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47 LAKESIDE LIVING This serene Swiss home 108 ITALIAN ESTATE An English-inspired
has a striking mix of European and African style. paradise in an idyllic Tuscan setting.

53 BE INSPIRED Beautiful pieces with an ethnic *115 IN SEASON Recreate the planting of the
twist that echo the look of the lakeside home. Italian estate with our guide to English roses.

*74 LONDON REBUILD With a show-stopping *118 CREATIVE DESIGN This contemporary
staircase and glamorous interiors, this impeccably scheme is small in scale but big on ideas.
chic townhouse was worth months of upheaval.
122 DISCOVERING THE MEANING OF
*84 UPDATED COTTAGE A soothing colour FLOWERS How to create floral arrangements
palette and subtle texture are the perfect that look glorious and convey a message.
complement for this classic Long Island home.
140 DREAM GARDEN A roof terrace in London.
*90 PERIOD RENOVATION What began as
a simple kitchen update turned into a full-scale INTERIORS
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JULY *99 GEORGIAN COACH HOUSE Architectural decorating ideas drawn from the laid-back appeal of
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NEWS AND LIFESTYLE

17 H&G EDIT Events, shopping, gardening and style


ideas, plus the latest news from the design world.

41 MOVERS & SHAKERS Rugged landscapes,


delicate ceramics and garden flowers inspire the richly
layered paintings of artist Debbie George.

156 JUST DESSERTS Sweet recipes from Tuscany.


178 WE LOVE A fresh spin on traditional Portuguese
style at a wine hotel on a former farm estate.

DESIGN SOLUTIONS

130 KITCHEN New England comfort meets


industrial design in a classic farmhouse scheme.

118 133 KITCHEN UPDATE The latest style and


product news for the heart of the home.

134 BEDROOM Natural materials and glamorous


pieces prove happy bedfellows in a rustic setting.

136 PLAYROOM Featuring a rope swing and


a playhouse, this is the stuff of a childs dreams.

138 BATHROOM Antiques, bespoke pieces and


marble create a scheme with character.

143 ADVICE Celia Rufey answers your queries.


*147 SWEET DREAMS Colour and pattern combine
in bedrooms with a sense of personality and calm.

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19 WORLD VIEW We celebrate global style with

136 distinctively patterned homewares.

29 THE NEW NEUTRALS The latest fabrics, papers

178 and paints have an elegantly restrained appeal.

*34 FROM ALL ANGLES Flatweave rugs with


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*54 TAKE A SEAT The best off-the-peg armchairs.


*57 CENTRE OF ATTENTION Our round-up
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117 H&G OFFER A beautiful blue-flowered climber.


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The people, products and places creating a buzz this month

Friends and interior stylists


Melanie Molesworth and Julia
Bird searched the coastlines
of their respective homes in
Dorset and Cornwall for prime
specimens of seaweed to press.
Offering a striking alternative to the
perennially popular botanical drawing, the
limited-edition prints created from their
finds have a distinct yet delicate beauty.
Pressed seaweed photographic prints,
20x30.5cm, 19 each; 30.5x40.5cm, 29;
Molesworth & Bird, molesworthandbird.com.
Ribba frames, 30x40cm, 6 each; Mossebo
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WORLD 5|

VIEW
Global artisan style is making its
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mark on the latest homewares

1| A contemporary take on African pattern.


Kuba cloth in Taupe-Charcoal, 192m, Mally Skok
at Justin Van Breda, 020 7349 7089, j-v-b.com.
2| Hand-woven with a colourful twist.
Abyssinia light, H25xdiam75cm, 648, PET
Lamp, acdo.es.
3| InspiredbytheMikeapeopleofMadagascar.
7|
Tsiva scented candle (left), H10cm, from 89;
Mena Hazo scented candle, H10cm, from 85;
both Baobab Collection, baobabcollection.com.
4| Monochrome motif with standout style. 8|
Edlyn sofa in Berber-Woven, H94xW315xD206cm,
4,098, Anthropologie, 00800 0026 8476,
anthropologie.com.
5| Embroidered by skilled artisans in India.
Curved Dash cushion cover in Copper and Black,
45cm sq, 75, The Conran Shop, 0844 848 4000,
conranshop.co.uk.
6| Eye-catching design with graphic appeal.
Pontiac mirror, H90xW73cm, 2,400, Merve
Kahraman, 020 7584 8038, mervekahraman.com.
7| Statement artwork in charcoal and ink.
June 11, 21.5x26cm, 1,350, Fieroza Doorsen
at Wilson Stephens & Jones, 020 7221 5265,
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8| Traditional craftsmanship at its best.
Dhurrie, 125sq m, Mahout Lifestyle, 0845
116 6333, mahoutlifestyle.com.
9| Perfect for adding a touch of rustic charm.
Dogan decorative jug, H54xdiam18cm, 84,
9|
Oka, 0844 815 7380, oka.com.

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H&G EDIT | NEWS

SHADES OF GLORY
When Romo, 01623 756699, romo.com, launched Linara, it couldnt have
anticipated the runaway success it would become. Now, its best-selling
plain fabric, 37.50m, has been updated with the introduction of 141 new
colours, taking the palette to an astounding 360 shades. Bold primaries,
soft pastels and timeless neutrals, all in the signature brushed-cotton/linen,
provide co-ordinating plains for current and upcoming Romo designs.

COUNTING SHEEP
Inspired by their love of Herdwick sheep, Lake
District devotees Spencer and Diane Hannah
founded Herdy, a gift and homewares company,
in 2007. Now theyve teamed up with mattress
specialist Harrison Spinks to launch Herdy Sleep,
0800 294 8666, herdysleep.com. Each mattress
has a full Herdwick fleece at its heart, responsibly
sourced from a local flock, blended with cotton
and cashmere. Prices, from 649 for a single.

VINE LINES
This summer, interior
designer Penny
Morrison launches COTTON ON
her debut collection, Sweet dreams are made
Irving & Morrison of the new Scalloped
for Oka, 0844 815 bed linen from Sophie
7380, oka.com. Conran, 020 7603 1522,
Inspired by Iberian sophieconran.com. In
tin-glaze pottery, luxurious white 200-
the melamine thread-count cotton
tableware includes with blue, coral, green
Aragonez plates, or white edging, the
side plates and bowls collection, from 18 for
(right), from 62 set of a pillowcase, will bring a
four, featuring a vibrant note of classic style to
hand-drawn grape leaf design. your bedroom scheme.

GARDENERS WORLD
Newly launched as an invaluable
resource for horticulture enthusiasts,
The Gardeners Garden, 29.95, by
Phaidon editors, phaidon.com, is a
compendium of the worlds most
outstanding gardens, arranged by
continent. Each entry features a set of
engaging images describing the flowers
and foliage throughout the seasons,
along with informative text explaining
both design and planting details.

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H&G EDIT | NEWS

IN FINE FORM
Are you sitting comfortably? If not, then we may have
the answer, as renowned furniture maker Beaumont
& Fletcher, 020 7352 5594, beaumontandfletcher.com,
unveils its latest design. The effortlessly elegant Warwick
sofa, H85xW210xD86cm, 5,840 plus 15m fabric,
offers Regency style with a modern touch.

SUMMER SPECIAL
A celebration of food, artists, musicians, writers, brewers
and growers, the Port Eliot Festival, set on an ancient Cornish
estate from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 July, is a truly
fabulous summer event. Highlights include a recipe-led tour
of a kitchen garden by Aaron Bertelsen, vegetable gardener
and cook at Great Dixter in Sussex, while Mexican food
authority Thomasina Miers will be cooking recipes from her
latest book. For tickets, visit porteliotfestival.com.

LATIN SPIRIT
Crediting South America as a key influence, the new Perspectives
tablecloth collection from Summerill & Bishop, 020 7221 4566,
summerillandbishop.com, evokes a wonderful sense of place. The
vibrant Rays and Sails designs (above), 160x300cm, 525 each, make
a great base for a table setting or could even be used as a wall hanging.
A joyful addition to the home, whichever way you look at them.

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PHOTOGRAPH CAROLINA FARUOLO (PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL)

PASSION FOR PATTERN: WELL CONNECTED


The Fabric Room showroom, which was recently launched by Justin Van Breda, 020 7349 7089, j-v-b.com,
offers his own designs alongside the fabrics and wallpapers of seven friends. The designs include the Mogul-
and Ottoman-inspired patterns of Arjumands World, Carleton Vs floral prints and the stylised motifs of
Abigail Borg. Equally enticing are Abnormals Anonymous fun Mr. Blow wallpaper, Mally Skoks vivacious
use of colour, the linen and bamboo weaves of Philip Pikus and the timeless designs of Robert Kime.

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HANDCRAFTED FURNITURE,
LIGHTING AND ACCESSORIES
DOUBLE QUICK
Swift to dry and featuring a timeless two-tone design, these Amalfi
Hammam towels, from 8 each, The White Company, 020 3758
9222, thewhitecompany.com, are not only a perfect lightweight
choice for the beach, but also stylish enough for home. They come
in three sizes in either White and Navy or Grey and White.

OPEN SEASON
/X[XU\ NLWFKHQV WWHG IXUQLWXUH ZLQGRZV In 1927, the owners of 609 private gardens opened their
gates to the British public. Visits were charged at a shilling a
GRRUV DUFKLWHFWXUDO MRLQHU\ IRU WKHQHVW head to raise money for the district nursing scheme, and so
KRPHVZRUOGZLGH the National Garden Scheme, 01483 211535, ngs.org.uk,
was founded. The NGS has since raised more than 50m for
charity and in this, its 90th year, you can visit many of those
founding gardens, among them HM The Queens gardens at
Sandringham, John Berkeleys gardens at Spetchley Park,
Worcestershire (above left), and Lord Saye and Seles moated
garden at Broughton Castle in Oxfordshire (above right).

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SHOP TALK
MIDGLEY GREEN
Katherine Midgley and Seamus Green marry time-honoured crafts
with modern aesthetics in their Somerset store. Seamus tells us more
How did you come to set up Midgley from old French and Polish designs yet
Green? We both studied fine art at Falmouth look surprisingly modern, with asymmetric
University, where we met some incredibly sides and simple lines. We also love Jacob
talented people working across disciplines Bodillys Moon jars. They are hand thrown
such as product design, illustration and in one go then the whole pot is dipped
photography. After graduating we tried to in a celadon glaze, producing the most
keep our own practices alive, but gradually impressive pale blue finish. They would
we became more interested in curating make a strong impact in any room.
others work. At the time, young makers
were setting up workshops in disused Which brands and designers influence Seamus and Katherine (above) offer discerningly
curated, beautifully displayed crafts for the home,
farm buildings. We felt inspired by their your aesthetic? We are most influenced including pottery, weaving and woodwork.
determination and wanted to work with by the work of the makers we stock and
them, so we created a space that showcases we pride ourselves on forming good
their crafts with care and attention. relationships with all of them. We admire
what The New Craftsmen has done and,
What can visitors expect to find in the in a similar vein, Makers & Brothers, who
shop? Everything from hand-printed also champion contemporary crafts.
cushions, woven baskets, woodwork, Mark and Sally Baileys gorgeous store in
pottery and sheepskins through to really Herefordshire cannot be beaten when it
practical pieces such good-quality garden comes to displaying products.
twine and wooden pot brushes.
Are you led by trends? Not particularly,
Can you tell us about the design of the but as shopkeepers we are influenced to
store? We were extremely lucky to inherit a certain extent by what sells and what is
many original features, including a Victorian in vogue. That said, our shop is dictated
tiled floor that we believe is Minton from by our tastes alone. We enjoy displaying
Sheffield and some lovely old cornicing. traditional handmade pieces, such as
These details complement the products simple country pottery, next to more
we offer, so we tried to keep any additions unusual contemporary crafts. This makes
as sympathetic as possible. We have used for an interesting blend of styles, which
ash throughout the shop as it has a pale in itself is becoming a trend in the store.
purity, and Katherine made a wall of ash The idea is to buy less and buy better.
shingles; it seemed mad at the time, but
it is so effective. The shingles reflect the What do you enjoy about the local area?
handmade, considered, natural beauty Clevedon is a beautiful Victorian seaside
that we look for in every item we sell. town with a wonderful community. It is
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hugely supportive of local businesses;


What are some of the more unusual the Hill and Sea areas are made up of
products on offer? Weve recently received independent shops, restaurants and cafs.
26 Alexandra Road,
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ONE TO WATCH
ALEXANDER DEVOL
The founder of Wooden& Woven creates pieces that champion honest
design. We learn how he moved from commercial work to pure craft
Can you tell us a bit about your background? as well as opportunities and, as a piece progresses,
I live and work in rural Lancashire and have been I uncover surprises under the surface.
making things since I was very young. Early in my
career, I worked as an illustrator, product designer What has been your most challenging project?
and menswear designer, but today I work mainly For the past 18 months, I have been working with
in wood. I sculpt timber from recently felled trees many different materials and processes, all of which
that are still high in moisture and yet to undergo are new to me. The pieces all incorporate wood in
a dramatic process of change. Once Ive finished, some way, but each one has meant learning new
the piece continues to morph and change as the methods instead of using skills I am confident with
wood dries, so that the final outcome is made it has felt more like being at school. Ive not shown
collaboratively by maker and material. this project publicly yet, although there is definitely
evidence of what Im learning in my recent works
How did you start Wooden & Woven? It was quite with ceramics, metals and glass.
accidental really. I had never intended to turn my
interest in woodwork into a career, but after a Can you describe your studio space? I have a cabin
decade spent focused on commercial projects in behind my house that is knee-deep in wood chips Individually crafted utensils and
an area of design I was no longer passionate about, and shavings, with every surface covered in tools decorative objects demonstrate
I felt creatively fatigued and wanted to get back and experiments. Ive also taken an additional a love of form and function.
Prices start at 45 for a
to being hands-on with materials and processes. shared studio with some talented local handmade English ash bowl.
I eventually sold my design company and Wooden designers and makers, where I can work
& Woven developed into a professional practice, with ceramics, keeping the clay dust
thanks to people taking an interest and supporting and wood dust separate.
what I do by buying what I make.
Which designers do you most admire?
What is so special about wood? It allows me to There are so many amazing present-day
work in the way I most enjoy. As a designer, I prefer craftspeople that it would be unfair to
to be responsive, rather than starting with a blank pick just a few. Some artists achieved so
page, and I like having something to inform and much that I find it absolutely overwhelming;
challenge my work. Every piece of wood is different, David Nash, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth
with its own unique figure, and there is usually as and George Nakashima would be obvious mentions.
much rot, dirt and damaged material as there is Their work, philosophies and stories combined Wooden & Woven, 07960
potential for beauty. Wood offers creative burdens feel as daunting as they are inspirational. 026144, woodwoven.com.
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You can send hand-tied bouquets to
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From 25 for a bouquet.

PATTERN PLAY
Mayan-inspired fabrics
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Lucinda Rogers, a first-year textiles student at Bath
MINI TREND 1|
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COOL CACTI the pretty Cinda Roses, 134cm wide, impressed for its
Make sure your home looks composition, scale and incorporation of different
sharp with chic pieces featuring elements. The paper comes in four colours, including
summers most stylish motif Sunshine (above), and costs 63.60m, from Lewis
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Waterworks Studio, a curated collection of lighting,
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is expanding with 50 additions, including the Decibel line
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ONE TO WATCH
HUGH MILLER
Inspired by Japanese design,
this artist creates intricately
detailed pieces in wood
I just love wood, says Hugh Miller,
radiating enthusiasm. Having
trained first as an architect, this
enterprising applied artist taught
himself the art of fine furniture-
making over eight painstaking
years. He did this through books,
YouTube videos and hour after
hour of testing timber in all its
varieties and states, while building
an intuitive relationship with an essentially
organic material, which has a tricky moisture
content and a wicked tendency to warp.
Hugh has progressed from a set of hand tools
CLASH COURSE in a shed in his parents garden to an impressive
Despite their contrasting patterns, the fabrics of the Eden fully equipped studio on the second oor of the
collection from Jane Churchills in-house studio are designed Baltic Triangle in Liverpool. The measure of his
to work harmoniously together. The vibrant selection of success was seen earlier this year in London
florals, geometrics, plains, stripes, weaves and embroideries at the prestigious Collect contemporary craft
is priced from 39m. Contact Jane Churchill at Colefax and show, where the organisers, the Crafts Council,
Fowler, 020 8877 6400, janechurchill.com. chose The Coffee Ceremony for special display.
This beautiful assembly of a coffee cart and Pieces from
table, together with utensils, a stool, bench The Coffee
Ceremony
and chairs, was inspired by winning a Churchill collection
Fellowship two years ago, which led to a two-month include, from
top, a dining
residency in Japan. Here, Hugh absorbed the
chair, milk
importance and reverence accorded in Japan to whisk, stirrers
handmade artefacts for use in everyday life. The and table.
Tea Ceremony is perhaps the best-known example
of this, he says. I came home inspired to make
my own British version for a coffee ceremony.
Hughs symbolic coffee furniture brings
together elm, walnut, bamboo, ceramics, brass WORDS AND PORTRAIT BARBARA CHANDLER

and copper, with intriguing details. Cups are


stored in woven bamboo slings under the cart,
the table has raised brass pegs on which to stand
a copper kettle and a tray holds a coffee box
and scoop. His distinctive mark is a texture of
ne ridges hand-gouged into undersides and on
chair seats. I usually do an hour of carving at the
beginning of the day. Its very calming, he says.
Now Hugh, this years winner of the
H&G One to Watch award, is taking his
ideas to a wider market and is working
with Benchmark Furniture on a coffee
and side table to launch
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As a rst port of call for chic, affordable Scandinavian homewares design fair this autumn.
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ovenproof dishes, is dipped in white glaze, creating a mottled nish hughmillerfurniture.co.uk.

that exudes rustic charm. From 10 for a diam15cm plate.

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GROWTH INDUSTRY A LIGHTER TOUCH


Since 1997, the Boglione family have nurtured Designers Guild, 020 7893 6400, designersguild.com, is typically known for
Petersham Nurseries, 020 8940 5230, its punchy, colourful designs, but its new Sentier bedlinen has a gentle,
petershamnurseries.com, from humble garden easy-going charm that is equally appealing. Its woven from pure linen in tones
centre to lifestyle destination. Now, they are of white and grey which are then dyed a soft grey. From 22 for a pillowcase.
taking their distinctive style to Covent Garden,
with a collection of spaces, including The Florist,
The Delicatessen, Petersham Cellar and The
Shop, selling homewares, furniture and gifts.
Two restaurants, a bar and a verdant central
courtyard will open later in September.

National Parks Week offers a


FOCUS BASINS series of special events taking
Our edit of the latest classic and modern place across the UKs 15 national
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Crisp lines with a practical shelf.
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With their chalky tones, these rather
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ARTIST
DEBBIE GEORGE
The rugged landscape of her native West Yorkshire and the simple beauty of
vessels, flowers and vintage ceramics inspire this painters richly textured works
WORDS EMM A J PAG E P H OTO G RA P H S A LUN CA L L E ND E R

Debbies studio in Holmfirth is


filled with treasures that
influence her work, including the
Staffordshire figures (above).
The old cup (above left) is a
favourite of Debbies and now
holds sketching pencils, which
she uses to draw out ideas
(above centre) for her paintings.

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Found items, pottery, childhood treasures and the


natural world are each reflected in the wonderfully
layered paintings of artist Debbie George. She
graduated from Bretton Hall College in 1991 with a
degree in Fine Art and her work quickly became
characterised by its unstructured and wistful quality.

I have been drawing and painting since I can


remember, and my love of pottery and ceramics
began at school. Initially, I wanted to be a potter and
I studied at Bretton Hall, but after a few months I switched to
Fine Art. I think my love of ceramics still comes through in my
work. I just paint vessels now instead of making them.

I love the natural world; without it Id have nothing to paint.


Flowers are a constant source of inspiration. I especially love
spring blooms and I grow many in my garden, including snow-
drops, primroses, tulips and cowslips. If I wasnt an artist, Id
be a gardener. I also draw while on holiday, which means that
favourite landscapes, such as those of Scotland and Cornwall,
often appear in the distance in my paintings.

My mother was my earliest artistic inspiration. She was


taught at Corsham College in the 1960s by painter Howard
Hodgkin and artist-illustrators Rosemary and Cliord Ellis.
When I was growing up, our house was full of paintings and
antiques and we would often spend weekends at antiques fairs
or flea markets. As a result, my inspiration now comes from my
own vast collection of ceramics, which are mainly vintage.

Ive been painting ceramics and flowers since the early


1990s. Then, the forms were quite simplistic, but over time
theyve become more detailed. A few years ago, I started to
introduce book covers into my work as I love vintage designs,
especially those of King Penguin and Picture Pun books.

I begin by sketching the image on paper. I then layer MDF


board with three coats of gesso before reproducing the image
on the board in pencil. Next, I build up colours with washes of
ABOVE Shelves in Debbies garden studio hold pieces by John Maltby, Eric Ravilious acrylic paint, adding intensity as I go along. One of the last stages
and Judith Rowe. BELOW LEFT A Ravilious saucer containing small animal figures,
is scratching in detail with a blade and rubbing colour into these
which often appear in Debbies paintings. BELOW RIGHT At work on a small painting,
Bullfinch Cup, featuring spring flowers and a bird motif. lines. This has its roots in a technique called sgrato, meaning
scratch into. I also use sandpaper to produce an aged eect.

Inspiration comes from unlikely places. I have a collection


of antique ceramics, which were originally given to children in
the late 1800s as rewards for academic achievement or at
Sunday school. They are exquisitely decorated and inscribed
with mottos such as A present for writing well or A gift for
knitting well. I often include these in my paintings along with
items such as shells and pebbles, as well as flowers.

The frustrations of being an artist are minor. They mainly


involve too many other jobs that get in the way of painting. The
rewards are that I can spend plenty of time involved in what I
love, in a place that I love, as I paint from a studio in my garden.
Im inspired by so many artists, particularly Mary Fedden and
Winifred Nicholson, who once said, I like painting flowers I
have tried to paint many things in many dierent ways, but my
paintbrush always gives a tremor of pleasure when I let it paint
a flower. That sums up my feelings exactly.
Debbie George, 01484 685315, debbiegeorge.co.uk.

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CLOCKWISE, FROM THIS PICTURE An easel holds paintings that Debbie is
currently working on, while the woodburning stove keeps the studio warm
on colder days; a view of the garden and its shepherds hut made by Debbies
brother; planning out a composition; daisies picked from the garden and a
vintage cigar box filled with collected feathers all lend inspiration; Debbie at
work in her studio, which overlooks her garden and the countryside beyond.

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WATERS
A seamless mix of European and north
African styles creates an enviable
sense of serenity in this relaxed Swiss home
WO RD S JE SSICA DOYLE PHOTOGRAPHS G A E L L E L E B O U L I CAU T

KITCHEN TERRACE
This sunny space, with its spectacular
view of Lake Maggiore, is the perfect
spot for a leisurely breakfast.
Louvre armchairs in Poppy, 173 each,
Fermob at Barbed, barbed.co.uk.

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SITTING ROOM integrated fireside bench
Jutta wanted a living area (left) makes a cosy corner
that worked equally well in for reading when the cooler
summer and winter, which nights draw in.
she has achieved with a Evergreen chaise longue,
subtle mix of textured fabrics from 6,628, Flexform at
in neutral tones and warm Interdesign, interdesignuk.biz.
metallic accents (below). Habibi side tables, from 566
Furnished with a generous each, E15 at Atomic Interiors,
helping of cushions, the atomicinteriors.co.uk.
DINING AREA Random pendant lights, from
For a contemporary take on 482 each, Moooi at Utility,
Moroccan style, terracotta utilitydesign.co.uk. CH24
floor tiles from Marrakesh Wishbone chairs, 620 each,
are teamed with dramatic Aram, aram.co.uk. Interior
pendant lights (left). The design, Claudia Silberschmidt,
concrete-topped island (below), Atelier Zuerich, atelierzuerich.ch.
created by interior designer
Claudia Silberschmidt, KITCHEN
incorporates a bench on one Sculptural handles give a
side, allowing it to blend decorative flourish to the
seamlessly with the dining area. wooden cabinetry (above) .

As the sun rises over the northern shore of


Lake Maggiore in Switzerland, there cannot
be a more perfect spot from which to take
in the serene view of water and mountains
than the terrace of Jutta Schilds house.
Set on the edge of the lake near the town of Ascona, close to
the Italian border, the property is a holiday retreat for Jutta,
who works in fashion, and the place where she loves to go
to relax with friends. When she and her partner, Lambert,
found it three years ago, the 1960s house was simple and
very basic, so they embarked on a year-long renovation to
create a stylish interior to match its idyllic situation.

SIMPLE AND SUSTAINABLE


Although the property did not need a lot of structural work,
what Jutta calls the technical details required modernisa-
tion: the electrics and plumbing had a complete overhaul, and
the house needed to be made watertight. As eco credentials
were of the utmost importance to Jutta, she ensured that the
renovation met the Swiss Minergie building standard for
low energy consumption by installing ecient windows,
underfloor heating and solar panels on the roof.
It was with the decoration of the interior, however, that
Juttas innate flair for design came to the fore. One of her
key objectives was not to overdo it: We wanted to preserve
the simple, easy spirit of the house, she explains, and taking
inspiration from the historic north Italian villas in the area,
we reinstated some classic features, including the shutters.

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MAIN BEDROOM frohsinn.ch. 205 table lamps,
A built-in shelf with drawers 359.66 each, Lampe Gras
beneath makes a useful at Spatial Lighting, spatial-
workstation and dressing lighting.co.uk. Rope stool,
table (above). For this scheme 1,098, Riva 1920 at Progarr,
(right), Jutta chose green for progarr.com.
its serene, restful quality.
Curvy lamp base, 350; 18in STAIRCASE
lampshade, 375; both Melodi Claudias unique rope screen
Horne, melodihorne.com. design (below) enhances the
Dhurrie, CHF230sq m, Frohsinn, crisp beauty of the staircase.

CROSS-CULTURAL COMPOSITION
To help her achieve the specific style she wanted, Jutta
enlisted the help of interior designer Claudia Silberschmidt,
of Swiss firm Atelier Zurich a friend with whom she had
worked before on previous projects but the design took an
abrupt turn after Jutta went on a trip to Marrakesh. I came
home and said, Claudia, I think we have to change the look
because I have such dierent ideas now, she recalls. It was
just that Moroccan feeling: the colours, the shapes and the
style. We sat and talked it over for hours, it was such fun.

EDITED WITH STYLE


This new look, a cross between contemporary riad and
elegant Italian villa, was the perfect fit for another of Juttas
requirements, that the interior of the house be appropriate
for the summer and winter months. This she and Claudia
achieved through their choice of fabrics, carpets and curtains
in soft greens, greys and mauves, which lend the interior a
fresh, bright look in warm weather when the French windows
are flung open, and a cosy, cosseting feel on chilly evenings
an eect heightened by the custom-built fireplace with its
integrated bench, which is Juttas favourite place to sit.
Added to the mix are items that Jutta picked up in Morocco,
pieces that have been designed by Claudia, while others were
chosen from European design brands, such as Moooi, Flex-
form and British designer, Melodi Horne. It is a look that
keeps on evolving. Finding things for the house is like a
never-ending story, says Jutta. I love the thrill of the chase.

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Taking inspiration from the

historic north Italian villas in the
area, we wanted to preserve the
simple, easy spirit of the house.
BALCONY GUEST BEDROOM
The bedrooms covered Jutta opted for a textured
balcony (above left) has been wallpaper and a padded
fitted with diaphanous headboard (left) to add
curtains to filter the glare softness and comfort; the
of the sun on bright days. red pillows were chosen
Simple lights, from 327 each, for their rich colour, which
Tobias Grau, tobias-grau.com. introduces a note of warmth.
Fierce wallcovering, 124.17m,
MAIN BEDROOM Arte at TM Interiors,
A double set of French tm-interiors.co.uk.
windows (above) maximises
the view of the lake, and the
reflected light from the water.

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Eco credentials were of the
utmost importance, so
underfloor heating and solar
panels were installed.
BATHROOM
The original arched window
was replaced by glazed doors
(above), so the bathroom
now opens onto the terrace.
Its river-stone floor not only
adds a decorative touch
(above left), but is pleasantly
tactile underfoot.
Stairs towel holder, from
511.20, Agape at West One
Bathrooms, westonebathrooms.
com. Piazzolla wall lamps,
652.74 each, Delightfull at
Beut, beut.co.uk.

ROOF TERRACE
An outdoor rug and relaxed
seating bring the comfortable
feel of the interior outdoors.
Knot rug, 3,700, Roda at
Summerhill & Co, furnitureby
summerhillandco.co.uk. Opera
table, from 193, Fermob at
Barbed, barbed.co.uk.

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Non Random pendant in Black,
H54xdiam48cm, 473.60, Bertjan Pot at
Moooi, 020 8962 5691, moooi.com.

Peregrine cushion in
Amaranth/Mustard,
51cm sq, 52, Oka,
Odum ottoman,
0844 815 7380,
H44xW125xD36cm,
oka.com.
395, Nkuku,
0333 240 0155,
nkuku.com.

Door pull
LAKESIDE LIVING ORG1063,
L28.5xW2x
D5.5cm, 306,

BE INSPIRED The Beardmore


Collection, 020
7351 5444,
beardmore.
Bring a lively ethnic twist co.uk. Mycroft ladder in Black,
H190xW49.5cm, 114,
to interiors, as in Jutta Fern & Grey, 020 3637
Schilds home 2663, fernandgrey.com.

DCW No 210 wall


lamp in Black Satin, Accordion coffee table,
H78xW39cm, 335, H41xdiam76cm, 599,
Lampe Gras at West Elm, 0800 404
Houseology, 0330 363 9780, westelm.co.uk.
0330, houseology.com.

Heera dhurrie in Grass Green


and White, cotton, 161sq m,
Mahout Lifestyle, 0845 116
6333, mahoutlifestyle.com.

Log holder
in Aged Zinc,
H120xW38x
D30cm,
FEATURE LAURA VINDEN

495, Garden
Requisites, Louvre armchair
01225 851577, in Chili, H90xW49x
garden- D45cm, 175, Fermob,
requisites.co.uk. fermob.com.

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1| Aragonese armchairs in Fawn, H94xW78xD80cm, 1,425 each, Oka. 2| Alaina armchair in Grey, H78xW73xD70cm, 360, RV Astley at Houseology.
3| Bentley armchair, H76xW91xD83.5cm, 919, Eichholtz at Sweetpea & Willow. 4| Bromley wingback chair in Grey Ticking Stripe, H104xW73xD85cm, 742,
Rowen & Wren. 5| Frlv armchair in Flodafors White, H88xW93xD101cm, 295, Ikea. 6| Odell club chair, H97xW64xD83cm, 550, Around The House Furniture.
7| Florence button-back armchair, H82xW67xD73cm, 399, Atkin and Thyme. 8| Traditional style armchair, H65xW94xD102cm, 899, Rockett St George.

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MODERN
1| Zaylie chair in Assorted, H89xW79xD90cm, 798, Anthropologie. 2| Luna chair in Teal, H89xW96xD90cm, 499, West Elm. 3| Hooper armchair,
H80xW80xD80cm, 850, India Jane. 4| Sao Paulo armchair in Blue, H79xW75xD54cm, 459, Maisons du Monde. 5| Margot accent chair in Old Rose, H55x
W62xD76cm, 399, Made. 6| Cloud chair in Celadon, H72xW57xD84cm, 645, Oliver Bonas. 7| Charade slipper chair, H79xW70xD79cm, 2,500, Jonathan
Adler. 8| Berry chair, H82xW82xD82cm, 549, Olive & the Fox. 9| Lyle armchair in Teal, H79xW87xD87cm, 595, Habitat. WHERE TO BUY, PAGE 163

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1| Low Jinks coffee table, H40xdiam74cm, 345, Loaf. 2| Niobe coffee table in black marble, H37xW140xD40cm, 1,413, Zanotta at Aram. 3| Aberdeen coffee
table, H51xW112xD61cm, 235, Perch & Parrow. 4| Mondrian coffee table in Glossy Saint Laurent, H48xdiam100cm, 5,580, Poliform. 5| Leopoldo coffee table,
H45xdiam100cm, 2,709, Julian Chichester. 6| Avelaine coffee table, H48xdiam107cm, 998, Anthropologie. 7| Olson coffee table, H43xW91xD68.5cm,
299, West Elm. 8| Stanhope coffee table, H35xdiam120cm, 4,750, Novocastrian. 9| Tom Raffield May coffee table, H48xdiam70cm, 1,195, John Lewis.

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SQUARE ROOTS
1| Blenheim coffee table, H41xW140xD90cm, 540, Neptune. 2| Agrafe coffee table, H36xW140xD70cm, 1,370, Roche Bobois. 3| Balzac coffee table,
H42xW65xD65cm, 3,500, Tom Faulkner. 4| Lily coffee table, H42xW118xD63cm, 399, Atkin and Thyme. 5| Karinta coffee table, H48xW153xD76cm, 3,180,
William Yeoward. 6| Belvs coffee table, H42xW170xD102cm, 1,795, Oka. 7| Strut coffee table, H36xW137xD50cm, 649, Heals. 8| Nestor coffee table,
H34xW80xD80cm, 595, Habitat. 9| Darcey coffee table, H50xW110xD59cm, 499, Marks & Spencer. WHERE TO BUY, PAGE 163

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Glendevon Grey from the Universal collection

www.howdens.com
or call 0800 0639 817 to request a brochure
FURNITURE Coco Globe coffee table, H42xdiam90cm,
498, Hollys House. CH25 chair in oiled oak and
natural paper cord, H73xW71xD73cm, 2,455.20,
Carl Hansen & Son.
FABRICS Roman blinds in Akata in Grey Mist, linen,
125m, Mark Alexander. Window seat cushions in
Crochet in Pale Blue, linen, 115m, Christopher Farr
Cloth. Cushions on window seat in (from left) Tieling
in Vert, cotton, 120m, Pierre Frey. Cordata in Moss,
cotton, 80.10m, Robert Allen. Mantua Mant-005,
cotton mix, 110m, Fermoie. Handpicked in Moss,
cotton, 67m, Robert Allen. Katas in Pine, cotton,
40m, Villa Nova. Speedwell Aged Linen in Sage,
linen, 82m, Inchyra Designs. Carnac in Green, linen,
100m, Christopher Farr Cloth. Cushion on chair in
Cordoba in Peridot, linen, 90m, Rapture & Wright.
ACCESSORIES Recycled glass bud vase, 12.50
a pair, Rose & Grey. Textured recycled glass vase,
40, Cox & Cox. Taroudant vase, 92.50, Canvas
Home. Basil terracotta pot, 10; Laura cushion in
Jack Sage (far right on window seat), 80; both Neptune.
Wall-mounted Fishing lights in Clay, H38xW25.5x
D39cm, 75 each, Garden Trading. Sisal Herringbone
rug in Pale Natural, 170x230cm, 422, Rowen & Wren.
THE LOOK

Easy
LIVING
Inspired by the timber-clad summerhouses of Scandinavia and
New England, these relaxed decorating schemes, which echo the delicate shades
of nature, are designed to blur the boundary between indoors and out
S TYLING SALLY CO NRA N P H OTO G RA P H S J O N DAY

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Lightweight and portable, this bamboo daybed is a versatile choice for lazy days by the waters edge. Its stylish design
would sit equally well indoors when the weather disappoints, adding understated charm to a contemporary interior.

THIS PAGE FABRIC Cushion in Mataro in Natural, polypropylene, Nile & York at Lorfords London. Patterned cushion in Windsor Park in Palm,
91m, Designers Guild. cotton, 26.20m, Robert Allen. Plain cushion in Petit Champs F3201022,
ACCESSORIES Tray with akebia handles, 84, Charlotte Storrs Stoneware. linen, 165.60m, Pierre Frey. Striped cushion in Mataro in Natural,
Sommar glasses, 3 set of six, Ikea. Bud vase, 12.50 a pair, Rose & Grey. polypropylene, 91m, Designers Guild.
Lithuanian napkin in White, 10, Canvas Home. Porcelain garnish bowl, part ACCESSORIES Sommar bottle, 1.75; Sommar glasses, 3 set of six;
of Gin Grand serving set, 295, LSA at Amara. Tanusi glass bottle, 18.95, all Ikea. Savannah journal, 32.95, Nkuku. Daler Rowney Aquafine
Nkuku. Bay terracotta pot, 10, Neptune. watercolour set, 17; Daler Rowney Aquafine watercolour A4 paper,
OPPOSITE PAGE FURNITURE Bamboo daybed (with plain cushions), 6 for 12 sheets; both Hobbycraft. Straw hat, 15; basket, 38; both
H40xW210xD70cm, 698.50, Hollys House. Design Vintage. Glass vases (used as hurricane lamps), medium, 37.50;
FABRICS Daybed cushions in Track in Denim, cotton mix, 39m, large, 75; Canvas Home. Fenomen candles, from 1.50 each, Ikea.

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A fireplace filled with real and faux potted plants creates a verdant focal point, while the relaxed seating,
including a hand-woven sofa designed for outdoor use, enhances the garden-like feel.

FURNITURE Safi sofa in Sunbrella in London Stone, H81xW200xD89cm, terracotta pot, 10, Neptune. Taroudant vase in White Leather glaze,
2,379, Vincent Sheppard. Carter coffee table, H45xW100xD60cm, 620, medium, 92.50; Taroudant vase in Gun Metal glaze, small, 72.50;
Neptune. Lawaia chair, H76xW57xD86cm, 585, Oka. Jaxon console table, Stroud serving bowl in Beige, 30; all Canvas Home. (On chair) Slade
H82.5xW118.5xD35cm, 565, Graham and Green. Stripe cushion in Inky Blue, 58, Rowen & Wren. (On coffee table) Stroud
ACCESSORIES Wall-mounted Fishing light in Clay, H38xW25.5xD39cm, 75, round board in Aqua, 18.50, Canvas Home. Smoked glass vase, 9.50
Garden Trading. (On sofa) Gardenia Ocean cushions, 45 each, Graham and set of three, Rose & Grey. Porcelain garnish bowl, part of Gin Grand
Green. Slade Stripe cushion in Inky Blue, 58, Rowen & Wren. Faux Ficus serving set, 295, LSA at Amara. Tray with akebia handles, 84,
lyrata, 149.99, The Chelsea Gardener. Seagrass baskets, 85 set of three, Charlotte Storrs Stoneware. Laverton geometric rug in Grey/White,
Out There Interiors. (In fireplace, from left) Faux potted aloe vera, 60, Cox & 140x200cm, 310, Neptune.
Cox. Potted peace lily, 19; Druvflder pot, 20; Fejka faux potted OPPOSITE PAGE FURNITURE Marietta armchair in Brownstone,
hydrangeas, 8 each; Muskot white plant pot, 2; Fejka faux potted fig, H80xW80xD77cm, 790, Oka.
8; potted aloe vera, 2.50; all Ikea. Tall green retro plant pot, 35, Rose & FABRIC Cushion in Pyramid Print in Moss, linen, 65.80m, Robert Allen.
Grey. Thyme terracotta pot, 10, Neptune. (On floor) Porcio vase, 75, ACCESSORIES Foraging basket, 440, Annemarie OSullivan at The New
Canvas Home. Emerson vase, 160, The White Company. Bamboo basket, Craftsmen. Winsford tea plate, 32 set of four, Neptune. Celadon linen
45, Design Vintage. (On console table, from left) Cylinder lamp base in napkin, 4.25, Birdie Fortescue. Sommar mug, 1.50, Ikea. Hempton
White, 54.45; XXL rattan lampshade, 46; both Birdie Fortescue. Bay enamelware percolator, 32, Soho Home at Liberty.

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Adding a row of decorative solar-powered pendant lights is an easy way to
provide atmospheric lighting for alfresco meals that extend well into the evening.

FURNITURE Portland six-seater table, H73xdiam130cm, Sommar bowls, 1.25 each; Sommar glasses,
920, Neptune. Outdoor wicker dining chairs, 3 set of six; all Ikea. Champagne glasses, 40
H90xW64xD60cm, 125 each, Cox & Cox. set of four, Cox & Cox. Handsworth cutlery in Mist,
FABRICS Left-hand cushion in Track in Graphite, 68 for 24-piece set, Neptune. Hand-block printed
cotton mix, 39m, Nile & York at Lorfords London. napkins in Neem Pine, 5.95 each, Birdie Fortescue.
Right-hand cushion in Pyramid Print in Moss, Valencia vase, 75, Hollys House. Cylinder vase,
linen, 65.80m, Robert Allen. 37.50, Canvas Home. Solvinden LED solar-powered
ACCESSORIES (On chair at back) Laura cushion in pendant lamps, H30xdiam30cm, 6 each, Ikea.
Jack Sage, 80, Neptune. Hemstitch linen Similar pendant lights, Large pendant Fishing lights in
tablecloth in White, 95, The Linen Works. Natural Chalk, H44xdiam35.5cm, 120 each, Garden Trading.
and silver hemp placemats, 7.50 each, Graham Similar wall light, Wall-mounted Fishing light in
and Green. Sommar dinner plates, 3 each; Clay, H38xW25.5xD39cm, 75, Garden Trading.

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Tiles are great for introducing a splash of colour to an all-white space. This geometric motif can be laid in numerous
ways to create dierent designs. Add crockery in complementary tones for an attractive display on open shelves.

FURNITURE Macario stool in Mint, H66xdiam42cm, 75, Graham and Green. pot, 10, Neptune. Hempton enamelware tumblers, 8 each, Soho House at
WALLS Glazed green Churriana tiles, 13cm sq, 180sq m, Bert & May. Liberty. Porcio glass vase, 87.50, Canvas Home. Corinium jug, 11, Neptune.
ACCESSORIES (On stool) Acacia plate, 52, Hollys House. Celadon linen (On shelves, from top left) Hempton enamelware dinner plates, side plates
napkins, 4.25 each, Birdie Fortescue. Vintage-style zinc jug, 7.50, Cox & and bowls, 8 each, Soho House at Liberty. Stroud serving bowl in Beige, 30;
Cox. Handsworth cutlery in Mist, 68 for 24-piece set, Neptune. Sommar Stroud board in Aqua, 18.50; both Canvas Home. Large Dappled ceramic
Green glasses, 3 set of six, Ikea. (On worksurface, from left) Taroudant jug, 24, Rose & Grey. Similar serving bowl, 1815 White serving bowl, 30,
vase in White Leather glaze, 92.50, Canvas Home. Bay terracotta pot, 10, Royal Doulton. Peccioli melamine dinner plates, 38 set of four; Peccioli
Neptune. Porcelain garnish bowl, part of Gin Grand serving set, 295, LSA melamine side plates, 34 set of four; both Oka. Soendergaard white
at Amara. Tapti glass carafe, 24.95, Nkuku. Small Dappled ceramic jug, salad bowls, 44 each, David Mellor. Large porcelain pestle and mortar,
12, Rose & Grey. Mango wood plates, 7.50 each, Hollys House. Hempton 120, John Julian at The New Craftsmen. Colonel Natural pendant light,
enamelware bowl, 8, Soho House at Liberty. Basil terracotta H37xdiam38cm, 189, Hollys House.

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Simplicity is key in this holiday-style guest bedroom where sheer curtains and white
metal-framed beds keep the look bright, with texture provided by soft mohair throws.

FURNITURE Ash folding tray table, part of Gin goose feather and down pillows, 35 each; all The White
Grand serving set, H65xW54xD41cm, 295, LSA at Company. Freya Herringbone throw, 138, Rowen & Wren.
Amara. Stamford single beds in White, H120xL198x Single mohair throws in Cream and Pale Green, 74 each,
W92cm, 295 each, The White Company. Birdie Fortescue. Jacquard linen throw in Blue Grey, 320,
FABRICS Curtains in Edo in Dove, linen, 120m, The Linen Works. Jardiniere reversible quilt in Vintage
Mark Alexander. Cushions in Marit in Pine, cotton mix, Blue, 325, Oka. (On table) Provence lamp, 95, The
35m, Villa Nova. White Company. Recycled glass vase, 17.50, Rose & Grey.
ACCESSORIES Avignon single duvet covers in White, Sommar glass, 3 set of six; Sommar bottle with
45 each; housewife pillowcases, 15 each; single fitted stopper, 1.75; both Ikea. Relaxed raffia basket, 95 a
sheets, 20 each; cushion covers, 12 each; goose pair, Design Vintage. Izel Print runner, 200x90cm, 100,
feather and down single 4.5 tog duvets, 50 each; Cox & Cox. WHERE TO BUY, PAGE 163

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INSPIRING SPACES
Our choice of irresistible homes and beautiful gardens

THIS MONTH, we visit an exquisitely refined


London townhouse (page 74) and a tranquil
retreat on Long Island (page 84), while
a Georgian property in Winchester gets an
impressive redesign (page 90) and a
South Downs coach house makes the most
of its period heritage (page 99). Our inspiring
July gardens include a rose-filled paradise
in Tuscany (page 108) and a tiny town plot
perfect for entertaining (page 118).
PHOTOGRAPH RICHARD POWERS
LONDON REBUILD

Age of
eleganceSeemingly endless planning applications,
a dramatic reconfiguration and the
installation of a show-stopping staircase
have all been worth the upheaval in the
case of this undeniably stylish townhouse
WOR DS A R A B E LLA YOUE NS PHOTOGRAPHS R I C H A R D P OW E R S

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SITTING ROOM
The essentially neutral palette sets a formal
tone here with character provided by the
scattering of books and artworks. The
sofa gently divides the space, allowing for
a more relaxed seating area beyond with a
chaise longue (left), which is beautifully
complemented by a bespoke bookcase.
Fontana coffee table, 2,900, Paolo Moschino
for Nicholas Haslam, nicholashaslam.com.
Tondo side table, 129, Swoon Editions,
swooneditions.com. Miro chandelier, 2,466,
Porta Romana, portaromana.com. Tracery rug,
from 1,170sq m, Kelly Wearstler at The Rug
Company, therugcompany.com.

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LANDING
One of the benefits of the new staircase
was that the Howards were able to feature
a spacious landing on each floor, ideal
for displaying favourite pieces of art (left).
Umbria chair, 1,749, Julian Chichester,
julianchichester.com. Curtains, Victoria Smee,
victoriasmeeinteriors.co.uk.

DINING ROOM
Striking pieces, from the eye-catching
mid-century Italian walnut cabinet (below)
to the contemporary console table and
decorative mirror (right), introduce a note
of understated glamour.
Harry console table, 3,900; medium green
honeycomb glass lamps on brass bases, 1,320 a
pair; all Tyson, tyson.london. Molten sculptures,
from 720 each, Jo Littlefair, jolittlefairlondon.com.
Chandelier in crystal and gilt finish, 1,755, Brabin
& Fitz, brabinandfitz.co.uk. Buffet cabinet, Norfolk
Decorative Antiques, antiquelighting.co.uk.

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he immaculate interiors of this double-fronted,

T
SITTING ROOM
Mixing and matching styles of art and periods mid-19th-century London townhouse are a far cry
of furniture creates a sense of depth and makes a
from the tired family home that its owners, Laura and
scheme look more organic, says interior designer
Rebecca Hughes. Bianca Smiths paintings Robert Howard, bought five years ago. The transfor-
(above) are incredibly versatile as they are strong mation is now complete, but it required clear heads
but also quite neutral. and brave hearts as everything but the four exterior walls had to be
Artwork, Bianca Smith, biancasmithart.com. stripped away to reconfigure the internal space, and the new rooms
Interior design, Rebecca Hughes Interiors,
rebeccahughesinteriors.com.
painstakingly decorated.
The journey began long before so much as a skip could be
STAIRWELL brought on site. Planning applications numbering well into double
Rebecca worked with Laura and Robert to figures were submitted for the creation of an additional basement
tailor the design of the 14 solid glass drop lights,
level, and the installation of a car-lift and skylights. Such was the
which are suspended from a ceiling canopy by
brass chains (opposite page, top left). intricacy of the project that, when the builders were finally able to
Bespoke celestial pebble lighting, Ochre, move in and start work, Laura and Robert found themselves having
ochre.net. Architect, Greenway Architects, to make decisions on an almost hourly basis. With busy working
greenwayarchitects.co.uk. lives to manage at the same time, the couple decided to appoint
KITCHEN
interior designer Rebecca Hughes to help them.
Laura opted for a minimalist look (opposite page, The location and design of the existing staircase was an obvious
top right), where the irregular veining of the and immediate problem that they needed to address. Centrally posi-
book-matched marble splashback provides a tioned and badly angled, it failed to link the house in any meaningful
pleasing contrast to the linear style elsewhere.
way, so the Howards commissioned a replacement structure that
Kitchen in Sand Grey and Textured Teak, from
30,000, Poggenpohl, poggenpohl.com. now scales the southern end of the property. Rebecca designed the
non-uniform balustrades and convinced Laura that handrails in
LIVING AREA antique bronze, not timber, would be more in keeping with the metal
One end of the kitchen is home to a more relaxed details used elsewhere, so now the finished masterpiece lends an
space (right). It needed a splash of colour, so
Rebecca suggested the Paul Smith rug, says Laura. impressive air of European elegance to the whole house.
Carnival rug, from 1,055sq m, Paul Smith at The Rug We were going to ask Rebecca to do just two rooms, says
Company, therugcompany.com. Laura, but after I saw what she could create, and how she worked,

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it gave me the confidence to ask her to help us with the whole house.
For her part, Rebecca was keen to capitalise on the glamour pro-
vided by the dramatic new spiral staircase and encouraged the
Howards to commission a final flourish, an eye-catching chandelier
that now hangs from the roof light on the top floor, all the way down
the 31-foot-deep stairwell.
The new staircase also provided the Howards with the perfect
opportunity to create a fresh layout for the rooms on each floor.
The previous owners had carved out eight poky bedrooms, with
ceiling heights that became increasingly lower, the higher the rooms
were positioned in the house. It was a situation that was of parti-
cular concern to Laura. I dont like dingy rooms; I much prefer big
spaces, she explains.
My original plan was to create three bedrooms in all, she says.
I would happily have had a large dormitory at the top of the house,
but even the architect drew a line at this suggestion as he thought
each of the three rooms would be too big. Advised to consider the
preferences of future owners, Laura and Robert have dedicated
the first floor of the house to their own bedroom, bathroom and
dressing room, and created two more bedrooms on the floor above
with a further two in the basement.
While Lauras attention was focused on the rest of the house,
Roberts passion and expertise were channelled into designing
and arranging the audio-visual entertainment. As a family, we love
listening to music and watching films, says Robert, who has created
an acoustically insulated cinema room in the basement. The
surround sound is perfectly calibrated. You can turn the volume
right up and you wont disturb a soul.

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MAIN BEDROOM
Layering shades of grey and dierent textures
has created a sense of calm and peace (above).
However, as Rebecca explains, It is important
to introduce bolder elements, such as the
distinctive pendant light, to bring definition.
Tree of Life on Grey prints, 750 a pair, India
Jane, indiajane.co.uk. Addison blanket, 130,
The White Company, thewhitecompany.com.

MAIN BATHROOM
I much prefer showers, says Laura, so it
was the architect who persuaded me to add
the bath (left). He was adamant that a main
bathroom needs one because it provides a
focal point for the room and future owners
of the house might require it.
Blinds in Springtime in Natural, 95m,
Christopher Farr Cloth, christopherfarrcloth.com.
Brockwell side table in bronze, 487, Robert
Langford, robertlangford.co.uk.

GUEST BEDROOM
The mid-century-style ceiling light (right) with
glass shades in smoky hues was only possible
to hang because of the rooms amazing ceiling
height. Adding interest to the far wall is a
collection of antique Spanish mirrors. I
especially like them for their uneven forms
each one is different, says Rebecca.
Andromeda antique brass chandelier with mixed
glass shades, 1,186.56, Heathfield & Co, heathfield.
co.uk. Valentin storage bench in Blush Belgian
linen, 540, Sofa.com. Amber and Pink glass
bottle, 75, The Conran Shop, conranshop.co.uk.

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SONS BATHROOM
Laura chose the wall-hung vanity unit for
its contemporary good looks and practical
design, with handy shelving and shaver
sockets hidden in the cabinetry (left).
Blind in Deniz in Indigo, 123m, Lee Jofa at
GP&J Baker, gpjbaker.com.

SONS BEDROOM
Eschewing wallpaper and plain paint, Rebecca
suggested that a grati artist tag the main
wall (below) with elements that particularly
resonate with the couples teenage son.
Bespoke mural, Graffiti Life, graffitilife.co.uk.
Vice Versa linen throw in Cobalt, 260, The
Conran Shop, conranshop.co.uk.

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SITTING ROOM
A long row of windows floods
this part of the house (left)
with light, while the walls
and oor have been painted
crisp white to counteract any
gloominess the low ceilings
might create on a grey day.
Alison sofa, from 1,593,
Camerich, camerich.co.uk.
Tullsta tub chairs, 80 each,
Ikea, ikea.com. Antique Windsor
chair, Spruce Design + Decor,
sprucedesigndecor.com.

ELEVATED DECK
Used as an outdoor dining
room at the back of the
house, this space enables
the couple to make the most
of the garden views below.
pplar outdoor drop-leaf
table, 95, Ikea, ikea.com.
Bellini chairs, $175 each,
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eachside living is embedded in Daniel Richards DNA. porch at the front and a verandah and terrace at the back serve as

B The Australian-born landscape designer spent many


years working in Sydney before moving to America just
over a decade ago, and although he and his husband,
Michael Wehner, now live for much of their working
week in Manhattan, they have always made a point of spending sum-
mers on Long Island. The couple had never owned a beach house,
but as Daniels passion for working on property design projects
outdoor rooms in the summer months; there is also a garden studio,
fashioned from a garage, where family and friends can stay.

FRESH THINKING
Structurally speaking, the house was sound but the interiors needed
to be refreshed, an opportunity that Daniel, whose work as a land-
scape designer has increasingly overlapped with interiors
developed, they were finally tempted to buy in the Hamptons. commissions, was keen to embrace. Today, the rooms are calm and
After so many years of staying in the area, the idea of having our comfortable, with a sophisticated and eclectic edge, while floors,
own home here was exciting, says Daniel. We worked out what was walls and ceilings are painted white, oering a neutral backdrop
really important to us and decided that we wanted to spend more for carefully selected furnishings and art, while simultaneously
time by the water. I was very spoilt in Sydney where I could be at the helping to boost light levels.
beach in minutes; now, we can walk to the sea from our cottage. A sequence of gently interconnected living spaces allow
Daniel and Michael to make full use of the ground floor, including
VILLAGE LIFE a reading room crafted from what was once a bedroom. The furni-
The search for the right property was not without its hiccups: a ture is a considered blend of mid-century favourites, characterful
mid-century home that had caught Daniels eye was taken o the and contemporary pieces, and bespoke elements designed by
market before he could act, and he was then outgunned in a bidding Daniel himself, all tied together by threads of texture and soothing
war for a farmhouse in Bridgehampton. Fortunes changed, however, colour tones. Art is another key ingredient, with pieces by friend and
when he came across a characterful cottage in Sag Harbor and the artist Camie Lyons and others standing out against the monochrome
sale went through without a hitch. I fell in love with it instantly, scheme that runs throughout most of the property.
says Daniel, it was the perfect size and location for us.
The village has really held onto its character, and its easy to live FUTURE PERFECT
here very comfortably. Back in the city, I spend a lot of time driving The cottages interior may now be complete, but the designer in
from one project to another, but when we come out to Sag Harbor Daniel means that he still has grand plans for a swimming pool
on a Thursday night, we dont get back into the car again until in the back garden and ideas for reworking the lower ground floor,
Sunday evening as we can walk everywhere we need to go. which is presently home to service spaces. For the moment, however,
Clad in cedar shingles, the three-storey cottage dates back to the he and Michael are happily enjoying their new home, the village
1840s. High hedges lend shelter and privacy to its garden, while a and, of course, the beach.

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GARDEN DINING ROOM KITCHEN
Clad in cedar shingles, the Dark sisal rugs (above left) A suspended cast-iron platter,
cottage (above, far left) sits have been used throughout which Daniel found in New
on a slope, so the back is the ground floor to define York, adds to the country
arranged over three levels the dining and sitting areas. charm of the simple kitchen.
rather than two, allowing Saarinen dining table, from Antique cast-iron platter, Red
for a sheltered verandah, 3,141.60; Eames DAW dining Dog Antiques in Samsonville.
which leads to a deck and chairs, 429 each; all The Interior design, Daniel Richards
a nearby garden studio. Conran Shop, conranshop.co.uk. Design, danielrichardsdesign.com.

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SMALL SITTING ROOM BATHROOM
This inviting reading spot Narrow tongue-and-grove
(above left) serves as the (above) gives a subtle coastal
perfect place for Daniel to feel, while throwing the
show o one of his mid- classic black radiator into
century modern classics, sharp relief.
the Barcelona day bed by
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. GARDEN STUDIO
Barcelona day bed,from 10,626, The beamed roof of this
Skandium, skandium.com. former garage was left open
to increase the sense of space
MAIN BEDROOM in this standalone guest
The sloped ceiling (left) meant bedroom (right). In keeping
a headboard was not an with the rooms neutral tones,
option, so a boldly patterned the antique mahogany chair
African Kuba cloth, found at has been reupholstered
the MoMA shop, has been with an African mud cloth.
used to distract attention from Striped wedding blanket,
the rooms unusual angles. Mustapha Blaoui,
For similar Kuba cloths, try mustaphablaoui.com.
1stdibs.com.

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SITTING ROOM
The arched area was originally
a narrow corridor that led
to the front door. Designer
Stephanie Dunning took down
most of the wall to open up
the sitting room (right) and
improve the flow of the space.
Willow wall lights in French
Brass, 528 each, Porta Romana,
portaromana.com. Malmaison
Damask wallpaper in Peridot,
77 a roll, Zoffany, zoffany.com.
Bespoke ottoman in Kimono in
Cayenne Blue, 112.80m, Lewis
& Wood, lewisandwood.co.uk.
Interior design, Stephanie
Dunning, stephaniedunning
interiordesign.com.
PERIOD RENOVATION

Open
SESAME
What began as the owners simple desire for an updated
kitchen turned into a full-scale refurbishment, complete with
a spacious new layout, for this characterful Georgian home
WORD S JENNIFER GOULDING P HOTOGRA P H S M EL YAT ES

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Y
ou would never know that this house was originally part
of a brewery. From the outside, it looks like a sweet, flat-
fronted Georgian dolls house, says Jessie Sunderland
of the home she shares with her husband, Allan, situ-
ated in one of the pretty streets surrounding Winchester
Cathedral. The couple originally used the house as a pied--terre, but in 2015
they decided to sell their large home in the country and move here. This
soon revealed the buildings shortcomings, so Jessie and Allan turned to
interior designer Stephanie Dunning to transform it into something both
practical and beautiful. We spoke to Jessie to find out more.

What attracted you to the property? The combination of the location and
the quirky architecture was irresistible. I like the feeling of living in an area
that is rich with history and were just two minutes walk from the high
street, which is wonderfully vibrant and full of independent shops.

In what way was the house problematic? It was perfectly livable, but quite
draughty. The sitting room, which faces north, was always particularly cold
and unappealing. Although it has great bones, it is not a large house, just
two rooms deep, and it felt quite poky.

What finally prompted you to refurbish the house? It all began with a
broken dishwasher. I said to Allan, I hate this dishwasher; we have to do
something about it, and actually I want to change the kitchen a bit. The
layout of the room was poor, which made it really difficult to cook, and I DINING AREA
love to cook. Then, when Stephanie visited, I showed her round the whole The south-facing kitchen is one of Jessies
favourite rooms. Allan and I are both poets
house and she immediately had ideas that we liked so much, we ended up
and we like to sit at the table (above left) and
redoing everything, from top to bottom. write. It is particularly lovely in the summer,
as the sun warms the room all day long.
How did you find out about Stephanies work? I am really interested in Buffalo side chairs, 299 each, Heals, heals.com.
design, but I rarely seek out the name of a designer. However, I saw a house
KITCHEN
featured in Homes & Gardens and was so taken with its easy elegance that The previous, poorly laid-out scheme has been
I decided to look Stephanie up. It turned out she was based in Salisbury, replaced with this well-considered arrangement
which is just forty minutes away, so it was all very serendipitous. of bespoke cabinets and central island unit
(above). Stephanies decision to use a glamorous
combination of pink, copper and gold warms
What changes did Stephanie suggest? To open up the entire layout of the
and offsets the dark-grey stone worktops.
house so that it felt much bigger. She also had a real light-bulb moment Walls in Light Peachblossom, Intelligent Matt
when I first showed her the cellar and she saw the amazing ceiling; it was Emulsion, 47 for 2.5 litres, Little Greene, littlegreene.
her idea to turn the space into a shower room and utility room. com. Brass and Glass ceiling lights, 85 each,
Rockett St George, rockettstgeorge.co.uk.

How important was colour in the decoration? One of the things I noticed STAIRCASE
about Stephanies schemes was her fantastic use of colour. Some of the As part of Stephanies reorganisation of the
shades she has used in our house are quite dark, which I thought was basement, the space beneath the stairs (left) is
rather bold, but they create lovely, intimate spaces. I really enjoy the way the used as a practical and stylish open boot room.
Runner in Wool Cord Gesso, 52.45 linear m; and
colours talk to each other; they are different, but also unified.
Stripes Thick Border in Grey, 23.50 linear m; both
Alternative Flooring, alternativeflooring.com.
Now the house is finished, what is it like to live in? It is as comfortable
as our old country house. It feels calm and luxurious, but also really joyful.

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DRESSING ROOM MAIN BEDROOM
Stephanies husband, Peter Everard, The blue-grey colour of our bedroom
is also her project manager. His own walls (above right and right) is
company makes all the joinery for beautiful, says Jessie. It also ensures
her schemes, including the elegant the oil painting by a Russian artist,
built-in cupboards and island seen depicting the interior of a dacha, is
here (above and left). even more striking.
Bespoke joinery, The English Joinery Walls in Oval Room Blue, Estate
Company, 01722 711401, theenglish Emulsion, 43.50 for 2.5 litres; bed
joinerycompany.com. Woodwork in in Black Blue, Estate Eggshell, 24 for
Card Room Green, Estate Eggshell, 24 750ml; both Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.
for 750ml, Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com. com. Kingston bed, from 4,190,
Odyssey wallpaper, 50sq m, Watts Turnpost, turnpost.co.uk. Curtains
of Westminster, watts1874.co.uk. in Wild Thing in Ginger Kiwi, 108m,
Faux silk flowers, Willow Crossley Lewis & Wood, lewisandwood.co.uk.
for Oka, oka.com.

Stephanie and I set up a
shared Pinterest board and
kept pinning the same images
simultaneously, in the case
of the beautiful curtain fabric
from Lewis & Wood.
MAIN BATHROOM ATTIC BEDROOM
Victorian-style geometric floor tiles Originally, we only had folding beds
bring depth and interest to the in the attic (above far right and right)
scheme (above left and above right) because we couldnt get proper beds
without compromising the modest up the narrow, winding staircase,
spaces restful atmosphere. says Jessie. Stephanies solution
Woburn ceramic floor tiles, 89.70sq m, was to make the beds in parts then
Fired Earth, firedearth.com. Geminus assemble them in the roof-top rooms.
Plinth roll-top bath, from 1,445, Albion, Now the rooms feel like grown-up
albionbathco.com. Pillar wall lights in spaces, Jessie says.
French Brass, 348 each, Porta Romana, Woodwork in Hague Blue, Estate Eggshell,
portaromana.com. 24 for 750ml, Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.
com. Tobias Resto wall light, 60, John
SHOWER ROOM Lewis, johnlewis.com. Two Metal Trunks
This renovated basement space in Blush & Grey, 250, Cox & Cox,
(left) is a valuable addition to the coxandcox.co.uk. Large Hamish throw,
house, especially when Jessies two 195, Inky Velvet, inkyvelvet.com.
grown-up sons are staying. Stephanie
has cleaned and sealed the brickwork
of the unusual ceiling, a legacy of the
propertys brewery history.
Doors in Acqua Viva, Oil Gloss, 31
for 750ml, Paint & Paper Library,
paintandpaperlibrary.com.
GEORGIAN COACH HOUSE

Perfect
harmony Architectural flair and inspired interior design pay
tribute to the heritage of this impressive period property
WO RD S NATA L IE WA IN P H OTO G RA P H S J O DY STEWA RT

KITCHEN-DINING ROOM
The weathered paintwork of
the furniture, exposed brick
and pattern of the flooring
bring texture and character
to this lofty, light-filled space.
Bespoke Swedish-style dining
table and antique Swedish
dining chairs, all Maison
Artefact, maisonartefact.com.

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EXTERIOR DRAWING ROOM
The coach house (below left) Antique furniture, which
is part of a much larger estate was inherited from Emilys
that was broken up in 1950s mother, sits comfortably
and is Grade II* listed, so alongside new pieces in
it was important to do our this restful space (left).
homework, says Emily. We Georgian chair with seat
worked closely with English cushion, 2,540, George Smith,
Heritage during the planning georgesmith.com. Armchairs
phase to ensure our proposals in Verandah in Temple Pink,
were as detailed as possible. 150m; sofa in Soundess in
Sage, 156m; both Veere
Grenney, veeregrenney.com.

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GARDEN ROOM
The couple commissioned
artist Paul Treasure to paint
a view of the coach house as
seen from a lake on the estate.
Our view of the lake is now
obscured, so its wonderful to
see it immortalised, says Emily.
Artwork by Paul Treasure,
paultreasurepaintings.co.uk.
Armchairs in Anthea in Mauve,
154m, Madeaux by Richard
Smith, madeaux.com.

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KITCHEN AND GARDEN ROOM
Emily and Gareth turned to
architect Richard Witcher
to mastermind the design
concept for their new home;
their brief was to open up one
end of the coach house (left)
to create a space with clear
sight lines. The glazing (above
and above right) is a striking
feature of the design.
Verona table lamps, from
690 each, Richard Taylor
Designs, richardtaylordesigns.
co.uk. Buscot Limestone
Seasoned Finish flagstones,
106.80sq m, Artisans of
Devizes, artisansofdevizes.com.
Bespoke kitchen, Tom
Bayley, Quartet Interiors,
quartetinteriors.com.
Architectural design, Richard
Witcher, Witcher Crawford
Architects & Designers,
witchercrawford.co.uk.
Floral arrangement, Colleen
Crockett Flowers, 07799
068482.

ENTRANCE HALL
This 19th-century bardic chair
(right) was awarded to Gareths
great-grandfather for his
skill in a regional eisteddfod,
a competitive Welsh music
and poetry event.
Ferne Park wallpaper in Temple
Pink, 76m, Veere Grenney,
veeregrenney.com.

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hen Emily and Gareth Hunt decided to

W trade their smart London postcode for


the tranquil beauty of the South Downs,
they envisaged an idyllic, carefree
existence away from the hubbub of city
life. However, the lure of an elegant Georgian coach house
threw an unexpected curveball at the couple and their two
young sons: the historic property had been split into two in
the early 1970s, and a substantial, not to mention disruptive,
renovation was needed in order to make it whole again.
Emily tells us more.

What state was the coach house in when you bought it?
It was two separate, and very dierent, properties. We
bought one half first, which was a recently renovated private
residence, and we were able to move straight in, although
it required some redecorating. The second part was being
used as a hydrotherapy centre when we bought it eight
months later, and was unsuitable for habitation.

What structural work did you do? We began by stripping


out the hydrotherapy centre to create a double-height
kitchen-dining room, adding depth to the layout by gently
extending into the garden. Its a generous space, so we
carved out a separate dining room and a boot room as well.
As the work progressed, however, it became clear that
the historic trusses in the kitchen needed to be replaced.
Our architect, Richard Witcher of Witcher Crawford, did
an incredible job of replicating the original design, which
he finished with well-seasoned, air-dried oak that will age
beautifully over time.

Were there any notable challenges? The lovely arched


windows in the kitchen were a little tricky. Originally, these
were doorways, and they all lean slightly to the left and tilt
out at the top, which meant each window and trim had to
be specially made. It was worth it, though. They enhance the
openness of the design, which was Richards main concept
for the space, and provide wonderful visual access to the
garden through the glazed extension.

Did you have any help with interior decoration? I met


interior designer Sophie Head through a friend, so I was
already familiar with her work. The brief was for a
welcoming, comfortable family space, with a nod to the
propertys heritage. Sophie introduced us to unfamiliar
designs and different textures, and helped us to unify the
scheme and improve the flow. We spent a lot of time per-
fecting the lighting, particularly in the kitchen and the garden
room, where the glass and high ceilings were a challenge.

How did you decide on a look? Sophie and I did a lot of


shopping together, and I would pick out ideas from maga-
zines which she would then develop. The house is wonderful
for entertaining, but with two young boys and a dog, it had
to be practical as well as pretty. The hand-blocked Veere
Grenney wallpaper in the entrance hall has the wow factor
we were looking for, but we settled on a more muted scheme
for the garden room. Delicate floral fabrics are cheerful and
add personality, while the wooden flooring and sisal rug feel
robust. The house is an expert blend of traditional and
contemporary elements; the perfect reflection of our family.

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BOOT ROOM
Emily sourced the eye-catching
tiles having seen them used
effectively in a nearby hotel.
Bespoke cement floor tiles in
patchwork design, Emery & Cie,
emeryetcie.com. Walls and
cabinetry in Glass I, Pure Flat
Emulsion, 46.50 for 2.5 litres,
Paint & Paper Library,
paintandpaperlibrary.com.
DINING ROOM
The exposed wall, made with
bricks reclaimed from elsewhere
on the estate, provides a rustic
contrast to the classic elegance
of the furniture. The lighting
throughout was painstakingly
chosen for each room. Every
leaf of this chandelier was
hand-finished with bronze, says
interior designer Sophie Head.
Customised Magnolia chandelier,
from 3,864; Richard Taylor Designs,
richardtaylordesigns.co.uk. Alice
side chairs, 1,165 each,William
Yeoward, williamyeoward.com.
Interior design, Sophie Head
Interiors, sophieheadinteriors.co.uk.

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MAIN BATHROOM
Emily fell in love with this
metallic bathtub (above left)
during a visit to the luxury
design show, Decorex. She
and Sophie created the rest
of the scheme around it.
Bespoke Bateau bath, William
Holland, williamholland.com.
Seaton Bathroom Storm wall
light in Chrome, 396, Vaughan
Designs, vaughandesigns.com.

SONS BATHROOM
The chrome washstand (above)
adds period elegance to this
simply decorated room.
Kensington basin and
washstand, 1,250, Fired
Earth, firedearth.com.

SONS BEDROOM
Kitchen designer Tom
Bayley designed and built
the shelving (left) for Emilys
son, who chose the blue and
green palette himself and
which she says reflects his
playful personality.
Cushions in Vientiane Ikat in
Palm, 152.20m, Schumacher,
fschumacher.com.

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MAIN BEDROOM
The paisley pattern on the Nina
Campbell wallpaper adds a note
of drama without compromising
the tranquil mood of this space.
Scalloped Edge mirror wall
light in Silver, 390, Vaughan
Designs, vaughandesigns.com.
Pamir wallpaper in Grey, 61 a
roll, Nina Campbell at Osborne
& Little, osborneandlittle.com.
Headboard in Turin in Stone Iris,
224m, Rose Tarlow, rosetarlow.com.
ITALIAN ESTATE

VISION of
BEAUTY
An overgrown garden in the Tuscan countryside has now
been transformed into a fragrant English-inspired
paradise of roses, jasmine, citrus trees and evening primrose
WORD S CA R O L INE B ECK P HOTOGRA P H S M A R K B O LTO N

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OPPOSITE PAGE Olive trees
and a covered pergola provide
welcome shade by the pool.
THIS PAGE The long dining table
was commissioned by Elena
and is used all the time when
friends and family are at home.

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ven the most hard-line contemporary design guru could not fail to have their pulse

E
OPPOSITE PAGE, CLOCKWISE
quickened by the romantic rose garden at the summer residence of Elena Piletra FROM TOP A potted lemon tree
creates a simple centrepiece in
and her family. The villa is set among the olive groves, orchards and vineyards on
one of the gardens four terraces;
the hills outside the walled Tuscan city of Lucca, famous for its medieval ramparts. scented pink Oenothera
Even if you have never visited this part of the world, the landscape is such an speciosa (evening primrose)
integral part of Renaissance art and literature that its gentle hills will immediately feel familiar. is left to self-seed and grow
Elena and her family rented the old estate for a year before buying it in 2009, having been wild; roses frame a view of the
Tuscan countryside.
won over by its spectacular views and fertile land. To help with the house and the garden, they ABOVE The white blooms
commissioned designer Martin Hulbert responsible for The Dorchester Spa and Barnsley of Rosa Iceberg cascade
House hotel in the Cotswolds who had worked on other properties owned by the family. over terraced walls.
We could have virtually given Martin the keys, he is so familiar with our taste, says Elena, BELOW LEFT The rich, Old Rose
fragrance of Rosa Ardoise de
who wanted the informal style of the villas interior to flow into the garden. For Martin, it was
Lyon fills the orchard.
a chance to move from interiors to garden design and get to grips with a mechanical digger. BELOW RIGHT Rosa St. Swithun
The unifying theme for the garden is scent. As the family use the two-acre grounds all the time creates a romantic canopy.
during the summer, Elena wanted fragrant flowering plants such as citrus trees, jasmine and,
THIS PICTURE A herbaceous
border informally planted
with sun-loving perennials.
BELOW LEFT One of the estates
vineyards. BELOW RIGHT A
spot for quiet contemplation
overlooking an olive grove.

above all, roses. Martin and Elena researched roses that have strong perfume and repeat
GARDEN GUIDE
flowering, such as St. Swithun, Teasing Georgia and Eden, visiting Italian and English
Garden orientation A two-acre
nurseries to get the stock they wanted. Consequently, roses are used lavishly throughout the terraced garden surrounding an
garden, cascading over terraced walls at the back of the villa, trained up pillars and over arbours, Italian villa in the Tuscan hills.
and even picked to decorate the dining table that sits beneath a vine-covered pergola. The Soil type Loam, free-draining
plants thrive in the rich, heavy soil and warm climate, oering the informality of an English and fertile as it has been
worked for many decades.
garden within the brio of an Italian one. Special features The estate
Not all the design work has been so romantic. The estate has around 2,000 olive trees, some has its own olive groves,
of which Martin wanted to bring closer to the house. He watched local farmers to see if trans- vineyards and infinity pool.
planting such mature trees was possible and when he discovered it was, he copied them by Garden design Martin Hulbert
Design, 020 7352 5081,
simply uprooting the trees he wanted with a mechanical digger and resiting them. The
martinhulbertdesign.com.
replanting will not be Martins final job, though. There are plans to extend the wildflower
meadows, which are full of purple orchids and fragrant pink evening primrose, that lie further
up the hillside. Although the garden is a work in progress, says Elena, Martin has transformed
it from a place that was enclosed and overgrown to somewhere that is fun and beautiful.
THIS PAGE The pool sits on the
top terrace above the house,
with beautiful views of the
Tuscan hills beyond. Its decking
was carefully built around
individual olive trees, bringing
nature right to the waters edge.

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S H O W R O O M S N AT I O N W I D E
andsotobed.co.uk
Bed shown: Emilia
BE INSPIRED

English roses
Richly scented and full of character, these romantic blooms make a splendid display
in early summer, as Elena Piletras Tuscan garden so beautifully shows
WOR DS P H OTO G R A P H S LYNN K E D D IE

oses take pride of place in most British English-style roses, which tend to have longer

R gardens, loved for their appearance,


fragrance and wide range of colours.
Although there are relatively few
indigenous English varieties, the rose
has been a mainstay in European and Eastern
horticulture for thousands of years. In more recent
times, British growers have been breeding Old
flowering periods and richer scents. As long as they
receive some sun each day, roses can be grown as
standards above lavender, as shrubs in the middle
of herbaceous planting or as climbers, encouraged
to scramble up trellises, walls and old orchard trees.
Most are robust and need very little care, apart from
regular feeding, deadheading and pruning.

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CLOCKWISE, FROM ABOVE Rosa
The Generous Gardener is a pretty
pink, repeat-flowering climber;
R.Iceberg is often categorised as a
Floribunda, but is really a Hybrid
Musk Rose with a robust, bushy
growth; R.Graham Thomas is a tall,
upright English shrub rose, which
can be grown as a climber with
support. Cut back extra shoots at
the base to encourage growth; in
a warm, south-facing position,
R.St Swithun will grow to a height
of eight feet; R.Cramoisi Suprieur
is an Old Rose with fragrant blooms
and short, twiggy growth. A good
climber, it will flower throughout the
summer in a warm, sheltered spot;
R.Handel has double cream
flowers edged in pink, while delicate
R. foetidaBicolor, which dates from
the 16th century, has fiery red petals
that are yellow on the reverse.

10 OF THE BEST OLD ENGLISH-STYLE ROSES

R. Desdemona (English medium-sized flowers Rose with hints of fruit.


Musk group). A very early with a rich Old Rose Excellent as a tall shrub for
flowering neat shrub rose fragrance. A tough variety the back of a border or as
with lovely peachy pink buds with many wiry stems. a short climber.
ending up pure white. Has a R. The Ladys Blush R. Munstead Wood (Old
PHOTOGRAPH GARDEN WORLD IMAGES/ALAMY STOCK

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R. The Generous Gardener free-flowerer, with simple, crimson, fully double with
(English Musk group). A semi-double blooms that are a warm fragrance; repeat
fragrant, healthy climber, soft pink with a white eye. flowering until late in the year.
PHOTO (ROSA THE GENEROUS GARDENER)

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hips if the soft pink flowers flowering rich apricot rose pink healthy blooms with a
are not deadheaded. that has a warm, fruity tea fruity fragrance. The first
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Rose group). A beautifully R. Mortimer Sackler repeating very quickly.
formed bloom with a classic (English Musk group). The R. Princess Alexandra of
Old Rose fragrance. Excellent medium-sized, pure rose Kent (Old Rose group). A
as both shrub and climber. pink flowers are borne on shrub with rich pink flowers
R. Harlow Carr (Old Rose dark, almost thornless stems. and a fresh tea fragrance
group). Produces plentiful The fragrance is strong Old turning to lemon with age.
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CREATIVE DESIGN

SMALL
wonder
As friends gather round on warm
summer evenings, the scent of
Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote fills
the air. The colourful cushions add
a note of comfort and can be easily
stored in boxes concealed within
the built-in seating.

Combining a contemporary entertaining space with a classical,


low-maintenance planting scheme and essential storage was
a true test of ingenuity for the designer of this tiny town garden
WORDS JODIE JONES PHOTOGRAPH S M A RIA NNE M A J E RUS

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Recycled metal dolly tubs, originally
used to wash clothes, make quirky
containers. To insulate the roots
of the standard olive trees and
prevent them from overheating
in the sun, the tubs were lined with
old compost bags.
iewed from the first-floor landing of the flat

V
THIS PAGE The sunny corner OPPOSITE PAGE As the garden
(above) features Hydrangea is entered via stairs from the flat, where she lives, Alex Butlers garden seems
arborescens Annabelle, while it was also designed to be viewed
nothing short of a miracle. Surrounded on
a coat of French Grey by Little from above. The green planting
Greene, littlegreene.com, has palette is subtly enlivened by the three sides by dark, neighbouring plots,
transformed the formerly orange variegated leaves of Heuchera with scarcely a plant in sight, it shines like
lacquered staircase (below). Green Spice (below right). a jewellery box within which each gem has been artfully
positioned for maximum eect.
Alex lives on the upper floors of a terraced house in west
London, and the developer who divided up the building also
cut up its garden, leaving her with a site that measures just
22 feet by eight feet, an awkward space to say the least.
Buying a home with a garden had been a top priority for
me, says Alex, but finding an aordable one in this part of
London was like finding gold dust. While I could see this
space would be a dicult proposition, my experience as an
interior designer meant that I knew it was possible to make
it work. What I needed help with was the planting.
An internet search for small garden specialists led
Alex to Tony Woods, who was named RHS Young Garden
Designer of the Year in 2013 and has specialised in working
on schemes in the capital with his company Garden Club
London. When I first saw Alexs garden, it had broken
mismatched fencing, unappealing mock stone paving
and dining furniture that seemed to fill almost every inch
of the space, says Tony.
Alexs brief was clear. We wanted a contemporary look,
with pale tones to complement the interior of our flat, a
dining area large enough to seat eight or ten friends, plenty
of low-maintenance greenery and storage space.
The solution that Tony came up with was to completely
fill one end of the garden with raised beds, together with
some built-in seating and a bespoke table and bench that
GARDEN GUIDE
neatly slot into the narrow space. It was a bold design on
Garden orientation West facing.
paper, but one that works brilliantly in reality. Soil type Freshly imported top soil.
The old concrete paving was replaced by riven sandstone Special features Raised beds and built-in seating.
slabs and the erratic fencing removed in favour of contem- Garden design Tony Woods, Garden Club London,
porary panels that have been painted an elegant shade of gardenclublondon.co.uk.

soft grey. Alex was quite brave to go for such a pale colour,
but it is pretty easy to wash down and has transformed the
feel of the space, says Tony.
Raised beds made of rendered breeze block wrap around
one end of the garden, a solution that creates new areas for
planting and doubles as the backrest for an L-shaped box
bench, the seat of which lifts up to reveal storage. Outdoor
storage should protect your garden cushions from rain
and insects, says Tony, but if its sealed too tightly, the
contents can become mildewed, so we usually put plastic
boxes with clip-on lids inside for the best of both worlds.
Storage was also built in beneath the wooden staircase
that leads down from Alexs flat. Light levels are boosted by
three mirrors on one of the walls, in front of which Tony has
positioned standard olive trees underplanted with lavender.
Mirrors look terrible if they are too obvious, he says.
The planting palette is predominantly green. We have
used a couple of large Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle
and fragrant white climbing Trachelospermum jasminoides,
together with lots of rosemary, sage and two lollipop
Ligustrum jonandrum, says Tony.
The transformation took just three months, from first
meeting to finished garden, but it has exceeded Alexs wildest
expectations. We now spend every spare minute we have
out there. It is our own secret world and I love it.
GARDENING IDEAS

DISCOVERING
THE MEANING
There may be more to your bouquet than meets the eye florist
Shane Connolly guides us through the forgotten art of floriography
P HOTOGRA P H S JA N B A L DWIN

he language of flowers was brought to presumably with instructions explaining the secret

T Britain by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu,


wife of the ambassador to the Ottoman
Court in Constantinople. In 1717, she
discovered that flowers had each been
given individual meanings so that, presented in
decorative boxes, they could be used by the Sultans
concubines to communicate with each other confiden-
language and, slowly, the symbolism became more
widely understood.
In 1819, the first dictionary of floriography was
published and this means of sending messages became
commonplace. Flowers were codified to aid and abet
lovers in particular and for this extract from my new
book, Discovering the Meaning of Flowers, I show you
tially, without detection by their guards or the eunuchs. which flowers to use to convey some of the exquisite
Lady Mary sent similar boxes home to England, palpitations of love found, love lost and love restored.

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of flowers

LOVE FOUND
There are so many spring flowers that cater for the and red camellias that add You set my heart on fire,
feelings of new love: the attraction, the hesitation, creating a very amorous message. I like to style
the flirtation, the compliments, the faltering emotions these flowers singly and in groups and, sometimes,
and just a bit of lust, of course. Here, I have used I work them into a formal repeat pattern, although
ranunculus to say I am dazzled by your charms generally a looser, more chaotic approach looks better.

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LOVE LOST
Spring is often thought to be the season for love is not the real thing, while Hesperis symbolises
while the fading blooms of autumn and winter deceit because it only releases perfume by night.
express its more tortured aspects particularly well. Meadow rue is for disdain (rues were used
However, you can find a floral namesake for every to induce miscarriages, which was regarded as
destructive thought and pang of heartache year contemptible), while both lupins and maidens tears
round and, to sum up the message of Love Lost, signify rejection (lupins were mistakenly believed
I have created this simple jug of summer flowers. to rob soil of its nutrients so were shunned by
Mexican orange blossom, like mock orange gardeners). Finally, I include the alliums because,
blossom, signifies fraudulence because its scent like its cousin the onion, it causes tears.

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LOVE RESTORED
Flowers play a huge part in creating the right look symbolises honesty and sincerity, while jasmine
and mood on a wedding day, and I am particularly reminds us to be good natured and amiable. Pink
fond of using blooms with reassuring, hopeful cranesbill is for generosity (be careful, its blue
meanings those that have specific links to a sibling is for envy) and hawthorn for hope, without
loving, contented life. Here, I have used flowers which all is lost. Finally, Solomons seal means
that encompass all the symbolic bases for a permanence and sets the seal of love over all,
happy relationship. The plant honesty obviously while pink roses signify perfect happiness.

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IN TUNE
Industrial style sits happily with a
New England design aesthetic
in this classic farmhouse kitchen

DESIGNER
Nikki Bailie, director,
Nikki Bailie Design,
07974 260844,
nikkibailie.com.

Can you describe the project?


After 18 years living in London, where I teach
interior design at the University of the Arts in
Chelsea, this was a classic case of escape to the
country syndrome. My husband, Martin, and I
bought a fairly ramshackle Tudor farmhouse in
the market town of Woodbridge, Suffolk, and
moved in with our two children, ten-year-old Mimi
and Otto, eight. The whole place was a massive
renovation project and its still on-going but
as the kitchen is the room we use the most, it
became our priority from the start.

Did you make any structural changes?


The space was pretty small, with a ridiculously
large utility room next door. Were also surrounded
by miles of countryside, so it was criminal that
there werent any decent views. To address both
these problems, we removed the wall between the
kitchen and laundry room to create one big area,
then added a stretch of steel patio doors to make
the most of the outlook. Vaulting the ceiling was
a last-minute decision I saw the wide-gap
tongue-and-groove effect in an interiors magazine
and loved the modern take on New-England style.

Where did you get the cabinetry?


It was designed in collaboration with Nick
Clayton of Clayton Cabinets, who also built our
London kitchen. The main run of cabinets is in a
contemporary style very linear, with handleless
drawer fronts. We then designed a dresser-style
larder and island, both made from darker timbers,
which link more closely to country living.

Can you tell us more about the island?


Initially, we discussed restoring a vintage dresser,
but Nick was concerned about the reality of
using wonky old drawers on a daily basis. Instead,
Handmade from 15th-century oak beams, he suggested making something new using
the island unit has a rich sense of heritage reclaimed materials. The solid-looking island is
that befits the Tudor farmhouse, while the
reconditioned four-oven Aga is crowned made from beams salvaged from a 15th-century
with patinated brass that reflects the light. barn, and the drawers and doors are framed in

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steel, which adds a modern industrial element.


Inside, it has modern, soft-close drawer runners
by Blum and integrated power sockets.

What can you tell us about the dresser?


I wanted a one-stop food larder-breakfast
cupboard, with a similar vintage feel to the island.
The ribbed glass was inspired by an old beach
hut I saw at Southwold, which is just up the coast.
It partially conceals the contents, so the inside
doesnt have to be too tidy. The sliding doors can
be left open without getting in the way, so we
can easily use the toaster and coffee machine.

What other materials did you use?


The splashback is made from a sheet of richly
coloured patinated brass cut to size. After several
eye-watering quotes for polished concrete
flooring, I noticed that the self-levelling compound
we used on the boot room floor looked very
similar to the surface I wanted to achieve. We
decided to try regular self-leveller and then
seal it with clear matt varnish. I was worried it
wouldnt work, but it looks perfect.

Why is your kitchen so special to you?


I love the sense of ownership I got from the
collaborative process with Nick. Also, Clayton
The wood and metal stools
complement the bespoke island, Cabinets has no set designs, which means that,
which also acts as a breakfast bar. while people can copy the overall feel of the
look, no one will have the exact same kitchen.

The inexpensive levelling WHERE TO BUY


compound, which was used on
the floor, has an appealing CABINETRY Cabinets in solid oak and birch
mottled finish that resembles plywood, with lacquer finish in Farrow & Ball
the polished concrete that Strong White, Full Gloss, 60 for 2.5 litres;
Nikki originally wanted.
island unit made from reclaimed oak beams and
steel; kitchens from 28,000; Clayton Cabinets,
claytoncabinets.co.uk.
SURFACES 3cm-thick composite stone
worktop in Blanco Zeus, 400sq m, Silestone
by Cosentino, silestone.co.uk. For a similar
splashback, try patinated brass sheeting, from
400sq m, Rupert Bevan, rupertbevan.com.
WALLS Strong White, Modern Emulsion, 43.50
for 2.5 litres, Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com.
FLOORING Made from levelling compound,
try Sika Latex Self Levelling, 18.97 for 25kg,
B&Q, diy.com.
APPLIANCES Four-oven Aga range cooker
in White, from 12,295, Aga, agaliving.com.
A-Cool CI36BP01 three-door fully integrated
fridge-freezer, from 6,390; SN66P050GB
WORDS LINDA CLAYTON PHOTOGRAPHS DARREN CHUNG

fully integrated dishwasher, 629, all Siemens,


siemens-home.co.uk.
SINKS & TAPS Integrity integrated sinks in
Blanco Zeus, from 300 each, excluding
installation, Silestone by Cosentino, silestone.
co.uk. 500MT1-590M-19 basin mixer tap set in
Natural Brass, 2,054.40, Vola, vola.com.
FINISHING TOUCHES Urban Chic breakfast bar
stools, 160 each, Woodpecker Interiors,
woodpeckerinteriors.co.uk. Priory two-column
cast-iron radiator in Mottled Copper, from
307.68, The Radiator Company,
theradiatorcompany.co.uk. Brass Modern
adjustable swing wall lamps, 68 each,
SparkandBell via Etsy, etsy.com.

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H&G DESIGN NEWS

BIG COOK OUT


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better alfresco, so put it
to the test with Sub-Zero
& Wolfs new Outdoor
Kitchen. Taking barbecuing
to new heights, there are
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SHINING BRIGHT drawer, which can be
As investment pieces go, built-in or installed on a
Marie Guerlains new portable cart. Chefs will
cookware brand Ondine wax lyrical about the
deserves instant heirloom rotisserie system and
status. Handmade in Italy smoke box, while guests
from titanium-grade can grab a drink from the
stainless steel, the sheer fridge-freezer drawers.
beauty and craftsmanship Prices start at 7,596.
of the inaugural Plantine Contact 0845 250 0010,
range is clearly evident. subzero-wolf.co.uk.
Prices start at 355 for a
14cm saucepan (above) at
Harrods, 020 7730 1234,
harrods.com. The cookware
is also available online at
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The latest product and style news for the heart of the home
ondine.com.

SHOW YOUR METAL


Hot on the heels of its successful
foray into Crittall-style partitions,
Plain English, 01449 774028,
plainenglishdesign.co.uk, is focusing
its new metalworking skills on the RICH VEIN
kitchen. Staying true to the brands Faux is the way to go if you want the beauty of
understated signature style, but marble without worrying about stains or damage,
with an industrial twist, the metal so top marks for realism goes to the Eternal range
doors are forged from steel, while by Silestone, 01256 761229, silestone.co.uk. Rather
the carcases and shelving are than just printing a stone effect on the surface,
traditionally made in oak. Prices the vein pattern is flowed right through each slab,
ON THE LEVEL
start from 1,150 for a cupboard; maintaining the illusion at sink cut-outs and edges.
Take a vertical approach
kitchens start from 45,000. Prices start from 400sq m.
to limited worktop space
with the three-tier Etagon
sink from Blanco, 01923
635200, blanco-germany.
com. A rim inside the bowl BLACK MAGIC
supports slip-resistant This seasons answer to the perennial
runners that can be used problem of fingerprint-covered
to defrost food or act as a taps is Chromite, a new matt-black
pan trivet, while a snug- finish with metallic flecks from Caple,
fitting chopping board 0117 938 1900, caple.co.uk. It is shown
creates extra workspace on the Karns tap (right), 220, an
on top. Priced from 614, of-the-moment monobloc mixer
the Etagon sink comes featuring a solid stainless-steel core,
in stainless steel, plus smooth-turn ceramic disc valve and
ten composite colours. single-lever operation.
FEATURE LINDA CLAYTON

CHILL FACTOR
Keep a refreshing tipple close to hand with Hoovers new wine fridge collection, priced from
249. Its available in three sizes, housing from 15 to 46 bottles, and includes dual-temperature
zoning, touch controls, vibration protection and wooden shelves. Contact 0118 931 1110, hoover.co.uk.

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WHERE TO BUY
FURNITURE Canopy four-poster bed, WALLS Tangiers Weave wallpaper in Gold
from $14,200 for a queen size, Uhuru, LWP67432W, 85m, Ralph Lauren Home at
uhurudesign.com. Symmetry bedside Designers Guild, designersguild.com.
cabinets in olive ash burl veneer and brass, FABRIC For a similar cushion fabric, try
$3,132 each, Theodore Alexander, Fontaine in Powder, 138m, Evitavonni,
theodorealexander.com. Quinn three-tier evitavonni.com.
agate table, made to order, Matthew ACCESSORIES Fletcher mirrors, around
Studios, matthewstudiosny.com. Olivia 1,180 each, Arteriors, arteriorshome.com.
chairs in white leather, $4,950 each, For a similar rug, try Niya in wool and silk,
Kelly Wearstler, kellywearstler.com. 10,109, Luke Irwin, lukeirwin.com.

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STRIKING
A BALANCE
Mixing natural materials and glamorous finishes
creates a chic scheme at home in a rustic setting

DESIGNER
Sasha Bikoff,
sashabikoff.com.

Can you describe the project?


This house is located in a secluded woodland area in Nyack, New York,
and offers beautiful views of the Hudson River. While the neighbourhood
is very much a rustic retreat, my client is a chic woman with an edgy
style; I was inspired by the dichotomy between the home and its owner
and had the idea to take very glamorous materials, such as brass, fur
and velvet, and juxtapose them with more earthy elements, such as
wood, metal and agate. It was important to represent the homeowners
personality and reflect the natural location.

What was the brief for the master bedroom?


The bedroom had to be serene and peaceful and the challenge was to
achieve this using highly stylised, sleek furniture and materials. I used
grasscloth wallpaper, but opted for a luxurious metallic finish, encapsulating
the union of glamour and nature in this scheme. Similarly, the bedside
cabinets combine burl wood veneer with striking brass legs with vintage
rock crystal lamps on top. Importantly, these pieces complement the
propertys interiors, as well as the view from the window.

Can you tell us about the choice of bed frame?


My client always wanted a four-poster bed and this design, combining
brass with wood, was the perfect fit. To work with the pale scheme, I had
the bed lacquered white above the brass base; this also ensures that the
room still feels very open and airy, helping to draw attention away from
the relatively low ceiling.

How did you design the seating area?


The Kelly Wearstler chairs are an ode to the glamour of the 1970s, while
the three-tiered side table both serves as the jewellery of the room
and adheres to the organic theme the one-of-a-kind rock formations
FEATURE RACHEL LEEDHAM PHOTOGRAPH PATRICK CLINE

resemble pebbles along the river. The rug works beautifully in this setting
and has a metallic weave that gives it a subtle sparkle, echoing the
shimmer of the wallpaper.

Is there a secret to working with pale hues?


The key is to use striking shapes, as seen in the curves of the chairs and
the sleek silhouette of the four-poster bed. Tactile fabrics and finishes
also add character; as well as the grasscloth paper, I have used linen for
the curtains, while the throw is a chunky merino knit. I dont usually
decorate with neutrals, or use symmetry in my schemes, but the owner
doesnt like too much colour and was keen to create a fresh style. I am
always guided by my clients, and I happily set aside my personal design
aesthetic to create a symmetrical arrangement in a pale palette.

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WHERE TO BUY
FURNITURE Treehouse single bed in 46.50 for 2.5 litres, Paint & Paper Library,
unvarnished limewood, 1,549; Panton paintandpaperlibrary.com.
junior chairs by Vitra, 140 each; all The ACCESSORIES Up & Away swing in
Conran Shop, conranshop.co.uk. Kritter bespoke shape, from 85, The Oak & Rope
childrens tables, 22 each, Ikea, ikea.com. Company, theoakandropecompany.co.uk.
For a similar armchair, try Graham Mor Ikat cushion, now available as a
and Green, grahamandgreen.co.uk. square version, $525, Madeline Weinrib,
WALLS Lamp Room Gray (dark grey), madelineweinrib.com.
Estate Emulsion, 43.50 for 2.5 litres, FLOORING Vintage map vinyl flooring
Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com. by Floorink, from 90sqm, Printed Space,
Slate 1 (light grey), Pure Flat Emulsion, printedspace.com.

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FUN AND
GAMES
From the rope swing to the magical playhouse, this
space is filled with clever and delightful features

DESIGNERS
Emma Pocock and Bunny Turner,
Turner Pocock Interior Design,
020 3463 2390,
turnerpocock.co.uk.

Can you describe the project?


This is the playroom in the basement of a semi-detached house in North
Kensington, London. In order to gain planning permission, the basement
was designed on two levels, with steps linking this room to a television
area above. Here, we kept to a neutral palette of greys so as not to vie with
the deep purple tones of that more grown-up scheme, but added broad
horizontal stripes to the back wall for a decorative lift.

Were you given a specific brief?


The owners have very young children and wanted this room to be as exciting
as possible. They showed us Pinterest images of play spaces with lots of fun
features, including climbing walls and swings. We worked closely with the
architects and designed a slide down to this room. The timber steps combine
normal height treads with deeper ones around 60cm so they can be
used for climbing and also as a place to sit. We had the ceiling reinforced
in order to incorporate a swing: this had to be positioned carefully as the
swing circumference area is quite large and we didnt want the children
crashing into the walls. To the left is a cosy nook for reading, and then there
is the wonderful playhouse, which doubles as a bed and has the advantage
that it doesnt take up valuable floor space.

What general advice do you offer when it comes to childrens rooms?


We find that toys and artwork bring lots of colour to these spaces, so we often
keep the backdrop relatively neutral. We like to design from the perspective
of a child, so we try to incorporate cosy nooks by creating, say, legged joinery
that offers a den-like area underneath. And storage, storage, storage! Fitted
joinery offers more flexibility. For example, we sometimes include a sink or
fridge behind the cupboard doors so that children can easily do messy art
work or enjoy a snack.
FEATURE RACHEL LEEDHAM PHOTOGRAPH ALEXANDER JAMES

How did you approach the storage for this room?


At low level, there is open storage that the children can access, while higher
up are closed cupboards to hide toys and games neatly away. The cupboards
are 80cm deep to provide lots of space, and the shelves inside are adjustable,
which is important as storage needs will change. The panels are painted with
blackboard paint so the children can draw on them.

Can you discuss the choice of flooring?


We wanted to have a patterned floor to create interest, and we chose a vinyl
floor covering as it is comfortable to sit on and extremely practical for
spillages. We love using maps for their educational and decorative value,
so we opted for a vintage map of London that was printed to fit the space.
It provides a lovely organic pattern, as well as a fascinating detail.

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ROOM TO
BREATHE
Opting for a luxurious marble-clad shower in
place of a bath has created space to show off a
collection of antique finds and bespoke pieces

DESIGNER
Tamzin Greenhill,
Tamzin Greenhill Designs,
07903 081 810,
tamzingreenhill.com

Can you describe the project?


This is the master bathroom in my late-Victorian semi-detatched home in
Highgate, London. It was originally a bedroom, so we had to lay plumbing
right through the house to access the soil pipe, which was definitely the
biggest challenge we faced. I also removed an original fireplace, which is
a little controversial, but Im not very sentimental about antique fittings. OPPOSITE PAGE The elegant bronze-framed mirrors
are illuminated from behind to cast a flattering halo of light.
ABOVE The antique bench is upholstered in eye-catching
What influenced your design?
yellow Moroccan leather, which will mellow gracefully with age.
When creating the space I relished having no client restrictions. However,
my husband, Johnny, uses the room, too, and had definite opinions on
how it should look and feel. Fortunately, we did share a vision of the end
goal a timeless bathroom but with enough features to make it interesting.
As we also have two children we wanted it to be a grown-up sanctuary
away from busy family life.

How did you plan the layout?


Since were both shower people, taking the bath out of the equation was
an easy decision, especially as we already have one in the family bathroom.
This created room to breathe so, even with the addition of a Regency
bench, it doesnt feel cramped.

Why does the shower have a seat?


The shower is pretty huge, another benefit of sacrificing the bath, and
the seat is handy for when you want to apply treatments. We could have
installed a trendy wetroom-style shower, but I prefer a more enclosed
design, which makes me feel warm and enveloped.

Can you tell us about the vanity?


WORDS LINDA CLAYTON PHOTOGRAPHS JONATHAN ROTH

I spent hours poring over pinboards and lifestyle magazines for inspiration.
I wanted it to be modern and handleless, but with rounded corners for a
softer shape. It looks like its floating but it actually has blackened steel
legs as I couldnt face the upheaval of a cantilevered vanity unit. Above it
weve hung delicate bronze-framed mirrors, which echo the vanitys curves.

What about the surfaces?


The flooring is my own design. I had a particular pattern in mind, a mix
of Moroccan and classic monochrome. Its made by an Italian company
I love, using beautiful hand-cut marble. The craftsmanship is incredible.
The walls are painted in my favourite white, Cameo Silk 4 by Dulux, which
ABOVE Made from 10mm-thick toughened glass, the bespoke
is not too creamy or too stark. Finally, the shower is clad in book-matched shower enclosure appears almost frameless so as not to detract
statuary marble, which is soothing and adds an extra touch of classic luxury. from the beautiful book-matched marble within.

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WHERE TO BUY
FURNITURE Bespoke vanity unit in matt lacquered finish, brazier.com. Towel rail, 292, Dornbracht, dornbracht.com.
from 4,000,Tamzin Greenhill Designs, tamzingreenhill.com. SURFACES Bespoke flooring in Statuary and Bardiglio
FITTINGS Evana oval undermounted basins, from 395 Imperiale marble, 902sq m, International Marble
each,Villeroy & Boch, villeroy-boch.co.uk. Tara three-hole Enterprise, ime-internationalmarble.com. Walls in Cameo
basin mixers, 836.88 a pair; Tara showerhead, 402.84; Silk 4, matt emulsion, 14 for 2.5 litres, Dulux, dulux.co.uk.
hand shower, 404.04; concealed thermostat shower ACCESSORIES Blinds in Pavia linen sheer in Snow White;
valve, 1,341; all Dornbracht, dornbracht.com. Bespoke edged in Pavia linen sheer in Smoke Grey; both 95.97m,
shower enclosure, from 1,980 excluding survey and fitting, Spruce London, sprucelondon.com. Bespoke mirrors, from
Preedy Glass, preedyglass.com. DRW90/50 D-rail heated 700 each, Grovecourt, grovecourt.com. Antique bench,
towel rail in brushed nickel, 837, Bard & Brazier, bard around 2,000, Philip Thomas at 1stdibs, 1stdibs.com.
H&G DESIGN DREAM GARDEN

LIFE AT
THE TOP
This contemporary terrace unites stylish
outdoor living with panoramic London views

DESIGNER PROFILE With a degree in English


literature and a diploma in garden design, Robin
McAfee set up his own studio in 2012. He has built
a reputation for smart, contemporary schemes and
past clients include designer Lulu Guinness, author
Ian McEwan and architect Ben Pentreath.

What was the clients brief for this roof garden?


The large terrace spans the roof of an old town hall in south London,
which has been converted into flats. My client owns the penthouse
and wanted the roof transformed into a stylish outdoor apartment,
where she can work, entertain and relax in the evenings. She asked
for a contemporary and low-maintenance but comfortable design
that would allow her to make the most of the views over the capital.

How did you come up with the new design?


My client had lots of creative ideas and had already designed her
apartment so we mirrored the interior styling to marry the two
spaces together. I split the area into different rooms, which Ive
divided with planters filled with grasses and flowering plants, and
screened them from the view of the adjacent buildings with hedging
and olive trees. The garden includes a dining area, a seating area and
a kitchen complete with fridge, barbecue and instant hot water tap.

Tell us about your planting design.


It is loosely inspired by the work of the Greek landscape architect
Thomas Doxiadis, as the sun and heat on the roof reminded me of
Greece. Mediterranean-style planting is perfect for roof terraces
as it can cope with the intense light and warmth, although you will
need a good irrigation system to get the plants established and for
any prolonged dry spells. Ive combined grasses, such as Stipa
tenuissima, that sway in the breeze, with the long-lasting flowers of
Verbena bonariensis, and structural plants, including sea holly and
sedums. There are also three types of lavender, which flower at
different times throughout summer. The colour palette is simple,
mostly white and purple, and the mulching stones add to the
white-washed look, as well as helping to show off the plant shapes.
You have to calculate the weight
What influenced your choice of materials?
I wanted a clean, modern style and the materials reflect this. When
roof garden to ensure it doesnt
designing a roof garden, you have to calculate the weight of everything
to ensure it doesnt exceed the load-bearing capacity, so we used
lightweight fibreglass planters that look like they are made of lead. I used fixed lights with a sculptural shape to look like ornaments
PHOTOGRAPH MARIANNE MAJERUS

The decking is Ip, which is brown to begin with but ages to a lovely and small rechargeable table lamps that can be moved around as
silvery grey. We accelerated the process by applying a product called needed. You simply charge them like a smartphone, and they last a
Sioo, which turns the wood pink then grey after a couple of weeks. couple of days. In addition, the olive trees have spotlights set into the
INTERVIEW ZIA ALLAWAY

Ive also set the decking at different angles to create individual zones. decking beneath them, to illuminate the trunks, and soft diffusers are
hidden among the plants growing in the troughs.
How have you integrated lighting into the design?
The lighting was an important element but I didnt want the What advice do you have for choosing outdoor furniture?
whole garden blasted with harsh light. To create a soft ambience, Theres so much available now, but I selected a corner sofa with

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KEY PLANTS
1| Stipa tenuissima
(Mexican feather grass).
2| Dianthus Memories.
3| Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote
(lavender).
4| Sedum spectabile Stardust.
5| Lavandula angustifolia
Munstead (lavender).
6| Rosmarinus officinalis
Prostratus Group.
7| Olea europaea (olive).
8| Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese
laurel hedge).
9| Verbena bonariensis Lollipop.
10| Lavandula angustifolia
Edelweiss (white lavender).
11| Eryngium bourgatii Picos Blue
(sea holly).

PLANT SUPPLIERS
Burncoose Nurseries, 01209
860316, burncoose.co.uk.
Crocus, 01344 578000,
crocus.co.uk.
Hayloft Plants, 01386 562999,
hayloft-plants.co.uk.
The Palm Centre, 020 8255 6191,
palmcentre.co.uk.

LANDSCAPE
SUPPLIERS
The Belmont modular sofa,
Hyde hanging parasol, Skye
cushion box, cushions, outdoor
carpet, footstool, coffee table,
dining table and chairs are by
Cane-line, and the sculptural
lamp is by Serralunga; all available
from Barbed, 020 8878 1994,
barbed.co.uk. The Ip decking
was aged with Sioo, available
from Silva Timber, 020 8150
8055, silvatimber.co.uk. The grey
fibreglass planters are from
Capital Garden Products, 01580
201092, capital-garden.com, and
the Crystal table lamps are by
Kartell, from Made in Design, 020
7692 4001, madeindesign.co.uk.
Spotlights and border lights are
from John Cullen, 020 7371 9000,
johncullenlighting.com.

GARDEN DESIGN
Robin McAfee, 020 7720 6077,
robinmcafee.co.uk.

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be the stars of the show, but Ive added turquoise and white accents
to lift the grey and prevent the sofa looking too heavy. Remember
also to include a large parasol to provide shade; youd be surprised
how bright it can be on the roof, even beneath a grey sky.

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HOUSE
CLINIC
Our expert Celia Rufey answers
your interior design questions
and decorating dilemmas

PROFILE Celia Rufey has been


the Homes & Gardens decorating
expert for more than 30 years.
She has a wealth of interiors
knowledge and has also designed
her own range of fabrics.

IS BEDLINEN WITH A HIGH THREAD


COUNT BETTER? Im looking at a
cotton bedlinen catalogue that shows
thread counts from 200 up to 1,000.
What are the implications in terms of
appearance and wear? CY, Nottingham.

I asked Sean Clayton of Peter Reed, 01282


616069, peterreed.com, manufacturers of
cotton bedlinen, to help unravel this issue. The
thread count is the number of horizontal and
vertical threads across a square inch of cloth.
Bedlinen with more than 180 intersections is
known as percale, and more than 250, as super
percale. Much higher thread counts relate to
cloth woven from multi-ply yarns, which can
be misleading as it doesnt truly represent the
number of intersections. As Sean Clayton says,
If you understand weaving, you realise you
cant have 1,000 intersections. That would
require threads as fine as hair! A 1,000 thread
count will be woven from four-ply yarn. Bedlinen
with a 200 thread count has the cool, crisp feel
we expect from cotton. At Peter Reed, this
weighs 117g per sq m, while its 400 thread
count using two-ply yarn weighs 112g per sq m.
So, in terms of wear and appearance, higher
thread counts using multi-ply yarns feel finer, WHERE CAN THESE RUGS BE USED? Are rugs
softer and more luxurious; they are usually described as indoor/outdoor suitable for picnics
lighter in weight but often not as hard-wearing. on grass or the beach? JA, Port Isaac, Cornwall.

Indoor/outdoor rugs look and feel remarkably like conventional


rugs but are made from fibre-engineered recycled plastic. As
INSIDERS TIP they are waterproof, mould resistant and washable, they are at
home on terrace, lawn, beach or interior floors. Those by Weaver
A room will gain great presence if Green, 0844 414 2155, weavergreen.com, offer design-led
you think big. Hang big pictures, patterns including Diamond, Juno and Herringbone in a choice
of colourways and in six sizes, at 245 for a 240x170cm version.
choose large sofas and lamps, and Dash & Albert at Luma, 020 8748 2264, lumadirect.com, has

opt for dramatic flowers. equally eco-friendly options, such as Clarence (above), Lexington
and Arlington, which can be hosed, scrubbed and bleached.
PENNY MORRISON, 01547 560460, pennymorrison.com. Each comes in six sizes, from 464 for a 244x152cm rug.

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ARE ANY VINTAGE FABRIC DESIGNS STILL AVAILABLE? Ive been HOW TO SUBMIT
given a 1950s dining table. Are fabrics of that period still being printed? YOUR QUESTION
Id like to use something from the same era for curtains. LH, Deal, Kent. The House Clinic service is free to
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WHICH BAR STOOLS ARE BEST FOR A FAMILY? Were looking for tall
stools for our kitchen breakfast bar. Can you suggest wooden designs,
plain or painted, suitable for adults and children? BK, Andover, Hampshire.

Bar stools with backs and a wipe-clean finish are best in a family kitchen. The Suffolk bar
stool (below), H103cm, is Shaker-inspired, sturdy and available painted, 310, or in oak,
335, Neptune, 01793 427450, neptune.com.At John Lewis, 0345 604 9049, johnlewis.com,
the Clayton bar chair, H94cm, 99, combines a painted beech frame and veneered seat,
while the Design Project No. 036 bar chair in oak, H95cm, 250, has a more streamlined
profile. For contemporary elegance, the Avery bar stool, H93cm, comes in American
walnut or white oiled oak, from 635, Russell Pinch, 020 7622 5075, pinchdesign.com.

WHO MAKES ARMLESS


UPHOLSTERED CHAIRS? Can
you help me find a company
that supplies upholstered chairs
in this style? HG, London SW15.

If your budget is tight, the Mortimer modular


chair, in several colourways, costs 249,
Made, 0344 2571 888, made.com. The Long
Island modular sofa range at Sofa.com,
0345 400 2222, has a good choice of fabrics
and the chair component, from 700, could
be used on its own. You may also like the
Charis armless chair in natural linen, 995,
Oka, 0844 815 7380, oka.com. For traditional
upholstery, try David Seyfried, 020 7823
3848, davidseyfried.com, where youll find
several versions: Belgrave, 1,940 plus 4m
fabric, Elystan (above), 1,940 plus 6m
fabric, and Tilney, 1,665 plus 5m fabric.

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H&G DESIGN IDEAS

GRAND VISION For larger, classically


proportioned rooms, curvaceous furniture
instils a softer, more welcoming feel, as in
this London interior by Rebekah Caudwell
Design, rebekahcaudwelldesign.com. A
subtle geometric wallpaper adds a sense
of playfulness to the imposing space.

SWEET DREAMS
Be inspired to use colour and pattern to its full potential with
our beautiful bedroom schemes that exude serenity and charm
PHOTOGRAPH ALEX JAMES

JULY 2017 | H&G | 147


DRAMATIC CONTRAST Providing
visual impact, these dark walls bring
the patterned textiles and accessories
EXPERT VIEW
to prominence. Carry the colour onto ADDING COLOUR
the ceiling to envelop the room and AND PATTERN
create a more cosseting feel.
TO A BEDROOM
NICOLE SALVESEN,
interior designer
and co-founder,
Salvesen Graham,
salvesengraham.com.

Q Bedrooms should be sanctuaries


and that means ensuring that
everything in the scheme works
in harmony to create a relaxing
environment. This doesnt mean you
cant have colour and pattern, though.
We love to layer different motifs to
make a room feel welcoming.
Q Start by choosing a colour palette
that you are confident you can live
with for a long time. This can then
be complemented with accessories
that can easily be changed, such as
lampshades and cushions.
Q If youd like to go all out with pattern,
choose one design and run it across the
whole room, covering walls, curtains
and the headboard. This approach is
soothing despite its excess, as there
is nothing to jar the eye.
Q To bring order to a space with
lots of pattern, position furniture
symmetrically. This will have a
calming effect on the overall look.
Q Small touches can make a big
difference. A wall trimming around the
room will bring colour and interest

PHOTOGRAPHS ERIC PIASECKI/OTTO (WELL ROOTED) JULIA CAWLEY/LIVING4MEDIA (DRAMATIC


without dominating the space. Using
a complementary colour ensures
the scheme feels softly tailored.
CONTRAST), JASON INGRAM (PRINT WORKS), NICHOLAS YARSLEY (BRANCHING OUT)
Q Choose your lighting carefully.
I tend to specify small reading lights
mounted on the wall. This allows
for a decorative table lamp on the
bedside table, which is a great
way to add colour and pattern
and also to tie a scheme together.

PRINT WORKS While four-poster


beds always evoke a sense of grandeur,
they neednt cost a fortune or feel old-
fashioned to make an impact. In this
room, interior designer Ben Pentreath,
benpentreath.com, has used a striking
ikat print to update a simple bed frame,
creating a modern, fuss-free focal point.
H&G DESIGN IDEAS

WELL ROOTED The varied and intricate


patterns in this bedroom by Katie Ridder,
katieridder.com, are united by a hand-drawn
tree motif that echoes the colours of the
scheme. Decorative shapes continue on
the mirrored cabinet and side table, while
the grasscloth wallpaper adds texture
and warmth to the double-height room.

BRANCHING OUT As seen in this refined LIGHT RELIEF This


interior by Frances Penn, francespenn.com, scheme uses texture as a
bespoke wallpaper adds a wonderfully decorative device, with the
personal touch. Consult experts such as shapes on the Star Silk
De Gournay, degournay.com, and choose a rug, 1,530sq m, Helen
design that can be adapted to your rooms Amy Murray for The Rug
proportions. Also consider whether the scale Company, therugcompany.
of the design works best starting from the com, adding pattern without
skirting board or above the dado. relying on bold colour.


Texture is key to a cosy bedroom;
grasscloth wallpaper has a rich feel
but keeps the look casual, while
hand-painted wallpaper in abstract
designs is currently popular.
AMELIA CARTER, interior designer, ameliacarter.com.

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BRAVE HEART Larger
rooms with high ceilings
offer the chance to take a
more daring approach to
pattern. Covering a wall in a
bold graphic, such as Haveli
linen, 129.70m, Penny
Morrison, pennymorrison.
com, introduces a burst of
energy, while opting for a
restricted palette means
the colour can be continued
in contrasting stripes without
becoming overwhelming.

RECURRING DREAM
A mix of stripes makes a
strong design statement.
Here, they are used in
different directions and
widths, from fat diagonals
to fine lines. The papered
ceiling in Spalding Stripe, 54
a roll, Ralph Lauren Home,
ralphlaurenhome.com,
adds a playful flourish.

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H&G DESIGN IDEAS

SHOPPING
BEDLINEN

1| Weave a spell
Moka standard pillowcase, 30;
double duvet cover, 90; Olivier
Desforges at Yves Delorme,
0808 234 4609, uk.yvesdelorme.com.

2| Sumptuous silk
Tropical Sand standard pillowcase,
90; double duvet cover,
399; Gingerlily, 020 8877 9905,
gingerlily.co.uk.

3| Classic colours
Boardwalk double bedlinen set,
159 for two pillowcases and
a duvet cover, Sheridan Australia, SOFT FOCUS Less daunting than HEAD LINES Using a nailhead trim
01925 453410, sheridanaustralia.co.uk. using pattern or colour everywhere, a soft on a headboard is a smart way to bring
floral print is an easy way to introduce interest to a scheme. This ornate pattern,
a decorative element to a subtle scheme. dictated by the contours of the headboard,
Here, curtains in Viola Heather, 89m, mimics the floral forms found on the walls
Designers Guild, designersguild.com, create and matching quilt and adds further
a beautiful frame around the bureau. texture and symmetry to the space.
PHOTOGRAPHS TIME INC IMAGES/POLLY WREFORD (BRAVE HEART)/TOM LEIGHTON
(RECURRING DREAM)/MARK BOLTON (SOFT FOCUS), LIVING4MEDIA (HEAD LINES)

4| Pretty paisley
Beige printed sateen king-size
bedlinen set, 249 for two pillowcases
and a duvet cover, Lexington,
lexingtoncompany.com.

5| To the point
Timothy pillowcase, 176 set
of two; king duvet cover, 476;
Missoni Home at Amara,
0800 587 7645, amara.com.
EXPERT VIEW
CREATING A
STATEMENT BED
TARA CRAIG,
interior designer
and director,
Ensemblier London,
020 7352 8975,
ensemblierlondon.com.

Q The three areas where pattern and


decoration work most effectively
in a bedroom are the walls, the
window treatments and the bed. Yet
the simplest and least expensive
are the headboard, scatter cushions
and bed throw. These items are the
most versatile, as they can easily be
changed without having to commit
to the redecoration of an entire room
or the cost of new curtains.
Q I tend to prefer classic white
or ivory bedlinen with a small detail
on the corners, such as diamond
stitch. Crisp off-white linen always
ensures that the space looks
fresh and is the perfect base for
adding colour through either a
large blanket or an eiderdown.
Q It is important that a bedroom feels
calm. Though extremely indulgent,
fabric cladding is a wonderful way
COVER STORY To help to achieve this, as are four-poster
soften the feel of a bedroom, beds with curtaining, upholstered
consider upholstering more headboards and half testers. For
unusual features, such as a soothing feel, bedrooms tend to
wardrobe doors, as has work best in pastels or neutral
been done in this scheme palettes, such as duck egg blue.
created by London-based Q Side lights should be positioned
NBB Design, nbbdesign. 10-15cm above or below the top of
com. The smart border the headboard, otherwise they are
detail is echoed on the fighting for dominance instead of
headboard panel, framing working harmoniously together.
both elements and drawing Q I am excited to see the return of
the eye towards them. trimmings, which I use frequently
PHOTOGRAPHS ANDREW BEASLEY (COVER STORY), TIME INC IMAGES/

in my current schemes. They can be


SIMON BROWN (DOUBLE BLOOMS), SIMON BROWN (TWO TONE)

ONE FOR ALL While very effective on the leading edge


adventurous decorators of curtains, around soft pelmets
like to mix multiple prints, and headboards, or as tactile fringing
sticking to one pattern to finish a cushion.
and repeating it throughout Q The other key trend is gathered
can have equal impact. In valances, also to be found on skirts
this bedroom created by of chairs and sofas. Essentially,
New York designer Katie schemes are returning to a
Ridder, katieridder.com, the more traditional look, last seen
small-scale wallcovering predominantly between the 1930s
design is carried across and 1950s, involving lots of pattern
the pelmet and cushions and colour and more layering of
and even appears on the fabrics and detailing with trims.
piping of the armchair.

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H&G DESIGN IDEAS

When decorating a bedroom,


the irst thing to consider
is the colour scheme. I ind
that pale blues, pinks and

grey tones work well, as they
are sot and serene.
AMELIA CARTER, interior designer, ameliacarter.com.

FLORAL FANCIES TWO TONE The effect


Although very similar, two of this scheme, designed by
different floral designs on Natalia Miyar, nataliamiyar.
the wallpaper and bedlinen com, is understated yet
allow for a slight variation elegant. Introduce pattern
in scale, while the elegant on the headboard and
headboard and sculptural develop the look from there,
furniture mimic the layering other fabrics and
romantic, natural forms. prints to create depth.

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H&G DESIGN IDEAS


Expect to see a trend in architecturally inspired bedlinen, with
patterns such as trellis with a geometric twist and structural detailing,
and also flora and fauna to bring the outside into the home.
RICHARD BOYLE, CEO, Yves Delorme, uk.yvesdelorme.com.

SUNNY OUTLOOK
Continuing the delicately FURTHER CONTACTS
patterned bedlinen fabric
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makes the bed the focal andsotobed.co.uk. Designers Guild,
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point of this spacious room.
01243 380600, designersguild.com.
Use the base tone of the featherandblack.com. John Lewis, 0345 604
pattern to introduce areas Harrison Spinks, 9049, johnlewis.com.
WORDS MAUDIE MANTON PHOTOGRAPHS GREGOIRE GARDETTE/

0113 205 5200, Monogrammed Linen


of block colour and offset
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL GEORGE V PARIS (SUNNY OUTLOOK),

harrisonspinks.co.uk. Shop, 020 7589 4033,


with crisp white sheets. Heals, 0333 212 1915, monogrammed
heals.com. linenshop.com.
Loaf, 0845 468 0697,
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FINER DETAILS An loaf.com. FABRIC & WALLPAPER


intricate trellis design like Neptune, 01793 427427, GP&J Baker, 020 7351
neptune.com. 7760, gpjbaker.com.
this Petra wallpaper, 180
Savoir Beds, 020 7493 Harlequin, 0845 123
a panel, Lewis & Wood, 4444, savoirbeds.co.uk. 6815, harlequin.uk.com.
lewisandwood.co.uk, is a Simon Horn, Osborne & Little,
020 7731 3555, 020 8812 3123,
great foil for sculptural simonhorn.com. osborneandlittle.com.
pieces such as this table Vispring, 01752 366311, Romo, 01623 756699,
lamp. Limiting the palette vispring.com. romo.com.
Warren Evans, Sanderson,
to three colours allows for 020 7693 8988, 0333 200 7331,
detailed patterns to be used warrenevans.com. sanderson-uk.com.
on furniture and accessories.

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FOOD FOR FRIENDS

Just desserts
The Maremma in Tuscany is not as famed for its cuisine as other parts of Italy
but, as Emiko Daviess sweet recipes show, foodies have been missing a trick
PHOTO G RA P H S L AU RE N BA M FO RD

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RICOTTA AND BABY PEAR TART
FIG AND CHOCOLATE BREAD
Makes 1 loaf
This speciality of Porto Santo Stefano
is halfway between a fruit cake and
a dense chocolate brownie. It is
traditionally made at Christmas, but
why save something so deliciously
tempting for once a year?

250g dried figs, 50g whole almonds


roughly chopped 2 tbsp cocoa
and soaked powder
overnight in 500ml 100g 70% dark
white wine chocolate, roughly
apple, peeled, chopped
cored and grated 2 tbsp plum jam
Zest of 1 orange tsp ground
50g sultanas cinnamon
50g pine nuts tsp ground
50g hazelnuts, nutmeg
peeled 100g plain flour,
50g walnuts plus extra to dust
RICOTTA AND BABY PEAR TART (previous page)
Serves 8 Q Put the soaked figs and the wine in
In the summer youll find baby pears at farmers markets all around Argentario. a small saucepan, then add the grated
Yellow-skinned and a little firmer than regular pears, they are the perfect ingredient apple. Simmer over a medium-low
for ricotta crostata, a favourite dessert in these parts. heat for about 15 minutes, until the
fruit is soft and the liquid has reduced
7-9 baby pears For the filling fingers, rub together until the butter is no slightly. Blend using a food processor
55g caster sugar 500g ricotta longer visible (or you can pulse in a food or a hand blender until it forms a paste.
For the pastry 100g caster sugar processor). Add the salt, egg and additional Allow to cool.
250g plain flour Zest of 1 lemon yolk, then combine until it comes together Q Transfer the fig paste to a large bowl
100g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract into a smooth ball. Wrap in cling film and rest and stir in the rest of the ingredients,
125g cold butter, or seeds from in the fridge for 30 minutes. except for the flour. Gradually stir in
chopped vanilla pod Q On a lightly floured surface, roll out the the flour until it forms a soft and sticky
Pinch of salt 2 eggs pastry to a circle about 3mm thick. Lay over mixture that has the consistency of
1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk Icing sugar to dust a greased 22-25cm round pie dish and trim bread dough you may need more or
to fit, leaving a slight overhang. Prick the less flour to achieve this.
Q Peel the pears, leaving the stems on surface gently all over with a fork. Q Preheat the oven to 160C, gas mark 3.
(there is no need to core them). Slice about Q Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4. To Line a baking tray with baking paper and
5mm off the base of each pear, so that it make the filling, combine the ricotta, caster dust with flour.
will sit upright. Roughly chop the offcuts sugar, lemon zest, offcuts of pear, vanilla and Q On the baking tray, use floured hands
of pear and set aside. If youre making eggs, and mix until smooth. Pour over the to shape the dough into a round loaf
this dish using regular pears, peel and pastry and smooth the surface. Carefully around 20cm wide and flatten it until
cut them into quarters lengthways, then stand the pears upright in the filling (if using its about 5cm high in the centre. Dust
remove the core (if they are particularly larger pears arrange the pieces neatly in the liberally with flour, blowing off the excess.
large, cut them into eighths lengthways). filling). Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top Q Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or
Q Poach the pears in a saucepan of is firm and slightly golden brown. until the flour on the tray turns a coffee
simmering water with the sugar for Q Allow the tart to cool completely and colour and the bread feels firm. This
15 minutes, or until they are just tender. sprinkle over a little icing sugar just before bread will keep for ages. Its best stored
Drain and allow to cool. serving, if you like. The tart can be kept in wrapped in cling film or in an airtight
Q To make the pastry, combine the flour, the fridge for 2-3 days. container, in a cool, dry place.
sugar and butter in a bowl. Using your

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COFFEE-LACED RICOTTA
Serves 4
In the middle of a sweltering Tuscan summer, I had to
come up with a simple dessert for some friends. I found a
lovely recipe for ricotta mixed with a little rum and coffee
in Elizabeth Davids Italian Food. This is my take on it.

250g ricotta Q Crumble the biscuits and


80g caster sugar divide half among the glasses.
2 tbsp strong espresso Layer half of the ricotta
Splash of rum (optional) mixture over the top, then
100g savoiardi biscuits add the remaining crumbled
100ml double cream, whipped biscuits. Finish with a layer
to soft peaks of the rest of the ricotta
20g dark chocolate, shaved or mixture. Allow to chill for
grated, for serving at least 1 hour, then dollop
whipped cream on the top
Q Whisk the ricotta, passing and sprinkle with the dark
it through a fine-meshed sieve chocolate to serve.
to remove all of the lumps, if Q You can prepare this the
you prefer. night before. Simply leave
Q Add the sugar, espresso and out the whipped cream and
rum (if using) and whisk until add just before serving.
smooth and well combined.

MELON GRANITA
Serves 6
This refreshing granita is a favourite use for cantaloupe
melon. Try adding a pinch of dried chilli powder
to the mixture before freezing its surprisingly good.

150g caster sugar (preferably one that has a lid).


500-600g cantaloupe melon, Stir through the lemon juice
rind and seeds removed and cooled sugar syrup. If the
Juice of 1 lemon container doesnt have a lid,
double wrap in cling film.
Q Dissolve the sugar in about Q Put in the freezer for 4-6
125ml water in a small hours to set. Stir every hour
saucepan over a medium-low with a fork, particularly
heat then bring to the boil for around the edges where it will
a few minutes. Remove from freeze first, until you have a
the heat and set aside to creamy, but icy consistency.
cool completely. If youve left the granita for
Q Chop the melon roughly too long and end up with a
into pieces, then pulse in a solid block, use a fork to fluff
blender or pass through a and grate it into icy flakes.
food mill to reduce to a Q Spoon into glasses and give
smooth pulp. Pour into a it a little stir before serving.
container suitable for freezing

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CHOCOLATE-FILLED SPONGE ROLL
Serves 6
Tronco, meaning log, is a favourite cake along the Tuscan
coast. It is almost always stained pink with alchermes,
a local liqueur, and filled with a rich chocolate cream.

For the chocolate cream 50g plain flour


2 egg yolks 3 eggs, separated
60g caster sugar 100g caster sugar
1 tbsp cornflour, sifted To finish
250ml milk 2 tbsp caster sugar
100g 70% dark chocolate 125ml alchermes liqueur,
For the sponge or rum syrup (see below)
50g cornflour or potato starch Icing sugar to dust

Q For the chocolate cream, it should reach about 1cm


using an electric mixer, whisk up the sides. Bake for 10-12
the yolks and sugar together minutes, until the top is
until pale, then stir in the very pale golden and springy
cornflour. Put in a saucepan in the middle.
over a low heat and add the Q Remove the sponge from
milk, little by little. (If your the oven and let it cool ever so
lowest burner is powerful, do slightly so you can handle it
this over a bain marie.) Stir easily you still want to work
continuously with a wooden with it while its warm. Spread
spoon for about 10 minutes, out a sheet of cling film and
until smooth and thick enough scatter the caster sugar evenly
to coat the back of a spoon. over the surface. Gently turn
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate the sponge upside down onto
in a microwave or bain marie. the cling film.
Q Remove the milk and egg Q Remove the baking paper
mixture from the heat and stir from the sponge. With a bread
through the melted chocolate. knife, trim the edges this will
Once smooth and well stop the sides from cracking
combined, cool quickly by as you roll. Stain this side of
spreading out into a shallow, the sponge with alchermes
flat container. Lay cling film using a pastry brush. You may
over the top of the cream, so need a couple of coats to
it is in contact with the entire achieve a bright pink colour.
surface, and place in the fridge. Q Spread the chocolate cream
Q Preheat the oven to 160C, evenly over the sponge so that
gas mark 3. Line a 23x33cm it is about 1.5cm thick, leaving
baking tray with baking paper. a 1cm border around the edge.
Q To make the sponge, sift the Q Picking up the short end
cornflour and flour together. of the sponge with the cling
Put the egg yolks and whites film, carefully roll the sponge
in two separate clean metal or up firmly and secure by
glass mixing bowls. Add the wrapping in the cling film.
sugar to the yolks and whisk Q Chill in the fridge for at least
with an electric mixer until 1 hour or overnight. Carefully
the yolks are very pale and remove the cling film, dust the
creamy, up to 10 minutes. top of the roll with icing sugar
Q Clean and dry the beaters and serve in thick slices.
well, then whisk the whites
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A Amara, 0800 587 7645,


amara.com.
Anthropologie, 00800 0026 8476,
Fermoie, 01672 513723,
fermoie.com.
Future and Found,
The Loft Storage Company,
020 8012 8594,
theloftstoragecompany.com.
Rockett St George,
01444 253391,
rockettstgeorge.co.uk.
anthropologie.eu. 020 7267 4772, Lorfords, 01666 505111, Rose & Grey, 0161 926 8763,
Aram, 020 7557 7557, aram.co.uk. futureandfound.com. lorfordsantiques.com. roseandgrey.co.uk.
Around the House Furniture, Rowen & Wren, 01276 451077,
0800 246 5186,
aroundthehousefurniture.co.uk.
Atkin and Thyme,
G Garden Trading,
01993 845559,
gardentrading.co.uk.
M Made, 0344 257 1888,
made.com.
Maisons du Monde,
rowenandwren.co.uk.
Royal Doulton, 01782 204141,
royaldoulton.co.uk.
0844 409 9834, Graham and Green, 0808 234 2172, The Rug Company,
atkinandthyme.co.uk. 01225 418200, maisonsdumonde.com. 020 3141 3040,
grahamandgreen.co.uk. Mark Alexander, 01623 750005, therugcompany.com.

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Great Little Trading Company,
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markalexander.com.

S Sarah Hardaker,
Birdie Fortescue, 01328 738634,
birdiefortescue.co.uk.
H Habitat, 0344 499 4686,
habitat.co.uk.
N Neptune, 01793 427427,
neptune.com.
The New Craftsmen,
07975 982885,
sarahhardaker.co.uk.
Smallable, 020 3445 0146,

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Carl Hansen & Son,
Heals, 0333 212 1915, heals.com.
Hobbycraft, 0330 026 1400,
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020 7148 3190,
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Nile & York, 01628 525255,
smallable.com.
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charlottestorrs-stoneware.co.uk. 020 3318 5115. Stv, stuv.com.
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ikea.com/gb.
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0345 257 2627,
chelseagardener.com.
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inchyradesigns.co.uk. O Oka, 0844 815 7380,
oka.com.
sweetpeaandwillow.com.

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India Jane, 020 8799 7166,
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Olive & the Fox, 01892 614197,
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Oliver Bonas, 020 8974 0110,
T Tom Faulkner, 020 7351
7272, tomfaulkner.co.uk.

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Colefax and Fowler,
J John Lewis, 0345 604 9049,
johnlewis.com.
Jonathan Adler, 020 7589 9563,
oliverbonas.com.
Osborne & Little, 020 8812 3123,
osborneandlittle.com.
V Vanessa Arbuthnott,
01285 831437,
vanessaarbuthnott.co.uk.
020 7244 7427, colefax.com. uk.jonathanadler.com. Out There Interiors, Villa Nova, 01623 750005,
The Conran Shop, Julian Chichester, 020 7622 2928, 020 8099 7443, villanova.co.uk.
0844 848 4000, julianchichester.com. outthereinteriors.com. Vincent Sheppard,
conranshop.co.uk. 0032 56 46 11 11,
Cox & Cox, 0330 333 2123,
coxandcox.co.uk. K Korla, 020 7792 5855,
korlahome.com. P Paint & Paper Library,
020 7823 7755,
paintandpaperlibrary.com.
vincentsheppard.com.
VV Rouleaux, 020 7224 5179,
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De Le Cuona, 020 7584 7677,
L Laura Ashley,
0333 200 8009,
lauraashley.com.
Perch & Parrow, 020 8629 1166,
perchandparrow.com.
Pierre Frey, 020 7376 5599, W Waterworks,
020 7384 4000,
delecuona.co.uk. Lee Longlands, 0800 996 1811, pierrefrey.com. uk.waterworks.com.
Designers Guild, 020 7351 5775, leelonglands.co.uk. Poliform, 020 7368 7600, West Elm, 0800 404 9780,
designersguild.com. Lewis & Wood, 01453 878517, poliformuk.com. westelm.co.uk.
Design Vintage, 01273 573852, lewisandwood.co.uk. Porta Romana, 01420 23005, The White Company,
designvintage.co.uk. Liberty, 020 7734 1234, portaromana.co.uk. 020 3758 9222,
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E Empire Build, 020 8150 9567,


empire-build.co.uk.
The Linen Works, 020 7819 7620,
thelinenworks.co.uk.
Linwood, 01425 461176,
R Rapture & Wright,
020 7371 7787,
raptureandwright.co.uk.
William Yeoward, 020 7349 7828,
williamyeoward.com.
Woven, 020 7193 0505,

F Farrow & Ball, 01202 876141,


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linwoodfabric.com.
Little Greene, 020 7935 8844,
Robert Allen, 020 7352 0931,
robertallendesign.co.uk.
woven.co.uk.

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featherandblack.com.
littlegreene.com.
Loaf, 0845 468 0697, loaf.com.
Roche Bobois, 020 7751 4030,
roche-bobois.com. Z Zoffany, 0844 543 4600,
zoffany.com.

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