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Leaving the UK on a whim, the owners of this Sri Lankan house embraced the local architectural vernacular and the relaxed way of life

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Leaving the UK on a whim, the owners of this Sri Lankan house embraced the local architectural vernacular and the relaxed way of life

Having sold their house in Wiltshire, Charlie and Tweenie Wrey decided on a whim to move to southern Sri Lanka, where they have built a calm, comfortable house in the local architectural vernacular and embraced a relaxed way of life

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge's interior designer Ben Pentreath turns his hand to an Arts and Crafts house

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The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge's interior designer Ben Pentreath turns his hand to an Arts and Crafts house

Designer Ben Pentreath has given each room in this reconfigured Arts and Crafts house its own personality, combining colour and texture with interesting pieces from different periods.

A 19th century mansion beautifully modernised by Rabih Hage

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A 19th century mansion beautifully modernised by Rabih Hage

After 10 years in this house in west London, the owners enlisted the help of designer and architect Rabih Hage to reconfigure the layout and redecorate the rooms to reflect changes in their needs and aesthetic sensibility

Interior designer to Steven Spielberg, George Clooney and the Obamas, inside Michael S Smith’s Modernist LA home

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Interior designer to Steven Spielberg, George Clooney and the Obamas, inside Michael S Smith’s Modernist LA home

The Obama's interior designer lets us in to his 'heroic' LA home

The home of the founders of iconic Pimlico Road shop Jamb is every bit as wonderful as you'd expect

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The home of the founders of iconic Pimlico Road shop Jamb is every bit as wonderful as you'd expect

Liz Elliot meets antiques dealer Will Fisher, the founder of Jamb in Pimlico Road, a quintessentially British company, which he now runs together with his wife, Charlotte, selling antiques and beautifully made reproductions.

Bold elegance at a Belgravia townhouse

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Bold elegance at a Belgravia townhouse

The interior designer Janine Stone has added depth and elegance to this Belgravia house, mixing interesting finishes and materials with pieces that lend a personal touch

The head of publicity at Sybil Colefax & John Fowler's elegant Moroccan home

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The head of publicity at Sybil Colefax & John Fowler's elegant Moroccan home

Situated between Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains, this elegant house, with its airy rooms, is decorated in a combination of English country-house style and traditional Moroccan elements

Artist Ghiora Aharoni's Manhattan apartment pays homage to its tenement past

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Artist Ghiora Aharoni's Manhattan apartment pays homage to its tenement past

In his Manhattan apartment, artist Ghiora Aharoni has created a harmonious balance of art and design that pays subtle homage to the history of the building.

An airy scheme for an 1830s railway cottage in Somerset

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An airy scheme for an 1830s railway cottage in Somerset

With extensive experience of restoring other people’s houses, designer Julia Barnard could see the possibilities for a damp cottage in Somerset, which is now a showcase for her collection of fabrics.

An old-fashioned English country house gently modernised

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An old-fashioned English country house gently modernised

A lesson in making the interiors of a country house feel established

The interiors of this London house are a lesson in mixing interesting art, furniture & antiques

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The interiors of this London house are a lesson in mixing interesting art, furniture & antiques

Guy Tobin’s lifelong interest in collecting is palpable in his south London family house, where the rooms play host to interesting furniture, art and antiques from a range of styles and movements.

A perfect modern country house in Norfolk designed by Veere Grenney

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A perfect modern country house in Norfolk designed by Veere Grenney

A perfect canvas for the look of which he is a master

Interior designer Nicole Salvesen of Salveson Graham's idea-packed home
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Interior designer Nicole Salvesen of Salveson Graham's idea-packed home

Interior design tips and tricks abound!

The late-architect Bruno Sacchi's Medieval tower in Florence

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The late-architect Bruno Sacchi's Medieval tower in Florence

Jane Sacchi recounts the experience of updating a twelfth-century tower in Italy, originally restored by her architect husband Bruno in the Seventies

A 19th century flat on one of London's prettiest squares

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A 19th century flat on one of London's prettiest squares

Interior designer Virginia Howard had no intention of moving from Knightsbridge to Pimlico, until a balcony flat in a nineteenth-century garden square changed her mind

An English country house with a very modern art collection

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An English country house with a very modern art collection

When Colefax & Fowler meets Anselm Kiefer. Interior designer Fiona Shelburne's clever mix of contemporary touches and a killer art collection brings freshness to this classic English country-house.

A couple who ditched the London art scene for a simpler life in Greece

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A couple who ditched the London art scene for a simpler life in Greece

Photographer and designer Claire Lloyd and her partner, artist Matthew Usmar Lauder, ditched the London arts scene in 2007. In search of a simpler life they moved to a small village on the Greek island of Lesvos.

Sculptor Emily Young's Tuscan Monastery
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Sculptor Emily Young's Tuscan Monastery

British Sculptor Emily Young's former monastery on an Italian hilltop