A BIRD IN THE HAND

Country Living (UK) - - Decorating -

Rap­ture & Wright hand-prints its own de­signs to or­der in its stu­dio in Ox­ford­shire, and this Doves pat­tern, rem­i­nis­cent of the 1930s, is one of its most memorable cre­ations. In crisp sin­gle colour­ways, the vi­brant red and soft grey ver­sions suit a clean-lined kitchen with bright whites and warm, nat­u­ral woods, ce­ram­ics and wo­ven ma­te­ri­als. Com­ple­ment them with bird-themed ac­ces­sories

Wood­work painted in Loft White In­tel­li­gent eggshell, £29/L; floor­paint, £30/L; walls in emul­sion, £42/2.5L: all Lit­tle Greene. Ore­gan chairs, £160 each; ta­ble, £895: all Habi­tat. Vin­tage Er­col

chair, £50, ebay.

Cush­ions in Doves linen in Chillie; tea towel in Doves linen in Smoke, both £90/m: Rap­ture & Wright On ta­ble: wooden

bowl, £79, RE. Printed

tea towel, £12, An­gela Hard­ing. Plates, £22 each;

glasses, £9 each: all The Con­ran Shop. Carafe, £5, Gar­den Trad­ing. Jute

place­mats, £20 for four, Heal’s. Vin­tage nap­kins,

£75 for four (with an­tique brass cur­tain rings), Bai­leys. Range cooker,

from a se­lec­tion, Hot­point. Metro tiles,

£19.50/m2, Topps Tiles. Espresso maker, £30; chop­ping boards, from £32: all Labour & Wait. Milk pan, £24.99, Way­fair. Vin­tage pot, from a se­lec­tion, RE. Pitcher,

£23.90, Grand Il­lu­sions On shelf, from left: un­framed print, £18, Abby Cook Illustration. Sim­i­lar jug, £28, Gar­den Trad­ing. Framed tea towel, £10, Lou Tonkin. Pes­tle and mor­tar,

£36, David Mel­lor. Framed swal­low print, from £80, King & Mc­gaw. Cal­en­dar,

£9.99, An­gela Hard­ing for RSPB. Sim­i­lar pen­dant shades, £12 each, Ikea.

Bas­ket, £27.60, Grand Il­lu­sions On door: bas­ket,

£35, De­sign Vin­tage. Printed apron, £23, Lou Tonkin. Red apron, mar­ket find. 3D bird card (on door frame), £3.50, Judy Lum­ley

Above: de­tails as be­fore.

Card (on wall), £6.95 for ten, An­gela Hard­ing. Botan­i­cal print, from a se­lec­tion, Home Barn Right:

de­tails as be­fore. Vin­tage

spoon, from a se­lec­tion, Bai­leys Home. Plate, £22, The Con­ran Shop

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