1 Hooked on classics
The designer Tim Gosling has collaborated with fireplace specialist Chesney’s to create a pair of fireplaces inspired by Pompeii. Combining black and gold Portor marble and a grate cast in antique brass, it costs £9,540 (the grate is £8,880). For details, telephone 020–7627 1410 or visit www.chesneys.co.uk
2 Bathing beauty
Chadder & Co, the highly inventive specialist in baths and bathroom fittings, offers a range of distinctive finishes ideal for the current vogue for industrial chic. This Classic London Concealed Shower Valve, in French Oil Rubbed Copper, costs £1,788. For more information, telephone 01342 823243 or visit www.chadder.com
5 The wonder of wool
Just in time for wool week (see below), Ian Mankin, the textile company that made us all fall in love with the simple joys of ticking, has launched a new range of wools that demonstrates the cosseting possibilities of the material. There is a variety of plaids, paisleys and stripes plus Ripon, a chic houndstooth design shown here, which costs £49.50 per m from the Ian Mankin store at 269/271, Wandsworth Bridge Road, London SW6 (020–7722 0997).