Sunday 4 December 2016

EMILY'S ESSENTIALS

Published 18/10/2015 | 02:30

Design tip Make sure your design includes enough natural light from every aspect - it makes all the difference when it's not sunny.

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Decorating tip Really good quality features like the parquet flooring can be expensive but they are timeless, and their longevity means you won't need to change them for years. Don't rush into painting the walls in all sorts of colours - it will look cluttered. Go for neutral shades and add colour with beautiful blankets, art or objects.

Favourite spot I love our bedroom, it's a very calm room and we've kept it deliberately uncluttered without too many pictures to keep that feeling.

Favourite piece of furniture The pink Bluebell sofa from sofa.com - it's lovely to lie on and so comfy.

Any regrets I would invest more into the landscaping of the garden - money and time ran out!

My ideal Sunday Dave works late on Saturday nights so we like to wake up late - or as late as you can with a baby - and have breakfast while we read the papers and maybe go for a walk out of our back garden to the beach or have friends around for a slap-up pot luck lunch.

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