantly increasing the number of transactions we handle in the Sunningdale and Ascot areas whilst at the same time maintaining our position as a high profile independent agency in the Virginia Water and Wentworth Estate marketplaces. As many people know we have an excellent track record in the Rental market and now believe our Lettings Department, headed by Nicky Morris, to be both the largest and most respected in the local area, managing some 120 properties on a day to day basis. Our tenants include a large number of both American and European Corporations and we are often the first port of call for many of the excellent relocation companies seeking superior rental properties for their senior staff. In January 2006 Nicky and I decided to take a ‘foray’ into the International property market, opening Buckinghams International and marketing small developments in mainland Spain, Tuscany, Phuket, Corfu and The Caribbean. This was very new territory for us but we felt there were quite a few potential purchasers for overseas property locally who would like to buy a holiday home but had reservations about purchasing abroad from companies they didn’t know, even if those companies were based in the UK. Quite simply, our aim was to find like-minded estate agencies or developers in just a few select locations who shared the same ethos as ourselves and to market their properties to existing and new clients living within a few miles radius from our office. This would make it possible to purchase a property abroad from a trusted local company which had been trading for several years and, perhaps most importantly of all, had an office that was easy to visit to ask questions face to face prior to arranging a viewing trip or to solve issues that may arise during a transaction. From the word go our strategy worked well and over the last three years we

have successfully completed deals on villas and apartments in Barbados, St. Vincent, Tuscany and Phuket, virtually all of these have been purchased by Clients living within five miles (and often just a few hundred yards!) of our office. Now we all find ourselves in the middle of another ‘challenging’ market. Undoubtedly the second half of 2008 and 2009 have seen a pronounced reduction in the number of UK transactions taking place. However, as we all know this is a very special area in which to live and work and as such is better ‘cushioned’ from the effects of the downturn than most other towns and villages anywhere in the country. Our Lettings Department has enjoyed yet another record year and although down over the last twelve months our sales figures are still strong with property prices holding up well due to continuing demand. Indeed since the end of March this year we have witnessed a steady increase in the number of purchasers registering in all price ranges, many of whom are highly motivated and in a good position to buy quickly, so if you are contemplating a move this Autumn or perhaps next year please contact us on 01344 845050 for sound, friendly advice. I very much hope you enjoy reading through Lifestyles. With best wishes Geoff Burgoyne

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The homes featured in this magazine are a random selection from our portfolio of some of the finest properties available in the local area. BUCKINGHAMS 6 Station Approach, Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4DL Tel: 01344 845050 Fax: 01344 845656

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In March 2009 Lewandowski Architects became Lewandowski Willcox. This name change coincided with the completion of our purpose built, highly sustainable studio in Eton. Lewandowski Willcox is an evolving practice responding pro-actively to changing economic and environmental conditions and constraints. More than 25 years of successful experience with Local Authorities and resident organisations. Including Runnymede Borough Council and Wentworth Roads and Estates Committee. We specialise in: Bespoke House Design, Construction and Project Management. Planning Applications for Appropriate, Value Adding, Extensions and Refurbishment Certificates of Lawfulness of Use for Permitted Development - Swimming Pools and Leisure Facilities etc. Our Architectural services are supported by in house Planning Consultancy and Enviromental Design. We understand the importance of maximising potential and realising value. Our focus is on the bespoke nature of our solutions responding to the site, the brief and the end users requirements.

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Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water Being one of the original Tarrant built properties on the Wentworth Estate, a truly majestic home enjoying a highly secluded position, set in wonderful grounds approaching five acres and with direct access onto the Championship West Course. Grand Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Family Room, Library, Kitchen and Breakfast Room, Utility, 2 Superb Bedroom Suites plus 5 Further Bedrooms & 3 Further Bathrooms, Large Guest Cottage with Games Room, Quadruple Garaging, Mature Grounds including Outdoor Swimming Pool.

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Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water An imposing Tarrant home providing superb family accommodation & enjoying wonderful, private grounds approaching two acres in this excellent location. Impressive Reception Hall/Library Area, Cloakroom, Five Reception Rooms, Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga, Utility, Impressive Master Bedroom Suite with spacious Bathroom, Two Dressing Rooms & Balcony, Five Further Bedrooms (Four En Suite), Shower Room. Detached Annexe comprising Living Room with Kitchenette, Bedroom & Shower Room, Triple Width Garage.

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Sunningdale, Berkshire A stylish home of impressive proportions occupying a secluded position backing onto Sunningdale Golf Course, being very well suited for entertaining on a grand scale with beautifully landscaped gardens and situated in Titlarks Hill, considered the most exclusive road in Sunningdale. Spacious open-plan Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Octagonal Dining Room, Library, Study, Family Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Cinema/Games Room, Master Bedroom Suite with Bathroom, Dressing Room & Balcony, 7 Further Bedrooms (4 with En-Suite Bathrooms), 2 Further Family Bathrooms, Triple Width Garage with well equipped Staff Apartment above.

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Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water A highly imposing and truly exceptional William & Mary style family home, completed in 2007 to the highest specification & enjoying superb landscaped grounds. Grand Reception Hall, Cloak/Shower Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Superb Master & Guest Bedroom Suites, Four Further Bedrooms & Two Further Bathrooms, Integral Quadruple Garage, Immaculate Gardens.

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Rivendale. Idyllic location, luxurious living, impressive green credentials, sheer perfection

Kevin having had his own building and development company for many years and well respected in the area has used his expertise to achieve not only a grand design but more importantly a homely feel with a flow for living. “When we first set eyes on the plot we immediately fell in love with the location, in particular the garden with 80ft Scots Pine trees backing onto the Coronation Field within easy walking distance of the village� The indoor swimming pool heated by the ground source heat pump is linked to the main house by a glass conservatory, where

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during the winter months on a Sunday morning after a swim, you can spend time reading the papers and just relax after a busy week at work. You certainly need to view Rivendale to experience this magnificent setting; at night time the garden comes to life with spectacular lighting effects. This house certainly ticks all the boxes for the right reasons; very individual and a rare commodity to this prestigious estate.

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When Kevin & Debbie Coshan decided to build their dream home in leafy Virginia Water on the Wentworth Estate, a joint decision was made to design and build a home with classic style, contemporary flair and to incorporate the latest state of the art ecological energy saving systems. Now, 2 years on, when you drive into this delightful private cul-de-sac you will find nestled in one corner this stately residence with elegant natural stone window surrounds and textured brickwork, slightly gothic in style and very appealing to the prospective purchaser.

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Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water A truly individual & charming home of great character constructed in 2005 to a high specification using reclaimed materials, enjoying a superb landscaped plot of approximately half an acre close to the heart of Virginia Water. Morning Room, Drawing Room, Games Room/Bar, Dining Room, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Boot Room, Staff Annexe, 2 Cloakrooms, Study/Library, Master Bedroom Suite with two Dressing Rooms & Full Bathroom, Guest Bedroom Suite, 2 Further First Floor Bedrooms, Bathroom, Kitchenette, Top Floor 5th Bedroom & Playroom, Orangery.

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Winkfield, Berkshire An impressive ‘Arts & Crafts’ style new luxury 7 bedroom detached house, set in magnificent gardens and grounds in excess of 3.7 acres. Drawing Room, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Billiard Room, Study, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room, 6 Further Bedrooms (4 En-Suite), Family Bathroom, Cinema Room, Double Garage with Cloakroom, Large Store Room, Gardens.

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Ascot, Berkshire A truly impressive brand new home built by Castle Rock Homes, providing close to 8,000 square feet of accommodation over three storeys and situated in an excellent location close to Ascot Racecourse. Spacious Reception Hall with Central Staircase, Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Superb Kitchen/Breakfast Room open to Family Room, Utility, Five Bedroom Suites plus Cinema/ Media Room, Triple Garage with Games Room over.

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Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water An imposing detached family home enjoying a mature, private plot in excess of half an acre, within a short walk of Virginia Water village centre and railway station. Reception Hall with Central Staircase, Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Large Conservatory/Family Room, Kitchen/ Breakfast Room, Utility, Four First Floor Bedroom Suites, Two Top Floor Bedrooms & Bathroom, Integral Triple Garage with Annexe/Games Room & Cloakroom over, Landscaped Gardens.

ÂŁ2,700,000

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South Ascot, Berkshire A uniquely designed & excellently finished brand new three storey home, occupying a lovely, mature Southerly backing plot approaching two thirds of an acre in a highly sought after location. Galleried Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Superb Kitchen open to Family Room & Breakfast Room, Utility, Four First Floor Bedroom Suites, Two Further Second Floor Bedrooms & Shower Room, Separate Annexe with Shower Room, Triple Garage, Private Gardens.

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Sunningdale, Berkshire A beautifully presented Georgian style residence enjoying fantastic landscaped gardens on a plot approaching one acre, in a highly regarded private road. Galleried Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Study, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Garden/Family Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility, Wine Cellar, Sitting Room, Master Bedroom Suite with Balcony, Four Further First Floor Bedrooms & Three Further Bathrooms, Second Floor Games Room/Gym with Bar & Shower Room, Detached Triple Garage with One Bedroom Flat above, Secluded Gardens.

ÂŁ2,900,000

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Virginia Water, Surrey An architecturally delightful Grade I listed residence offering beautifully presented accommodation extending to approximately 4,500 square feet including basement; an internal viewing is imperative. Cloakroom, Grand Drawing/Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, First Floor Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room & Bathroom, Study/Fifth Bedroom, Three Second Floor Bedrooms plus Bath & Shower Room, Large Basement with Workshop/Games room, Store Room & Dark Room, Yorkstone Paved Courtyard Gardens, Three Underground Parking Spaces plus Further Parking.

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Virginia Water, Surrey A stunning home of contemporary design offering bright, open plan accommodation and being finished to a superb standard; an internal viewing of such an impressive property is imperative. Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Study, Sitting Room, Impressive Open-Plan Full Width Kitchen/Dining/Family Room opening out to the Private South Facing Rear Garden, Master Suite with Bathroom & Dressing Room, Guest Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room, Two Further Double Bedrooms, Family Bathroom.

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Virginia Water, Surrey One of only two attractive detached houses constructed in 2000 by Thirlstone Homes, enjoying a large back garden & overlooking playing fields to the rear. Entrance Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Study, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room, Family Bathroom, Three Further Bedrooms, Off Street Parking, Large Rear Garden.

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HECTOR FINCH With more than 15 year’s experience in the lighting business, Hector Finch sources and designs the very best range of decorative and specialist lighting. From initial concept through to the finishing touches, great attention is paid to the detail of each design. Many of the lights are available in a choice of finishes and are handmade exclusively for Hector Finch by small specialist workshops all over the world. In addition to the wide range of traditional and contemporary style lights they also offer a collection of beautifully restored antique lights which are personally chosen by Hector Finch on his travels. The selection criteria of timeless design, high quality and durability means that whatever your requirement, style or passion, Hector Finch Lighting offers the ultimate lighting collection. Hector Finch Lighting 90 Wandsworth Bridge Road, London SW6 2TF Tel: 020 7731 8886 www.hectorfinch.com

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WESLEY-BARRELL Regarded in the UK as some of the finest furniture-makers Wesley-Barrell are highly skilled designers and craftsmen and their trademark sofas and armchairs are all beautifully made to order. In their Oxfordshire family workshops the company designs and makes by hand an exclusive range of classic sofas and armchairs. Natural materials and traditional upholstery methods are used and any sofa can be finished with bespoke options such as alteration in seat depth and in the fabric of choice. The furniture collection includes dining and occasional furniture made to the same exacting standards with an inspiring range of home accessories. Wesley-Barrell also offers an Interiors Advisory Service providing creative advice and design ideas for your home. Experienced in all aspects of handcrafted furniture Wesley-Barrell’s style is synonymous with classically charming English interiors. London showroom, 15 Wigmore Street, London W1H 9LB Tel: 020 7629 2019 St Albans showroom, 1 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1ER Tel: 01727 845828 www.wesley-barrell.co.uk

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MADE IN ENGLAND INSPIRED BY THE WORLD The Molton Brown story began in 1973, when London’s South Molton Street emporium first opened its doors as a hair salon that was, from day one, all about introducing natural beauty. Now in our 36th year, we have continued our adventurous product plans with the launch of body, hair, men’s, skin, home and travel ranges. Through formulations inspired by our passion for travel, the combined beauty and practicality of our packaging, the transparent and honest claims our people make about our products or the friendly, personal service we provide in our emporia and concessions, we aim to provide all of our customers with a pleasant surprise at every possible opportunity. Molton Brown emporia and department store counters can be found in stylish locations around the globe: from Berlin to Manhattan, Singapore to Sydney. Molton Brown is also available to you anywhere in the world, via our website: www.moltonbrown.co.uk. The Molton Brown range also remains the brand of choice in many of the world’s finest hotels and spas. Tel: +44 (0) 808 178 1188 www.moltonbrown.co.uk

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SPENCER AND RICHMAN Spencer and Richman design and create truly unique chimneypiece sculpture for private and corporate clients worldwide. Considered to be some of the UK’s most skilled carvers, Spencer and Richman create bespoke chimneypieces, beautifully hand carved copies of lost specimens and restore antique stone and marble fireplaces. Working with many leading architects and interior designers they produce truly exquisite intricately carved pieces of art. Spencer and Richman’s work is of the highest standard in terms of craftsmanship and is echoed in the materials with which they work. Each fireplace is designed to meet a client’s exact requirements and the service offered is wholly bespoke, whether commissioning a simple contemporary fireplace or a more elaborate classic design. Examples of both contemporary and antique works can be found at their gallery in Somerset, their portfolio is extensive and their work can also be seen at Tim Flynn’s Mount Street gallery in London. Spencer and Richman Ltd, Unit 14F, Wessex Park Somerton Business Park, Somerton, Somerset TA11 6SB Tel: 01458 273401 www.spencerandrichman.com

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DEIRDRE DYSON One of the UK’s leading bespoke carpet companies is redefining the nature and role of carpets within beautiful business and domestic environments. Created using the very finest materials each Deirdre Dyson carpet combines functionality and beautiful craftsmanship. Each carpet is produced by Nepalese experts, using Tibetan wool which can also be combined with natural silk by the ancient skill of hand-knotting. Hand-tufted carpets are also available and are made in Scotland or Yorkshire, from the finest New Zealand wool. Such natural materials are enhanced by a series of striking designs making the finished carpet a unique work of art. With a team of experienced in-house designers Deirdre Dyson can advise on colour matching, measurements, texture and design, whilst overseeing every element of your carpets’ completion. Whether you are looking for a striking contemporary piece to complement a modern interior or a one-off bespoke design Deirdre Dyson’s background as an artist is clearly evident throughout her vibrant and inspiring collection of floor coverings. 554 Kings Road, London SW6 2DZ Tel: 020 7384 4462 www.deirdredyson.com

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BISQUE RADIATORS For more than twenty-five years Bisque Radiators have been successfully providing cutting edge designs and first class service to their clients. With a determined passion to provide only the very best in terms of both quality and style Bisque are considered to be the UK’s leading supplier of innovative radiators. Bisque cater for all tastes from the contemporary and outrageous through to more simple classic styles perfectly suited to period properties. Their selection of high quality radiators includes over 25 styles in thousands of sizes, colours and finishes ensuring that each client can select a bespoke option. Pieces of art in their own right Bisque’s radiators are designed to enhance an interior and add interest to the room, successfully combining the functional with the beautiful. Popular with both interior designers and private clients Bisque have showrooms in London and Bath where a comprehensive selection of their products are on display. London Showroom, 244 Belsize Road, London NW6 4BT Tel: 020 7328 2225 Bath Showroom, 15 Kingsmead Square, Bath BA21 2AE Tel: 01225 466367 www.bisque.co.uk


LIMESTONE GALLERY The Limestone Gallery specialises in the manufacture and installation of bespoke stonework in limestone, marble, granite and onyx. With residential and commercial projects worldwide it offers the very finest choice of high quality stone for all environments. The company is based in central London, where extensive warehousing, a factory and London’s largest stone showroom are all in close proximity to each other. Stonework of all kinds is manufactured at the London factory including staircases, fire-surrounds, carved basins, kitchen islands, wet-rooms and shower-trays. Over the past ten years, Limestone Gallery has developed a unique range of solid carved bathtubs to offer the ultimate in bathroom luxury. Each is carved from a single block of stone and these are now specified in exclusive projects all over the world. The bathtubs may be made to measure and are available in a range of stones and alternative designs. The unique nature of each piece means it is doubly important to get the final stage right. In recognition of this specialised field Limestone Gallery has created its own Installation team, available for its projects both in the UK and abroad. The team has experience of all kinds of stonework from unique challenges of antique reclaimed flooring to the rigorous accuracy of a cantilevered staircase. Arch 47, South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1SS Tel: 020 7735 8555 www.limestonegallery.com

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Decking solutions for the great outdoors Specialists in the design and construction of decks and timber structures we are able to create individual outdoor living environments on any scale. With designs to reflect your way of life, we provide seamless transitions from inside to outside your home, regardless of landscape or location. Call now for a brochure and design consultation

0845 370 7790

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LULU GUINNESS Lulu Guinness, famous for her exquisite, witty handbags and accessories, launched her exclusive range of bed linen in 2006. The collections exude her feminine design philosophy of retro glamour and modern chic and include embroidered cushions, silk eiderdowns and limited edition bedspreads. Lulu Guinness’ bed linen range for 2009 is inspired by the classic English rose and features a pretty palette of pink hues from bold fuchsia to dusky pinks, crisp whites and delicate grey. For style devotees, the limited edition silk Papillon Throw decorated with embroidered butterflies is a unique investment piece. The flagship Lulu Guinness store on Ellis Street in London has been recently re-designed to coincide with the brand’s 20th Anniversary. Showcasing current collections and collaborations, this one-stop destination store has an eclectic “salon” feel, overlaid with the humour and wit associated with the brand. Lulu Guinness’ bed linen collection is available nationwide from department stores including Selfridges, Harrods, Fenwicks and Clearys in Ireland; or from the Lulu Guinness store at 3 Ellis Street, London. Tel: 0207 823 4828 www.luluguinness.com

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BRINTONS FINE CARPET Create the Perfect Sanctuary for Your Home Brintons holds a passion for carpets, a love and desire for creating the most beautiful designs in the world that captivate the senses and add a touch of luxury to your home. Based in Kidderminster since 1783, Brintons marries latest technologies with wool, one of man’s most favoured materials to create truly luxurious carpets. Creating luxury wool-rich carpets in patterns, plains and naturals is what Brintons does best. The in-house design team researches the very latest trends and colours, embracing both the world of fashion and interiors. Brintons has identified five distinctive style areas in On Trend 2010 – a guide to show how you can marry both style and comfort in your home. From Town & Country, which adds a touch of nostalgia with vintage duck eggs and browns bringing romance and harmony to your space, to the sophisticated Modern Glamour which creates an opulent, sumptuous look with monochromes and rich reds, On Trend 2010 is your essential guide for creating a room with a statement. Brintons carpets are designed to complement every room in the house, from the most contemporary to the most classic. Tel: 0800 505055 www.brintons.net


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ALEXANDER JAMES INTERIORS Award winning interior designers Alexander James have recently expanded their business with the launch of a new shop in the beautiful Thameside village of Wargrave, Berkshire. In addition to a large design studio, the shop consists of no fewer than six different showroom areas designed to inspire visiting clients with different room concepts. Chosen as a Finalist in the 2008 Andrew Martin ‘International Interior Designer of the Year Awards’, Alexander James offers a highly personalised design service and pride themselves on sourcing furniture and accessories worldwide to provide clients with a unique look and feel to their home. Visitors to the new shop will also find many individual pieces of furniture on display from leading manufacturers including Baker Furniture, Century, Desalto, Ecco Trading, Eichholtz, Julian Chichester and Lam Lee. Fabrics and Wallcoverings are also featured from exclusive design houses such as Andrew Martin, Cole & Son, Designers Guild, Jab, Malabar, Osborne & Little, Romo, Ralph Lauren, Sahco Hesslein, and Zoffany, and there is a wide range of giftware and Objet d’ Art on display. 55 High Street, Wargrave, Berkshire, RG10 8BU Tel: 0118 940 2131 www.aji.co.uk

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MIELE KITCHENS In July this year AFG Kitchens UK, the sole distributor of the globally respected Miele die Küche kitchen brand in the UK, opened the doors to its hugely impressive flagship design centre in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. With over 10,000 square feet of space spread over two floors and 13 individual kitchen concepts on display, it’s a must to see, even if you aren’t currently looking to invest in a kitchen. Visitors are welcome between 10.00am and 5.30pm, to enjoy a coffee in our relaxed cafe area and peruse the impressive array of kitchen concepts on display. This impressive Design Centre is a showcase for the Miele Die Küche range of kitchens, with lifestyle areas, designated cookery demonstration facilities and a design studio. It also showcases a vast choice of complementary products such as: tiles, radiators, taps and sinks; all designed to help you specify exactly what you envisage for your next kitchen or development. AFG’s helpful team, with over 150 years of experience between them, are always on hand to discuss specific requirements, answer any questions or provide information, whether you are an individual or a developer. AFG’s growing network of Design Centres includes concessions within Cousins Furniture stores in Birmingham, Manchester and Dudley as well as dealer outlets throughout the UK. Find out more about how to get a Miele Kitchen into your life: Tel: 0844 800 2007 E: info@afgk.co.uk www.afgk.co.uk


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ARMANI/CASA First launched in 2000 in Milan, Armani/Casa represents Giorgio Armani’s vision of the perfect environment: an intimate, individual and sophisticated space in which to relax, unwind and entertain. The exclusive collection includes furniture, accessories, lighting and fabrics as well as kitchen and bathroom systems. Each item within the Armani/Casa collection is created with meticulous attention to detail. The permanent collection of classic and iconic products is expanded seasonally and is combined with more temporary lines of accessories and fabrics. The Armani/Casa Limited Edition collection presents the opportunity to invest in the antiques of tomorrow, pieces personally signed by Giorgio Armani, that include chaise longues, bar units and screens. The new Armani/Casa 2009-2010 collection is sophisticated and sensual. Defined by traditional “Made in Italy” craftsmanship, it includes precious woods, leathers and sumptuous fabrics combined with cutting-edge varnishing techniques, such as liquid metal or black nickel. Highlights include an exceptional lizard skin and rosewood writing desk and a 24-carat dipped gold finished table. This is a collection of elegant simplicity and total harmony that reflects the unmistakable style of Giorgio Armani. The UK’s Armani/Casa flagship store located is at 113 New Bond Street, London. The store also offers a bespoke Interior Design Service to provide consultancy to customers and property developers on interiors projects, from room decoration to complete home re-design. Armani/Casa Tel: 0207 079 1930 www.armanicasa.com


HADDONSTONE Haddonstone, the UK’s leading manufacturer of fine cast stone for interiors and exteriors offers a sophisticated range of designs in traditional, classical and contemporary styles. With a collection of timelessly elegant features for the home and garden, Haddonstone is involved in many prestigious restoration and refurbishment projects. Respected for its authentic designs the company was approached to create a replica of the original Eton College Fountain which has now been added to the standard range. As well as garden ornaments Haddonstone boasts an impressive collection of handsome fire surrounds to suit any style of interior. The popular Manor chimney fireplace is available in five different options all of which feature a simple gothic arch. Also available is a range of quality flooring perfectly suited to glass houses, orangeries, conservatories, patios and terraces. The Forge House, East Haddon, Northampton NN6 8DB Tel: 01604 770711 www.haddonstone.com


AND SO TO BED And So To Bed’s opulent designs range from contemporary classics to authentic copies of antiques. From simple to splendid, their collection includes wood, leather, brass and metal beds in all manner of shapes and sizes. In addition to their fine selection of luxurious beds And So To Bed also make stylish bedside tables, armoires, chests and dressing tables, chairs, mirrors, stools and lamps. With looks ranging from Art Deco and French Provencal to the very versatile ‘Eclectic’ collection. Many pieces in their collection can now be finished to order; with hand-applied finishes in wonderful colours including vibrant turquoise, Chinese red, silver leaf or a great selection of neutrals. Alternatively many bed designs can be upholstered in silk damask, leather or a variation of fabric finishes. An exclusive collection of sumptuous duvet covers, pillowcases and sheets in natural linens, cottons and silks, often with lavish embroidery and drawn threadwork is also available. And So To Bed has 23 showrooms across the UK. Tel: 0808 144 4343 www.andsotobed.co.uk

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MARSTON & LANGINGER Over the past 30 years Marston & Langinger has achieved an enviable reputation as the market leader in the manufacture of custom-made timber and glass conservatories, orangeries, poolhouses and greenhouses. Each bespoke garden room they make is attentively designed and finely crafted by their team of experts. The timber buildings are constructed using a combination of hardwood, alloy and steel with high-performance glazing and long-life finishes that ensure low maintenance. Marston & Langinger have the facility to make custom made structures and individual features giving their designers the freedom to achieve unique and inspiring designs. In addition to their buildings, Marston & Langinger also supply beautifully finished hand-made furniture and accessories for the terrace, garden and around the home. Be it lighting or sofas, drinking glasses or plant pots, the eclectic mix of pieces on offer has been carefully selected to work in harmony with all the company’s designs. 192 Ebury Street, London SW1W 8UP Tel: 020 7881 5700 www.marston-and-langinger.com

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INSPIRIT From urban chic to classic country, Inspirit create the ultimate in luxury fitness environments. From architectural concepts through to interior design, high performance fitness equipment and dynamic audio visual entertainment. Their experienced team of design specialists assess your individual health and fitness requirements and oversee every element of the design project from initial concepts through to installation of equipment and facilities. Inspirit has specialist architects, designers, project managers, fitness equipment experts, training consultants and lifestyle coaches who all offer practical advice on health and fitness solutions which can transform your home and your lifestyle. A combination of imaginative interior design backed by a sophisticated understanding of fitness and lifestyle technology gives Inspirit the opportunity to meet the highest aesthetic and technological standards whatever your requirements. 1st -3rd Floor, 47 High Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1JT Tel: 01628 672809 www.inspirit.co.uk

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C.P. HART Leading lights in the bathroom industry C.P.Hart has over 75 years experience and is committed to being at the forefront of cutting edge bathroom design and specification. Renowned for being industry leaders C.P. Hart offers a comprehensive selection of design-led products for the domestic and contract bathroom. Sourcing the very finest products from around the world the flagship showroom in Waterloo includes an ‘exhibition arch’ within its 14,000 square feet of display space. Inspirational room sets have been created by C.P. Hart’s head of design offering clients and designers an unequalled vision of their finished projects. Styles of products vary yet all are stunning, an example of which is the Diamond Bath studded with genuine Strass® Swarovski® crystals and designed to imitate the beautiful diamond shape of the gem stone, this hexagonal freestanding black bath shimmers with sophistication. C.P. Hart Contract works exclusively on prestigious building and refurbishment projects, from luxury apartments through to hotels and commercial developments. One of its most prestigious transformations was the involvement in the conversion of a multi-story car park into the Soho Hotel that now boasts a C.P. Hart bathroom in every room. Tel: 0845 600 1950 www.cphart.co.uk

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THE HEVENINGHAM COLLECTION The Heveningham Collection offers the ultimate in stylish, elegant iron furniture custom-made in Great Britain. Using only the very best quality materials this eye-catching collection is both luxurious and highly durable, the perfect companion for the home, terrace, conservatory or poolside. Designs include, dining sets, chaise longue, armchairs and tables in a variety of sizes and the Versailles tubs and swing seats are popular with clients around the world. Elegant and charming these beautifully finished pieces add a touch of sophistication to gardens, conservatories and interiors. The Heveningham Collection also supply furniture to garden and interior designers working on grand scale projects such as The Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, The Berkeley, Claridges and The Mandarin Oriental in London. Tel: 01489 893481 www.heveningham.co.uk


LAURA ASHLEY Laura Ashley is one of the UK’s much loved brands with its quintessentially English style of fabric, wallpaper and home accessories. Its elegant and beautifully finished furniture collection is available in a range of woods and finishes taking inspiration from various sources; from the opulent and the grand to the well-worn and antique. Laura Ashley also offers customers the opportunity to consult with interior designers to help create individual room schemes. For a small fee, designers visit the home and listen to the customer helping to develop ideas and guide choices perfectly attuned to customer tastes and needs. As Laura Ashley herself said, ‘decorating isn’t just about colours, carpets and textiles. It’s about expressing our personality.’ This season Laura Ashley has launched a range of Special Edition wallpaper, with best-selling designs Tatton, Isodore and Kimono available in 24 colour ways and finishes, from pearlescent, iridescent and glitter inks, to antique silver or decadent bronze, in a multitude of colours, from beautiful brights to soft muted hues. All Laura Ashley wallpaper is made in the UK and sourced from sustainable renewable forests, providing best quality, style and affordability. *Laura Ashley has 239 stores nationwide. Tel: 0871 983 5999 www.lauraashley.com

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JO MALONE Indulge the senses this season with Jo Malone’s gorgeously scented range of candles and living colognes for the home. The colognes and candles infuse the surroundings with waves of evocative scent lasting for several hours. Everyday luxuries that bring pleasure to all those who encounter the sensual home fragrances by Jo Malone. The beautifully presented home candles are bursting with delicious fragrances created to revive and restore, filling any environment with a burst of intoxicating scent giving an overall sense of luxury and wellbeing. Following the phenomenal success of Sweet Lime & Cedar Cologne, The World of Jo Malone™ is now introducing the Sweet Lime & Cedar Home Candle. Inspired by the diverse flavours of Thai cuisine, it appeals to both men and women, perfectly balancing zesty citrus fruits with fragrant, aromatic leaves, delicate flowers, spices and nutty woods. The World of Jo Malone™ is home to an exotic collection of indulgent fragranced products and offers a worldwide delivery service. Tel: +44 (0) 870 034 2411 www.jomalone.co.uk

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TSUNAMI Tsunami, with their design partners Minotti Cucine, has spent ten years perfecting the art of kitchen design, culminating in a union of exceptional designers and outstanding products. Over time the company has built on experience to tailor products to lifestyle, not lifestyle to products. Through this approach, Tsunami has arrived at a style that transcends fashion, favouring timeless materials and classic fittings. Tsunami has built a formidable reputation as some of the finest designers of luxury, bespoke minimalist furniture. All visible elements traditionally associated with the kitchen have been removed to allow the exquisite detailing and clean lines of the furniture to dominate. Working in some of the most prestigious homes around the globe Tsunami creates innovative and stylish interiors, a harmonious balance of function and form. 27 Wigmore Street, London W1U 1PN Tel: 0207 408 2230 www.tsunamiuk.com

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FIRED EARTH Fired Earth is renowned for its beautiful, handmade tiles selected from artisans around the UK and Europe. Alongside its striking tile collection the company is also known for its sophisticated paint range, developed in collaboration with writer and television presenter Kevin McCloud. Fired Earth also offers an extensive range of bathroom products including luxurious roll-top baths, classic and contemporary showers, and superbly designed cabinetry. Handcrafted freestyle kitchens have been a popular addition to the collection, and are very much in keeping with the company philosophy of offering customers craftsmanship, originality, creativity and inspiration. Offering its customers the very best service Fired Earth also provides a nationwide installation and home design service, including tile installation and bathroom design advice. There are now more than 60 Fired Earth showrooms throughout the UK, Europe and Hong Kong. Tel: 0845 366 0400 www.firedearth.com

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BERNARD THORP & CO Located in central Chelsea home to the capital’s most prestigious fabric studios Bernard Thorp & Co has built an enviable reputation for supplying the finest custom made fabrics. Committed to producing the finest range of furnishing fabrics and customised bespoke wallpapers, all fabrics are created to suit individual requirements and personal tastes. The company’s showrooms in London and Paris hold an incredible library of fabrics including numerous historical patterns alongside more contemporary designs acting as source of inspiration for many interior designers. With a committed team of highly skilled employees the design and print production of the fabrics takes place at the London factory showrooms with the woven fabrics produced in Suffolk and Wallpapers in Norfolk, Bernard Thorp & Co Ltd takes great pride in producing all its fabrics within the UK. Innovative and imaginative, with a dedication to producing the highest quality bespoke fabrics, Bernard Thorp & Co Ltd produces exceptional standards of design, quality and service, both in the UK and internationally. London Showroom, 53 Chelsea Manor Street, London SW3 5RZ Tel: 020 7352 5745/5457/1022 www.bernardthorp.com

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DILIGENCE Diligence is the UK’s sole importer of Focus Fires designed and created in France by the highly skilled artist Dominique Imbert. These striking fire designs make a bold statement and are beautifully made to the very highest standards. Dramatically suspended from the ceiling or creatively embedded within the wall space, Dominique’s designs are all unique and add a sense of theatre to every interior. A variety of shapes and styles are on display at Diligence’s studio and gallery in Devon where their team of experts are on hand to discuss style ideas and installation arrangements. Working with clients across the UK one of Diligence’s most sought after fireplace designs is the iconic Gyrofocus, designed in 1968, it is the first suspended 360° pivotable fire and is now their signature model. Dart Mills, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0NF Tel: 01364 644790 www.diligenceinternational.com

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OCTAGON BESPOKE True to the typical Octagon irrepressible pioneering spirit, the company are introducing a brand new division called Octagon Bespoke. After nearly three decades of luxury housebuilding Octagon have gathered considerable knowledge about the aspirations and expectations of discerning clients who are buying at the very top end of the property sector, and decided the time had come to maximise on their expertise. This new service has already attracted a number of enquiries from fortunate individuals with a build budget of £1.5m upwards. There are three Bespoke projects already underway, where Octagon’s multi-award winning in-house design team are working in close co-operation with company’s highly experienced building director, John Pope, who comments, “Bespoke clients often include people who live in an excellent location but in a rather uninspiring or tired house. They are itching to replace it with their dream home, and the Octagon style seems to be at the top of their wish list. They like our way of working classic understated exterior designs with the very best of construction techniques and latest interior innovations” An added assurance is that all bespoke properties enjoy the same unrivalled after sales support given to all Octagon homes, provided by their super efficient customer care team. Tel: 0208 481 7500 email: johnp@octagon.co.uk www.octagon.co.uk

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COOTE AND CO Combining ingenuity and exceptional craftsmanship Coote & Co creates beautiful, bespoke furniture, for private individuals and designers. Products are specifically developed with the client to help create a comfortable and inviting environment suitable for a 21st century living and entertaining. By reinvigorating classical designs for modern aspirations Coote & Co offers a completely novel approach to interior design and decoration. The origins of Coote & Co date from 1998 when international designer Mr. Coote decided to refurbish his Palladian Villa, Bellamont Forest in Co Cavan, Ireland. Disillusioned by the lack of suitable items available on the open market, he decided to design his own furniture and create pieces that would complement the splendour of the house. Coote and Co has developed over time into a thriving bespoke furniture and accessories business providing international clients with highly distinctive and personalised products created specifically for individual settings. Tel: 07748 703 589 email: tim@cooteandco.com www.cooteandco.com


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MERIDIAN AUDIO Sports car legend Ferrari and Meridian Audio, the world’s finest high-end audio and video manufacturer, have jointly developed the ultimate all-in-one digital sound system. Designed to awaken all the senses, the Meridian F80 combines some of the best technology from both companies. The result is a beautiful piece of contemporary design that delivers superb room-filling music. This transportable digital sound system carries both the Meridian marque and Ferrari prancing horse insignia. The body of the F80 features high-tech lightweight mineral-filled composites as used on Formula One and road-going Ferraris. It provides astonishing rigidity and high-dimensional stability to maximise the performance of the built-in loudspeakers. The level of technology and innovative nature of the design delivers astonishingly fresh audio quality with an unsurpassed clarity, pure and without distortion. Industry experts, Meridian design, engineer and manufacture ultimately stylish state-of-the-art audio and video home entertainment systems. Latham Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6YE Tel: 01480 445678 www.meridian-audio.com

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SMARTWALL-AV The Ultimate Custom Home Entertainment Solution Watch three events on different TVs at once! Showpiece 60in+ 1080p HD TV with two other TVs in parallel* *Photo Gallery when closed Movies & Music ‘On-Demand‘ DVD/Blu-ray Movie Jukebox CD/Music Jukebox Internet & e-mail access State of the art pull out Rack Leather style Doors Luxury real wood finishes 980 Watt Amplification Integrated L,C & R speakers Stylish single Remote Control Fully installed by specialists Options Surveillance camera viewing Integrated Fridge Electric sliding doors Inset backlit Aquariums Rear Surround speakers Bass Subwoofer Upgradeable to multi-room Bespoke furniture from £9,950 Bespoke solutions from £25,000

Seldom does technology and design come together to produce furniture that is not only stylish but absolutely bristling with the latest technology AND supremely easy to use Exclusively available from SmartWall-AV, a Division of The Pleasure Home Group – www.thepleasurehome.com Ring 020 8420 4333 or e-mail smartwall@thepleasurehome.com for further details


BATHROOMS INTERNATIONAL Renowned luxury bathroom specialists Bathrooms International are proud of their global reputation and with over 30 years experience in the trade their knowledge of exclusive bathroom interiors is truly unsurpassed. Selecting and sourcing the most stunning ranges of baths, sanitaryware, fittings and accessories from Europe and America their collection of luxury bathrooms products are exceptional. Boasting an impressive portfolio of private and corporate projects worldwide Bathrooms International have worked with some of the worlds leading designers and architects creating stunning contemporary and classic bathroom interiors. Bathrooms International’s flagship store in London’s prestigious Knightsbridge offers the opportunity to see an exclusive selection of products including sumptuous freestanding roll top baths, glorious granite basins and a collection of striking bathroom accessories including lighting, heating, brassware and fittings. With a passion for first class design and an eye for exquisite detail, Bathrooms International’s products are simply breathtaking. London Showroom, 4 Pont Street, London SW1 X9EL Tel: 020 7838 7788 www.bathroomsint.com


Our new flagship Design Centre in Abingdon, Oxfordshire is now open, featuring thirteen full sized kitchen displays to inspire and impress! You can also see us in-store at Cousins Furniture in Manchester, Birmingham and Dudley. Visit our web site for details.

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Kitchens that inspire...in any light. At AFG Kitchens we understand that today’s kitchens are far more than rooms to prepare food in. They quickly become the heart of the household, the room that families gather together and friends chat in. Our impressive range of high quality Miele Die Küche kitchens offer discerning customers an extensive choice of styles, materials and finishes designed to fit not only your budget, but your life too. And because kitchens are used as much in the evening as during the day, we offer some spectacular lighting options that are guaranteed to impress day after day, night after night, year after year. So, take a look at kitchens in a new light, visit your nearest AFG Kitchens Design Centre or visit our website for more information.

For more information call 0844 800 2007 or visit www.afgk.co.uk


FARROW & BALL The Farrow & Ball brand is synonymous with classic English Interiors and the company’s trademark paints represent the ultimate in depth of colour and elegance of finish, whilst its wallpapers are quite simply unique. Renowned the world over as colour experts and suppliers of quality decorative paint, Farrow & Ball are the only manufacturer which actually makes all of the paint and wallpaper sold under its name. A small team of skilled craftsmen produce a range of stunning wallpapers in a variety of traditional and modern designs. Unlike many other papers Farrow & Ball wallpapers are made using the company’s own environmentally friendly paints, producing papers with a sensuous texture and delicacy of appearance. The Farrow & Ball paint and wallpaper collections are of the very finest quality and are a popular choice with many leading interior designers and the colour co-ordination from paint to paper and paper to paint is simply superb. Uddens Estate, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 7NL Tel: 01202 876141 www.farrow-ball.com

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DRAGONS OF WALTON STREET For 30 years Dragons of Walton Street has supplied utterly gorgeous children’s furniture to discerning clients around the world. A global leader in designing and providing bespoke, hand-painted children’s furniture, fabric and murals, Dragons of Walton Street operates from its boutique store in London’s Knightsbridge along with sister stores in Moscow and Saudi Arabia. Whilst the business boasts a client list that reads like a who’s who of the celebrity world, every individual customer receives the same very special and personal treatment. Dragons of Walton Street produce a high quality product that is hand-crafted, hand-turned and handpainted, ensuring that each peice of furnture is beaitfully finished, and something to cherish for future generations. The Moscow store has proved to be a roaring success and the company has also just teamed up with Blossom Mother and Child to bring its’ fairytale products to the Middle East. 23 Walton Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 2HX Tel: 020 7589 3795 www.dragonsofwaltonstreet.com

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PAUL BARCLAY DESIGNS Paul Barclay is one of those artists who can magically capture the essence of a place, property or moment in time quite perfectly in a striking and truly unique way. Creator of a unique lifestyle brand the ‘Barclay’ style is evident not just in his paintings and illustrations of yachts and buildings (from Dartmouth, St Tropez, London and even Sydney Harbour & Venice) but also throughout the collection of painted furniture and soft furnishings. Most recently his range of nautically inspired sailing jackets and shirts, all decorated with the easily recognisable ‘yacht’ image have proved to be a hugely successful addition to his range of lifestyle goods. Paul Barclay’s beautifully presented gallery ‘1 Oxford Street’ in Dartmouth is home to both the studio and shop giving customers the opportunity to discuss in detail specific commissions or design requirements. The Paul Barclay brand inspires both designers and yacht lovers alike and its popularity is growing both in the UK and overseas. 1 Oxford Street, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9AL Tel: 0781 4901460 www.paulbarclaydesigns.com

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ACM Ltd Project Management Building Surveying tel: 01252 890133 fax: 01252 890134 email: acmproject@aol.com A firm of recommended local chartered surveyors who specialise in: • Structural surveys • Design and architectural services • CAD generated drawings • Planning consultancy • Project management / contract administration In both the residential and commercial sectors For free initial advice, please contact Andrew Metcalfe MSc MRICS Unit 4, Little Acre, Brandy Bottom, Cricket Hill Lane, Yateley, Hampshire GU46 6BE

SUNNINGHILL INTERIORS 25 High Street, Sunninghill, Berks SL5 9NG Tel: 01344 622159 Email: info@sunninghillinteriors.co.uk W e b : w w w. s u n n i n g h i l l i n t e r i o r s . c o . u k FOR ALL YOUR INTERIOR DESIGN NEEDS Wallpaper, Paint and Soft Furnishings Curtains, Blinds and Upholstery Kitchens and Bathrooms Full Design Service

NES Network Electrical Services Ltd

Domestic Commercial and Industrial Electrical Installation All work carried out to the latest version of BS 7671 to a high standard. All works are certified, insured and guaranteed. Contact Andy Carpenter on: Mobile: 07956 110066 Tel: 01252 719727 15 Bethel Lane, Farnham Surrey GU9 0QA www.network-electrical.com andyc@network-electrical.com

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Englefield Green, Surrey A substantial three storey townhouse in a unique setting, within an exclusive gated enclave having approximately ten acres of glorious communal grounds adjoining Windsor Great Park. Cloakroom, Study, Utility Room, Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room, Drawing Room, Master Bedroom with en suite Bathroom, Store, 2nd Bedroom with en suite Shower Room, 3 Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Underground Car Parking, Private Garden plus Communal Grounds.

ÂŁ1,250,000

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Meyado Private Wealth Management Ltd is an independent Wealth Management company specialising in wealth creation and preservation. Meyado provides ongoing Wealth Management Solutions to Clients through its businesses in the United Kingdom, Europe the Middle East and Asia. Meyado can assist clients with: • Investments • Pensions • Financial planning on divorce • Savings • Mortgages • Protection from offices in London, Windsor, Dubai or Singapore. For more information, please contact Linda Poulter at the Windsor office 01344 894 595 or Mayfair office 020 3178 7700. Meyado is regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

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CARPET • WOOD • LAMINATE • KARNDEAN • Stockist of wide range of top quality brands • FREE quality installation of carpets by own fitters • FREE no obligation estimates • Top quality carpets and flooring for 12 years • Large selection of samples available to borrow 01276 473299 – visit our showroom in The Square, Bagshot


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Windlesham, Surrey A superb modern family home constructed circa 2005 with beautiful landscaped gardens, quietly situated at the end of a long drive in one of the area’s most prestigious roads. Four excellent size Bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes and En-Suite Bathrooms, Spacious Lounge, Dining Room, Study, fabulous Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Double Garage, Semi-rural peaceful location yet conveniently close to Windlesham village.

For Sale: £1,800,000

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To Let: £6,500 Per calendar month

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Free No-obligation appointments in your own home or office at a time to suit you including evenings & weekends.

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Sunninghill, Berkshire Forming part of an impressive Victorian residence, a beautifully presented character home with lovely gardens, situated in an enviable, secluded location off a private lane. Cloak/Shower Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Conservatory, Family Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Large Basement, Master & Guest Bedroom Suites with Bath/Shower Rooms, Two Further Double Bedrooms, Family Bath & Shower Room, Detached Double Garage, Lovely Mature Gardens.

ÂŁ1,195,000

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Quintessential Services Ltd All Aspects of Gardening & Property Maintenance • LAWN & BORDER RENOVATION • DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION

structural & ground engineering consultancy

Does your Mortgage Valuation Survey or Home Buyer’s Report highlight defects that call for a structural engineer’s report? Do you want a second opinion on building defects you think just might be more than ‘wear and tear’? Are you considering re-modelling your home, adding an extension or converting the loft into additional living space but not sure if the existing walls and foundations will safely support the new loads? If so, contact Brox Consultancy for professional and friendly advice.

• MOWING • TURFING • DOMESTIC • CORPORATE • ALL WORK GUARANTEED • ONE OFFS OR REGULAR MAINTENANCE • ACCESS TO ALL SKILLED TRADES • FULLY INSURED • FULLY QUALIFIED & RELIABLE • REFERENCES AVAILABLE

Tel: 07973 393152 or 01483 423311 Puttenham, Guildford, Surrey Email: quintessential.services@virgin.net

• PRUNING • HEDGE CUTTING • FENCE SUPPLY, ERECTION & REPAIR

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Structural & Foundation Design Property Integrity Surveys Geotechnical Engineering Subsidence Investigations Contaminated Land Assessments Building Land Pre-Purchase Appraisals

Brox Consultancy 13 Home Farm Close, Ottershaw, Surrey KT16 0PN Tel: 01932 874111 Mobile: 07717 307943 www.BroxConsultancy.co.uk


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Virginia Water, Surrey A very spacious detached character family home requiring updating and offering great potential, enjoying attractive gardens on a generous plot. Cloakroom, Sitting Room, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Garden Room/Bedroom Five with adjacent Cloak/Shower Room (ideal annexe), Four Double First Floor Bedrooms, Bathroom, Separate WC, Detached Double Garage.

ÂŁ749,950

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Are you renovating or building

the house of your dreams? Turret Estates’ is a property company specialising in very fine new building, extension and renovation and restoration to create beautiful homes. The company endeavours to carry out the very highest quality building work in order to create the desired environment for their clients. They strive to combine traditional craftsmanship with modern technology whilst still providing traditional customer service. Turret Estates’ strong focus on project management ensures that all projects are completed on time and budget. The company have completed many projects in both the Surrey area including many of the private estates and in Central London including Fulham, Chelsea & Belgravia. A recent successful project has been the complete renovation of a 10,000 sq ft listed property in Surrey. This family home incorporated features including Lutron Lighting, Crestron audio visual and home automation, Villavent comfort cooling, a built in vacuum system and bespoke joinery throughout.

“Our family home is everything we hoped for thanks to the expertise and detailed planning of Turret Estates”

Turret Estates' philosophy is not only to manage but to exceed the expectations of its clients. To that effect they take great pride in ensuring that the quality of their work is exemplary. Working closely with designers, architects and structural engineers is of key importance to the success of any project and they have strong relationships in these areas. “Turret Estates’ philosophy is not only to manage but to exceed the expectations of its clients.” Andrew Munslow – Director of Turret Estates Limited

“Turret Estates work with key companies such as S&C Bespoke Joinery to create works of art within your home, which will continue to give you pleasure long after they have left.” The Turret Estates’ team is composed of a highly experienced group of building professionals who have worked together for many years. Project management is probably the single most important factor affecting the success of a project and the company’s track record testifies to the fact that this is an area in which they excel.

“Working with professionals such as Lumiere Bespoke Interiors allows us to create design solutions, tailored to each individual client”

For further information telephone 020 8393 1177 or 07802 274772 or visit www.turretestates.com


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Sunningdale, Berkshire A superbly presented ground floor apartment in a highly sought after secure development close to the heart of Sunningdale, benefiting from a large private entertaining terrace and underground parking. Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bath & Shower Room, Guest Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Living/Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Superb Patio Terrace opening onto communal grounds, two designated Parking Spaces.

ÂŁ670,000

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It came through the French Revolution unscathed. It would be a pity if it came to grief on the M25. The storage and movement of cherished possessions is all in a day’s work.

By Appointment To Her Majesty The Queen Removals and Storage Contractor Abels

Freephone: 0800 626769 E-Mail: enquiries@abels.co.uk OVERSEAS REMOVER Advance Payment Guaranteed

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Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water An imposing detached family home with spacious accommodation overlooking wonderful grounds and situated on the Wentworth Estate within easy reach of the golf clubhouse, indoor swimming pool and gymnasium. Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Utility Room 5 Bedrooms with En-Suite Bathrooms, Bedroom 6/Playroom with En-Suite Shower Room. Outdoor heated Swimming Pool, Double Garage.

ÂŁ13,500 Per calendar month

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Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water A well designed & recently refurbished modern family home enjoying a private, Westerly facing plot of half an acre in a sought after & convenient location. Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Study, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Family Room, Conservatory, Utility, Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom & Dressing Room, Guest Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom, Three Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Integral Double Garage, Mature Grounds.

ÂŁ7,500 Per calendar month

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Sunningdale, Berkshire An impressive detached home situated within a short walk of Sunningdale village shops and mainline railway station. Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Laundry Room, Master Bedroom with Dressing Room & En-suite Bathroom, 3 further Double Bedrooms, 1 Single Bedroom, 2 further Bathrooms, Double Garage.

ÂŁ6,800 Per calendar month

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Whether it's your home projects, your new car or your old golf clubs, GarageTek will give you back your garage for the more important things in life. Do what thousands of homeowners have done, call GarageTek today and take back your garage. • • • •

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Tel: 01491 579975 Fax: 01491 636107 www.garagetek.co.uk abroom@garagetek.co.uk GarageTek UK Unit 7a, Westfield Farm, Medmenham, Nr Marlow, Bucks SL7 2HE

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Sunningdale, Berkshire An impressive detached home situated within a short walk of Sunningdale village shops and mainline railway station. Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Laundry Room, Master Bedroom with Dressing Room & En-suite Bathroom, 3 further Double Bedrooms, 1 Single Bedroom, 2 further Bathrooms, Double Garage.

ÂŁ5,350 Per calendar month

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Private Client Interior Design & Furnishings Showhouse Interior Design & Furnishings Full Flooring Service Architectural Specification Visit our design studio at: How Lane Farm, White Waltham, Berkshire SL6 3JP or our retail showroom at: 55 High Street, Wargrave, Berkshire, RG10 8BU

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Longcross, Surrey A sizeable portion of a Victorian mansion set in extensive parklike grounds and approached via electronic gates. The rooms have high ceilings and many have wood floors. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, huge Drawing Room, Dining Room, well fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Walk-in Storage cupboard, Cloakroom, Utility Room. Paved Terrace/garden and communal gardens.

ÂŁ4,500 Per calendar month

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More than just a pub!

The Harrow Inn

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A return to good old fashioned traditional English dishes

EATING AND DRINKING HOUSE

OPENING TIMES: Monday – Saturday 11.00am – 11.00pm Sunday 11.00am – 10.30pm

Tel: 01483 810379 The Street Compton Guildford Surrey GU3 1EG

RESTAURANT OPENING TIMES: Tuesday – Saturday 12.00pm – 2.00pm 6.00pm – 9.30pm 12.00pm – 4.00pm for Sunday Roasts

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St James, Barbados Located on the exclusive Royal Westmoreland Estate on the west coast of Barbados featuring the 18 hole championship golf course surrounded by stunning villas with lush tropical gardens. Large free form swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Sanctuary Club House; fully equipped and air-conditioned gym; private beach facility at Mullins Beach; luxury Spa offering a variety of treatments in calm and peaceful surroundings; 24 hour security & gated entrance to the Resort. 2 Double Bedrooms both with En-suite Bathrooms. Split-Level Living/Dining Area. Well fitted Kitchen. Detached Guest Cottage comprising Bedroom and Bathroom. Attractive Patio and Terrace Areas. Views over golf Clubhouse and far reaching views to the sea. Fully furnished and equipped.

US $950,000

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St James, Barbados ‘Greentails’ is a private gated community of only five detached villas in exclusive St. James on the West Coast of Barbados. Situated high up on Sion Hill, the development features a fabulous organically shaped shared pool at the heart of the landscaped gardens. This 2700 sq. ft. villa comprises 3 bedrooms & 3 sumptuous bathrooms, comfortable open plan living areas, natural stone floors and a very well appointed Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Outdoor living is the essence of life in the tropics and a particular feature is the wonderful 50 foot covered rear terrace, accessed from the Lounge, Master Bedroom and Kitchen ensuring that outside dining & entertainment is accommodated with ease.

US$1,400,000

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Le Case di Casicello, Near Iano, Volterra, Tuscany A small, select development of only 10 properties enjoying wonderful panoramic views across beautiful undulating countryside close to the Medieval town of Volterra. The renovation of the Palazzo will comprise five gracious apartments on three floors, the top floor comprising of just one apartment with a roof terrace. A few feet away from the Palazzo will be Le Granaio, a brand new building constructed in a style to complement the Tuscan Hamlet and comprising five independent dwellings all with a private garden & terrace. Steps will lead down to an attractive swimming pool area and sun bathing terrace.

From â‚Ź232,000 to â‚Ź344,000

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Podere Collevicchi, Near Volterra, Tuscany An exclusive location with stunning 360 degree views. A small development of only 10 properties occupying a quiet hilltop position very close to the famous Medieval town of Volterra. This exceptional complex will compose 3 buildings with stone wall facades and each house or apartment will have it’s own private garden and the use of further communal gardens incorporating an attractive swimming pool.

From €300,000 to €430,000

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Bang & Olufsen of Windsor 15 High Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1LD Tel: 01753 855633 Email: windsor@bang-olufsen.co.uk www.bang-olufsen.com/beostores/windsor

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Bang & Olufsen of Beaconsfield 3 The Highway, Station Road, Beaconsfield HP9 1QD Tel: 01494 677220 Email: beaconsfield@bang-olufsen.co.uk www.bang-olufsen.com/beostores/beaconsfield

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