Should there be rules on the colour you can paint your house?

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A little while back, this Devon cottage caused a bit of a kerfuffle round these parts… {Mark Passmore via The Times} Its owners have been ordered to tone down the shade they’ve chosen to paint their listed cottage on the basis that it was – well – ‘too pink’ to comply with planning regulations. It… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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Happy Friday everyone – welcome to the Decorator’s Notebook Room Debate once again! I’ve picked a summery country dining room for us to consider today. I can’t wait to hear what you think. As always, it’s easy to take part. Just have a good look at the room photo below and leave a comment with… 

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A whitewashed and woody Italian retreat

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I’m suffering from a serious bout of Olympic fever here in London and am almost delirious with excitement, but if you’ve already had enough and are looking to escape I have the perfect spot for you. This old mill belongs to Katrin Arens who designs and makes rustic furniture from reclaimed wood. It’s set in… 

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Shop tour: Folklore

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My discovery of Folklore in Islington took a rather convoluted route – five stops on the East London line via a post on an Australian blog! Anyway, once I’d worked this out, I decided to nip out during my lunch hour and see for myself. Folklore was started as an online design store by Danielle… 

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Back to nature at Bivouac

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Here’s another addition to my cavegirl travel list. Bivouac not only has a great name, it sounds like a great place to stay, eat and explore too. Bivouac is a posh, eco-friendly holiday camp in the Yorkshire Dales, which aims to be ‘all things luxurious and rustic’ – my dream combination! I’d choose to stay… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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I’ve been saving this one for a sunny summer’s day. I’ve realised now I could be waiting a long time, so let’s just go for it shall we? Welcome all! As always, it’s easy to take part in the debate. Just have a good look at the photo below and leave a comment with your… 

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