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Who lives here?

Clifton, founder of de­sign and con­struc­tion com­pany Union 3; Emily, an in­te­rior de­signer; and chil­dren, Henry, seven, and Charlotte, six. Where are you all on a typ­i­cal week­end? Emily: “We spend a lot of time out­side. We have re­cently put a tim­ber-slat­ted cover over our deck and we sit out there a lot. We have a fire pit and spend the evenings out there with the kids.” What is your best bar­gain buy?

“I saw some wicker oc­ca­sional chairs I loved but they were pretty ex­pen­sive – then I went to do an in­te­ri­ors job at some­one’s house and the woman had those chairs but didn’t like them, so she gave them to me!”

And what was your big­gest splurge?

“The ‘Mar­tinique’ wall­pa­per next to the breeze block wall. It’s been a favourite de­sign of mine since I was lit­tle and for me it was like buy­ing a prized art­work and hang­ing it up.”

1. Pat­terned tiles. For a sim­i­lar look, try Tiles by Kate.2. Ex­te­rior paint in Mi­das Earth­cote Rhine Cas­tle. For sim­i­lar, try Du­lux Tea­house.3. The van­ity is a vin­tage oak side­board fin­ished with a mar­ble top. For small pieces of nat­u­ral stone, try of­f­cuts.com.au.4. Resol ‘Lis­boa’ chair inGreen, Have A Seat.5. ‘Mar­tinique Bev­erly Hills’ wall­pa­per, avail­able from De­signer Wall­cov­er­ings Los An­ge­les.6. Breeze blocks. Try the ‘Star’ breeze block, Cu­bic Prod­ucts.1 3 2 5 4 6

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