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Bedroom opulence A roof terrace in Knightsbridge A contemporary mountain chalet Magical Christmas tree A very grand bathroom The mudroom Painted beach huts Smart dressing room Long Island dining room New York Loft Cosy bunk beds White Christmas Stainless steel kitchen Bathroom for four boys Indian Summer Tongue-and-groove bathroom Concrete Shelving

Bedroom opulence

This opulent bedroom is in the London flat of  Dr. Amin Jaffer, Director of Asian Art at Christie’s International. The narrow room has an Indian sofa in …

A roof terrace in Knightsbridge

A contemporary design and outsized planters makes this small roof terrace feel inviting. The apartment is in Knightsbridge, London. Photographer: Helen Fickling/The Interior Archive Designer: Andy Sturgeon Vale …

A contemporary mountain chalet

  Two giant wooden sculptures dominate the dining room cleverly located by the large windows in this contemporary mountain chalet in Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy. Architect: Mario …

Magical Christmas tree

  A magical effect is created in this garden in Lombardy in Italy by decorating a bare tree with glass baubles and tealights. Photographer: Stefano Scata / …

A very grand bathroom

This grand bathroom at Eastnor Castle has 19th century hand-painted walls. The bath, with its ornate claw-feet, was found in the cellar. Photographer: Tim Beddow / The …

The mudroom

This mudroom in Dale Saylor and Joe Williamson’s 1927 craftsman’s cottage in upstate New York doubles as a laundry room and is furnished with a four-foot-long soapstone …

Painted beach huts

A row of contemporary beach huts in The Bahamas creates a bright splash of colour at the edge of the beach – and inspired us to source …

Smart dressing room

Deep in the Belgian countryside an 18th century farmhouse has been restored as a live/work space by an architect couple with a minimalist lifestyle. Their home is …

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Long Island dining room

This dining room is in Dan MacDonald and Gregg Kaminsky’s weekend house on Long Island. The zinc-topped dining table is surrounded by antique chairs. The rustic console table …

New York Loft

A large framed antique Ikat hangs on the wall in the open-plan home office of this New York loft. A French farmhouse table is used as a desk. …

Cosy bunk beds

These cosy bunk beds in a Scottish cottage have thick curtains to keep out the draughts and plenty of warm blankets. Designer: Ward Denton Photographer: Vincent Knapp …