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This months magazine is full to the brim with ideas for a beautiful
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find stunning real homes which are every bit as varied as their
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NAOMI CLEAVER
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16 French dressing
Be inspired by this little corner of France in
the heart of Somerset
26 Channel hopping
This couple took the plunge with a massive
renovation project in Bruges
34 Theory of evolution
This pair extended their barn conversion to
create the perfect space for year-round living
42 Chance encounter
A stroke of good fortune put this couple on
the path to securing their dream home
52 Just capital
Interior designer Katharine Pooley shows
how to bring the best of the country to town
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83 Time to shine
Summer is the perfect time of year to think
about lighting up your home
84 A place for everything
Todays kitchens are far more than purely
practical rooms. Theyre spaces to cook,
dine, relax and spend time with our families
Renovating
107 Renovating news
Read all the latest need-to-know stories for
owners of older properties
109 Hot topic
Everything you need to know to help protect
your home from a blaze
111 Clear as day
Get your windows in perfect working order
with the help of our panel of experts
115 Original & best
Characterful and hard-working, traditional
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67 True blue
Be inspired to create a cool, calm and
collected scheme
70 Recipe for success
Period Ideas discovers an abundance of
creativity at one of Britains top kitchen
makers
73 Water works
Design inspiration to help you create the
perfect bathroom for your home
77 Open & shut case
Create a fresh outlook with our pick of the
most beautiful shutters and blinds
79 Dressed for success
How the secret of a good nights sleep lies in
excellent bedroom storage
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99 Simply splendid salvage
Track down wonderful reclaimed
objects with the help of our guide
103 Treasure hunt
Bring the past back to life with a visit to
one of Britains best reclaim centres
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10 Jubilee inspirations
Fly the flag this summer and put a little red,
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12 Garden essentials
Help your garden blossom with our selection
of new designs
15 Design icon
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33 At home with...
The creator of Britains most patriotic
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51 Antiques
Margaret Powling explores the delicious
world of traditional tea ware
60 Britains heritage
Step inside some historic homes with royal
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93 The great outdoors
Our experts offer their suggestions for
beautiful summer gardens
121 Editors choice
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130 Notes from Norfolk house
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NEWS Shopping Updates & Events
NEWS
June
Period Ideas pick of this months new
classics and dates for your diary
Pots of fun
Aston Pottery is celebrating 21 years of its country-style
designs with the launch of two new collections inspired by
florals. Look out for the Millefiore and The Botanical Series:
Art on Plate lines and if you're in Oxfordshire do pay them a
visit. 01993 852 031, astonpottery.co.uk
Blue & white beauty
Theres nothing fresher than a new print in the
bedroom so revel in the new Toile collection
from Dorma (0844 980 0011, dorma.co.uk).
This traditional English design is printed on
the softest cotton for a perfect night's sleep
and we have three sets of bedding to give
away. Each set compromises a double duvet
cover, two Oxford pillowcases, two cuffed
pillowcases, two cushions and a throw and is
worth over 200! For your chance to win
simply turn to p118 and answer the question.
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12 June Taster Days at West Dean College, Sussex Try a one day course to
learn a new skill or explore a new hobby from June to October. From throwing
pots to making rag rugs theres sure to be something which will appeal.
01243 811 301, westdean.org.uk
Floral fancy
This adorable three-
drawer mini-chest is
illustrated with
pictures of hydrangeas
and finished in antique
cream. Perfect for
bringing a touch of
shabby chic to your
home, it costs 29.95
at The Dotcomgiftshop.
020 8746 2473,
dotcomgiftshop.com
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Delightful DeVol
DeVol, one of our favourite designer makers, is launching
a new collection of home accessories. Look out for the
best of British craftsmanship in pieces like this
Cedar bath shelf, 60. 01509 261 000,
devolkitchens.co.uk
Double duty
Add a pop of colour with a fabulous scented
door stop designed by Celia Lindsell. Weighing in
at 1.5kg and packed with 750g of French
lavender, it even has a suedette base to prevent
sliding on wooden or stone floors. It costs 35.
0786 669 3706, celialindsell.com
Prints charming
Brighten up your bathroom with these cheery towels from John
Lewis. Designs by Lisa Stickley, Designers Guild, Amy Butler,
Clarissa Hulse, PiP Studio and Cath Kidston, priced from 6-42.
0845 604 9049, johnlewis.com
Jewel of crewel
Coromandel has just launched this
stunning new Lochlorien design in
green, gold and brown. The company
specialises in crewel embroidered
fabrics based on Elizabethan and
Jacobean patterns and commissions
just one new scheme every five years.
0118 979 6222, coromandel.co.uk
HAVE A GANDER
AT GOOSE
Transform your
home this month
with Fired Earths
new paint
collection in 36
shades from
neutrals to
statement-making
tones. Available in
six finishes, your
walls will thank
you. Mrs Booth,
pictured, costs
36.50 for 2.5l.
01263 711 588,
firedearth.com
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FRENCH
CLASSICS
Roche Bobois is
changing the
name of its Les
Provinciales
collection to
nouveaux
classiques. The
latest pieces are
classic designs
from the 18th
century which
have been given a
modern twist,
020 7431 2496,
roche-bobois.com
Enjoy an Aga Saga
If you love Agas as much as we do be sure to visit
agablog.agaliving.com and discover the world according to
Lady Aga along with lots of great recipes and tips.
Pamper yourself with a brand new
luxury duck or goose down duvet
from Goose. The family-owned
company prides itself on using the
best quality natural products and
can even make bespoke duvets for
your pets. 020 7223 7821,
goosebedding.co.uk
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Diamond Jubilee
Fly the flag and put a little red, white and blue in your home
BEST BUYS British Style
INSPIRATIONS

In union
This Union Jack fabric from FABRIC MILLS is perfect
for flying the flag during the upcoming celebrations.
Its available in both 100% cotton and oilcloth/PVC at
13.99 per metre. Stars design 12.75 per metre,
stripes 19.99 per metre. 01600 775 531,
fabricmills.co.uk
Lifes a beach
Soak up the sun in your garden
with this traditional canvas and
beech deckchair, 70, from
THE CONTEMPORARY
HOME. 023 9246 9400,
tch.net
Going underground
This London underground map tea towel from
UNIQUE & UNITY costs 9. 0845 605 9699,
uniqueandunity.co.uk
In June this year Queen Elizabeth II becomes
only the second monarch in our countrys
history, after Queen Victoria in 1897, to
celebrate 60 years on the throne. And with
the nation caught up in the Jubilee, sports
fans can also look forward the 2012 Olympic
Games and the annual return of the
Wimbledon Grand Slam. Throw in all the
usual fun of the British sun, such as garden
parties, trips to the beach and walks in our
wonderful countryside, and it all adds up to
an extraordinary summer of national pride.
Get the look
The Jubilee celebrations may only be lasting
for a short time, but you can still get timeless
and stylish items for your home that will look
great for years to come. While the Union
Jack features prominently on many
interesting pieces, this doesnt have to
dominate your dcor. Simply look for
furniture and accessories that showcase
traditional British design, go for a neutral
scheme that is punctuated by reds and blues
or go all out with bunting and garlands.

Shake & bake


Give your cakes a royal home in this pack
of two Jubilee cake tins priced at 10
from SAINSBURYS. 0800 328 1700,
sainsburys.co.uk
Crystal clear
Celebrate in style with
this pair of Diamond
Jubilee toasting flutes
from DARTINGTON
CRYSTAL, priced at
65. 01805 626 221,
dartington.co.uk

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Up our street
Celebrate the Jubilee with friends with this
range of tableware from TALKING
TABLES. Priced from 3.50, items include
bunting, 7, royal trivia set in carriage-style
box, 10, and pack of four cupcake thrones,
6.50. 020 7627 6767, talkingtables.co.uk
Switched on
This vintage-style
table lamp costs 22
from NEXT. 0844
844 8000, next.co.uk
Hanging around
Decorate your home or garden with this five-metre roll of
bunting from CREATIVE TOPS, which is available from
around 15.99. 01536 207 710, creative-tops.com

Spoilt for choice


If youre a true British tea lover then try this JOHN LEWIS London
triple mini tea pack which costs 12. It contains English breakfast,
Earl Grey and afternoon tea tins, each with 15 tea bags inside.
0845 604 9049, johnlewis.com
Material world
With a range of vintage-
style patterns, this Union
Jack cushion, 9.99, from
DUNELM MILL creates
an intriguing take on the
famous flag. 0845 165
6565, dunelm-mill.com
On the surface
This foldaway small metal table with painted union
jack surface costs 99 from AMY NICHOLAS
INTERIOR DESIGN, with matching chairs also
available. 01200 446 386, amynicholas.co.uk
A moveable
feast
Take in the summer sun with
this picnic basket from
COCOA BEAN, available in
red or blue. Two-person basket
costs 54.99 while the four-
person is priced at 74.99.
01753 831 500,
cocoa-bean.co.uk

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BEST BUYS British Style

Tread softly
Protect your floors with this doormat from TURTLE
MAT priced at 49.95. Its part of the new Imperial
War Museum range. 0845 600 3478, turtlemat.co.uk

Have your cake


This tea party range from DUNELM MILL includes Union Jack PVC fabric, 9.99 per metre,
Rochelle collection large cake stand, 14.99, Rochelle collection two-tier cake stand, 9.99, and
Afternoon Tea collection set of two pots, 2.99. 0845 165 6565, dunelm-mill.com
A lions share
This EMMA BRIDGEWATER Jubilee
small tin is perfect for cakes, sweets or
sandwiches and costs 8. 0844 243 9266,
emmabridgewater.co.uk
Host your guests in
style with beautiful
cake stands and
a pretty tea set
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On the throne
These ERCOL Jubilee stacking
chairs, priced at 310 each, can be
an ideal addition when hosting
guests. 01844 271 800, ercol.com
London calling
Hang up this Camden Town sign from COCO MAL for a bit of capital style. London Bridge and
Notting Hill also available, all priced at 34.50. 020 3086 8460, cocomale.com

Time for tea


This commemorative mug
from SOPHIE ALLPORT
features her delicate
illustrations while the inside
rim reads Congratulations
Queen Elizabeth II 1952
2012. Priced at 8.50 it
comes in its own presentation
gift box. 0845 0177 866,
sophieallport.com

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Garden
ESSENTIALS
Help your garden blossom with our
selection of new designs

Make a stand
This Romano bakers rack can add a
Mediterranean feel to your garden or
conservatory with its black metal frames
and natural stone mosaic. It costs 149
from MARKS & SPENCER. 0845 609
0200, marksandspencer.com

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Table manners
Take in some al fresco dining with this Charnwood 5ft
table, from 149, and Arden armchair, from 74, from
TEAK TIGER TRADING CO 0800 068 0333,
teaktigertrading.co.uk
In bloom
Enjoy gardening with this LAURA ASHLEY heart-shaped wicker garden tool basket with
cultivator, trowel, fork and a pair of cressida classic gloves, priced at 39.98 from TENAX.
01978 664 667, tenax.co.uk
Earthly delights
Go green with this set of RHS grow your own coasters
priced at 8.75 from PIMPERNEL. 01782 743 456
On the rise
Made from rusted mild steel, this beautiful two-piece garden arch with
spiral design costs 298 from MOORE DESIGNS. 01444 473 898,
mooredesigns.co.uk
Burning desire
This wrought cast iron kadai works
as a patio heater as well as for
cooking food. The price including
postage is 274.49 from GARDEN
TRADING. 0845 608 4448,
gardentrading.co.uk
Good news
Grab the headlines with
this New England post
and papers box. It costs
145 from SPARROW &
FINCH. 01892 861 202,
sparrowandfinch.co.uk

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Belling has been at the heart
of cooking for 100 years
F
ounded in 1912 by Charles Belling with just
150, a shed in Enfield and a young assistant,
kitchen appliance brand Belling has been at
the heart of British cooking for 100 years.
At the forefront of kitchen innovation for a
century, Belling has been responsible for a number
of industry firsts including the first enamel cooker
(launched in 1931), the first cooker with glass doors
(1935), the UKs first domestic fan oven (1971), the
first black ceramic hob (1977) and the UKs first
slot-in oven (1982).
Richard Belling, a young cousin of Belling
founder Charles and Chairman and MD of Belling
between 1965 and 1992, says: Belling appliances
have been used in British homes for a century. Your
mother or grandmother probably used one and you
most likely learnt to cook on one. Indeed, Her
Majesty the Queen and Princess Margaret both
learned to cook on a Belling.
Today the brand continues to innovate. In 2010 it
was the first company to be approved and
recommended by the Energy Saving Trust across
freestanding, built-in and range cooking, whilst its campaign to
bring induction cooking to a wider market has seen the
technology become accessible and affordable for all. The past
five years have also seen Belling bring the majority of
manufacture back to the UK.
Denver Hewlett, Chief Executive of Belling, says: As
the current custodian of the Belling brand it makes me
immensely proud to see this famous and much loved
company celebrate 100 years in business. The key to
Bellings success has always been innovation, responding
creatively to the needs of families and British cooks, and
this has continued apace in the 20 years since Glen
Dimplex bought the business. We have had many
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in British interior design
BELLING
challenges along the way, one of which has been bringing the
majority of our product manufacturing back to the UK. Today
90% of our products are made in our UK factory.
This year Belling has unveiled the 100 Collection, a suite of
appliances designed with a futuristic white glass and chrome
aesthetic launched to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The
brands legendary Baby Belling table top cooker, first launched
in 1929, has also been given a makeover for the occasion.
Denver adds, It is an exciting year for Belling, not only are
we celebrating our past, we are looking to the future with a
brand new product range with a cutting-edge design. In 2012
with technology and design moving at such a pace it will be
extremely interesting to see what the next 10, 20, or even 100
years will bring.
To view Belling's range of cookers visit belling.co.uk
or to find out more call 0844 815 3746 .
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REAL HOMES Old Post Office
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Style Tip
The secret of French
country style is the blend of
ornate details with a down
to earth practicality. Real
beauty always come from
appreciating nature
SUSAN DICKERSON
Deputy Editor
A
fter the magical experience of living in
Provence, Karen Price wanted to recreate
some of its splendour in the West Country
when she returned to England. She moved to
Chewton Mendip, 16 miles from Bristol, with her
partner John and was charmed by the former
village post office and adjoining bakery.
The post office was a 17th century Grade II
listed building and the display boards and counters
were still being used when I first saw the property,
says Karen. In fact most of the fixtures hadnt been
changed for over 80 years. The bakery had supplied
the village with bread for generations and I loved
knowing that these two buildings had so much
history. I felt sure I could continue welcoming
people into the village by converting the buildings
into a bed and breakfast.
Karen had her guests comfort at the forefront
of her mind as she began restoring the buildings in
their original style. I wanted to create a home
away from home and also provide a place to
display my treasured collection of Gilles Sacksick
artwork, she says. I decided that a simple, relaxed
style would be best rather than trying to cram too
many things in.
Simple start
As Karen dislikes clutter and overfull rooms, she
took stock of her existing furniture and sold some
of the heavier pieces. To this day her dcor
continues to evolve, as she combines her love of
sumptuous, comfortable living with her passion for
light and soft tones.
She began restoring the house very carefully
and took great care to choose simple, rustic
Karen Price and John Harvey created a little
corner of France in the heart of Somerset
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I loved knowing that these two village buildings had so much history
KAREN PRICE, OWNER
furnishings. Karen sourced original furniture from
the south west of France as well as exploring the
local reclamation yards and antiques shops. I
wanted to get the business up and running as soon
as possible but I knew I had to take my time to get
the look and the feel just right, says Karen.
Mix & match
It was a delicate balance and she wanted to
consider every last detail thoroughly which took a
lot of time. She decided to retain the original
flagstone flooring wherever possible and used it as a
basis for the whole scheme. The stones lend colour
and depth as well as a feeling of warmth. They
catch the eye as soon as people come into the
house and Im so pleased we lavished so much
attention on them, says Karen.
In the living room, pride of place goes to a
beautiful French-style fireplace bought from a local
reclamation yard. It is dressed with a bespoke
mirror made by a local designer after Karen realised
the chances of finding anything which was the
perfect match were slim.
I had a picture in my mind of what I wanted
but I just couldnt find it on my travels. In the end
John suggested that we should bite the bullet and
commission something. Im so pleased we did as
the mirror makes me smile every time I see it. He
was absolutely right, she admits.
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REAL HOMES Old Post Office
Karens Top Tips
Make sure your home reflects the seasons. Move
furniture around, add fresh flowers and keep
thinking about how you can display items to make
the best use of the changing light.
Avoid clutter. If you have spent a lot of money or
time sourcing furniture you love then overdressing
a room can really distract from it. Keep surfaces
clear so you enjoy the beauty of the materials and
the workmanship that has gone into it.
Choose patterns with care and avoid anything too
bright as it will jar your senses. Stripes and checks
are classics and will appeal to all age groups.
Work with what youve got and respect the
integrity of your building. If you fall in love with a
particular style think about how you can borrow
certain elements rather than trying to replicate
someone elses look. You need to make it yours.

Best of both
Throughout the project Karen was keen to integrate
the best of modern technology with period features.
I choose some freestanding antique units in the
Old Bakery kitchen and combined them with some
sleek appliances, says Karen. I wanted to make
the accommodation as versatile as possible so I
decided to make the Old Bakery a self-contained
annexe where guests could cook for themselves.
It was quite a challenge to make a home away
from home but she has done a brilliant job. French
oak floors and travertine tiles have been installed
throughout for a clean and stylish finish. The living
and dining area has a lovely high ceiling rising to the
eaves with its thick old beams. It is painted in
Farrow & Balls soothing Old White, which gives it
plenty of character.
The stone fireplace is a wonderful feature and
there is room for at least six people to dine at the
large refectory table. Once guests step through the
French doors, they can enjoy their own private
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Mediterranean-style courtyard and even
sunbathe on a day bed. The walls are lime
washed in Farrow & Balls Yellow Ground for an
extra splash of sunshine.
Upstairs the pretty bedroom which was once
used to store the bakers flour and yeast has
mullioned windows. The bed is dressed with
crisp and fresh white linen which contrasts with
the pale, golden wooden headboard and the rest
of the furniture.
The rest of the Post House exudes a French
country ambience from the moment visitors
cross the threshold as the hallway is home to a
pretty armoire from Burgundy. I really enjoyed
using lime wash throughout the house when I
was decorating. I couldnt get enough of it, says
Karen. I love how it gives a pleasing and subtle
effect that gently fades with time.
The two guest rooms in the Post House have
very different personalities. The Blue Room is
painted in Farrow & Ball Skylight Blue and
PERIOD
IDEAS SAYS...
Choose a selection of
freestanding furniture which
can be moved from room to
room or rearranged to reflect the
changing seasons. A mixture of
plain timber and painted
pieces is just perfect for
classic chic.
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features a contemporary Japanese-style square
bath tub in the centre of the room. Ive seen
feature tubs in boutique hotels but I wanted to do
something different here, says Karen. It gives a
real twist to the room and guests love how
unusual it is. Im pleased that I took a risk. Pale
blond wood and fresh white bedlinen are
invigorated by a splash of toile du Jouy pattern.
Last November she completed work on The
Suite, which offers guests a sitting room, bedroom
and bathroom. The super king size bed has a
headboard made from a tongue and groove panel
and guests are charmed by the freestanding tub
and decorative washstand in the bathroom.
I was so thrilled once Id finished this room,
she said. We even put in a fridge so people could
enjoy a nightcap and have a place to store snacks
after a days sightseeing in Bath or Bristol. Were
also convenient for Glastonbury and Wells so
there are plenty of places to explore.
Karen really thinks of everything and even
bakes her own recipe biscuits for her guests to
make them feel even more at home. I feel that
sharing our home with our guests is a real
privilege and I want to make everyone feel that
they can enjoy the house while they are staying
with us. When people arrive as guests and leave
as good friends it feels wonderful, she smiles.
Hot stuff
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Waxed oak rattan armchair, 365,
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Perfect pick-me-up
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I
have always loved vintage, the posh word we all now use for second-
hand things which arent quite antique and are also rather fab. My love
affair started when I was 14 years old. I spent some of my precious
pocket money on a Singer sewing machine and some 1930s glass vases
from a jumble sale run by the Scouts in the local village hall.
My passion continued through college days, though scrap yards were
more my modus operandi. In my early twenties I explored the thrift stores
and swap meets of Southern California. Today my appreciation has
resolved into a passionate advocacy for the cost-effective quality and
character that vintage can offer, not to mention the ecologically sustainable
aspect of this kind of resourcefulness.
Watch out though! You dont want to end up like the naive yummy
mummy customers in the infamous Harry Enfield sketch set in a shop
tellingly called I Saw You Coming, and paying wildly over the odds for stuff
Enfields character has just heaved out of a skip. However I must confess
that skips are good places to look. I have found some extraordinary things
from a WWI wheelchair to an original Paco Rabanne dress.
Wise buys
The good news is that there is absolutely no need to fall into this
particular trap thanks to the breadth of the items available. As with most
things, research is key, and the blessing of the internet means we can do
this quite extensively from the comfort of home, ensuring the best price
for the best quality.
When it comes to furniture, a makers mark is a fairly obvious indication
of good or bad quality, though in absentia scrutinise the joints. You are
looking for firmness and also for signs of woodworm. Take your time and
trust your instincts. If youre not sure but cant put your finger on why, it is
better to walk away rather than take a chance.
Dont be shy in auction houses or showrooms, and have a really good
ferret around a piece, looking inside and underneath. Take the drawers
out too and inspect them
properly. Just remember to put
them back!
In my experience, people
who trade through sites like
eBay tend to be honest about
imperfections as they know
their customers cant inspect an
item thoroughly before they
buy. The traders business relies
on their integrity, as the site is
designed so that customers can
rate the sellers.
by Naomi Cleaver
DESIGNER INSPIRATION Vintage Ideas
Designer Notes
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You can meet Naomi and ask her
advice on making your home even
more beautiful at her next
available Design Day in Devon
this September. For more details
visit her website
naomicleaver.com
New dimensions
I believe the key to success with things vintage is two-fold. First you need to
have to hand plenty of the resources to renovate or even upcycle and
secondly you need to know how to work your vintage pieces into your
existing home dcor.
Having worked with numerous upholsterers I now refuse to go anywhere
else but to Belinda Dillon (belinda-upholstery.co.uk). She recently gave a
master-class on my most recent design course and revealed the mysteries, as
well as infinite benefits, of really good upholstery. I have also worked with a
French polisher in my own home this month and I cannot recommend the
practice highly enough. I feel it is magical and affordable, a rare combination.
Upcycling adds another dimension to the joys of vintage, where those
unloved, less precious pieces are given a new lease of life by being
transformed into something rather different to what their original
creator intended.
You can be inspired by pieces made by Committee, a great London
design studio whose floor lamps, consisting of totem poles of vintage
crockery, sit proudly in museum collections no less (gallop.co.uk). Squint
(squintunlimited.com) is another company which has demonstrated the
integrity and value in upcycling, by artfully pasting fabric to otherwise rather
inconspicuous pieces of lighting and furniture for a dramatic effect.
The nationally acclaimed designer Lucy Turners charming upcycled
midcentury furniture (lucyturner.co) can be bought in Peter Jones while
Retrouvius and Baileys offer an ever-changing and inventive parade of
upcycled objects (retrouvius.com and baileyshomeandgarden.com). Im
particularly fond of each companys light fittings, made respectively from glass
funnels and wine bottles.
I always follow one simple rule to successfully decorate with all things
vintage, especially when combining old with new. The trick is to ensure that at
least one element in each piece is echoed at least once in another
component, so you do need to be very discerning when you are shopping for
your scheme. I like to take pictures of
the items I already own and use them
as an aide-memoire. Pay attention to
colour and texture, shape and scale
and youll be well on your way to
vintage decorating victory!

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to the joys of vintage
Green fern sideboard, price on application, Lucy
Turner 01326 374 191, lucyturner.co
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REAL HOMES Belgian Townhouse
Shaun and Kim Clarke took on a massive renovation project with
this four-storey townhouse in Bruges
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haun and Kim Clarke always dreamt of
starting a new life somewhere in continental
Europe. But living in a small one-bedroom
flat in Harrow, they never imagined that they
would one day be the proud owners of a four-
storey, 17th-century townhouse in the beautiful and
historic Belgian city of Bruges. Wed always
fantasised about a new beginning somewhere
overseas, explains Kim, who is a speech therapist.
Eventually the daily grind of working and living in
London really began to fuel those ideas. So in the
end we decided to stop wishing and start looking.
Country life
I suppose because we were living in the city, our
initial idea was to find some charmingly
dilapidated farmhouse to rescue, surrounded by
fields and vineyards somewhere in the sunny
regions of rural France, the typical vision really,
says Shaun. So we went on a lot of trips to the
Loire valley and the Dordogne during our first 18
months of searching, but we
never saw anything that was
completely perfect, or which
truly inspired us. We often
made a detour on the way
back, and after one of our
journeys we ended up in
Bruges. Id been there a lot
when I was younger and
remembered it fondly, and
the first time I took Kim she
loved it straight away. So one
day we stopped there again
on our return from another
round of tiring, fruitless
searches. We strolled by the
canal to unwind until the
penny finally dropped this
was where we wanted to live.
A mere hours drive across the border from
Calais, Bruges is widely regarded as one of the
most perfectly preserved medieval towns in
Europe. Its central market square is overlooked by
the towering 13th-century belfry, and the streets
are lined with tightly packed
buildings, with faades
ranging in style from Gothic
to Renaissance. Looking
around felt like a pleasure
rather than a chore for
almost the first time since
we started, says Kim.
When we first visited the
area I was concerned that
the house was right in the
heart of town which attracts
quite a lot of tourists. But
once we turned down our
little side street I couldnt
believe how peaceful it
suddenly became. Best of
all the house itself looked
lovely from the outside, despite being in need of
a new coat of paint.
Bleak house
We both felt really encouraged, but stepping
inside was something else, says Shaun. The
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REAL HOMES Belgian Townhouse
We love
The simple, minimalist
charm of Shaun and Kims
shaker-style kitchen. The off-
white panelled look of the
doors creates a subtle yet
beautiful feel to this
space
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building was a complete mess, and everything was in
a very poor state. Various pieces had been piled up
over the years, almost to the ceiling in places. There
were boxes and barrels everywhere, and we even
found ancient salamis hanging in the cellar. It looked
like the perfect film set for the production of a
Dickens novel.
We knew it would be a tall order, but we could
still see great potential in the neoclassical detail and
the size and proportion of the rooms, says Kim. I
remember going upstairs, crouching in the low attic,
and through a gap where a tile was missing we
peeked out at a tantalising glimpse over the rooftops
of Bruges. At this point we knew we had to have it.
The price is right
The Clarkes made their offer, and while the deed of
sale was being drawn up they began clearing out
each room. The housing market is very different
here in Belgium. Once both parties have signed a
sale agreement its 100 percent legally binding,
which means that everybody is seriously committed
and theres no reneging by anyone at the last
minute, explains Kim. I think its a good system,
and it allowed us to get on with removing all the
mess, while a young local architect drew up plans for
what we wanted, ready to submit them for
permission. We could do all this before the place
was officially ours.
The pair soldiered on, clearing out the property
before embarking on stripping off layers of old
wallpaper in each room in order to remove the
crumbling plaster below. It was tough, especially in
the beginning, recalls Shaun. At that point we were
doing it all at weekends, coming over from London
where we were still working. I look back now and
wonder how we managed. The only major setback
occurred when they arrived one day to find that the
original half-tonne marble fireplaces in the living
room and dining room had been stolen. We had to
source reclaimed replacements and theyre not quite
the same, which was all a bit of a blow, says Kim.
But we had a fantastic team of local builders and
craftsmen helping us who regarded the property as
part of their citys heritage, and took pride and care
in their work. And we could go back to England in
confidence knowing that they could get on with
things during the week.
Major work continued on the property at a good
pace, including restoration of all the beautiful
neoclassical coving and ceiling mouldings. A full six
tonnes of fresh plaster was applied to the walls, and
the house was rewired and re-plumbed throughout, a
new kitchen fitted, en-suite bathrooms added to
each of the three bedrooms and the attic converted.

Site to see
Shaun and Kims Bruges home features some
wonderful period door furniture. For similar
reproduction items and hand-forged ironmongery
try Period House Group by calling 01427 871 467
or click on phg-uk.com.
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It was an enormous amount of work, Shaun
recalls. But it was worth it to make the place finally
feel a bit more like a home.
Paint the town
Once the structural work was complete it was time
to get to the fun part Id been looking forward to
from the start, says Kim. I couldnt wait to choose
all the right period wall colours and the furnishings
for each room. We removed the salon doors that
originally divided the living and dining rooms on the
ground floor to create a large main reception room,
which is now home to the reclaimed black marble
fireplaces. The high ceilings and coving have
been kept a bright matte white to create a smart
contrast, and a pair of Lavenham five-light cream
chandeliers from Laura Ashley hang from the
ornate rosette mouldings. Meanwhile the walls
have been painted in subtle but warm brown grey
called Fin de gris from the Flamant paint range,
and are enhanced with a pair of blue and cream
Persian rugs. For the kitchen, the couple chose
units from their local Ikea branch outside Brussels,
while the wall tiles used are Moon Shadow from
REAL HOMES Belgian Townhouse
Fired Earths New England range, and the paint is
Flamants Cappuccino.
Upstairs the oval bedroom, so called because of
the striking ceiling moulding, has been painted in Flos
de Bleu, also from Flamant, which they then used on
the Victorian roll-top bath in the en-suite bathroom.
This master bedroom is sparely but elegantly
furnished with a large double bed and wall-mounted
reading lights above and a pair of Gustavian-style
bedside tables, while the quilt and cushions were
sourced from French company Madura. We bought
a pair of Lloyd Loom chairs for the second bedroom,
to create a cosy seating area by the window, says
Kim. And at the other end of the room we used a
slender, turn-of-the-century mahogany writing desk
and chair as a feature. We also really enjoyed
converting the attic into a third bedroom by raising
the roof line and lowering the floor to provide
additional guest space. We painted the walls in
Farrow & Balls String and Biscuit, and it is this area
that has the spectacular cityscape views.
Over the finish line
When the work was completed the Clarkes were
able to look around their beautiful new home from
top to bottom, and see their long-held dream had
come true. I think its better than we ever dared to
hope, says Shaun. The whole project was
something of a gamble from the start. We bought
the house for 190,000 and spent a further 250,000
on the restoration and refurbishment. Recently, a
local agent came round and put an instant value of
800,000 on the building. It was never about the
money, but I have to say it did feel like the final
affirmation of our hard work, and it was good to
know that taking such a big risk and putting in so
much effort had paid off.
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Maine mahogany Louis XV-style
dining chair with hand carvings and a
dark terra finish, available in a range
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St Andrews antique brown mahogany writing desk
with removable top and fold-away legs, 379,
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01582 536 760, ayersandgraces.com
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The house I grew
up in was a mill cottage in a
cobbled street in Bury,
Lancashire. Ill always remember
the back door which my father
made using a beautiful old stained
glass window, I was mesmerised by
it! It was a colourful picture of a
hillside with a winding path leading to a
lovely cottage. There were clouds and bluebirds in
the sky and the sun rose up from behind the hill with
its rays splayed out.
When I'm planning a room I always think about
the light first of all. Then I consider what the room will
be used for and which colours will work best there.
The best advice I ever had was from my old
college tutor Jo Tyrer, who also taught Ossie Clark.
She told me to always buy the best quality that I could
possibly afford.
My motto is one I learned from my grandmother. It
is If it suits the wearer, ignore the stirrer! I love this
saying because Im very individual, both in my clothes
and my furnishings.
I wish more people would be brave and use more
colour. I must confess I find the fashion for bland and
stark rooms just so boring!
I think the next trend in interiors will be colour
and maximalism!
My favourite room is my studio where I can go to be alone
and work deep into the night. I get completely absorbed and
sometimes it is hard to drag myself away. There are designs,
fabrics, embroideries and pictures I love everywhere. It feels
like a real haven for me.
The thing I like best about my house is that it is
comfortable. I love the way it makes me feel so welcome when
I return from my travels.
My favourite place in Britain is Bath. I love its beautiful
architecture and its history. I feel it is such an elegant city and
its setting is simply divine.
My top tip when decorating is to make a mood board
and start with an image of something you really love that
inspires you. It might be a particular colour, a picture, a flower
or a fabric. Then keep adding more images and colours until
you have a look or a plan that youre happy with. You never
know where your inspiration will take you!
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AT HOME WITH...
W
ith her design background in fashion and interiors, it was no surprise when
Jan Constantine decided to run her own textiles business. Her specialism is
hand embroidered cushions and her patriotic and cheerful homewares are
intended to be the heirlooms of the future. Jan's passion for the past, whether it is Art
Nouveau or Victorian poetry is infectious and in the nine years that she has been growing
her business, she has become famous for bringing a deep appreciation of craft back to
interiors. She has just opened her first flagship shop in Staffordshire and has launched new
collections to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. Part of the funds raised from the sale
of the Olympic collection will go towards the cost of staging the games this July.
For more details of Jan's collections visit janconstantine.com or call 01270 821 194.
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REAL HOMES Barn Extension
By adding a garden room extension to a converted
barn, Sarah and Jason Schofield created the
perfect space for year-round living
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PERIOD
IDEAS SAYS...
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Jason's kitchen dates from
1945. Find expertly
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Twyford (01568 611 124,
twyford-cookers.com). This
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AGA.
The property had many charms, but it was the fact
that it came with planning permission to extend
which clinched the deal for us
SARAH SCHOFIELD, OWNER
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his beautiful 18th-century converted barn in
Somerset had already been transformed into
a three-bedroom house when Sarah and
Jason Schofield bought it. Needless to say the
property had many charms, but it was the fact that it
came with planning permission to extend which
clinched the deal.
Our family was growing and we needed more
space, explains Sarah. We love the area and we
have lots of friends here, so we didn't want to move,
especially as the children were so settled. With this
in mind, the opportunity to extend was the ideal
solution. It meant that the Schofields could add a
dining room, a utility room, a fourth bedroom and
an en-suite to the master bedroom.
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REAL HOMES Barn Extension
Best laid plans
Sarah and Jason worked with a local planning
consultant, Simon Corbett, who secured permission
for their design. We got it approved first time
around, remembers Sarah. I think it was because
we spent six months going into every last detail to
make sure the process would be as painless as
possible. The only difficulties they encountered at
this stage related to the engineering. Clearing metres
of space in the garden wasn't easy! she laughs.
However the build itself got off to a bit of a
shaky start, as Sarah recalls. It had been my 40th
birthday party the night before and my son Henry
had fallen out of a tree and broken his arm, so we
had spent hours in casualty! she says. Thankfully
things took a turn for the better and the project went
on to run smoothly.
Living in all the dust wasn't ideal though, she
adds. There was so much of it that we took the
children to stay with their grandparents who live
nearby. We had to put up a dust screen for the
kitchen, which left us with only a tiny space to cook
in and Tiggy the dog wasn't very happy about having
his bed moved either.
But Sarah and Jason kept their goal in mind.
Whilst consultant Simon took care of the
technicalities, Sarah looked after the financial side of
things. We managed to stay on budget, she reports.
Again, I think that all the planning we did helped us
there, plus Jason and I have experience in property
so we were able to use our contacts.
Interior flair
Just as the couple spent a lot of time planning the
new structures design, so Sarah put a lot of thought
into the interior decoration. I collected colour
swatches and clippings from magazines and I
watched property programmes on television, she
remembers. What we really wanted was a light
social space for the whole family.
One of the ways in which Sarah created a sense
of continuity between the old and new parts of the
home was by using the same neutral colour scheme
throughout. The paint on the walls is Farrow & Ball's
New White and the doors are finished in a soft grey
green shade. Another feature which adds to the
feeling of flow is the creamy tiled limestone flooring
which has been laid over underfloor heating.
Lighting also plays an important role in these
two spaces. The spotlights in the ceilings have ten
different settings, so you have complete control
over the ambience. It's been used to great effect
during dinner parties, reports Sarah. On top of
that, one of my favourite things in the house is the
illuminating store cupboard in the kitchen. I'd
always wanted one.
Style Tip
Like Sarah, create a
feeling of flow between old
and new spaces by laying
the same flooring
throughout or painting
your walls in
complementary shades
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Also in the kitchen is an original AGA dating
from 1945 which Sarah and Jason had re-enamelled.
It helps retain the period heart of the barn amongst
the contemporary renovations, she says. The kitchen
units were in place before the Schofields started on
the new extension, but they have managed to
incorporate some brilliant new features into them.
Jason now has his wine cooler built into one of
the corners and I have a nifty pop-out food processor.
There are also plugs which pop up from the work
surface and all the wires are hidden away, giving the
space a very clean look. I fell in love with the Vanessa
Arbuthnott fabric I used for the blinds after seeing it
on a property programme.
Room to grow
In the garden room extension, the beautiful long Oak
table and chairs are from Challicoms of Clevedon, a
department store near Bristol. I re-covered the seats
myself using fabric from Romo, the same company I
got the wallpaper above the fire from, remembers
Sarah. The settee at the back of the extension is
from John Lewis. It's great to sit there and enjoy the
light flooding in through the windows and roof
lantern. The smaller touches like the lamps and the
candle sticks were from a local florist and finish the
room off perfectly.
REAL HOMES Barn Extension
Now that the extension is complete, Sarah and
Jason are thrilled with the new space it provides.
It's essentially meant that our family can stay in
this house, says Sarah. We spend most of our
time in there. The children do their homework, we
eat and it's a great environment for entertaining,
which we love to do. It's a wonderful space and
with all that natural light it is invigorating and
relaxing at the same time.
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These specialised heritage interior design degrees
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sympathetic interior design for period properties.
Students can choose their own start date and are able
to work flexibly around existing work and other
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each month. 01159 123 412
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T
he process of house hunting can have its
ups and downs, and chance often plays a
hand in the proceedings. This was
certainly the case for Ali and Nick Guttridge when
they were inadvertently sent the wrong particulars
for a property which turned out to be their ideal
home. It hadnt been put on the open market
yet, says Ali. But as soon as we saw it we knew
immediately that it was for us. The couple had
been sorely let down on the purchase of a
number of other houses and had become
disillusioned with the house-hunting scenario until
they saw this property. It ticked all the boxes in
terms of scale, location and the level of work
required to transform it into a family home that
suited our needs, says Ali. We had to have it.
Having fully renovated and refurbished their
previous 17th-century Somerset farmhouse, they
were in no hurry to take on another huge project,
so fortunately for them the property was in great
shape. The previous renovation took over our
lives and left no time or money for anything else,
recalls Ali. We werent looking for something
major, and luckily this house was carefully
maintained by the previous owners and only
needed a cosmetic make-over.
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Centre stage
Set in five acres of land in a designated conservation
area, this Grade II-listed property adjoins a 14th-
century church and small pub at the heart of the
village, with views across the sweeping Chew Valley
and Somerset countryside. Originally a farmhouse, its
Georgian additions create a contrast of styles, with
formal, grandly-proportioned areas working alongside
more cosy low-ceilinged rooms. With it being a listed
property it meant that there were restrictions that
Encounter
A stroke of good fortune
put interior designer
Ali Guttridge and her husband
Nick on the path to securing their
much-loved family home
REAL HOMES Georgian Manor House
Style Tip
Texture and finish can be just
as important as colour, and
less is often more. Invest in key
quality and timeless pieces
which can combine with
existing furnishings to reflect
your own personality.
ALI GUTTRIDGE,
Owner
prevented us from making certain structural changes,
but we were still able to reconfigure the layout to suit
our needs, says Ali. By working closely with the
planning office we still achieved most of what we
desired and now have a home that works well.
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over the summer than to be
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REAL HOMES Georgian Manor House
During this process the bathrooms were re-
sited, a new staircase was incorporated and the
basement was converted to provide games room
facilities for their two teenage children, Tilly and
Harry. Thankfully, with my experience in design, I
was able to coordinate all the specialists and
craftsmen needed to renovate the property into its
present state, says Ali. The house enjoys a
generous amount of natural light, so we decided to
accentuate this by using a neutral palette
throughout, with splashes of colour and texture
added to spice it up a little.
New lease of life
The spacious and elegant rooms in
the Georgian wing have allowed for
the inclusion of large-scale furniture
and contemporary art, mixed in with
old finds and antique lighting. Moving
from a period farmhouse where we had acquired
a lot of old pine and reclaimed furniture meant that
we had a lot of pieces that didnt really suit this style
of house, says Ali. So the task of interspersing
them into a new setting was both exciting and
rewarding, and we slowly filtered out what wasnt
appropriate. One of my favourite uses of the old pine
items was a workbench that we picked up at a flea
market. When we moved here we remodelled it to
create our kitchen island unit.
With a fairly minimalist approach to furnishing,
Alis intriguing pieces are given room to shine against
the neutral backdrop. The entrance hall walls are
painted in Bone Estate Emulsion while the woodwork
is Slipper Satin Oil Eggshell, both from Farrow & Ball,
and here sits one of her favourite finds. We were
delighted to come across this beautiful leather chaise
at a brocante in France. Having travelled home with it
strapped to the roof of our car, it now takes pride of
place here where everyone can see it.
Upstairs, all of the bedrooms had previously
interlinked, but each room now filters off from a long
landing in the older part of the house. It was installed
during the Second World War when the property was
used as a school for boys after it was evacuated
during the bombing of Bristol. In the Georgian part
of the first floor the couple have created their
master bedroom suite, with its own bathroom
and dressing room. This beautifully sparse
and tranquil setting is dominated by the
grand headboard on the bed, which is
flanked by a pair of bedside tables with
bleached oak fretwork and an old nursing
chair that Ali revived. I have a real passion
for chairs, and this Neisha Crosland Zebra fabric
has breathed new life into the design, says Ali. I
think it really enhances the curvaceous shape. A
similar theme has been employed in the guest
bedroom where the imposing bed acts as a
marvellous show piece, while a pair of chic bedside
lamps from John Lewis sit either side.
PERIOD
IDEAS SAYS...
If you too want a grand
staircase in your home,
call Deacon & Sandys on
01580 243 331 or visit
deaconand
sandys.co.uk.
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The great outdoors
The formal gardens surrounding the property have a
wealth of mature specimen trees that run alongside
the croquet lawn. We converted the summerhouse
into an art studio for Tilly, says Ali. It sits alongside a
terraced area and leads into the walled garden from
which, so were told, the entire village were fed from its
yield of crops during the war years. We havent put a
time limit on completing the house, so consequently
REAL HOMES Georgian Manor House
If you like Alis style then why not see if she
can work wonders on your home by
getting in touch with her interior design
company Origin Interiors? Call 01761 451
728 or visit origininteriors.co.uk.
Further Information
our pressure-free plans are constantly evolving. One of
the drawbacks of working in the interiors business is
that I use the house to experiment, and it can be very
tempting to change cushion fabrics or try out new
paint colours. The whole thing has taken quite a bit of
time and patience. Financially it couldnt all be done at
once, but I have enjoyed achieving what I think is a
harmonious balance of working within the
architectural framework of the property. I cant
imagine that I will ever tire of this house. Its a
constant source of inspiration and enjoyment.
Sweet dreams
Alis minimalist style in the bedrooms is ideal for a
relaxing boudoir, but using a bold and eye-catching
bed as the centrepiece means its never dull. Find a
grand bed you like, whether its an antique French
design, or something intriguing like Alis four-poster,
complement it with matching bedside tables and
lighting and work the rest of the room around it.
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REAL HOMES Shopping
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Look
To get Alis stylish look
try these chic items
Scroll with it
Regency three-seat chaise in walnut finish, 599,
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Take a seat
Immaculate Victorian rosewood nursing chair,
465, THE UNIQUE SEAT COMPANY
0800 121 6210, theuniqueseatcompany.co.uk

Back in black
Drum top wooden dining table in black,
849.95, FLORA FURNITURE
01302 711 166, florafurniture.co.uk
By your side
Anna single-drawer bedside table in bleached oak,
around 961, JULIAN CHICHESTER
020 7622 2928, julianchichester.co.uk
On
reflection
Dahlia mirror, 45,
MARKS & SPENCER
0845 609 0200,
marksandspencer.com

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Time for tea
I
must confess I adore afternoon tea. It
recalls a refined and elegant era and
gives me an excuse to use some of
the pretty tea wares Ive collected over the years.
According to Jane Pettigrew, doyenne of
everything tea-related and author of several books on
the subject, afternoon tea became a new social event
in the 1830s and 1840s. Legend has it that Anna Maria,
the Duchess of Bedford invented the meal as she
experienced a sinking feeling in the middle of the
afternoon because of the long gap between luncheon
and dinner. She asked a maid to bring her all the
necessary tea things and something to eat probably
bread and butter to her private room. This light
repast evolved into a meal especially for ladies (as men
would be out at work or in their clubs).
By 1872, Anna Marias invention was known as a
little tea, thanks to the dainty amount of food served
and the neatness of the meal. Another term was low
tea because guests sat in low armchairs with matching
side-tables on which to place their cups and saucers.
Pot luck
The teapot took pride of place and the basic design
has changed little since tea was first introduced to
Britain from China in the 17th century. The most
exquisite pots came from the town of Yixing which is
east of Shanghai, explains Jane Pettigrew. The clay
deposits varied from the famous purple sand to rich
Need to know
n Find some beautiful tea wares for your
table at the next Discover Vintage event
at York Racecourse on 28th and 29th
April. For more details call 0113 345
8699 or visit discovervintage.co.uk.
n Be inspired by the gorgeous Twining
Teapot Gallery at the Norwich Castle
Museum & Art Gallery
(museums.norfolk.gov.uk). There are
over 3,000 teapots to admire.
Margaret Powling puts the kettle on and
celebrates her favourite beverage
Further reading
nA Social History of Tea by Jane Pettigrew
(National Trust)
nThe Tealovers Companion by Jane Pettigrew
and Bruce Richardson (National Trust)
nDesign for Tea Tea Wares from the Dragon
Court to Afternoon Tea by Jane Pettigrew
(Sutton)
nThe History of Tea by Claire Hopley
(Remember When, an imprint of Pen &
Sword Books Ltd)
nThe Ritz London Book of Afternoon Tea by
Helen Simpson (Ebury Press)
nAfternoon Tea by Susannah Blake
(Ryland Peters & Small)
ANTIQUES
water or tea dregs were poured). Fans of silverware
will relish silver tea services and trays, sugar tongs,
teaspoons, infusers, strainers, caddy spoons and mote
spoons (these have a pierced bowl and a tapering
handle and were designed to skim the leaves or
motes after the tea had been poured into the cup). If
you feel drawn to textiles then there are fine damask,
linen or cotton tea cloths, which are plain,
embroidered or lace-edged.
black-browns, glistening greens, deep earthy reds and
umbers to paler browns, golds and ochres.
The British East India Company imported large
quantities of tea wares, along with teas, silks, spices,
exotic woods, tortoiseshell and silver from the 1700s.
The translucent porcelain tea pots, bowls, saucers and
tea jars which held the precious leaves were highly
prized by the upper classes.
It wasnt long before European and English potters
wanted a share of the market so they began copying
the Oriental designs, particularly at Meissen. Josiah
Wedgwood perfected his cream ware and re-named it
Queens Ware in honour of Queen Charlotte in 1766.
Porcelain pleasures
The more enterprising manufacturers and craftsmen
began experimenting with porcelain. Fine tea wares
were made by companies such as Worcester and
Minton and cabinetmakers produced wooden tea
boxes to replace the original porcelain tea jars and as
an alternative to silver caddies. The term caddy
comes from the Malay word kati, which is a unit of
weight around 600g, and came into use towards the
end of the 18th century.
Today there is a wonderful choice for collectors.
You might be drawn to teapoys (a casket mounted on a
stand) or teapots, tea urns, tea bowls, tea cups and
saucers. Or if you like accessories you could explore
cream jugs, sugar bowls and slop bowls (where waste
ANTIQUES FINE CHINA
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REAL HOMES Victorian Townhouse
J
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Street is an American family's perfect pied
a terre.
Leading London designer Katharine Pooley was
the natural choice to create a classic and refined
English interior which encompassed the household's
love of global travel. The whole project was a joy to
work on as the clients loved getting involved in every
detail so we knew we were giving them exactly what
they wanted, says Katharine.
Fortunately the townhouse had already been
restored to a very high standard so the clients, an
American businessman, his wife and their three
sons, could focus on creating a personal space
which was comfortable and reflected their own
tastes. They all wanted to pick items which were
interesting to them and to make the place as homely
as possible because the master of the house would
often be there on his own on trips to Europe. The
property is also used as a bolt-hole for summer
holidays and Christmas breaks.
Katharines design team wanted to use rich, earthy
tones throughout to enhance the nurturing feel. The
house had already been decorated with Farrow & Ball
shades so her designers could concentrate on sourcing
one-off pieces using the services of Colefax and
Fowler Antiques (colefaxantiques.com) and Guinevere
(guinevere.co.uk) on the King's Road.
International designer Katharine Pooley shows how
to bring the best of the country to town
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The main challenge was making the scheme
coherent as it was full of eclectic pieces, says
Katharine. As our client was very hands-on we
urged her to consider what would be sympathetic
to the property as a whole. As with all our projects
the key question to ask is how will this piece fit the
available space? And how will this work with
other elements?
Best of both
The Victorian townhouse is close to All Soul's
Church and Portland Place. It has a wonderfully
village atmosphere as it is in a quiet residential
street with small restaurants and has a rather
European feel, Katharine says. The team wanted
to reflect the locale. The end result is a
remarkable fusion of English style with eclectic
items from around the world combining the
charm of the Old World with pieces inspired
by Asian schemes. Given that most townhouses
have small rooms and the property was not the
main residence, the smallest details can tell their
own story.
We spent a lot of time working on joinery
and every single finishing touch, says Katharine.
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local dealers know what you are looking for
and keep an eye on auctions. Quality items will
always last and if you are prepared to lavish
attention on beautiful pieces, they will repay
you by looking good for years.
n Remember that how something feels and
supports your body is just as important as what
it looks like. Think carefully about the ambience
you want to create in particular rooms and
consider your reception rooms from a guest's
point of view.
n If you are grouping objects you'd be surprised
how moving them just a little can change the
whole feel of a table top or a mantelpiece.
Don't put pressure on yourself to have finished
your scheme by a certain time. Keep
experimenting until it feels right for you.
n Never neglect your private space in favour of
public rooms. Even if you are the only person
who sees your bedroom, you should still treat it
with great respect so your storage looks good
inside and out. You should always have
something lovely to wake up to on your
bedside table.
Katharines TOP TIPS
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For example the master bedroom has a very
refined finish in ebony. We were very particular
about patterns in the marquetry in the room
schemes. The team brought in Oriental shapes
tastefully so that geometric patterns are echoed
carefully throughout the room.
One of the biggest challenges in the project
was working with the quality of the light. In the
Northern hemisphere the light can be quite grey
which is why Mediterranean hues can often fall
flat in British homes. Adding lustre throughout
the scheme from door handles to glass
accessories and the strategic use of mirrors
helped to combat this.
Family friendly
The familys favourite room is the downstairs den
where they gather to watch films and snuggle up
on the generous settees. This room is dressed with
plaids and leather for a calming and comforting
ambience. While some of us buy with our eyes,
the importance of touching and engaging with
objects in our homes is vital. This space, above all,
had to feel really personal for the family, says
Katharine. As the man of the house spends a lot of
time staying in five star hotels on business trips it
really had to feel like home, even when his family
weren't there. Everyone on the team takes a lot of
pride in knowing that when he is in London alone,
this is the place he goes to as he gets back from
Heathrow to relax and unwind.
The grounded and reassuring feel of the snug
continues in the country style kitchen. We
landscaped the terrace outside to ensure there was
greenery all year round. Although the house is a
stone's throw from the racy side of Oxford Street
with the buzz of the crowds and the shops, it needed
to feel like an oasis of calm, Katharine explains. The
room boasts a generous range cooker and plain white
hand painted cabinets. Glass-fronted units to
showcase favourite crockery add to the homely feel,
so although it is smart, it is still very approachable.
The key question to ask is
How will this piece fit the
available space?
KATHARINE POOLEY, DESIGNER
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Art of display
One of the joys of working on a second home is that
there are fewer requirements for storage but this can
mean a greater emphasis on what is put on display.
With a number of period fireplaces throughout the
property, the design team wanted to keep them
simply dressed and very clean so they didn't
dominate each room. The use of simple ornaments
in metallic hues complements picture frames and
light fittings in similar tones so every detail matches.
As with the best designs, the more a visitor examines
the fixtures and fittings the more they will appreciate
how disciplined Katharine's team has been.
This project has taken two years to complete
and it is still evolving today, says Katharine. A home
is never completely finished because the people who
live there are always changing and want to bring their
experiences into their living space. The
couple's three teenage sons were very keen
to get involved in the project. They all
wanted their bedrooms to be different and
one of them decided to include his
collection of hats (he even had a
policeman's hat and a bearskin) as part of
his take on Englishness.
Overall, the house offers a wonderful
lesson in understated luxury which is
very achievable. The public rooms are
inviting but still showcase the personality
of the people who live there as worldly and
appreciative of fine craftsmanship. Comfort comes
from harmonious neutral tones and soothing
patterns which draw the eye and echo the colours of
old maps and colonial chests. There is an incredible
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visited over 250 countries, as well as living and working in Bahrain, Hong Kong, Vietnam
and Singapore. Based in Knightsbridge, Katharine also has a concession in Harrods. For
further information visit katharinepooley.com or call 020 7584 3223.
Comfort comes from
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tones and soothing
patterns to draw the eye
feeling of richness and depth which is never
overwhelming but something to be appreciated,
so that even a casual observer can feel like
a connoisseur.
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A
Welcome
Royal
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in the country will have a royal link or two.
While 2012 marks 60 years on the throne for
Queen Elizabeth II, many grand period houses have
historic ties with monarchs of bygone eras, going
back centuries. Royalty has long owned, visited and
taken politic refuge in these properties, and many of
these grand houses that frequently held royal guests
still feature elaborate bedrooms kept exclusively for
a Queen or Princess to stay. Today, Prince Charles is
President of the National Trust, having succeeded
the Queen Mother in 2003.
As part of this years celebration of the Queens
Diamond Jubilee, a number of properties are
joining in the festivities. Starting on Saturday the
2nd of June and continuing on Sunday, Smallhythe
Place in Kent is hosting a Jubilee fte. This 1950s-
inspired day celebrates the decade of Her Majestys
coronation. Go in fancy dress and explore the
vintage stalls, costumes, music and more. On the
3rd you can attend an elegant garden party at
Nunnington Hall near York, enjoy a picnic in the
gardens and watch the fun and games on show. Or
similarly, on the Bank Holiday Monday at Powis
Castle in Welshpool, you can watch the Queens big
event on a massive outdoor screen while relaxing
on the garden lawns. Throughout the weekend
Speke Hall in Merseyside is running a series of
outdoor concerts which culminates on the 4th with
Russell Watson and the Manchester Camerata
Orchestra performing a Last Night of the Proms-
style show.
Or for something a little different, Killerton in
Devon is holding a new fashion exhibition in honour
of the Jubilee. Featuring stunning examples of
British design it runs up until November this year,
showcasing an extravagant array of historic clothes,
jewellery and beautifully decorated shoes. The
display includes fabric and embroidery designs
dating from the 18th century up to the 1930s, and
reveals hidden stories behind the exquisite
craftsmanship. Alternatively, should you want to
focus on those properties that have ties to the
history of the crown, here are some which have
proved fit for a king.
Step inside some historic homes
with regal connections
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6th century
An Anglo Saxon King, who historians believe is
likely Raedwald, is laid to rest in a ship burial at
Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, along with his treasure.
11th century
Hatfield Forest near Bishops Stortford appears in
the Domesday Book as the land of William the
Conqueror following his victory over Harold at the
Battle of Hastings.
12th century
In 1199 King John makes Corfe Castle in Dorset a
royal residence and prison.
13th century
King John signs the Magna Carta, at Runnymede in
Berkshire in 1215.
14th century
In 1398 the Legh family are granted the estate at
Lyme Park near Stockport for their part in rescuing
the Black Prince following the Battle of Crecy.
16th century
Blickling Hall in Norfolk is established as a
residence of the Boleyn family, whose most famous
member Anne would later become the second wife
of Henry VIII, and the mother of Elizabeth I.
Knole in Kent becomes a royal residence after
Henry VIII takes such a shine to the house that he
forces his Archbishop Thomas Cranmer to hand it
over to him.
Charlecote Park in Warwickshire hosts Elizabeth I
in 1572. Her coat of arms is still displayed over the
porch to commemorate the occasion.
17th century
Charles II hides out at Moseley Old Hall near
Wolverhampton following his defeat at the Battle of
Worcester. Visitors can still see the bed he slept in
and the path of his escape from Cromwell.
OUR
HERITAGE
All of the properties shown here are
owned by the National Trust. If you
would like to become a member or
donate call 0844 800 1895 or follow the
links on nationaltrust.org.uk.
Images clockwise from left Penrhyn Castle, Corfe
Castle, Knole, Knole, Lyme Park
19th century
Claremont estate in Surrey was given as a
wedding gift to Princess Charlotte of Wales, the
only child of King George IV, in 1816. She lived
here until her untimely death the following year.
Queen Victoria was a frequent visitor here as a
child, and purchased it as an adult, lending it to
the exiled French King and Queen after the
1848 revolution.
A one-tonne slate bed is specially made for
the visit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to
Penrhyn, North Wales, in 1859, but she refuses
to sleep in it.
20th century
In 1923 George VI and the Queen Mother
honeymoon at Polesden Lacey in Surrey.
They also make regular trips to Fountains Hall
in North Yorkshire during the 1930s to stay with
their friends, the Vyner family, taking part in
tennis matches and shooting here.
Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson are frequent
visitors to Belton House in Lincolnshire during
the 1930s to visit their friend Perry Brownlow.
Brownlow proves instrumental in Edwards
abdication in 1936.
The Queen Mother becomes President of the
National Trust in 1953
The chapel at Gibside, near Gateshead is
restored and opened to the public in 1966 with
the Queen Mother in attendance. Gibside is an
ancestral seat of her family, the Bowes-Lyons,
and she visited several times in her childhood.
Prince Philip has his first convincing carriage
driving win at Tatton Park, Cheshire, in 1981.
21st century
Prince Charles becomes president of the Trust
in 2003.
AS TIME GOES BY
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I
n what promises to be a quintessentially British
year, John Lewis of Hungerford are celebrating
40 fabulous years of British painted kitchens and
furniture. Rightly proud of their heritage the team
are looking back with satisfaction on 40 years of
great design, inspired creations and beautifully
finished kitchens delivered to satisfied clients around
the UK and beyond.
Based in Wantage, Berkshire, this all-British
brand is planning to honour their big birthday with
six new on-trend paint colours. The new paint
colours - Scarf Blue, Persian Green, Cardoon,
Euphorbia, Winchester Stone and lastly Birch - have
been introduced just in time to give kitchens a new
injection of summer colour.
John Lewis of Hungerfords Charlotte Hill
Baldwin says The six new additions have been
developed to keep our colour options fresh whilst
also acknowledging up-coming colour trends. They
all work well within our existing palette, especially
when combined with the vintage, muted tones that
are the most popular choice for our customers.
The new paint colours join an existing range of
over 96 standard colours in four different finishes all
of which have been certified as the most durable in
the kitchen industry achieving the highest rating
available from SATRA technology centre, certifying
the kitchens for severe usage.
Coming of age
To celebrate 20 years of the iconic Artisan kitchen,
the brand is launching a competition to find the UKs
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forward to the next 40 years of innovation and
providing a second to none service. As one of
Britains oldest and most popular kitchen furniture
manufacturers they will no doubt continue to flourish
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wonderful kitchens of outstanding quality made in
the UK. The future looks bright with further new
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Rightly proud of their heritage the team are looking
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past customers to enter their kitchens to win one of
their new Croft dressers, personally signed by John
Lewis himself. To enter, proud owners can simply
upload pictures of their kitchen to the brands
website john-lewis.co.uk along with 50 words
explaining what they love most about their kitchen.
The judging panel will include MD Jon Rosby,
John Lewis and the brands key design team. We
often get pictures sent through from our past clients
with lovely thank you notes for their very much
loved kitchens. We really felt that the 20th
anniversary of our Artisan kitchen along with our
40th birthday was the perfect opportunity to give
back to these customers. The competition gives our
valued customers an opportunity to add a slice of
the brands future into their own kitchens history
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Back to the future
Keen to get back to his artisan roots, John Lewis
has designed and made a special piece of furniture
to commemorate 40 years since opening the original
Hungerford store in 1972. Launched early this year,
he designed the Croft dresser, an update on the
popular classic Artisan dresser, finished in Shaker
style with sleek pewter fittings. Like all of their free-
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piece of our history in to their home,John says.
After what promises to be an exciting year of
celebrations, John Lewis of Hungerford are looking
Be inspired
View more of John Lewis of Hungerfords designs
by clicking on john-lewis.co.uk
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Water Works
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from BC Designs (01206 827 100, bcdesigns.co.uk) can add
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A design for life
Give your bathroom
makeover the same attention
you would any other room.
When plumbed-in bathrooms
first became available they
were often implemented into
an old bedroom space, so
elements like an original
fireplace became a part of
the dcor. Think outside the
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that you like, even if it isnt
necessarily whats expected
of a bathroom, and
experiment with wall
coverings and light fittings.
However, be sure to avoid
anything that isnt designed
to withstand the humid
environment. This Victoria
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looks stunning in this room.
To see the full range and
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exchange like for like; swapping the
old units for new, replacing the rug and
upgrading the tub. But going the extra
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Consider a few different options, think
about what works and what elements you
like from each, and ultimately you will
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motion. Whatever your preference in
dcor or your style of period home, here
are some things to consider along the way
to achieving a beautiful, practical and
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Fittings in Brass,
Bespoke Low-energy Towel Warmers and
Basin stands
The Sterlingham Co.Ltd
Units 2 & 2A Stamford Street
Amblecote
Stourbridge DY8 4HR tel. 01384 370901
Bathrack with reversible magnifying mirror. From 319.50
01233 840 840 www.crye.co.uk
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Consider complementing wall tiles or panelling
with paint to give your room character
LLOYD BURGESS, FEATURES EDITOR
INTERIORS Bathrooms
In its place
Storage is key in bathrooms in order to avoid
having too much clutter. You want an open
relaxing environment so make sure you have
somewhere for items to go. If you have the space
try free-standing units, wall-mounted cabinets and
stylish baskets. The Padstow collection from
Marks & Spencer (0845 609 0200,
marksandspencer.com) is a great example of
storage that is both practical and beautiful.
Off the wall
White bathrooms can be sleek and stylish,
as well as allowing you to change your
colour scheme by rotating towels and
accessories. But if youre set on a certain
palette then why not indulge in it? As long
as your bathroom remains a calm and
serene place to enjoy a soak, there are a
number of suitable paints and wallpapers
available that are specially made for
wetrooms. And of course there is also a
huge range of stunning tiles on the market,
such as these designs from Topps Tiles. The
large format Crema Marfill marble effect
tiles are priced at 9.73 each, while the
dcor tiles with large spiral cost 19.99
each and the floor tiles are 8.98 each. Call
0800 023 4703 or visit toppstiles.co.uk to
find out more.
Around the world
If youre a frequent traveller and love the luxury of a
chic hotel bathroom, you can recreate this style in
your own home with a freestanding oval tub from
Castello Luxury Baths (01462 440 719,
castellobaths.co.uk). They are made from a unique
smooth lightweight composite material that has the
appearance and beauty of natural stone, and which
makes them comfortable, warm to the touch, non-
slip, hard-wearing and stain resistant. Complete the
look with a matching basin and vanity top.
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in the past, it may be desirable to re-think the
bathrooms entirely. This can require a room of
considerable proportions to accommodate all of
the features now available, and its worth
considering losing a bit of bedroom space to
adequately accommodate free-standing baths,
walk-in showers and twin basins. Additional
luxuries like underfloor heating, steam rooms
and sound systems can all be discreetly
concealed. Given sufficient space, modern
comforts can be installed without compromising
the period feel.
Grand plans
Although there are many aspects of a period
house that homeowners will be keen to preserve,
bathrooms, be they Victorian, Georgian or earlier,
are one feature that many seek to improve, says
Nigel Armstrong of RW Armstrong & Sons (01256
850 177, rwarmstrong.co.uk). The structure of the
room and the location of the existing soil vent
pipes are of primary importance, and any proposal
to alter the bathroom layout would ideally place
the WC as close to this as possible. In many
houses, particularly listed buildings, such alterations
may not be an option. In less sensitive properties,
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INTERIORS Window Dressings
Blooming marvellous
Roller blind in Peony Red,
priced from 32.95 for 40cm x 60cm,
Tuiss
0800 862 0466, tuiss.co.uk
Sophisticated living
Made-to-measure shutters,
priced from 410 per square metre,
Apollo
0800 019 3991, apollo-blinds.co.uk
Think pink
Made-to-measure shutters,
priced from 200 per square metre,
Santa Fe Shutters
0845 076 0109, santafeshutters.co.uk
Fresh florals
Sliding panel track blind in Grey Floral,
price on application,
Luxaflex
0161 442 9500, luxaflex.co.uk
Bold brights
Roller blind in Zest Cosmic,
priced from 60 for 61cm x 61cm,
The Fabric Box
0844 811 8280, thefabricbox.co.uk
Roman holiday
Roman blind in Henley Blue,
priced from 118 for 65cm x 75cm,
Hillarys
0800 916 6516, hillarys.co.uk
Create a fresh outlook with our pick of the most beautiful shutters and blinds this season
Open & Shut Case
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antiques
and interiors
www.antiquefrenchbeds.co.uk
swans of oakham
swans_of_oakham
Specialists in Antique French beds and
complimentary furniture
17 Mill St, Oakham, Rutland, Leicester LE15 6EA
01572 724 364
Eton 3 Drawer bedside 'chintz print'
RRP 295.00 NOW 225.00.
High Quality Solid Mahogany Furniture at Low Prices!
New Mahogany Eclectic Range with bold prints
from Union Jacks to Chintz arriving in June
www.lockstockandbarrel-uk.com
Tel: 01531 633 333
Solid Mahogany Sleigh bed
RRP 995.00 NOW 425.00
(5' king size).
Laptop Desk 'retro letter print'
RRP 595.00 NOW 495.00
Direct importers of
mahogany & walnut
furniture.
The Antique Wardrobe Company
Even the smallest cottage can enjoy a freestanding wardrobe.
They all dismantle so delivery and installation is hassle free.
We offer beautiful and fully restored antique wardrobes
OR
Bespoke made to measure reproduction pieces
For antique: www.theantiquewardrobecompany.co.uk
For bespoke: www.thecleverwardrobecompany.co.uk
email: info@theantiquewardrobecompany.co.uk
tel: 01753 865627
Grove Road, Windsor, SL4 1HT
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W
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evening at the theatre or preparing
for a cosy night in, never
underestimate the importance of a well-
organised bedroom. If you've been working on a
big project downstairs and have finally got the
kitchen just so, paying attention to this private
space is long overdue.
In too many homes bedrooms don't offer
peace of mind thanks to poor storage and clutter
which has migrated from other rooms. In the past
the bedroom was a multi-functional space and
often used as a reception room. A beautifully
dressed bed, like an elaborate fireplace, was a huge
status symbol. We can see echoes of the
bedroom's glorious past in the vogue for over-
sized, statement headboards and today's trends in
hotel chic from bedlinen to en-suite bathrooms.
The biggest idea to steal from hotels lies in an
appreciation of how the whole room works to
facilitate study, rest and relaxation. You can zone your
space accordingly so there are designated areas for
storage, grooming and sleeping as well as an
entertainment system if you wish. Before you even
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One of the nicest things about
our made-to-measure furniture
is that it can be repainted easily
and it can be designed to go in
awkward spaces such as under
the eaves.
If you love the beauty of
natural wood then you might be
curious about buying bedroom
furniture at auction, from a
dealer or a second-hand shop.
Its true that you could snap up a
bargain as the pieces we can
remember in our grandparents
homes have been out of fashion
for a generation and shunned in
favour of painted furniture.
The key thing to remember
is that the storage capacity of
older wardrobes may differ
from your current needs. Although people wore
more layers of clothing before the advent of central
heating, the garments themselves would have cost
more in the days before disposable high street
fashion. So our ancestors had fewer outfits and
made sure they lasted years, not just seasons.
Measure at leisure
While it is not unusual for a modern built-in
double wardrobe to have a hanging rail between
5ft and 6ft long, you need to be aware that an
antique armoire may not be big enough to hold
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all your clothes so make sure you measure
accordingly. You might want to consider
having a combination of fitted storage
and a free-standing character piece for
your favourite clothes or your occasion
wear.
Wardrobes are a bedroom staple
and have been traditionally partnered
with matching dressing tables. A lot of
grooming activities now take place in
the bathroom so having a dedicated
place to keep jewellery and make-up
may be all you require. A valet stand or
a decorative mannequin can be a great
way to display jewellery and help to put
together new outfits. Or you might want
to bring a smaller console table from
another room in the house and hang a mirror above it.
Finally don't be perturbed by thinking you need to
have a set of bedroom furniture which matches
perfectly. If you choose shapes which complement
each other as well as similar colours and finishes, the
companion pieces to your bed should work in perfect
harmony, whatever your style.
INTERIORS Bedrooms
think about investing in new furniture, take a good
look at the clothes you currently have crammed in
the wardrobe and then consider how many you
actually wear regularly.
After you have sorted through these items, think
about how it might be easier to put together an outfit
by seeing everything at a glance or having separate
shelves for shoes and bags. A walk-in wardrobe may
not be an option, so consider moving your bed to a
different position in the room or putting a boudoir
chair or chaise longue in another room to free up
your space.
Room to manoeuvre
Always remember that your bedroom furniture needs
to work with your dcor and the proportions of your
room, says Sherry Wales of James Mayor Furniture.
Never underestimate the importance of
having a well-organised bedroom
SUSAN DICKERSON, DEPUTY EDITOR
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n JAMES MAYOR FURNITURE 0121 328 1643,
jamesmayorfurniture.co.uk
n THE ANTIQUE WARDROBE COMPANY 01753
865 627, theantiquewardrobecompany.co.uk
Painted chest of drawers
from Lock Stock & Barrel
Furniture 01531 633 333,
lockstockandbarrel-uk.com
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Summer is the perfect time of
year to think about lighting
up your home says
Lucy Hartley
thrown up by a beautiful pendant light or chandelier
are all the more apparent when other lighting
sources within a room are switched off. Equally, if
you are hosting friends, having one beautiful light
source above your dining area will focus your guests
attention, creating an intimate and welcoming
atmosphere. Summer evenings allow us to see the
lighting in our homes as more than simply serving a
purpose, making this the perfect time of year to let
your imagination light up your home.
INTERIORS Decorative Lighting
Time to
Shine
W
ith the days growing longer as summer
gets into full swing, the question of
lighting may have fallen to the back of
your mind. Yet lighting is about more than
function. A standard lamp may make reading
easier, but it also becomes part of your dcor.
Invest time in choosing the right style and not only
will you be bringing light to your home, but also
interest and beauty.
Attention seeking
Freestanding lamps have the potential to draw
your eye to any area in which they are placed,
focusing your gaze with their warm glow. In this
way they can be used to highlight a specific feature
of a room, but equally they themselves can
become a focal point. An intricate and beautifully-
crafted light offers you the chance to add
ornamentation to a room without creating clutter,
combining practicality with beauty.
Similarly, lampshades open up a plethora of
dcor-enhancing options. Toile de Jouy shades are
a perfect way to introduce a hint of French
romance into a room with ease. Using pattern will
add interest to your light source, whether on or off,
and also gives you the chance to introduce a
theme to a room, as the pattern can be picked out
in other soft furnishings throughout the space.
Lampshades are also a great way to experiment
with your room's palette. A bold tone will ensure
that your lighting draws attention at all times of
the year, and injecting a splash of colour into a
room is a great way of refreshing your dcor.
Keep it light
The summer sunshine also encourages us to turn
our attention to focal lighting. With the need for
background lighting removed, a focal light can
really make an impression. The intricate patterns
Saxon five-light pendant, from
around 600, IMPEX LIGHTING
01727 744 200,
impexlighting.co.uk
Balmoral pendant, 407,
INSPIRING LIGHTS 01473 253
350, inspiringlights.co.uk
Papillon chrome and crystal
pendant, 152, THE CHANDELIER
& MIRROR COMPANY 01322 437
112, chandeliersandmirrors.co.uk
Three of the best... Pendant lights
Bespoke lampshade service by Kate Forman 01962 732 244, kateforman.co.uk
Floral table lamp,
84.95, Des Res Design
01386 793 240,
desresdesign.co.uk
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F
amily time is precious in this busy day and
age, but a multi-tasking space for cooking,
dining and relaxing creates a welcome
opportunity to enjoy the company of our loved
ones. Rather than being shut away in the kitchen,
busy parents and keen hosts can prepare a meal
whilst lending a hand with homework or chatting
to guests.
Kitchen islands are popular for this very
reason. They allow the chef to face the room and
double up as informal dining areas, perfect for
breakfast or nibbles. One of the great things about
islands is that they provide these benefits without
detracting from the serious business of cooking. In
fact they add to it with some seriously professional
integrated features.
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One for all
Creating a combined kitchen, dining and living area
means incorporating the functions of three very
different rooms and this is a challenge which really
should not be undertaken lightly. For example, it may
mean removing a wall or adding an extension. But as
long as you plan carefully and seek professional help,
it is a fantastic opportunity to tailor your home to suit
your family.
A large room is ideal for a multi-purpose kitchen,
but a small or unusually shaped one can work well
too. However as John Sangster of Malvern Hills
Furniture explains, it is even more important to make
the most of the available space in these cases. If
your home presents this sort of challenge, it is best to
work with a company which isn't restricted to
INTERIORS Kitchens
A Place for Everything
Today's kitchens are more than purely practical rooms, says Lucy Hartley. They're
spaces to cook, dine, relax and spend time with our families
Kitchen by Underwood Furniture.
Starting from 30,000. 01296 771 800
underwoodfurniture.com
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modular sizes and can tailor your kitchen to any
awkward corners or alcoves, he says.
Back to basics
Proper planning is essential to a successful kitchen
living area. So before you sit down with your
designer to discuss your new kitchen, think about
your existing one. Really consider whether its
layout and storage work for you. Have you ever
thought it would be better if your spices were kept
nearer your cooker, for example? Make a note of
this and any other ideas.
Then once you have identified your needs,
you will be in a better position to decide on the
right company to work with. Today almost all
companies offer a degree of personalisation.
Kitchen by Smallbone of Devizes. Starting from
35,000. 0207 589 5998 smallbone.co.uk
Get the look
You can completely transform
the feel of your kitchen simply
by changing the cabinet doors,
says Andy Tucker from Just
Doors a specialist company
which hand makes replacement
doors in shaker and other styles
to its customers' measurements.
For more information call 0844
24 34 200 or click on
justdoors.co.uk.
Kitchen by Hallwood Furniture.
Starting from 15,000. 01536 514 743,
hallwoodfurniture.com.
Kitchen by Harvey Jones. Starting
from 17,000. 0800 389 7365
harveyjones.com
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20 Smugglers Way, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1EQ
Tel: 020 8871 9771
Manufacturers of the finest quality solid oak and walnut kitchen worktops
available in various sizes. Visit our new website for more details
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Some can provide their clients with a superb range of
cabinets to choose from. Others offer a truly bespoke
service, designing kitchens entirely from scratch to
meet their customers' requirements.
In the detail
When you're satisfied that all your needs are being
met, you can turn your full attention to how your
new kitchen will look. Do not rush yourself into
making a decision. This is just as important as layout
or storage. It is not every year that we replace our
kitchens fitting a new kitchen costs money and
takes time so choose one which you think will still
appeal to you in ten years time.
If your kitchen is going to serve more that a
practical purpose, it needs to feel welcoming and
comfortable. Peter Keane from The Natural Wood
Floor Co explains that many people are opting for a
more relaxed look. Wood worktops are very popular
and are often chosen for today's painted cabinets,
he says. They have a warmth to them which is very
appealing, but they can be impressive at the same
time, such as golden Oak or rich dark Walnut."
When choosing cabinetry for a kitchen living
space, try to bear in mind how it will work as part of
your overall scheme. Many companies are able to
produce furniture for elsewhere in the room, such as
tables or bookcases, and this is a great way to link
USEFUL CONTACTS
n DEVOL KITCHENS 01509 261 000,
devolkitchens.co.uk
n EVERHOT 01453 890 018, everhot.co.uk
n GRANITE PLANET 01386 840 868,
graniteplanet.co.uk
n HALLWOOD FURNITURE 01536 514 743,
hallwoodfurniture.com
n MALVERN HILLS FURNITURE 01684 891 644,
malvernhillsfurniture.co.uk
n THE NATURAL WOOD FLOOR CO 020 8871 9771,
naturalwoodfloor.co.uk
n UNFITTED 0845 387 2020, unfitted.co.uk
INTERIORS Kitchens
different zones together. Thoughtful use of colour and
materials can also help. Think about how you could
use a tonal colour scheme or flooring to tie together or
differentiate parts of the room.
Finally as Mark Shurey from Unfitted adds, Now
that we are using the kitchen for socialising and
relaxing, there is added reason to think carefully about
how we display our appliances and cabling. Fridges, for
example, can be accommodated in attractive cabinets
which look like traditional larders. On the other hand, a
classic range cooker makes a wonderful focal point
and you can draw attention to it in many ways, such as
hanging an elegant canopy above."
Kitchen by Mark Wilkinson Furniture. Starting
from 35,000. 01380 850 007 mwf.com
Kitchen by Second Nature. Starting
from 14,000. 01325 505 539
sncollection.co.uk
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High quality hand painted, made to measure,
replacement kitchen and bedroom doors.
Available in any size to fit your
existing cabinets.
Whatever kitchen or bedroom look you choose,
you can be sure of lasting quality.
www.justdoors.co.uk
0844 24 34 200
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HOW TO ENTER
Turn to page 118 and answer the
following question.
Q
How many pieces
of art are displayed
at Coworth Park?
A 450
B 510
C 600
Win a relaxing stay in beautiful Berkshire worth 2,000
stable block. Decorated in rich brown leathers,
earthy neutrals and warm autumn colours, the
rooms are complemented by linens, wool and
cashmere. The art throughout features
photography on an equestrian theme and if you
are tempted to saddle up during your stay there
are nine horses available for hacks and lessons at
the hotels Equestrian Centre.
Fine dining
After enjoying the great outdoors, satisfy your
hunger at one of the three restaurants on site.
Restaurant Coworth Park offers a modern twist on
classical British dishes and a commitment to
quality ingredients and depth of flavour. For a
more relaxed style, The Barn serves comfort food
throughout the day and has an outdoor terrace. It
is housed in the original barn frame with rustic
features such as a stone fireplace and stone
flooring throughout. For further information visit
coworthpark.com or call 01344 876 600.
This month we are thrilled to offer one lucky
winner a two-night stay at Coworth Park for two
people, with champagne on arrival, breakfast and
dinner in the Barn with a bottle of wine and two spa
treatments (worth 2,000).
COMPETITION
O
nce the summer arrives, what could be
nicer than leaving the hustle of the city
and treating yourself to a break in a
gorgeous country house? This month we are
delighted to introduce you to Coworth Park, which
is one of the nine properties within Dorchester
Collections portfolio. Set in 240 acres of
picturesque grounds and bordering Windsor Great
Park, you can enjoy a dazzling stay at this five star
luxury hotel and indulge in afternoon tea or
soothing spa treatments at the award winning spa.
The hotel is beautifully designed with a
number of rooms and suites in the orginal
Mansion House, which dates from the 18th
century. There are extensive views through high
Georgian windows out over the gardens and
Refined Retreat
parkland. The exquisite furnishings and furniture
are a fusion of traditional and contemporary
enhanced by 600 contemporary works by British
artists pemanently on display for guests to admire..
Home from home
Some very lucky guests can enjoy staying in the
Dower House, which is regarded as the jewel in
the crown of Coworth Park. This is a Grade II
listed building which has been sensitively
transformed into a private residence with three
bedrooms. It even has its own garden with a
stream running through it which is home to the
parks family of swans.
There are also a number of beautiful rooms
and suites to explore in Coworth Park's renovated
Terms and conditions
Stays from Sunday to Thursday, subject to availability, outside bank holidays and high season. Stays must be taken by 30th December 2012.
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T
he sourcing of period objects can be a
daunting prospect if youre new to the
wonderful world of antiques. But in reality its
not only relatively simple, but its an incredibly
enjoyable experience too. With a packed diary of
antiques fairs taking place up and down the country
on a regular basis, you never have to wait long or
travel far to attend an event that will allow you to find
quality items for every room in your home.
On the map
International Antiques and
Collectors Fairs (IACF) brings
together dealers from all over the
country and beyond. With a vast
array of items on offer from dainty
ceramics and stunning silverware
to vintage rugs, textiles and all
manner of furniture, there is
something for everyone, no matter
what period style you favour.
The largest event takes place
every other month in Newark,
Nottinghamshire. This world
famous Newark fair (pictured
above) even features in the New
York Times best seller by Patricia Schultz, 1,000 Places
to See Before You Die. Its not difficult to see why the
event deserves such an accolade. Covering a huge
84 acre site and attracting dealers and buyers from
around the world, its hard to match the choice on
show here.
The Ardingly fair, meanwhile, is the biggest
event in the south of England, and also takes place
every other month. Located a short distance from
Gatwick, and reachable in under an hour from
London and just 90 minutes from
Dover, there is a decidedly
cosmopolitan flavour to this West
Sussex event which features over
1,000 stalls. In the West Country
the biggest fair is held in Shepton
Mallet. With a reputation for
delivering high-quality period pieces
in quantity, this weekend-long event
will inspire even the most
enthusiastic of vintage shoppers.
Save the date
Alternatively you can dip your toe
into the world of antiques with
IACFs selection of One Day
FURTHER INFORMATION
For a full calendar of IACFs events, timings
and admission details call 01636 702 326 or
visit iacf.co.uk.
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FAIRTRADE
The Newark antiques fair
is the largest in Europe
Monday Fairs. These smaller, single-day offerings
give you the perfect opportunity to get a real taste of
shopping for period products at an antiques fair, while
also hinting at the many possibilities available at one
of the larger-scale offerings. Taking place at Newbury
in Berkshire, Swinderby in Lincolnshire and
Redbourn in Hertfordshire, they are held throughout
the country to allow you to experience for yourself
these excellent sources for buying beautiful, timeless
products for your home.
Regular attendees include dealers and home
enthusiasts, but also interior design professionals who
track down unique items to create the fabulous styles
that grace the pages of magazines and websites. The
fairs offer immense choice, but for newcomers they
can also showcase the possibilities that items from a
bygone era can offer. Discover for yourself the thrill of
hunting for unique treasures and youll be surprised at
the looks you will be able to achieve, from antique
elegance, to vintage chic or rustic country charm.
Hunting for stunning antiques and unique items has never
been easier or more enjoyable, with a variety of events
being held across the country
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Made to last
Were planning on getting some trelliswork and
maybe an arch for our garden. What are the
benefits of hardwood over soft?
Timber garden products are made from either soft or
hardwood and there are a number of reasons for
choosing the latter. Hardwood is usually very durable.
As well as being stronger, it is also resistant to rot and
decay. Therefore garden products made from hardwood
should have a longer life (at least 15 years). Another
advantage of hardwood is that it can be left in its natural
state. There is no need to ever reapply varnish, which is
a great benefit if you are growing climbing plants. I
believe that hardwood products simply look better too.
The wood we use mellows with age which makes it
perfect for the timeless qualities of our designs.
Paul Thomas, Stuart Garden Architecture
01984 667 458, stuartgarden.com
Light up
We are looking for some attractive outdoor
lighting. What can you suggest?
Wall-mounted exterior lights are ideal for
illuminating patios and gardens. They also provide
welcoming light and security. Our ornate,
weatherproof steel ones are available in classic
designs to match period homes. For those properties
with entrance gates, a pair of pillar-mounted lights
can provide an attractive feature. These can match
the style of the house wall-mounted lights. These
lamps can also be mounted on perimeter walls to
continue the effect. For driveways, street-style lamps
can add that finishing touch.
Dianne Moore, Philips & Sons in Lighting
01522 704 400, philipsandsonsinlighting.com
Our experts offer their suggestions
for beautiful summer gardens
Outdoors
The hardwood we use mellows
with age which makes it perfect for the
timeless quality of our designs
The Great
GARDENS Outdoor Living
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Chelsea Summerhouses are Handmade from Western Red
Cedar and provide not only an idyllic hideaway to escape from
the interruptions of everyday life, but also a place to enjoy
the changing seasons.
Each of the designs can be adapted for a variety
of purposes.
Whether you are looking for a tranquil home office,
inspirational studio, gym or your own garden retreat,
with a choice of colours, styles, sizes and glazing options
we are sure we will be able to supply
your perfect summerhouse.
To request a brochure please telephone: 0800 4320979
Email: enquiries@broadoakbuildings.co.uk
or visit our website: www.broadoakbuildings.co.uk
for more information.
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Return to glory
Our wooden garden dining set is looking a bit
tired. How do I get it looking its best again?
It often takes a few products to improve the
appearance of tired-looking wood. With this in
mind, I would suggest purchasing an exterior
maintenance kit which comes with a selection of
products and accessories which will completely
transform the wood into its original state. To begin
with, you need to apply a wood reviver product.
This will refresh and clean grey looking wood. You
then need to use an oil spray which will protect,
maintain and improve the appearance. By
following this method, your dinning set will be
ready to use when summer arrives.
Steve Grimwood, Osmo UK
01296 481 220, osmouk.com
Under cover
We love to sit in the garden but there are
times when wed appreciate some shelter
from the breeze! What can you suggest?
The typical British weather has been the ruin of
many a family barbecue! However, a log cabin
could provide the perfect retreat, allowing you to
spend even more time outdoors. I believe a cabin
should be an essential part of every garden. Our
designs provide plenty of space for you to unwind
alone or catch up with a group of friends. There
are many styles on offer, so you can be sure to find
the right one to complement your garden and
property. There is also a range of optional extras so
you can really personalise your choice so that it
meets your requirements.
Paul Martin, Dunster House
01234 272 445, dunsterhouse.co.uk
Great escape
Id love a pretty shepherds hut for our
garden, but are they really comfortable to
spend time in?
A shepherds hut makes the perfect garden retreat!
Although the exterior is built to look exactly like the
agricultural originals, we fit our interiors to make
beautiful living spaces. Our huts are fully insulated,
so they can be used all year round. Our customers
have used their huts as occasional spare rooms,
home offices, secret hideaways or a special place
to invite friends for afternoon tea. We have supplied
one shepherds hut to a beautiful rural B&B and it
regularly gets booked by couples for their wedding
night. One delighted customer even described hers
as the best room in the house!
Paulus Smith, Artisan Shepherds Huts
01825 791 402, artisan-shepherdshuts.co.uk
Rock of ages
When buying stone statuary for our garden
this summer, what are the marks of quality
we can check for?
There are many people stocking garden ornaments
at very cheap prices in garden centres but you must
buy wisely. A garden ornament should be an
investment that will give you years of pleasure and
hold its value. Cheap foreign imports will never
weather with age and may even disintegrate at the
first frost of winter. Look instead for British
handmade ornaments that will improve with age
and develop a beautiful patina, even growing a
velvety covering of moss. You will get what you pay
for and a good ornament will give pleasure long
after the price is forgotten.
Martin McHugh, Chilstone Garden
Ornaments 01892 740 866, chilstone.com
Dress to impress
How can we get our garden ready for
entertaining? Were going to be holding a few
big parties this summer.
The little touches are important, which is exactly
why we offer a range of accessories alongside our
outdoor furniture. I suggest looking at different
ways to dress your garden during the day and
night. Our Fresh Apple bunting and hanging pom-
poms are perfect for daytime gatherings. Then
when darkness falls, bring out a few lanterns. The
glow of candlelight will bring extra magic to your
celebration. Also think about additions which you
will continue to appreciate long after your party.
Our rattan wicker planters are simple yet stylish
and could adorn your terrace all summer.
Jenny Rickett, Jo Alexander
01954 267 857, joalexander.co.uk
Working reality
I will soon start working from home. Could
an office in the garden really meet all my
professional needs?
Absolutely! A home office in your garden could be the
perfect solution. With todays technology all youd need
would be a computer and telephone and installing
these is usually quite straightforward.
Just a short stroll across the garden with no
commuting stresses and no travelling costs, leaving
more time for leisure its a very attractive idea. So at
The Oak Designs Company weve responded to
demand with a range of creative designs which not
only complement your surroundings but provide a
sanctuary to pursue your work with no other
distractions but the views of your garden.
Steve Elliott, The Oak Designs Company
01273 400 411, oakdesigns.org
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UPCOMING FEATURES July Issue
Bathroom Special
Our complete guide to a fabulous period bathroom, from
classic bath tubs and showers to tiles and flooring
Beautiful Bedrooms
Create the perfect summer bedroom with luxurious linens
and delicate furniture for the sweetest slumbers
Expert Advice
Naomi Cleaver shares her latest thoughts on interior design
and Margaret Powling brings us tempting antiques to enjoy
Outdoor Living
Make the most of your garden this season with the best
advice on conservatories and outbuildings
Not Forgetting...
Inspiring real homes, elegant traditional furnishings,
practical renovation advice and much more!
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EASY
Edinburgh Architectural
Salvage Yard
ALL ITEMS ORIGINAL
Bought & sold throughout
Scotland
Antique fireplaces and insets
Period panelled doors
Church pews Door furniture
Basins Stained glass
Shutters
Belfast sinks etc.
Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 12-5pm
Refurbished Cast Iron Radiators
31 West Bowling Green St, Leith,
Edinburgh EH6 5NX
Tel: 0131 554 7077
www.easy-arch-salv.co.uk
RECLAIMED AND TRADITIONAL
BUILDING SUPPLIES
www.ransfords.com
Rutherford Way, Drayton Way,
Drayton Fields Ind. Est, Daventry NN11 8XW
01327 705310
Reclaimed Bricks
Reclaimed York Stone
Wide Oak & Pine Flooring
Railway Sleepers
Granite Setts
Quarry Tiles
Fireplaces/Hearths
Dog Grates
Multi Fuel Stoves
Pier Caps/Wall Copings
Ancient Oak Beams
Antique Stone Troughs
Oak Doors
Stone/Granite Kerbs
Sandstone/Limestone
Paving
Travertine
Polished Limestone
Marble
Pine Doors & Door Furniture
Hand Forged
Latches/Hinge
Roofing Slates & Tiles
Staddle Stones
Stone Troughs
Chimney Pots
Building Stone
NEW Plywood
Stone Circles
Slate Flooring
Spheres
Stone Cobbles
Millstones
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Track down wonderful reclaimed objects with the help of our guide
Simply SPLENDID
SALVAGE
W
hether you are restoring a period house
inside and out from top to bottom or
simply like picking up things which are a
bit different, why not pay a visit to your local
reclamation yard this weekend? It used to be that
only a small number of people really knew about
salvage and where to find it, but this wonderful world
has well and truly opened up. There are yards
located up and down the country and they have
become as popular with discerning home owners as
traditional shops.
There are lots of good reasons for buying
reclaimed. For one thing, using salvaged items is an
excellent way to inject character into your home.
They can be used to build subtle traditional
schemes or to create extravagant quirky looks.
Denis Theodore and family run Theodore
Reclamation near Bridgend in South Wales. You
will notice that many reclaimed objects have a few
small marks (at the very least) but for our
customers this adds to their appeal, he says. Just
think about the attractive patina of old stone flags
worn smooth by generations of feet. So desirable is
this patina that some modern reproductions even
attempt to recreate it, but I dont believe it can
really be matched.
As well as offering the special personality that
some creations lack these days, salvaged items are
usually also high quality. The sorts of things
typically found in reclamation yards, from furniture
PERIOD
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It is important to buy
reclaimed building supplies from a
reputable yard. They should be able
to advise you on whether a product
is suitable for what you have in mind.
Try Ransfords, an excellent
reclaimed and traditional building
suppliers in Daventry
(01327 705 310,
ransfords.com).
to fittings, were made long before the days of mass
production. Produced with fine materials and
craftsmanship, they have stood the greatest test of
all: time. The skills, hours and materials involved
would make many such items prohibitively
expensive to produce today. So even though yards
are run by experts who know the value of their
stock, it is still possible to pick up a bargain.
On top of the benefits to you and your house,
buying reclaimed also offers other advantages. Using
items which are no longer wanted is a very
environmentally friendly way of furnishing your
abode, helping to reduce the amount in landfill and
saving all the resources that would go into producing
a brand new equivalent. By giving salvaged objects a
home, you also play a part in preserving Britains
architectural heritage which is very important. These
interesting and beautiful old objects
may have been removed from their
original setting, but they will survive to be
used and enjoyed for many years to come.
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Lakeside Garden Centre, Brimpton Common,
Berkshire, RG7 4RT
www.jbrant.co.uk juliebrant@hotmail.co.uk
J. BRANT THE RECLAIMERS
Tel: 0118 981 3882
Traditional Building
Materials
Large quantities of
reclaimed bricks
from building a
fireplace to
building a house.
Roofing tiles and
fittings, chimney pots
Old flagstones for
beautiful kitchens
and patio's
Old pine floorboards,
oak beams, doors
and fireplaces
plus lots more
friendly service.
For choice, quality and price ...
we are unbeatable!
Turning by Golden acres, Pine View, Barrack Road, West Par-
ley, Hurn, Dorset BH22 8UB OPEN MON-FRI 9-4.30 SAT 9-2
01202 579222
www.acereclamation.com
CAST BENCHES UNIQUE STATUES
FLAGSTONES FIREPLACES DOORS
WOODBURNERS OAK BEAMS BRICKS
CHIMNEY POTS STAINED GLASS TILES
TIMBER PERIOD BATHWARE
FLOORBOARDS AND LOTS MORE
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Using items which are no longer wanted is a very
environmentally friendly way of furnishing your home
CERI JAMES, EDITOR
Treasure hunt
All sorts of objects wind up in salvage yards. Roll
top baths, cast iron railings, marble chimney pieces
and clay tiles are just a few examples of items which
can be found in many general yards. Given this great
variety, the cost of reclaim ranges widely. It is
possible to pick up pieces for a few pounds or to
spend hundreds or thousands. With stock always
changing, be prepared to buy there and then. Set
yourself a budget, know your rooms measurements
and bite the bullet. Your item may be gone when
you come back for it another time.
No two salvage yards are the same. At many
yards you are expected to poke about and rummage
amongst all sorts of items and this is part of the fun.
Others, however, are neat and tidy or specialise in
certain products. With this in mind, it is a good idea
to research your destination. For example,
Edinburgh Architecture Salvage Yard (also know as
Easy) specialises in panelled doors, fireplaces and
cast iron radiators but also stocks door knobs, sinks,
shutters and stained glass. As owner Lizzy Barrass
recommends, If youre looking for something in
particular, dont be afraid to call the yard in advance
of your visit.
Some salvage yards today have websites and
these provide a great resource for salvage hunters.
One such yard is Masco Architectural Salvage near
Stroud in the Cotswolds whose website
mascosalvage.com displays a range of architectural
pieces, traditional building materials, flooring,
fireplaces, stained glass and garden ornaments. The
website showcases a good selection of our current
stock to allow our customers to get a flavour of
our business. It also links to our blog, which
we update regularly and you can find us
on Twitter and Facebook. Its ideal for
customers around the globe who want
to plan their visit or purchase directly
via the phone, says Mascos Lizzie
Whyte. Equally, its always a
pleasure to meet our customers and
answer their questions as well as
helping them with some inspiration.
Another of the significant
advantages of buying from a reputable yard
is that they should be able to tell you where
your purchase came from. Not only is an items
provenance interesting, but it is important to know
that your piece was sourced legally. Stock is often
sourced quite legally from buildings stripped or
demolished by developers but get a receipt for your
purchase and help safeguard yourself against
receiving stolen goods.
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USEFUL CONTACTS
nANTIQUE BUILDINGS 01483 200 477,
antiquebuildings.com
n ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE 01386 584 414,
architectural-heritage.co.uk
n DORSET RECLAMATION 01929 472 200,
dorsetreclamation.co.uk
n EASY 0131 554 7077, easy-arch-salv.co.uk
n J BRANT RECLAMATION 0118 981 3882,
jbrant.co.uk
n MASCO ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE
01285 760 886, mascosalvage.com
n NOSTALGIA 0161 477 7706, nostalgia-uk.com
n RANSFORDS 01327 705 310, ransfords.com
n SALVO FAIR 01225 422 300, salvo-fair.com
n THEODORE RECLAMATION 01656 648 936,
theodorereclamation.co.uk
DIARY DATE
Salvage hunters will not want to miss Salvo Fair
2012 taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday
24th June. Normally held at Knebworth in
Hertfordshire, this year this wonderful Fair will be
held at Stubbings in Berkshire, a Georgian house
in Maidenhead Thicket. You can expect to find
around 80 exhibitors, many of which will be
supporters of the Salvo Code for good practice in
stock purchasing.
Designated zones at the Fair will include
architectural salvage, reclaimed building materials,
antique garden ornaments, decorative antiques,
and craftspeople and recrafters. Among the star
items will be a huge copper Calvados still from
Vienne in France, and a selection of unrestored
and restored antique French cast iron beds.
Tickets cost 8 for adults and 4 for children.
Parking is free. For further information, call 01225
422 300 or visit salvo-fair.com.
in association with
Architectural Heritage 01386 584 414,
architectural-heritage.co.uk
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The premier architectural
salvage and reclamation
centre in East Anglia, Abbots
Bridge Home and Garden
Renovation Centre, sits on a
one acre site just a few miles
from Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk. Our two storey
9000sq.ft. warehouse offers
affordable architectural
salvage, reclaimed building materials and
salvaged period features ideal for your
property renovation.
01284 828081
www.abbotsbridge.com
The Barn, Block Farm, Bradfield Combust,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
ABBOTS BRIDGE
HOME & GARDEN RENOVATION CENTRE
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Coxs Architectural Services
The team at Coxs Yard have been trading in
Moreton-in-Marsh for over 20 years and
can help you find everything you need
to complete and restore your period
home. Theres a 5,000 square foot
warehouse, an extensive outdoor
yard and a new showroom to
display the changing stock of
architectural salvage and
antiques. Whether youre in
the market for lighting, stained
glass or pub fixtures you can
enjoy exploring your options
in the heart of the Cotswolds.
For more details visit
coxsarchitectural.co.uk or
call 01608 652 505.
Arc Reclamation
Run by Justin and Kate Miles-Booy,
this Hampshire company specialises in
beautiful period doors from all eras as well
as offering fireplaces,
flooring and furniture. We
also provide a joinery service
and can make anything from
dining tables to oak plank doors,
says Justin. The couple can also help
you to upcycle furniture or work on
your own designs. So if you would like
to convert a church pew into a bed or
recreate a feature youve admired in a
magazine, call on their expertise.
For more details visit
arcreclamation.co.uk or call
01730 231 995.
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Frome Reclamation
Combining a break in Bath or Bristol with a visit to Frome
Reclamation is a great way to spend a few days. Were always
impressed by how conveniently placed this yard is for Frome
railway station so we can have a good browse. Run by Karl
Horler and his family, you can find everything from old-
fashioned telephone boxes to gargoyles. The Horlers have been
supplying the building trade and leading interior designers for
years so youll be in very safe hands. Karl can also talk you
through your options for roofing materials as the company
specialises in all options in clay, slate and stone.
For more details visit fromerec.co.uk or call 01373 463 919.
Abbots Bridge Home &
Garden Renovation
Centre
A trip to Abbots Bridge Home &
Garden Renovation Centre is a real
adventure as it offers a wealth of
affordable materials and salvaged
period features. Just a few miles away
from the charming town of Bury St
Edmunds, in Suffolk, you can find
reclaimed bricks, tiles and slates as
well as characterful pieces to dress
your garden. Look out for reclaimed
railway sleepers and path edgings as
well as a great selection of period-
style garden furniture. The
knowledgeable and friendly staff are
happy to advise on all aspects of
fitting restored period features and are
keen to help you make your house
your home.
For more details visit
abbotsbridge.com or
call 01284 828 081.
Dress for comfort and
set a budget before you
set out to ensure you
have a productive visit
SUSAN DICKERSON, DEPUTY EDITOR
Theres nothing more exciting than bringing the past
back to life thanks to Britains best reclaim centres
Treasure HUNT
Wilson Reclamation Services
Based in Yew Tree Barn in the Lake District National
Park, Wilson Reclamation Services is a great day out.
Clive Wilson started his business by reclaiming and
hand finishing oak beams 25 years ago and now visitors
come from far and wide for house restoration projects,
garden design ideas and to browse through the stock for
inspiration. There is a charming caf in the stunning
19th century barn and Clive has also opened The
Gallery, where a variety of craftspeople work from their
own studios. All this makes Yew Tree Barn a very
exciting place to shop.
For more details visit yewtreebarn.co.uk or call
01539 531 498.
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COX'S
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The Cotswolds
Leading Reclaimed
Flooring and Door
specialists.
View Stock on
WWW.COXSARCHITECTURAL.CO.UK
Moreton Architectural Reclamation
Moreton in Marsh
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We Buy And Sell Period Building
Materials, Architectural Salvage
and Garden Ornaments
Open Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm and Saturdays 8am - 1pm
Tel: 01373 463919 / 453122 Mobile: 07729 263949
Email: info@fromerec.co.uk
www.fromerec.co.uk
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Always be polite when
negotiating a price and
carry plenty of cash to
secure a deal on the spot
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Ace Reclaim
Based in Hurn, in rural Dorset, Ace Reclamation
has built a great reputation for sourcing a superb
range of architectural antiques. Whether
youre looking for a period basin, a
grand fireplace or simply for some
inspiration, this yard has been a
treat to visit since 1976. The firm
has a superb selection of bathroom
items in stock so this could be
your chance to get the roll-top bath
youve always dreamed of along with
brassware and mixer systems. They
can also help you to install and fit
fireplaces and wood burning stoves.
For more details visit
ace-reclamation or
call 01202 579 222.
Cawarden
Cawardens eight-acre site in
Staffordshire is home to one of the
biggest yards in Europe and it is one
of the largest stockholders of
reclaimed bricks in the country. The
team has over 100 years worth of
experience between them and co-
founder Ian Robinson is acknowledged
as one of the UKs foremost experts on
reclaimed bricks and tiles. As well as
meeting your needs for timber, flooring and
hard landscaping such as paving and flagstones,
Cawarden can help supply a number of interior and
exterior decorative products. So you can pick up pictures
and Farrow & Ball paints too.
For more details visit carwardenreclaim.co.uk or
call 01889 574 066.
Robert Mills
If you love a theatrical approach to interiors, youll adore the wonderful showroom at Robert Mills
in Bristol. Over the last 20 years the business has saved thousands of fabulous items from old
mansions, redundant churches, Victorian banks and other demolished public buildings from all
over the British Isles. Everything from panelled rooms and shop fittings have been carefully
dismantled by our own team of craftsmen. The companys emphasis is on the dramatic, the
ornate and the flamboyant. Some piece are very large but you can also find smaller things such as
carved details, corbels, capitals, friezes and columns to add interest to your home.
For more details visit rmills.co.uk or call 0117 955 6542.
Bakers Timber
Theres nothing like the beauty of old wood to
enhance a period property whether its a barn
conversion or Victorian town house. No one
understands wood quite like Roy Baker. He has
been in the timber trade nearly all his working
life, inspired by his father who was a cabinet
maker. Based near Fakenham in Norfolk, Roys
company offers large stocks of old floorboards, in
a variety of hard and soft woods. Staff can also
cut flooring from old timbers and machine them
to a very high standard, in a tongue and groove
or straight edge finish.
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or call 01328 855 321.
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If youre looking for reclaimed building materials and York
flagstones, Ronson Reclaim is one of the largest yards in
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Inspiration and practical advice for owners of older properties
In the family
Finding just the right expert to help with your renovation is
essential. Bryan Williamson & Daughters has returned over
200 houses and listed buildings to their former glory.
Working in parts of London and the South East, the family
firm has experience of projects ranging from the restoration
of an 18th century fireplace to the transformation of a
whole Victorian house. For further information call 01342
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News this month...
In fine form
The fireplace was traditionally the
focus of the room and with the right
design you can enhance the authentic
period feel of your home. Templestone
in Somerset specialises in producing
beautiful classic surrounds made from
natural stone. The majority of the
company's creations are tailored to fit
their client's exact requirements or are
entirely bespoke. You can take a look
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Natural beauty
Royal warrant holder Mylands has been
manufacturing paints and polishes since 1884
and has launched a trio of natural wood care
products. The Earth collection includes oils,
stains and quick-drying varnishes to refresh
timber, indoors and out. For a subtle look, try the
range of oils, priced at 49.56 for 2.5 litres. You
can lay shades over one another for different
effects. Crushed Marble over Sienna, for example,
produces a subtle silver finish. Call 020 8670 9161
or visit mylands.co.uk.
History lesson
Owners of period homes can learn how to
conserve and improve their properties at a new
series of residential courses held at historic Seaton
Hall near Whitby. The two and three-day courses
are being run on behalf of the Institute of
Specialist Surveyors and Engineers and are aimed
at people researching the history of their house or
making alterations to it. Places cost 590 including
accommodation and meals. For details of the
topics covered and the dates available, call 0800
136 779 or go to isse.org.uk.
Finding just the
right expert to help
with your renovation
project is essential
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W
hether youre working on a new project
or planning a fresh scheme, theres
something which every home-owner
should always be aware of the risk of all that hard
work going up in smoke. Although there are plenty
of health and safety regulations in the workplace and
also in public buildings, we need to look after our
homes and protect our families too.
Nine out of ten fires are due to human error,
such as leaving a pan unattended, says David
Rooney of CTA Fire. A lot of people think that a
fire can be safely contained in a small space but the
flames can take hold very quickly. If just one candle
is knocked over in your living room, within three
minutes the flames will be out of control and you
will then lose half
your house.
As with so many
elements of living in
a period property, the
more you find out
and explore, the
more secure you will
feel. If you
Everything you need to know to protect your
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understand the risks, then youll be able to minimise
them, says Matthew Slocombe of the Society for
the Protection of Ancient Buildings. I would advise
anyone who lives in a period house that although
fires are rare, they do happen, so be prepared.
Ensure your electrics are safe and that flues are not
leaky, particularly if you have a thatched roof.
High tech home
Although your home bears testament to the skills
and technology of the past, remember that there are
lots of innovations which can also enhance it. Some
people are still put off installing fire alarms because
they remember smoke detectors going off when
they made toast, says David. But new generation
photo optical
detectors can
pinpoint exactly when
smoke is a danger so
you wont get any
false alarms. They
sense when smoke is
released into the air
rather than the
Renovating
moment when material starts to burn, which can
happen when food gets caught in a pan.
Innovations in wireless technology mean
that you can create a fire alarm system without
yards of ugly cable. If you live in a three or four
storey house installing a number of smoke
detectors which can talk to each other is a
wise idea, says David. Putting a single
detector in the hallway or on the landing wont
be much help if you cant hear it from your
bedroom. You also need to test the equipment
every six months and look after it, in the same
way that you might have your boiler serviced
or arrange for your car to have an MOT.
A complete domestic fire detection and
alarm system can be controlled easily though
a radio-controlled panel. We can expect even
more innovation in the future as the trend to
integrate different wireless systems is set to
continue. In the meantime, the good news is
that protecting your home, your family and
your furnishings is not as expensive as you
may have thought. It would cost around
1,000 to protect the average three bedroom
house, says David. We might save up that
sort of amount for holidays or spend on our
cars over the year, but it makes sense to
invest it where we are most of the time.
Invest in the best
Another key aspect of safeguarding your familys
future is to take out the appropriate insurance.
Everyone tends to buy on price not on policy, says
Richard Playle of Thatchline. But really it is wise to
look over every detail of the policy to be sure that
you can organise things like chimney inspections.
That way you know you will be keeping your side of
the bargain rather than discovering all sorts of terms
and conditions when you are in dire straits.
If you are lucky enough to live in a listed
building or a thatched property, then do take care
when burning solid fuel. Richard says, About 90% of
the fires we deal with are due to the incorrect use of
solid fuel. I would advise people to take great care
when lighting their fires. Living under a thatched roof
is like having a hayrick over your head so take care if
you are thinking of having a wood burner installed.
Although fires can start from sparks and
embers landing on the thatch, a far more common
cause is due to the heat from a chimney serving a
modern solid fuel stove. Its true that wood burners
are eco-friendly and they have become part of the
rural idyll, but you need to know how much heat
they can generate and how to protect the structure
of your house.
USEFUL CONTACTS
n CTA FIRE 01795 519 822, ctafire.co.uk
n SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANCIENT
BUILDINGS 020 7377 1644, spab.org.uk
n THATCHLINE 01794 830 055, thatchline.com
Ensure your electrics are safe
and that flues are not leaky,
particularly if you have a
thatched roof
MATTHEW SLOCOMBE, SPAB
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We specialize in repairing, maintaining, draught proofing, and installing timber windows.
We cover all of the North West including Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Blackburn, Bolton,
the Lake District and North Wales. Our years of experience will ensure your sash windows
are restored back to compete working order, and at a sensible price.
If your sash windows are in less than ideal working order then our recondition and draught
proof procedure will restore your windows to their former functionality.
This considerably reduces heating bills, energy use, noise, dust ingress and most draught
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Eco friendly
Theyre not the originals, but my sash
windows are dated and draughty. How
can I make them more energy-
efficient as well as more traditional?
You have several options. Firstly,
refurbishing and draught-proofing your
existing sashes will banish any draughts
or rattles. Another option is to fit new
double-glazed sashes within the existing box.
These would require fitting new weights due to the
extra weight of the glass but could mirror the
appearance of your present sashes. Finally, you
could look at secondary glazing which will
increase energy efficiency and noise
reduction. This can be
sympathetically installed, blending
in with any existing finishes,
internal or external. All of these
options are also available for timber
casement windows and can improve
your windows energy efficiency with
minimum disruption.
Andrew Moon, Sash Windows Northwest
01772 619 787, sashwindows-northwest
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In the frame
Were renovating a converted church and some
of the leaded lights are beyond repair. What are
our options?
There is no need to despair! Specialist companies can
create leaded lights to match existing styles or to suit
a particular type of building. Although usually made
from clear sheet glass, handmade antique or
patterned glass can also be used, giving you the
chance to breathe new life into your leaded lights.
Similarly, you can also re-use any existing glass. The
lead cames are usually reinforced with steel cores,
and can vary in width from 4mm for cabinet work up
to 20mm. Copper ties can also be fitted for attaching
to a saddle bar. Alternatively, leaded double glazed
units are also available, which can increase energy-
efficiency and noise reduction.
Margaret King, Holdsworth Windows
01608 661 883, holdsworthwindows.co.uk
Draught-proofing your
sashes will banish rattles
ANDREW MOON, SASH WINDOWS NORTHWEST
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Seeing double
We want the windows in our extension to
match those on the house, but with the
design elaborated upon. Is this possible?
Simply put, yes. With modern techniques all kinds
of mouldings can be reproduced, from a basic
ovolo or lambs tongue to some very ornate
cornices. Remember to look at all the elevations of
your property that your extension will affect to see
which details you would like to carry through or
elaborate on. Think about whether they will need
to be enlarged or scaled down to be incorporated
into the windows, doors, cornicing or pilasters. It is
well worth taking your time over these decisions as
it can make the difference between a nice
extension and a truly beautiful one.
Simon Muhs, Copycats
01732 866 632, copycatsweb.co.uk
In plain view
The original windows in my home lose heat
quickly. How can I solve this issue without
replacing them?
Conservation shutters can help reduce heat loss and
energy use while preserving the integrity of period
buildings. They combine the ideas behind secondary
glazing and traditional solid wood shutters by
creating a glazed shutter system. Double-glazed units
are used to minimise heat loss while still allowing
natural light into your home. Old windows come in
many different sizes, so each shutter is treated as a
bespoke item. The style is determined by the size of
the window and depth of the reveal, and the shutters
are available in various configurations.
Alexander Lindsay-Micallef, The Conservation
Shutter Company 01529 497 160,
theconservationshuttercompany.co.uk
Beauty before age
I'm planning a new-build in a period style, so
I want eco-friendly windows which look
traditional. How can I get a perfect balance
between these two things?
Windows systems have come a long way over the
last decade, with composite windows and doors
becoming ever more popular. Windows with slim
profiles and ornate features can be extruded in
aluminium for the exterior of the window, and
painted in any colour. Matte finishes work
particularly well on period properties, especially
creams, off-whites and pale greens. The interior of
the window or door, however, is hardwood which
gives a natural warmth to the property. Add to that
a feature Georgian bar and you can have a very
traditional-looking, eco-friendly window with next
to no maintenance.
Josh Franklin, Franklin
0113 250 2991, franklinconservatories.com
Modern techniques make
re-creating period
windows easier than ever
LLOYD BURGESS, FEATURES EDITOR
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G
ood flooring sets the tone for the whole
room. It also needs to cope with knocks and
spills, so it is important to consider what you
put underfoot very carefully. There are many different
options out there, but for personality and practicality,
traditional materials are hard to beat. Not only have
wood, stone and carpet stood the test of time, but
thanks to developments in technology they are
available in many different variations. However
exacting your requirements, it is highly likely that
today's selection can provide.
Material matters
Timber flooring is very popular and for several
reasons. Its appearance appeals to many people
and the large number of different types of wood
available means that it can suit almost any scheme.
There are infinite cuts and finishes to choose from
too. Oak is a particular favourite with owners of
period properties. It is one of the strongest
Characterful and hard-working, traditional natural flooring is hard to beat
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hardwoods and original Oak floors can be seen in
lots of historic homes, testifying to its durability. If
you have ever looked closely at an old wood floor,
you will have spotted a few scrapes and stains. For
many people, the patina of age which a wood floor
promises to develop is part of its charm.
The historical feel of stone floors makes them
very popular with period home owners. An extremely
durable material, stone can be found in the oldest
houses. This characteristic makes it ideal for busy
spaces, such as hallways and kitchens, however it is
not necessary to limit its use to these areas. For
instance, it can be used to great effect in living rooms
too. Traditionally stone was only available in heavy
slabs, but today you can get thinner tiles which are
easier to fit. It is important to seal and maintain your
stone properly to maximize its durability and protect
its good looks. With many products on the market, it
is a good idea to ask your stone supplier for
their recommendation.
Carpet is another option and offers a range of
benefits. We all know that it is soft and warm
underfoot, but its ability to absorb sound and
insulate against heat loss are just two more
advantages you may not have thought of. The first
carpets were made from 100 percent wool,
however most modern carpets contain some
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Castello Noble walnut in satin finish, 79.99 per square metre, Quick-Step Parquet, quick-step.co.uk
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stone including perhaps stunning English marble.
Carpet was popular too. It had been used in the
smartest houses for centuries, but the Industrial
Revolution gave British carpet manufacturing a
great boost and, though it was still expensive, it
became used more widely. Indeed famous
manufacturers such as Axminster set up their
workshops in the mid 1700s.
The popularity of carpet continued into the
Victorian era. Carpet then was heavily
patterned and used dark colours such as red
and green. Oriental patterns were common in
this period and leading figures in the Arts and
Craft movement including William Morris also
produced designs. You would have found
wooden floors in a Victorian home too and you
might have seen these covered with Oriental
rugs. In more modest properties, timber floors
were made from softwood and stained to look
like hardwood. Stone was used in hallways and
kitchens and by the middle of the century
encaustic tiles had also become popular..
Interiors in the Edwardian period became
less elaborate and this applied to flooring too.
The fashion for rugs laid over wooden floors
continued, however styles changed. Rugs were
no longer decorated with florid patterns but
simpler neo-Georgian designs. Oriental patterns
did retain their popularity though. Visiting an
Edwardian home, it is highly likely that you
would have seen these rugs laid over parquet
flooring. Parquet was very desirable at this time
and offered in a wide range of patterns. It was
even possible to buy it in panels so that you
could remove it and take with you when
you moved.
Expert Advice
Are you shopping for wooden flooring? Liz Boddy
of John Boddy Timber shares her tips. For more
information call 01423 320 209 or visit john-boddy-
timber.ltd.uk to see the company's range.
n Get the right thickness. For strength and stability,
we recommend a minimum thickness of 20mm.
n Understand grading. Wood is a natural product
and no two boards are the same, but a good
supplier will offer you boards which are
well matched.
n Select your favourite cut, whether straight-edge,
bevel or V-groove. A good supplier will lay out
different cut options for you to see the full effect.
n Confirm how your purchase will be packaged and
delivered. Shrink wrapping boards helps to protect
their edges. Damaged edges make it difficult to fit
boards together.
n Opt for end-matched and planed tongue and
groove flooring. End matching ensures optimum
use of floor boards helping reduce costs, whilst
tongue and groove ends help keep boards in place.
USEFUL CONTACTS
n THE BAMBOO FLOORING COMPANY 0116 274
1050, bambooflooringcompany.com
n FLOORS OF STONE 01509 234 000,
floorsofstone.com
n JOHN BODDY TIMBER 01423 320 209,
john-boddy-timber.ltd.uk
n ONE VILLAGE DIRECT 01608 811 811,
onevillage.com
n THE NATURAL WOOD FLOOR CO
020 8871 9771, naturalwoodfloor.co.uk
synthetic material. This is because they help
make a carpet even more hardwearing. When
choosing a carpet, start by thinking about how
much wear and tear it will receive. The range of
patterns, colours and textures is wide so you are
sure to be able to find a number of options
which suit both your practical requirements
and your style.
Step in time
Admirers of period style will find plenty of flooring
inspiration by looking to the past.
For example, stepping inside a fine Georgian
home, you would have seen beautiful hardwood
flooring made from English trees such as oak. You
would also have found floors made from local
Traditional natural
flooring is available in
many different variations
Nomada carpet in ocean deep, 69 per square metre, Vorwerk Carpets 0870 010 4484, vorwerk-carpets.com
City solid European pearl Oak in matt lacquer finish, 40 per
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L
ooking after your windows and the integrity
of your historic home is a big undertaking.
Thats why its vital to research the methods
available. Often the simplest solutions are the best
and the conservation shutter is a great development.
The Conservation Shutter Company has
combined the concept of traditional solid wood
shutters with secondary glazing to create a glazed
shutter system.
Managing Director, Alex Lindsay-Micallef says,
When we began working on this idea we had a
three-fold mission: to help reduce heat loss in older
properties, to preserve the integrity of Britains
historical buildings and to reduce energy consumption
and in turn cut carbon emissions. We are thrilled with
the positive feedback we have received from English
Heritage, The Society for the Protection of Ancient
Buildings and Edinburgh World Heritage Trust.
Hot stuff
Essentially, the company uses double-glazed units to
minimise heat loss but unlike traditional solid wood
shutters they allow daylight into your home. As older
windows come in many different sizes, each shutter is
treated as a bespoke item, Alex explains. The style
of the shutter is determined by the size of the
window and the depth of the window reveal. But
before you even think about exploring the options
available to you, we recommend seeking advice
from your local conservation officer to establish
whether or not you need to obtain Listed Building
consent. We can do this for you, but we do charge
a fee for this service and we cannot guarantee that
consent will be given if required.
Efficiency drive
The glazed shutters fold back neatly so you can open
your windows and air your home, and you can also
enjoy the views of your garden. The shutter system
reduces heat loss in old windows and is installed with
minimal impact to the original fabric of the building.
We were proud to install a shutter for the head office
of the Society for the Protection of Ancient
Buildings, says Alex. The conservation officer
thought that the work related to a minor change to a
listed building and that it would not affect the
building's character or special architectural and
historical interest. As responsible home owners,
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Protect your home from heat loss with
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we all know that finding ways of making period
properties more energy efficient is one of the biggest
conservation challenges of the 21st century. The
Conservation Shutter aims to improve energy
efficiency by combining a traditional concept with
new design and craftsmanship, and by minimising the
impact on the old buildings.
Research by English Heritage using timber sash
windows dating from the 1880s indicates that even the
simplest repairs and basic improvements will bring a
significant reduction of draughts and heat loss. The
best way to meet modern building regulations (of a U
rating of under 2) is to combine secondary glazing
with shutters. This combination resulted in a 62%
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Find
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Home Highlights for June
Bargain Hunt
The Alexandra Palace Antiques, Collectors, 20th-Century & Art
Deco Fair returns on Sunday 13th May with the biggest selection
of antiques, collectables, china and glass, jewellery, silver and
gold, paintings, sculptures, objet dart, books and more. There is a
free appraisals and valuations service run by BBC antiques expert
James Lewis, and a restoration and repair clinic with Laurence
Mitchell. The fair opens from 9.30am until 4.30pm, and tickets are
priced at 6, or there is the option of early bird entry at 8am at a
cost of 12.
On Sunday 27th May you can also visit the Newmarket
Racecourse fair, one of the largest events in Suffolk. With over
200 stalls and up to 50 outside dealers, the fair is open between
9am and 4pm at a cost of 3.50 per person, while early bird entry
tickets cost 6 each and will gain you access at 8am. Theres a
free antiques appraisals and valuations service managed by
Willingham Auctions. For either event call 01263 888 111 or
visit nelsonfairs.co.uk to book or to find out more information.
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020 7483 4477 or visit danico.co.uk.
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These Chelsea summerhouses from Broadoak Buildings are handmade from western red cedar and
internally lined and insulated with a choice of colours and glazing options tailored to suit individual
requirements. Prices start from 4,120 plus VAT which includes delivery, installation and insulation. They
are suitable for a variety of purposes including a home office, studio, gym or garden retreat. For more
information or to request a brochure call 01371 872 994 or visit broadoakbuildings.co.uk.
ON FILE
This solid oak, hand
polished Trafalgar four-
drawer filing cabinet is
available in a range of
finishes, and is priced
from 1,430
Country Desks
0800 074 7878, countrydesks.co.uk.
Be Cool
During the warmer months keeping your home well ventilated is a
must. But if leaving a window open might become a security issue then
your sash windows might require staged opening. The Reddilock is a
discreet and secure solution for vertical timber sash windows,
providing secure locking as well as a stopping point for your sash. It
can be fitted into the sash window frame or box allowing windows to
be securely fixed in a closed or partly open position, maintaining the
security of your home. It is also tamper proof, making it ideal for
windows on all floor levels. Call Reddiseals on 01905 791 876 or
visit reddiseals.com for more details.
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TRADITIONAL HEATING
HOT STUFF
For an appealing centrepiece
its hard to beat a traditional
heating option, and Dunsley
Heat has been a
manufacturer of high-quality
open fires, boilers, wood
burning stoves, multi-fuel
stoves and more for over
50 years. To see what a
period-style model can
add to your home call
01484 682 635 or click on
dunsleyheat.co.uk.
Beatrice wrought iron bed, from 345, Wrought Iron & Brass
Bed Company 01485 521 823, wroughtironandbrassbed.co.uk
Claude double bed, from 745, The Sleep Room
0845 459 9937, thesleeproom.com
Bella iron double bed, from 499, Nights in Iron
01963 32994, nightsiniron.com
MEMORY BOXES
Something to
remember
As well as specialising in
bespoke handmade
furniture, Wheathills
in Derbyshire also
creates beautiful
handmade memory
boxes. Its skilled
designers create a
unique and personal
piece that
encapsulates the
interests, passions and life
stories of the giver and receiver
or both. This can be achieved either
with a visit by you to Wheathills, by a designer
coming to your own home, or via telephone and email
discussions. These boxes make an ideal gift to forever represent
your special occasion, be it a new member of the family, a
birthday or a wedding day. Better still, an anniversary is a chance
to showcase the years of shared memories in one stunning,
handmade piece of expert craftsmanship. Call 01332 824 819
or go to wheathills.com to find out more.
Cooking up
a storm
If youre looking for a
reconditioned Aga, or
need yours brought back
to its former glory, then
The Aga Exchange might
be for you. This family-
run business has been
supplying and installing
Aga cookers for over 19
years. It reconditions and repairs parts and whole cookers, and
offers dismantling, rebuilding and re-enamelling services.
Call 01929 472 121 or click on theagaexchange.co.uk.
Small screen stars
FOR VINTAGE, SHABBY CHIC, FRENCH OR RETRO
HAND-PAINTED PIECES, TRY RECLAIMED
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MAKEOVER ON THE 2ND AND 16TH OF MAY.
CALL 01394 461 549 OR VISIT
UNIQUESALVAGECHIC.CO.UK TO FIND OUT MORE.
3of the best... BEDS
Warming up
Established in the early 1970s, AEL is a UK-based company which became known for
pioneering work in energy conservation. Today, it specialises in radiators, boilers and heat
recovery equipment associated with any size traditional or modern central heating
system, including direct domestic hot water systems. The company has one of the
largest stocks of cast iron, designer, steel and aluminium radiators in the UK as well as a
selection of valves, commercial gas boilers, radiator guards and more.
Call 01928 579 068 or go to aelheating.com for further details.
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The DIRECTORY
Our guide to the goods and services you need
Antiques, Auctions & Shows
Arthur Swallows Fairs: 0129 827 493
Arun Fairs: 01903 734 112
Discover Vintage: 0113 345 8699
Bathrooms
Albion Bath Company: 01206 794 462
Bathroom Discount Centre:
020 7381 4222
BC Designs: 01206 827 100
Castello Luxury Baths: 01462 483 131
Catchpole & Rye: 01233 840 840
The Sterlingham Co: 01384 370 901
Victoria Plumb: 01482 310 757
Bedrooms
Absolute Beds: 020 8208 1616
Nights In Iron: 01963 32994
Swans: 01572 724 364
The Antique Wardrobe Co:
01753 865 627
The Sleep Room: 0845 459 9937
Wrought Iron & Brass Bed Co:
01485 521 823
Doors & Door Furniture
Broughtons of Leicester: 0116 234 1888
Danico Brass: 020 7483 4477
Finesse Design: 01207 500 050
Jim Lawrence: 01473 828 176
Just Doors: 0844 243 4200
Period House Group: 01427 871 467
UK Oak Doors: 0845 838 8737
Fireplaces & Heating
AEL Heating: 01928 579 068
Capital Fireplaces: 01462 813 138
Churchill Cabinets: 0800 328 8877
Dunsley Heat: 01484 682 635
Heritage Cast Iron Radiators:
01435 868 289
Old Radiator Company: 01233 850 082
Templestone Masonry: 01963 350 242
Flooring
Bamboo Flooring Co: 0116 274 1050
BP Flooring: 0800 083 0597
Delabole Slate Co: 01840 212 242
John Boddy Timber: 01423 322 370
Natural Wood Floor Co: 020 8871 9771
One Village Direct: 01608 811 811
Panda Flooring: 0116 241 4816
The Rug Centre: 01306 882 202
Furniture & Upholstery
21st Century Antiques: 01359 271 078
Benardout: 020 8878 7775
Chesterfields Direct: 01706 853 636
Country Desks: 0800 074 7878
Philips & Sons In Lighting:
01522 704 400
Paints, Waxes & Varnishes
Little Greene Paint Company:
0845 880 5855
Osmo UK: 01296 481 220
Ranges
Aga Exchange: 01929 472 121
Aga Twyford: 01568 611 124
Everhot Cookers: 01453 890 018
Reclamation & Restoration
Abbots Bridge Reclamation:
01284 828 081
Ace Reclamation & Salvage:
01202 579 222
Antique Buildings: 01483 200 477
Bakers Timber Yard: 01328 855 321
Blackheath Demolition: 01206 794 100
Bryan Williamson & Daughters:
01342 834 829
Cawarden Brick: 01889 574 066
Coxs Architectural Salvage:
01608 652 505
Easy: 0131 554 7077
Frome Reclamation: 01373 463 919
J Brant Reclamation: 0118 981 3882
Masco Architectural Salvage:
01285 760 886
Ransfords: 01327 705 310
Robert Mills: 0117 955 6542
Ronson Reclaim: 01452 387 890
RW Armstrong & Sons: 01256 850 177
Wilson Reclamation Services:
01539 531 498
Shutters & Blinds
Hillarys: 0115 961 7420
Jali Home Design: 0800 197 3333
Luxaflex: 0161 442 9500
Plantation Shutters: 020 8871 9333
Underfloor Heating
Interiors by Vale: 0845 872 7626
Thermoboard by Wavin:
01392 444 122
Windows
Bygone Marketing Company:
01376 534 105
Copycats: 01732 866 632
Franklin: 0113 250 2991
GBS Joinery: 0161 456 0501
Holdsworth Windows: 01608 661 883
Meer End: 01676 534 226
Sash Windows Northwest:
01772 619 787
Deacon & Sandys: 01580 243 331
James Mayor Furniture:
0121 328 1643
Lock Stock & Barrel Furniture:
01531 633 333
Unique Salvage Chic: 01394 461549
Gardens, Conservatories
& Outbuildings
Architectural Heritage: 01386 584 414
Black Country Metalworks:
01691 610 952
Broadoak Buildings: 01371 872 994
Chilstone: 01892 740 866
Dunster House: 01234 272 445
Eco Furniture International:
01608 650 025
Fantasia Ceiling Fans: 01959 564 440
Jacksons Fine Fencing: 01233 750 393
Jo Alexander: 01954 267 857
Oak Designs Co: 01273 400 411
Stuart Garden Architecture:
01984 667 458
Teak Tiger Trading Co: 01284 830 102
Tredecim: 0845 677 6766
Gutters & Downpipes
Rainclear: 0844 414 2266
Yeoman Rainguard: 0113 279 5854
Interiors & Gifts
Arts & Crafts Living: 01799 531 233
Cologne & Cotton: 01926 332 573
Crowson & Monkwell Fabrics:
01825 761 044
Daisy Park: 01769 579 077
Fabric Mills: 01600 775 531
Forever England: 0844 264 0424
Graham & Brown: 01254 691 321
Hen House: 01636 812 855
Jali Home Design: 0800 197 3333
Just Fabrics: 01993 823 690
Maison: 01892 547 755
Marquis & Dawe: 01925 767 611
Prestigious Textiles: 01274 688 448
The NDA Foundation: 01159 123 412
The Original Home Store:
01372 451 454
Kitchens
Bespoke Kitchen Design:
01453 791 222
deVOL Kitchens: 01509 261 000
Granite Planet: 01386 840 868
Hallwood Furniture: 01536 514 743
John Lewis of Hungerford:
01235 774 300
Kit Stone: 0870 777 0099
Malvern Hills: 01684 891 644
Pineland Furniture: 01299 271 143
Unfitted: 0845 387 2020
Lighting & Switches
Bromleighs: 01208 79490
Danico Brass: 020 7483 4477
English House: 01502 478 493
Impex Russell: 01727 744 200
Inspiring Lights: 01473 253 350
Jim Lawrence: 01473 828 176
Olivers Lighting Co: 01797 225 166
Curtains and cushions in Kashmir
Leaf, chairs in Gresham Check and
Gresham Stripe all from Colefax and
Fowler 020 7244 7427, colefax.com
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Freephone: 0800 581 247
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Antique Buildings Ltd
Dunsfold, Godalming Surrey GU8 4NP
01483 200477
We have Immense Stocks of:
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or telephone Chester (01244) 378488
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BUYERS MARKET
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send for a brochure
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Warwickshire CV47 8HN
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The Antiques Warehouse
Badshot Farm, St Georges Road, Runfold,
Farnham, Surrey GU9 9HR
OPEN: 7 days 10am - 5.30pm
A wide range of 17th to 20th century antiques,
Fine & Country Furniture,
Collectables and Garden Artefacts.
Set in two stunning Elizabethan tithe barns.
Tel: 01252 317590
www.theantiqueswarehouse.com
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for our brochure
Lattice Period Windows
Unit 85
Northwick Business Centre
Blockley
Moreton-in-Marsh
Gloucestershire
United Kingdom
GL56 9RF
Experts in the
manufacture of
traditional oak windows,
period steel and old
fashioned flat iron
casements and
traditionally made
leaded lights.
Fixing Service Available
Specialists for:
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Specialists in the repair, restoration, refurbishment,
repainting and maintenance of hardwood conservatories.
Established 10 years.
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We have Immense Stocks of:
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HOTELS
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BUYERS MARKET
KITCHENS
BEDROOMS
CHINA
FABRICS
BED LINEN
PAINTINGS
GIFTS
Traditional Wooden Clothes
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the very best of now and then...
01983 822806
www.daysgoneby.co.uk
Have a unique and Artistic representation of your
house,business or garden painted by an experienced artist.
Prices start for a mounted framed painting plus greeting card
225.00 for 12"x16"
Contact me for more information
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www.susielidstone.com
CHINA MATCHERS
Please call for our friendly advice service
Telephone: 01992 466282
Email: enquiries@chinamatchers.co.uk
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We can supply discontinued and current replacement
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Villeroy & Boch, Wedgwood and many others
Visit us online at www.chinamatchers.co.uk
A collection of 43 privately owned
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Choose from contemporary chic to
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www.
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The Antique Wardrobe Company
Even the smallest cottage can enjoy a freestand-
ing wardrobe. They all dismantle so delivery and
installation is hassle free.
We offer beautiful and fully restored antique wardrobes
OR Bespoke made to measure reproduction pieces
For antique:
www.theantiquewardrobecompany.co.uk
For bespoke:
www.thecleverwardrobecompany.co.uk
email: info@theantiquewardrobecompany.co.uk
tel: 01753 865627
Grove Road, Windsor, SL4 1HT
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KITCHENS
30" high x 28" overall
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Can optionally be
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Manufacturers of Traditional Bathroom Fittings in Brass,
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The Sterlingham Co.Ltd Units 2 & 2A Stamford Street, Amblecote,Stourbridge DY8 4HR
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F: 0208 876 4620 E: benardout@aol.com
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Importers of all french style furniture
Now open at Dorking, Surrey
224 High Street, Dorking
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100% solid wood kitchens no MDF, chipboard or ply
Dovetail jointed drawers mortise and tenon joints
for carcases
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Non-standard sizes, at no extra cost, to suit your
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PINELAND is a privately owned, family company that has been established for over 20 years. We believe in listening to our clients, and
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Visit our website; www.pineland.co.uk Email: sales@pineland.co.uk or call our offices:
CLEOBURY MORTIMER, SHROPSHIRE 01299 271143 NORTHWICH, CHESHIRE 01606 41292
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LAST WORDReaders Renovation Diary
W
hen it comes to life in the country, I love all the things
which go hand in hand with living in a sleepy Norfolk
village. My home might not be a market town, but I still
make plenty of use of my wicker basket Im always popping
across the road to buy delicious produce from our local butcher and
baker. Just this week, Adam and I have tried and tasted home-made
piccalilli, plenty of tangy East Anglian cheeses, locally brewed beer
and a selection of freshly baked rye bread and sourdoughs.
Everything is always so tasty that its inspired
me to do a bit of baking myself, and Ive loved
getting out my vintage baking trays and loaf tins.
Theres nothing like using the things I can remember
my grandmother baking with when I was small and
Im always on the look out for old-fashioned mixing
bowls and pastry cutters at car boot sales.
This week, Adams been tucking into home-
baked bread everyday for his packed lunch which I
lovingly present in a Tiffin tin with an apple and a
good slice of cake. So far Ive made brown and
white loaves, a sesame plait and a huge bloomer loaf.
But I think I may have made a rod for my own back.
Adams been so complimentary about his weekday
sandwiches, that I dont think he will be satisfied with
anything other than bread baked by my own
fair hands ever again!
All the fun of the fair
Talking of home-made provisions, every
summer the locals gather on the green for
the annual village fte. Its such a lovely way
to spend a summers day. The children
always enjoy some face-painting, lucky dips
and the much-anticipated egg and spoon
race, while the rest of the family stock up on
local produce. Chilli jam and green tomato
chutney were just two of the bottled
varieties which we snapped up last year.
Given that I have been covered in flour
for the past few days, Adam proudly
suggested (or, rather, insisted) that I enter
the bread bake-off competition! Its right
up your street, he smiled, putting this
months village newsletter on the worktop
as I put a cottage loaf in the oven. Once
Coming next month
Charlotte decides to give a pretty little alcove,
complete with a stained glass window, a new lease
of life as a dedicated space for her writing desk.
Charlotte Barber whips her
kitchen into shape and reveals
why shes in the pink
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boot sales
Charlotte Barber is renovating a Victorian house in North
Norfolk with her partner Adam and her dog Boo-Boo the
Doberman. She runs her own business selling luxury
leather dog collars at booleather.co.uk
Id taken off my apron and steered Adam towards some scones Id
made from one of Mrs Beetons many recipes, I was thrilled to
find out details of the fte. Trash or Treasure, Count the sweeties
in the jar and, of course, Cake and Bake were just some of the
categories which caught my eye.
At home on the range
Since putting my name down for the bake-off, my beloved
range cooker has certainly seen plenty of action. There always
seems to be a loaf cooling on the worktop and I can rarely
resist tucking in whilst its still warm, with a generous spread of
butter and a cool glass of ginger beer to wash it down.
As Ive been spending so much time in the kitchen lately,
I decided to give it a mini-makeover for the summer months.
The stainless steel and grey floor tiles can make it feel quite
cool, so I decided to remedy the situation with a splash of
warm pink. I think Adam might have had something to say if
Id painted the whole kitchen in Crowns Cheeky Wink, but it
works well as an eye-catching feature wall and is echoed with
splashes of pink elsewhere.
You could put some pink icing on the next batch of cakes
you make to finish off the room, said Adam, cheekily. Only if
you wear a pink shirt all day to co-ordinate properly, I retorted.
Much as he loves my baking I wasnt sure he would go that far
so we had to agree to disagree. He knew hed overstepped the
mark because he remembered to do the saucepans when he did
the washing up and he usually accidentally forgets about them.
Yesterday, he wanted to make amends so he came home
with a little something in a box. Finally, I knew what to get for
the woman who has everything, he chuckled as I unwrapped a
fabulous pink kettle. Not that I need any excuses to make a
piping hot pot of tea.
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